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Title   Department
Electrical Engineering Manager
California
Engineering
Power Electronics Engineer
California
Engineering
Senior Project Lead
California
Engineering
Systems Engineer
California
Engineering
Hardware Design Engineer
China
Engineering
Software Design Engineer
China
Engineering
Customer Service Specialist
New York
Customer Service
DevOps Engineer
New York
Engineering
Business Systems Engineer
New York
Information Technology
Director of Global Materials Management
New York
Purchasing/Sourcing
Hardware Development Engineer
UK Engineering Center
Engineering

Electrical Engineering Manager

  • Location: California

We are looking for someone to lead a team of high caliber electrical design engineers highly respected among their colleagues.

If you have experience in designing analog, digital and/or power circuits, we'd like to hear from you.

This position, which is located in our Livermore, CA office, is a needed addition to our engineering design team. In this leadership role you will manage the activities of our electrical design engineers, PCB designers and lab technicians in the research, design, prototyping, test, release, and support of motor control and related products.

 

We are looking for someone who:

  • Is experienced in leading, motivating, and managing the electrical design, PCB layout and engineering lab teams.
  • Is experienced with developing reliable, cost effective products, within deadlines.
  • Can guide the evaluation of technologies strategic to the development of future products.
  • Can guide the PCB layout team to minimize errors and maximize effectivity.
  • Will ensure the engineering lab supports the testing/development needs for the various teams.

 

Education, Skills & Experience

  • We'd prefer a B.S. degree in an Electrical/Electronic Engineering discipline
  • 12+ years experience, 3 of which should be leading a team in supervision or management
  • Demonstrated ability to foster a collaborative team approach in a product development environment
  • Demonstrated track record of support product development from concept to volume production
  • Working knowledge of analog circuit and power electronics engineering practices and tools
  • Demonstrated ability to develop designs to meet project costs, performance and schedules
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills as well as excellent interpersonal skills, including mentoring capabilities. 
If this sounds like you, please apply today!

Power Electronics Engineer

  • Location: California

Curtis design engineers develop the next generation of motor controllers that lead the industry for material handling and golf carts. Our existing controller offerings have battery voltages ranging from 24V to 144V, and load currents from 50A to 1000A. Next we are exploring to increase the battery voltage levels up to 400V, which is why our team is growing.

As a member of the electrical design team you will own the circuit design of a new product. You will work closely with the project lead and the control, software and mechanical engineers from design kick-off until product release. If you get excited about researching and developing new things, aren’t daunted by solving design challenges and enjoy directly impacting current and future products daily, then our team might be your next career step.

What you’ll do:

  • Design and document the circuits needed to meet the specifications of a new motor controller product, reusing existing designs as much as possible. Apply current techniques and tools to improve cost, design time, reliability and manufacturability.
  • Use analysis, simulations and/or measurements to demonstrate how the requirements are met.
  • Own the schematic capture and BOM. Guide the PCB designers.
  • Author the HW verification test plan to cover all requirements.
  • Work with the verification engineers/technicians to ensure the design meets the specifications for each stage of development.
  • Spend up to 20% of your time researching new technologies.

You should have:

  • BSEE or equivalent with five plus years of applicable design experience in a relevant technical discipline.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop designs to meet project specifications, costs and schedules.
  • Schematic capture and circuit simulation tool experience.
  • Ability to execute own work with minimal supervision.
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills.
If this sounds like you, please apply today!

Senior Project Lead

  • Location: California

Are you looking for a position with a proven Electric Vehicle leader? How about a position leading key design projects of Electric Motor Controls? Do you have experience designing electronics or embedded software? If so, we are looking for you!

This position, which is located in our Livermore, CA office, is a needed addition to our engineering design team. In this leadership role you will plan, schedule, and execute all phases of product development from design through project release.

We are looking for someone who:

  • Is experienced in project management of electronics
  • Is experienced designing circuitry and/or embedded software
  • Has a strong understanding of digital and analog circuitry and good general engineering practices.
  • Has experience writing and reviewing product proposals, functional specifications and system architecture.
  • Has proven ability to work with design engineers and resolve technical issues.
  • Has experience working in a manufacturing environment, and enjoys it as well.


