Curtis Instruments, Inc.

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Title   Department
Mechanical Engineering Manager
California
Engineering
Product Engineer
California
Engineering
Project Lead
California
Engineering
Regulatory Engineer
California
Engineering
Software Product Manager
California
Engineering
Sourcing Engineer
California
Engineering
Systems Engineer
California
Engineering
Component Engineer
China
Engineering
Hardware Design Engineer
China
Engineering
Software Design Engineer
China
Engineering
Technical Writer
China
Engineering
Applications Engineer
Germany
Engineering
Customer Support Engineer
New York
Customer Support Engineering
DevOps Engineer
New York
Engineering
Product Manager - Instrumentation, Power Conversion & Input Devices
New York
Product Management
Director of Global Materials Management
New York
Purchasing/Sourcing
Sales Engineer
New York
Sales
Electronics Engineer - Test Equipment Design
New York
Test Engineering
Test Engineering Technician
New York
Test Engineering
Manufacturing Engineer
Puerto Rico
Engineering
Planner/Buyer
Puerto Rico
Material Department
Customer Support Engineer (Software & EV Systems)
United Kingdom
Customer Support Engineering
Curtis UK Engineering Job Opportunities
United Kingdom
Engineering
Product Test Technician
United Kingdom
Manufacturing

Mechanical Engineering Manager

  • Location: California

Leading the way in vehicle motor controls, Curtis Instruments is looking for someone to Lead our Mechanical Engineering Group in the design, prototype, test, troubleshooting and repair of complex components and assemblies. This includes defining methods, operations and sequences for qualification testing of components, assemblies and products, establishing and documenting engineering procedures.

What you will do:

  • Manage and Mentor Mechanical Engineers.
  • Oversee the workload of the Mechanical Engineering function by coordinating with various groups and project leaders.
  • Participate in mechanical reviews.
  • Ensure appropriate review of engineering designs during product development.
  • Develop detailed manufacturing packages (including BOM, detailed engineering drawings, 2D drawings, and production assembly drawings) for effective design transfer to manufacturing.
  • Develop tests for mechanical hardware and ensure proper operation over the range of use.
  • Design new mechanical hardware, test & production fixtures to meet functional specifications and customer requests.
  • Support current fixtures for products in production.
  • Analyze tolerance stack up, work with vendors to ensure specifications are met, perform stress analysis, build prototypes or mockups, write instructions for machinists.
  • Fully document all design work, including appropriate tolerance studies and margin analyses.
  • Ensure designs are optimized for reliability, manufacturability, testability and cost.
  • Specify new mechanical components.
  • Ensure employee performance evaluations of direct reports are completed and communicated on a timely basis.

What you should have:


  • BS degree or equivalent and 10 years mechanical engineering experience with 3 years supervisory.
  • Thorough understanding of materials, fabrication, and manufacturing processes, as well as industry standards for design and testing.
  • Demonstrated ability to successfully develop designs in electro/mechanical packaging to meet project costs, performance, and schedules.
  • Proficient with SolidWorks 2D & 3D CAD, creating solid models of individual mechanical components and assemblies, as well as fabrication documents utilizing ANSI Y14.5 geometric toleranceing.
  • Broad knowledge in injection molding, compression molding, machining, aluminum die casting, stamping, aluminum extrusions, rapid prototyping, and plating processes.
  • Demonstrated understanding and success in new product introduction environments inclusive of DFM.
  • Knowledge of ESD principles and practices.
  • PC literate with experience in MS Office.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills..
  • Accuracy and good organizational skills.
  • Demonstrated success managing and mentoring Mechanical Engineers


If this sounds like you, please apply today!

Product Engineer

  • Location: California


As a Product Engineer at Curtis, you will provide customer, sales and engineering support on specific product lines.

Qualifications:

  • BSEE/BSME degree or equivalent.
  • 3-6 years of related commercial/technical experience.
  • Motor control and electric vehicle application knowledge desirable.
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills as well as excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Effective telephone technical support for customers and sales staff.
  • Accuracy and good organizational skills.
  • Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, verbal, diagram or schedule form.
  • PC literate with experience in MS Office and databases.