Education, Skills & Experience

  • We'd prefer a B.S. degree in an Electrical/Electronic Engineering discipline
  • 2+ years experience leading projects
  • Experience with power electronics or embedded systems is GREAT! In fact, those words get us down-right excited, but you better be able to speak to them!
  • Demonstrated knowledge of industrial product design.
  • Experience applying current techniques and tools to improve costs, design times, reliability, durability and manufacturability.
  • Knowledge of good engineering practices, including design of experiments.
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills as well as excellent interpersonal skills.

Please do not apply if you are a new grad with no work experience yet. Congratulations on your degree! But for this position, we are looking for someone with experience leading projects and at least a 2 year technical background.

If this sounds like you, please apply today!

Systems Engineer

  • Location: California

At Curtis Instruments, we’re looking for an additional Systems Engineer to own the technical architecture of EV systems.  This role entails gathering requirements, creating design specifications, reviewing design, and participation in the verification process. The ideal person will enjoy managing many stakeholders as they pay close attention to market needs, safety regulations, system behavior, and development lifecycle.

On the job, you will:

  • Develop system and subsystem requirements for determining desired behaviors, features or functions of an embedded controller
  • Analyze and negotiate requirements with internal and external stakeholders, tracing their implementation throughout product development and integration
  • Conduct concept and design reviews.
  • Guide design engineers and group leads in implementing specified features. Work with them to modify these features as issues or new solutions are found.
  • Support system FMEA process & develop DFMEA for recording potential failure modes and planed corrective actions.
  • Guide the development of and traceability of verification and validation testing
  • Assist in system level verification.
  • Lead problem resolution, tracking, and provide feedback on status to tracked problems
  • Apply solid technical understanding, critical reasoning and a structured approach to solving problems in both familiar and unfamiliar domains.
  • Provide leadership and cross-functional teamwork, providing assistance in the development of consensus and win-win situations.

 

Qualities you bring to the table should include:

  • An understanding of software and the software development lifecycle.
  • Knowledge of and interest in electrical circuits, software algorithms, and control theory.
  • Understanding of mechanical design.
  • Experience designing complex system requirements, ideally as it relates to motor/vehicle control, automotive applications, timing techniques, control algorithm design, simulation.
  • Awareness of good engineering practice and methodologies.
  • The ability to turn written communication and designs into quality group presentations.
  • Project & Time Management: Manage multiple priorities while maintaining a commitment to the tasks at hand.
  • Problem Solving: Able to identify problems, analyze varying courses of action to determine, recommend and negotiate optimal solutions and execute contingency plans
  • Complex Analysis/Synthesis: Able to process a large amount of information flow, identify multiple parameters, interdependencies and inconsistencies to provide both high level systems overview and deep subject matter expertise in electrical, software and mechanical sub-systems.

 

Bonus points for:

  • Experience with transportation engineering, road safety, Systems
  • Experience working in a regulated or safety critical environment
  • Skilled in cross-functional team communication, scrum and agile techniques
  • Familiar with development process workflows with ALM tools
  • Ability to understand C, or C++
If this sounds like you, please apply today!

Hardware Design Engineer

  • Location: China

Hardware Design Engineer

Location: Suzhou, China

What you will do:

  • Hardware development for control systems for electric vehicles and control/display panels for industrial vehicles;
  • Interface and collaborate with software design, verification & validation engineering and testing engineering to ensure that the final design of a product completely meets the pre-defined requirement;
  • Sustain and upgrade existing products;
  • Verification and validation of components, method of testing and results analysis;

What you should have:

  • Bachelor’s or advanced degree in Electronics, Electrical Engineering or Automation;
  • At least 5 years of experience in circuit design;
  • Proficient in design of analog and digital circuit as well as design of SCM embedded systems;
  • Familiar with electric motor drives;
  • Capable of working independently, good communication skills, team player;
  • Good command of English language;

Quick Apply: recruit@curtisinst.com

http://www.curtisinstruments.com.cn/cn

If this sounds like you, please apply today!