Essential Functions:

  • Work directly in product development teams as the representative of Product Management.
  • Generate/collect customer specification and worksheets.
  • Coordinate product sampling and new model releases.
  • Champion the product release documentation process.
  • Conduct product evaluations for compliance to the MRD and related specifications.
  • Conduct competitive product analysis and generate evaluation reports.
  • Create applications engineering and sales training material and training seminars.
  • Coordinate activities between engineering, sales and customers.
  • Prepare product status reports for distribution to all sales offices.
  • Prepare manuals and technical publications relating to product.
  • Travel as required for customer visits, trade shows and inter-company meetings.
  • Propose changes in products, which would result in cost reductions or improvement in operations/performance.
If this sounds like you, please apply today!

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!

Regulatory Engineer

  • Location: California

As Curtis Instruments expands into new design and new areas of development, including on-road, we are looking for someone to help the teams through regulatory and safety challenges.

You're an ideal candidate if you see yourself as someone who adds value and are specifically excited about getting involved interpreting regulatory standards to design processes, working on DFMEAs, MTTFd calculations, and more!


Please reach out with an application if you are educated in Electrical Engineering and have experience in compliance, regulatory, and/or safety engineering.


What you will do:
  • Own the regulatory and high-level safety engineering requirements
  • Compliance engineering including reviewing internal project goals, determination of applicable compliance standards, interpretation of standards, communication of requirements to appropriate development teams, and follow up with internal and external resources to ensure requirements are met before prototype or production.
  • Perform Hardware metric calculations and write related safety reports
  • Build overall awareness of compliance requirements by assisting with team briefings, process development, manufacturing site audits, and safety standards education throughout the organization.
  • Interpret regulatory standards to drive design process improvements
  • Participate in development team meetings to assess compliance requirements and create/communicate a plan for compliance. Create alignment of the development direction with applicable regulatory requirements and compliance processes.
  • Negotiate and prepare cost and time estimates for compliance evaluation and testing from appropriate agencies including internal resources.
  • Provide direction to testers.
  • Conduct safety chain analysis within the DFMEA process
  • Participate in design reviews and provide direction to product development teams on product regulatory compliance issues
  • Ensure proper archiving of product regulatory compliance reports.
  • Contribute to standards working committees
  • Prepare documentation to support regulatory submissions
  • Respond to global regulatory questions

What you should have:

  • Electrical engineering degree with minimum 5 years proven relevant electrical safety standards experience.
  • Experience with IEC 60529, IEC 61508, ISO 26262, ISO 13849, EN 1175, EN 280, UL 538, UL 1998
  • Significant knowledge in the determination of appropriate standards, understanding of those standards and their application to real-world design processes.
  • Familiarity with MTTFd Calculations, Safety-related Hardware Metrics
  • DFMEA process experience
  • Ability to consistently achieve a high standard of quality and accuracy with extreme attention to detail.
  • Apply logical thinking to daily responsibilities
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and deadlines
If this sounds like you, please apply today!

Software Product Manager

  • Location: California

At Curtis Instruments, we are looking for a Software Product Manager for our customer applications CIT (Curtis Integrated Toolkit) Group. Curtis Instruments is a leader in Motor Controls for Electrical Vehicles, and the Tools Group is responsible for Software used in product configuration and setup, and other user interface needs.

Your responsibilities as a SW Product Manager will be to:

  • Act as product owner and expert working with customer expectations and engineers to define the product AND
  • Be a Software Project Lead

You will...

  • Define user stories, software requirements and integrate them in an existing product specification.
  • Define the end-user experience
  • Collect and condense end-user feedback and requests
  • Help and support validation and verification of new releases
  • Provide 2nd-level support to our controls application engineers
  • Elaborate training and reference material
  • Do roadmap and sprint planning in consensus with the relevant stakeholders (design team, application team, etc.)
  • Prioritize new requests
  • Coordinate with other disciplines (Electrical Engineer, Controls, etc.)
  • Work out best workflow practices
  • Work with the team on new technologies to keep prepared for the future.
  • Encourage and motivate the team

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

  • A degree in Computer Science or Computer Engineering, with 10+ years of work experience OR a Masters with 7+ years of work experience
  • Demonstrated knowledge in requirements engineering, including the ability to structure and phrase software requirements
  • Expert-level UX Design and Workflow Best Practice knowledge
  • Demonstrated ability to manage a software project from initial idea to field deployment, including end-user training material
  • Excellent process, stakeholder management, and documentation skills
  • Knowledge of Cloud Services is a plus
  • Experience with Industrial/bus Communication (i.e. CAN, RS232, etc.) is a plus


If this sounds like you, please apply today!

Sourcing Engineer

  • Location: California

Leading the way in vehicle motor controls, Curtis Instruments is looking for someone to manage our sourcing of custom parts. As a Sourcing Engineer, you will help maintain high quality by collaborating with vendors to provide well-manufactured mechanical parts and PCBs, etc. This role is a high-impact opportunity to support the Design and Delivery of New Curtis products.

Please apply if you're experienced with any of the following and eager to learn on the job:


  • Work with QA, design, and manufacturing in multiple global sites to develop suitable suppliers capable of consistent supply of compliant materials to Curtis specification.
  • Work along with engineering project teams and take care of supplier selection appropriate to manufacturing site.
  • Compile fabricated material costs during product development. Calculate and update costing in business software.
  • Coordinate changes in material sources, tooling and fixtures for product transfer and new product releases in conjunction with Manufacturing Engineering and the manufacturing site concerned to permit local sourcing.
  • Quality check for Curtis Master Engineering Specifications in fabricated parts.
  • Identify and qualify alternate sources when needed or support overall dual sourcing strategies.
  • Communicate to suppliers and assist them on meeting Curtis requirements on certification. Work with existing suppliers to resolve problems using data compiled by local Purchasing and Quality staff.
  • Identify and realize cost reduction opportunities achieving yearly target set by VP of Quality Assurance
  • Guide all manufacturing facilities in our Global Sourcing activities to ensure our corporate fabricated part volume can be taken advantage of by local production/purchasing functions.
  • Provide timely communication on tooling requirements and take responsibility for compilation and required approvals of capital and other expenditures.
  • Process requests for samples from engineering and coordinate all P.O. activity associated to First Article Inspections.
  • Carry out formal vendor assessments per formalized Corporate Operating Procedures.
  • Provide feedback and analysis to Engineering on supplier issues and necessary Engineering changes.
  • Conduct Design for Manufacturability and Sourcing reviews on new product developments, and propose changes to designs to match the capabilities of the receiving manufacturing facility and their suppliers.


Qualifications that will help you succeed in the work:

  • Knowledge of Design for Manufacturability, Lean Manufacturing, and modern global supply chain management processes
  • Experience sourcing a variety of manufacturing processes, including Die Casting, Extruded parts, Printed Circuit Board Manufacture, Plastic Injection Molding, and Metal Stamping.
  • Backgournd implementing cost reduction strategies
  • Ability to analyze thoroughly and communicate effective sourcing strategies
  • Multiple years of working closely with engineering development teams and collaborating with cross-functional managers.
  • Exposure to working in an ISO-9001 or IATF-16949 or parallel compliance context
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. The need is driven by company expansion and additional product development projects. This role entails gathering requirements, creating design specifications, reviewing design, and participation in the verification process. The ideal person will in with a love of 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
  • Guide the development of and traceability of verification and validation testing
  • 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.
  • 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:

  • Ability to understand C, or C++
  • 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
If this sounds like you, please apply today!

Component Engineer

  • Location: China

Component Engineer

Location: Suzhou, China

What you will do:

  • Research component suppliers, collaborating with R&D and procurement departments to reduce costs, improve quality and reliability;
  • Design and implement related component tests, collect and analyze data and draft reports;
  • Develop and maintain component testing equipment and testing methods, including parameter validation, life testing and failure analysis;
  • Draft and maintain component-related documents collection;
  • Initiate and track the engineering changes related to components;
  • Track and execute supplier components changes;

What you should have:

  • Bachelor’s or advanced degree in Electronics, Electrical Engineering or Automation;
  • More than five years relevant working experience;
  • Familiar with electronic components industry and supply chain;
  • Proficient in electronic components technology including semiconductors, passive/active, electromagnetic, electromechanical and other components;
  • Understanding of power electronics and switching power supply;
  • Understand the process of product development from design to production;
  • Good communication and English skills;

Quick Apply: recruit@curtisinst.com

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

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!

Technical Writer

  • Location: China

Technical Writer

Location: Suzhou, China

What you will do:

  • Write new product manuals in English
  • Provide support for research and development of new products;
  • Support other technical documents such as TCF, MAF for FDA, etc.
  • Provide English training to engineers;

What you should have:

  • Bachelor’s or advanced degree in Electronics, Electrical Engineering or Automation;
  • More than three years related experience in technical documentation;
  • Proficient in both English and Chinese technical document writing;
  • Understand the development of electronic products, the motor speed controller, input and output control module and display instruments and other products functions and applications, as well as the understanding of motor drive control theory and battery-driven industrial vehicles;
  • Strong learning ability, communication skills and teamwork abilities;

Quick Apply: recruit@curtisinst.com

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

If this sounds like you, please apply today!