Software Design Engineer

  • Location: China

Software Design Engineer

Location: Suzhou, China

What you will do:

  • Software development for control systems for electric vehicles and control/display panels for industrial vehicles;
  • Interface and collaborate with hardware design, verification & validation engineering and testing engineering to ensure that the final design of a product completely meets the pre-defined requirement;
  • Sustain and upgrade of existing products;

What you should have:

  • Bachelor’s or advanced degree in Electronics, Electrical Engineering or Automation;
  • At least 5 years of experience in developing electronics products;
  • Proficient in embedded software development language (Assembly Language and C Language);
  • Familiar with software development in VC, VB and other high-level programming languages;
  • Experienced in design of analog and digital circuits as well as development of SCM embedded systems;
  • Experience in software development for electric motor driving systems, control/display panel products is preferred;
  • Capable of working independently, good communication skills, team player;
  • Good command of English language;

Quick Apply: recruit@curtisinst.com

www.curtisinstruments.com.cn/cn

If this sounds like you, please apply today!

Customer Service Specialist

  • Location: New York

If you enjoy the satisfaction of supporting internal and external customers in coordinating orders in a global engineering and manufacturing environment,the we may have the perfect role for you!!

The Customer Service Specialist (CSS) provides a high level of attention to customer accounts, processing customer orders, and communicating on related order issues, new products and/or change management for goods sold. The CSS supports the respective sales staff for accounts assigned, and is the main internal contact for those accounts.

Principal Responsibilities include:

  • Perform customer contract reviews
  • Work closely with Customer Support Engineers with reference to customer drawings, revision levels, customer item cross reference, etc.
  • Research, develop, implement and monitor a variety of order processing channels and stock requirements. (i.e. Electronic Data Interchange (EDI), customer websites, blanket orders, order releases, Kanban, safety stock, bonded warehouse etc.)
  • Review pricing with sales and reconcile pricing issues as necessary.
  • Work closely with respective sales staff as their internal contact point for customer requirements, including special projects, and/or product changes, etc.
  • Work closely with manufacturing to ensure smooth product transfers from a sales administration standpoint.
  • Assist Supply Chain staff with difficult expedites with manufacturing sites as directed
  • Compile periodic reports as required by customers.
  • Warranty & Returns – process all assigned customer RMA’s for customer returned material and coordinate with accounting as necessary.
  • Effectively interface with Supply Chain, Engineering, Manufacturing, Quality Assurance, Shipping/Receiving and Accounting as necessary to provide the support that exceeds Curtis’ customer expectations.
  • Travel: Maximum 1-2 trips per year to key accounts with/without sales representative.
  • Make every effort to ensure customer satisfaction.

Knowledge and Competency Requirements

Education

BA degree preferred, minimum Associates Degree in Business Administration

Experience

  • 5 to 7 years’ experience in order processing and administration, preferably in a manufacturing/engineering customer service environment
  • Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system experience

Skills

  • Ability to advocate on behalf of the customer as well as the company
  • Excellent analytical and problem solving skills required to assess and resolve issues with strong attention to details.
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office
  • Excellent communication, facilitation and follow-up skills

Look for us on Glassdoor.com as well!

We look forward to hearing from you.

If this sounds like you, please apply today!

DevOps Engineer

  • Location: New York

Join Curtis Instruments to redefine the possibilities of good product development by administrating and developing up our Application lifecycle Management and DevOps Tools.

We are looking for someone to serve the engineering teams by managing the product development support tools. These tools include Polarion, Jenkins, Subversion/Git, Phabricator, etc.

Our engineers are doing important work in the electronics, software, and mechanical development of motor controls for electric vehicles, and your contribution will go a long way in enabling great designs.

You will....

  • Setup, configure, and admin SW Tools used for engineering. This includes Polarion, Jenkins, Subversion, etc.
  • Keep track and maintain global software engineering tools licenses (Keil, IAR, Microsoft, Visual Paradigm, etc.)
  • Customize within the tools and develop plugins to enable advanced customization and functionality.
  • Collaborate with engineering group leaders, project leaders and system engineers applicable workflows and procedures.
  • Help engineers with software infrastructure projects (e.g., automated versioning, revision control, etc.).
  • Work with Global Software Engineering services on common tool practices with location specific customization where required.
  • Develop/script/program required supportive plugins/tools.
  • Collaboration with corporate IT regarding platform infrastructure.

You're likely to be successful if you bring to the table....

  • Significant experience working with engineering processes.
  • Strong process oriented mindset.
  • Good knowledge in software engineering processes.
  • On-the-job experience in Object-Oriented software development .
  • Service-oriented mentality (Engineering sites are the customers).
  • Excellent interpersonal skills. Strong communicator and facilitator.
  • Strong documentation skills.
  • Ideally Polarion, Jenkins and Subversion experience.
  • Able and willing to travel to other sites occasionally.