Applications Engineer

  • Location: Germany

Curtis Instruments, GmBH, in Paderborn, Germany, has an open position for an Applications Engineer specializing in electric vehicle technology. Our Sales & Support office in Paderborn serves the territory of Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Benelux, Poland, Hungary, Czech Republic, Slovakia. We offer exposure to a broad variety of markets and applications in the electric mobility and industrial drive system industry.

We are looking for an Applications Engineer to support customer projects that require modification and development within the application layer of our programmable motor speed controllers.

What you’ll do:

  • Work closely with customer engineers and our own design teams to create project specific solutions for electric vehicles and industrial drives.
  • Write functional specifications, project and source code documentation.
  • Planning and commissioning of prototype installations.
  • Run training sessions for customers.
  • Participate in project reviews.

What you need:

  • BSc EE degree or equivalent in Mechatronics or Vehicle Engineering
  • Experience in programming using high-level languages (C/C++).
  • In-depth experience working with electrical and electronic systems and the associated tool environment.
  • Knowledge of serial communication links (LIN, CAN bus).
  • Knowledge of control and feedback systems (strongly preferred).
  • Experience in software analysis, documentation and design of experiments.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in both German and English
    (in addition Dutch preferred, but not mandatory).
  • Ability to work effectively in small teams.

What we offer:

  • Training and long-term development of your position.
  • Interesting and challenging tasks in-house and at customer location.
  • International work environment.
  • Attractive salary and employee benefits.

If this sounds like you, please apply today!

Professional experience in one or more of the above areas is highly

appreciated, but not mandatory.

If this sounds like you, please apply today!

Customer Support Engineer

  • Location: New York

If you are looking for a position that combines your electrical, mechanical and programming knowledge in a customer-facing role in the electric vehicle environment, we may have just the job for you!

You will be involved in evaluating customer requirements, and recommending or assisting in the implementation of Curtis products for customer design or development projects. You will provide technical support to OEM’s, dealers, distributors and end-users of Curtis products both in-house and at the customers site. You will collaborate and participate with QA, Manufacturing, Engineering and Customer Service to provide a solution or resolution for customer application issues.

MUST BE AUTHORIZED TO WORK IN THE US WITHOUT CURRENT OR FUTURE SPONSORSHIP

What you will do:

Provide hands-on technical support to customers for all Curtis product lines.

  • Evaluate customer requirements, and assist and guide customers in applying and installing Curtis products into customer’s hardware.
  • Provide technical information and guidance to customers, sales reps and distributors.
  • Write/edit application notes, installation guides, technical notes and literature to inform customers about products.
  • Communicate with customers with respect to technical applications. Evaluate and report on customer response to product capabilities and limitations; evaluate and report on competitors’ products.
  • Suggest and evaluate modifications for new products.
  • Assist in sales efforts. Evaluate and provide leads to sales staff, accompanying on sales calls as required. Follow up on sales calls and phone leads. Represent company at technical conferences and tradeshows as required.
  • Ability to deal with regular interruptions and shifting customer priorities
  • Prepare application notes and other reports as required

What you will need:

  • B.S. in Electrical Engineering or Mechanical Engineering
  • Coursework/experience in computer programming (C preferred)
  • Computer literate with strong analytical and computational ability
  • Knowledge of electrical machinery a plus (forklifts, golf carts, power wheelchairs, etc.)
  • Ability to work with mechanical and electrical hand and power tools
  • CAD experience and ability to read wiring diagrams, electrical schematics
  • Hands-on automotive or vehicle repair experience helpful
  • 1 to 3 years' technical support experience
  • Excellent customer-focused approach with good follow-up skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Excellent written, verbal and presentation skills
  • Ability to travel on short notice within the Americas, up to 50%, to serve client needs
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!

Product Manager - Instrumentation, Power Conversion & Input Devices

  • Location: New York

Product Manager in Mount Kisco, NY

Reports to VP of Product Management

MUST BE LEGALLY AUTHORIZED TO WORK IN THE US WITHOUT FUTURE SPONSORSHIP

What you’ll do:

Are you the “product champion” and expert on instrumentation products? Then you may be just the person we are looking to hire!

The Product Manager (PM) is responsible for managing Curtis’s portfolio of Instrumentation, Power Conversion and Input devices. The candidate must possess a strong technical understanding of these electronic devices and be highly knowledgeable on the applications and markets in which they are used.The PM monitors the relevant market segments for technology trends, customer and competitor activity, and reviews all relevant industry news and data to identify opportunities for new products or threats to existing products.

You will assist with the development of strategic new business opportunities in the following areas:

  • The company’s approach to displays and gauges with a focus on custom developments for our Tier 1 customers
  • The development and introduction of a Curtis ‘connectivity’ solution i.e. cloud-based remote telemetry/diagnostics solutions for industrial vehicles
  • To identify and work with 3

The PM is primarily responsible for New Product Development & Product Introduction, Product Improvement, Sustaining & Obsolescence, and Market Surveillance:

New Product Development & Product Introduction:

  1. Identify potential new product developments and develops concept papers that define the opportunity and establish the business case for further review and approval by Curtis Management.
  2. Develop the MRD (Marketing Requirements Document) for approved concepts and in conjunction with sales and engineering, fully defines the market requirements for the new product
  3. Work with engineering throughout product development and ensure all departments are fully advised on major issues and any changes to specifications, costs and schedule.
  4. Work with Marketing-Communications to develop product support documentation and product marketing materials.
  5. Responsible for all product launch activity and ensure that the completed product is implemented in Curtis global business systems and ready for sale as appropriate.
  6. Provide product technical training internally to Curtis sales/service personnel and externally to customers.
  7. Support sales at customers and tradeshows as required.

Product Improvement, Sustaining & Obsolescence :

  1. Monitor and analyze the revenue, cost and margin of the product families and propose changes which would result in new opportunities, cost reductions or improvements in operations, or alternately, to propose product obsolescence or rationalization as required.
  2. Work with engineering, manufacturing and sourcing to ensure that product changes required due to component change or process issues are implemented with minimum disruption to customers and at minimal cost to Curtis.
  3. Responsible for customer notification and approval associated with all applicable Engineering Change Notes (ECNs)
  4. Oversee product rationalization/obsolescence to ensure customers are given sufficient notice and opportunity for a migration to a new product or last time buys, and that costs of any scrapped components and/or finished goods inventory are minimized.

Market Surveillance

  1. Work closely with customers and analyze the relevant market segments to determine customer needs, volume potential, price schedules, and competitive situation to help define future product developments.
  2. Monitor markets for adoption of new technologies/features/functions that could be leveraged by future products.
  3. Monitor legislative requirements such as environmental, EMC and safety standards, advising of changes or news of forthcoming changes.
  4. Monitor competitors and key customers and advise on new product introductions and industry news.
  5. Monitor other suppliers to the market for potential product re-sale opportunities, joint product developments or potential acquisitions

What you need:

Education

  • Electrical/Electronic or Mechanical Engineering Degree, or equivalent qualifications with additional relevant experience.

Experience

  • 5+ years of technical experience with electro-technical components, sub-systems, and/or engineering of any of the below vehicles:
  • Forklift, warehouse trucks, AGVs and other materials handling vehicles
  • Golf cars, turf maintenance and other similar utility vehicles
  • Mobile elevating work platforms –scissor and boom lifts
  • Construction and Agricultural Equipment
  • Airport Ground Support Equipment
  • A general knowledge of vehicle manufacturing and electronics manufacturing processes

Required Competencies/Skills

  • The ability to translate customer wants and needs into definitive requirements and specifications
  • The ability to evaluate conflicting interests and make decisions as needed to achieve long term strategic goals
  • Strong interpersonal/communication skills –needs to be persuasive and motivating, and able to effectively manage by influence in a matrix organization.
  • Technically competent, with a good understanding of electro-mechanical systems and programmable electronic devices
  • A highly enthusiastic educator,who enjoys sharing knowledge and presenting technical topics to small groups
  • A self-starter, capable of working independently using their own initiative, and planning their own workload effectively.
  • A willingness to travel internationally as required
  • Fully understand the legislative, commercial and technical forces specific to the market segment, such as conformance and compliance issues, or funding and reimbursement.
  • Monitor the market segment for technology trends, customer and competitor activity and to analyze all such news and data to identify opportunities for new products or threats to existing products.
  • Successfully balance the product requirements of the stakeholder groups (customers, dealers, reps, suppliers and internal functional groups).
  • Ensure that the various ISO9001 policies that describe our procedures for product development and product obsolescence are correctly implemented and observed.