If this sounds like you, please apply today!

If this sounds like you, please apply today!

Business Systems Engineer

  • Location: New York

Are you looking for a position with a proven industry leader? Are you looking for a position where you can be an integral part of a team? If you have experience working as a developer/coder with SQL Server and VB.NET, we are looking for you!

This position, which is located in our corporate office in Mt. Kisco, NY., is a needed addition to our IT team that will help us enhance our current business processes. You will have opportunities to develop custom programs and reports using the latest Microsoft development tools and technologies. This position is a corporate role with responsibilities extending beyond the local facilities and may require some international travel.

We are looking for someone who:

  • enjoys interfacing directly with end-users to determine how to satisfy their business requirements
  • can perform high quality coding in a team
  • will test/debug their own code, as well as other colleagues
  • develop implementation and test plans
  • document existing and go-to business processes

Desired Skills and Experience

Education

  • Minimum: BS in Computer Science and 8 years’ experience
  • Preferred: Graduate degree in Computer Science or related technical field and 5 years’ experience
  • Professional Certification in one or more of the core technologies deployed by Curtis is a plus!

Skills

  • Strong SQL Server 2005 coding: stored procedures, triggers, CLR
  • Working knowledge of VB 6 and VB.NET syntax
  • Working knowledge in Crystal Reports and/or SQL Server Reporting Services

Experience

  • Knowledge in Windows based hardware/software for servers and client stations. Ability to analyze, trouble shoot and resolve problems.
  • Knowledge of Wide Area Network (WAN) and Local Area Network (LAN) concepts and practical experience of establishing and maintaining said networks in a healthy efficient state.
  • Knowledge of Internet based communication protocols including IP addressing, VPN, MPLS, SSL, etc. with associated hardware (routers, firewalls, switches).
  • Expert Knowledge of SyteLine ERP business system software and SQL databases
  • Prior experience in SQL, VB, VBA, VB.net, XML/HTML software coding
  • Working knowledge of Progress database queries.
  • AND, if you have INFOR Syteline ERP Experience ---------EVEN BETTER!!!!

Please visit us on LinkedIn and Glassdoor to learn more about Curtis. For consideration, please send cover letter and resume to: nyrecruitment@curtisinst.com. We look forward to hearing from you!!

If this sounds like you, please apply today!

Director of Global Materials Management

  • Location: New York

The Director of Global Materials Management directs all phases of the Purchasing, Customer Service, Planning and Logistics functions at the corporate headquarters location; provides supply chain assistance/guidance to Curtis’ facilities worldwide; initiates and manages the competitive award process of electronic component global supply pricing agreements; initiates North American freight contracts for all strategic lanes of material movement between Curtis facilities worldwide; initiates “best practice” on warehousing and distribution fulfillment achieving “world class” service levels at all Curtis facilities worldwide.