MUST BE LEGALLY AUTHORIZED TO WORK IN THE US WITHOUT FUTURE SPONSORSHIP.

NYRECRUITMENT@CURTISINST.COM

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!

Sales Engineer

  • Location: New York

We are currently recruiting for a Sales Engineer reporting to our Vice President of Sales. This position will be responsible for managing and growing an assigned customer base, creating and implementing sales strategy using strategic tools, and achieving growth projections for the Curtis electrical contactor product line.

As our Sales Engineer, you will be involved in servicing existing customers, developing new customer accounts and achieving annual sales based on agreed upon sales goals.

Additionally, you will:

  • Manage and grow assigned customer base throughout the United States.
  • Work closely with regional managers to create strategic and tactical sales plans to take advantage of all potential sales opportunities
  • Develop and enhance business and technical relations at customer organizations, including engineering, procurement, quality, and warranty/service personnel
  • Support customer service with any outstanding issues regarding order processing, delivery, or billing.
  • Coordinate new and existing projects between customers and Curtis’ applications engineers & customer support engineers.
  • Investigate field failures occurring in the territory associated with new product introductions and existing product failures and achieve customer satisfaction through resolutions.

Your background should ideally include:

  • Knowledge and application of motor controllers, power conversion devices, instrumentation, input devices and switching devices for both vehicular and stationary systems
  • Experience selling into industrial markets
  • Understanding of technical selling techniques
  • BSEE, BSME or BS Electrical Technology degree
  • 3+ years of technical sales experience in a power electronics or in a motive power environment
  • A passion for selling engineered products
  • Ability to travel for up to 60% and occasionally travel on short notice.

MUST BE AUTHORIZED TO WORK IN THE US WITHOUT CURRENT OR FUTURE SPONSORSHIP

If this sounds like you, please apply today!

Electronics Engineer - Test Equipment Design

  • Location: New York

If you love designing Test Equipment for high volume, electronics manufacturing, we have the perfect job for you!! Curtis currently operates three manufacturing sites in Puerto Rico, Bulgaria and China. Our Test Equipment Design Engineer works closely with each of these sites.

We are currently recruiting for a Test Equipment Design Engineer with proven experience in designing and commissioning automated and non-automated product test equipment.

You will be responsible for the following:

  • Design, develop and qualify electronics hardware and software for production testing of medium to high volume microprocessor based embedded systems manufactured in overseas plants.
  • Write and implement formal test plans for products to be tested.
  • Analyze test methods and process flows to optimize test coverage and cost, taking into account setup times, reliability, repeatability, handling, fixturing, etc.
  • Supervise the construction of test equipment, using additional resources when necessary.
  • Commission and validate test equipment in production facilities worldwide, travelling internationally when required (typically 1-2 wks./yr.).
  • Compile and publish proper and comprehensive documentation for all test equipment.
  • Train test operators and technicians.
  • Provide guidance and assistance to product development engineers and take responsibility for all aspects of production testing for those products under design. Attend and contribute to New Product Concurrent Engineering team meetings.
  • Assist in day to day troubleshooting of test equipment and products under test, accommodating time zone differences when necessary.
  • Monitor test yields, investigate problem areas, and implement solutions.

What you'll need to be considered for this position:

Education

Bachelors degree in Electrical/Electronic Engineering, Computer Science or related subject.


Experience

  • 2 - 5 years experience in an Electronics Test or Design role, preferably with experience in the use of PC based I/O and data acquisition systems.
  • 1 - 2 years experience in software development using Labview, Labwindows and C.
  • Experience with CAD Documentation packages such as AutoCAD and Power PCB (PADS)

Skills

  • Sound knowledge of digital and analog circuitry.
  • Sound knowledge of structured software design methods.
  • Working knowledge of a variety of PC Bus systems such as GPIB and RS-Knowledge of ICT systems. Teradyne/Zehntel an advantage.
  • Good written/verbal communication skills
  • Strong work ethic and a desire to get the job done.
  • Capable of working with minimum supervision as part of a multidisciplinary and worldwide team
  • Knowledge of test requirements in a modern “lean” manufacturing environment
  • Knowledge of the latest technologies and strategies for testing of complex electronics in a volume production environment.
If this sounds like you, please apply today!