  • Responsible for overseeing the management of the Purchasing, Customer Service, Planning, Distribution and Logistics departments located at corporate headquarters. Establish goals, objectives and performance criteria to meet corporate objectives for each function.
  • Provide guidance and corporate direction to the Purchasing, Distribution and Logistics departments located at other Curtis subsidiaries.
  • Compile and compare performance measurements as they relate to materials management from each manufacturing plant, including general measurements, inventory levels etc. Publish and provide reports as necessary to senior management.
  • Establish and foster supply chain relationships at the executive staff level with component suppliers, both manufacturers and distributors.
  • Promote and champion lean methodologies within Curtis facilities worldwide. Focus on inventory pull methodology when possible and develop inventory availability assurance programs on those parts that need to be pipelined.
  • Coordinate with product managers on Sales, Inventory, Operations, Planning and determine master production schedule. Work with the individual manufacturing plants to implement.
  • Publish Supplier Logistics Guide with routing instructions and update as necessary
  • Identify and realize cost reduction opportunities, achieving yearly targets set by senior management.
  • . Responsible for insuring Curtis’ compliance to hazardous materials movement regulations and restrictions.
  • Assist in the creation and implementation of other corporate policies as required by senior management.
  • Review / Analyze product sales trends by region to optimize FG stocking levels at Curtis distribution centers while maintaining world class fulfillment service levels to strategic customers.
  • Develop and implement speculative inventory stocking models for each distribution center based on market demographics.
  • Perform detailed analysis of inventory and resulting turns.
  • Perform annual analysis of inactive inventory determining best solutions for consumption, liquidation or reserve accruals.
  • Implement uniform ABC analysis globally.
  • Provide recommendations to minimize freight costs including carrier selection, “level of service”, consolidations etc.
  • Develop methodology to accurately monitor freight invoices to ensure Curtis North America is receiving negotiated incentives when applicable with the ability to recover “missed” incentives. Revise process with formal incorporation of corrective action within Curtis or with carrier. Coordinate with strategic customers and suppliers to maximize incentive structures.
  • Conduct special projects as directed by senior management; providing assistance to any Curtis location worldwide when required or requested on issues that arise requiring immediate action and resolution.
  • Monitor FG inventory levels and variances at the Curtis distribution centers and attain World Class performance levels on warehousing and inventory metrics (turns and on-time performance for customer satisfaction).Publish monthly metrics depicting current situation and trends.
  • Monitor Raw Materials and WIP inventory levels at the Curtis manufacturing sites reporting with metrics and recommending actions as required.
  • Maintain healthy supply chain relationships with effective communications to insure Curtis is visible to the executive staff and Curtis is afforded the appropriate attention and delivery of product throughout any potential business cycle fluctuations.

What we'd like you to bring to the role:

  • Bachelor’s Degree or higher, preferably in a technical discipline and/or supply chain management
  • Thorough knowledge of USDOC import and export laws, EUR1, NAFTA, IATA regulations and USDOT Title 49
  • 10 to 15 years in a purchasing or materials management role in a modern, high volume “lean” manufacturing environment.
  • Experience with electronics and mechanical components required
  • Minimum 5 years managerial or administrative experience, with the ability to direct or lead a global team to meet department or corporate objectives.
  • Thorough knowledge in modern principles and practices of MRP/ERP and lean manufacturing strategies.
  • Competent in Access, Excel, and Word, report writing
  • Ability to interpret and understand mechanical blue prints and electronic specifications and datasheets.
  • Experience with LTL, Air, Small Package, and/or Ocean transportation transactions.
  • Strong verbal/written communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to think strategically and express ideas effectively.
  • Excellent business and people judgment skills
  • Strong professional negotiation skills
  • Ability to balance global and local priorities.
  • Ability to achieve agreed business and operation
If this sounds like you, please apply today!

Hardware Development Engineer

  • Location: UK Engineering Center

If you enjoy working with a great team of engineers who design products that enhance the drive-ability of electric vehicles, we may have the job for you!

Curtis Instruments UK, Ltd is currently recruiting for a Hardware Development Engineer for its UK Engineering Center (UKEC), located in the North East of England.

The Hardware Development Engineer will provide engineering support of a product development & continuation team; and will independently design, prototype, test, troubleshoot electronic assemblies, components and circuits. You will be responsible for defining methods for assembly and test of electronic components and assemblies.   You will follow and document engineering procedures to meet the company’s defined development cycle. 

In addition, your responsibilities will include:

  • Design and debug power electronic circuits, components and PCB assemblies for new product development and sustaining projects.

  • Design, setup and run tests to ensure the design meets specifications.

  • Maintain records and documentation on all designs, tests and analysis.

  • Apply current techniques and tools to improve cost, design time, reliability, durability, and manufacturability.

  • Work within a small design team to complete assigned objectives.

  • Troubleshoot circuits from prototypes, development, and customer returns.

  • Participate in electrical schematic, board layout and project reviews.

  • Assist other departments in the resolution of design related problems that arise during any phase of development or production.

We are interested in hearing from you if you possess the following:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent, plus minimum 2 years’ experience in an electronics development role, preferably with experience in power electronics development and motor controllers.

  • Experience in analog or digital design of embedded controls and/or experience with switching or power electronic design.

  • Knowledge of thermal management and product life expectancy; 

  • Knowledge of: ESD principles and practices; PCB layout and schematic capture tools; circuit analysis, simulation and design of experiments.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of good engineering practices.

  • Excellent interpersonal skills, ability to work on a team

  • Effective verbal and written communication skills.

If this sounds like you, please apply today!

 

If this sounds like you, please apply today!