Test Engineering Technician

  • Location: New York

If you love the build circuit boards, fixtures, and partnering with our Design Engineers, this may be the perfect job for you!!

Working from schematics, sketches, drawings and verbal instructions, the Test Engineering Technician will work under minimal supervision to develop, build, document, and troubleshoot and repair production test equipment. The Test Engineering Technician will advise of problems with designs, assembly, test procedures and maintain related documentation via the Corporate ECN system, and have responsibility for the Test Engineering lab in terms of safety, housekeeping and equipment maintenance.

Responsibilities include:

  • Performing assembly functions such as selection of components, wiring, soldering, mechanical assembly and some machining required for the construction of high quality Production Test Equipment.
  • Under the supervision of Test Engineers, design and build analog and digital circuitry for manual and automated production test equipment, and qualify it for use in its intended environment.
  • Troubleshooting and debugging equipment to identify and resolve technical issues, and repair said equipment when non functional.
  • Preparing requisitions for materials required for the construction of test equipment, and the maintenance and procurement of lab supplies and equipment.
  • Assisting in manufacturing with assembly or rework tasks.
  • Supporting local and overseas manufacturing subsidiaries on issues involving test equipment, accommodating time differences when necessary.
  • Compiling and publishing proper documentation for designed test equipment, such as schematics, wiring diagrams, mechanical drawings, parts lists, costs, and others.
  • Properly allocating time to the correct jobs.
  • Supporting hardware and software engineers as required.
  • Maintaining work area in neat and orderly condition.Abide by all safety practices, company rules, policies and procedures.

Knowledge and Skill Requirements

Education

  • An AAS degree in an Electrical/Electronic or Computer discipline.

Experience

  • 5 years experience in an electronics design and construction environment.
  • Experience with CAD documentation packages such as AutoCAD, PADS, or equivalent.
  • Experience in light machining of mechanical assemblies and advantage

Skills

  • Competent in the use of typical electronic test equipment such as DVM’s, Oscilloscopes, Power Supplies etc.
  • Excellent general electronics construction skills, including soldering.
  • Strong personal computer skills, including MS Office.
  • Good written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong work ethic and a desire to get the job done – a self-starter.
  • Ability to debug and validate medium complexity hardware electronic circuits.

If this sounds like you, please apply today!

Manufacturing Engineer

  • Location: Puerto Rico

We are looking for a highly motivated manufacturing engineering professional who is a fully bilingual, hands-on team player with analytical and problem solving abilities to fill the position

Requirements:

  • Bachelor Degree, Major in Mechanical Engineering. Puerto Rico PE or EIT License preferred.
  • Minimum three to five years experience as a Manufacturing Engineer in a highly technical electronic manufacturing environment.
  • Responsibilities include the developing processes capable of meeting customer specification, and writes procedures (work instructions) to support the processes.
  • Candidate will be required to recommend methods for improving worker efficiency and reduce waste of materials and utilities such as restructuring job duties, reorganization of work-flow, capacity and capabilities studies, equipment and purchase of equipment.
  • Knowledge in automation and robotics integration/configuration and troubleshooting highly preferred. Will direct and coordinate changes in methods, process, product design and equipment. Ability to manage multiple projects and tasks while complying with deliveries. Experience with product transfers a must.
  • Knowledge of Process Characterization Techniques, wave solder process and soldering profiling techniques, Six Sigma and Lean Manufacturing. Green Belt Certification desirable.
  • ISO 9000 exposure is a must.
  • Experience handling Safety Programs and dealing with local and Federal OSHA rules and regulations is a must and trainer certification a plus.
  • Essential requirements also include computer literacy (MS Office, AutoCAD or Solid Works, MS Project) and being fully bilingual is a must. Project Management experience desirable.

We offer a competitive salary with a comprehensive company paid benefits package with opportunity for professional growth.


If this sounds like you, please apply today!

Planner/Buyer

  • Location: Puerto Rico

Requirements:

  • B. A. in Materials Management required or Industrial Management. Minimum of 3 - 5 years of experience of procurement in an electronic manufacturing environment is a must, with at least 2 years negotiating pricing and terms for production parts for commodities assigned in a direct purchasing role, analyzing quotations, obtaining materials from suppliers and JIT scheduling deliveries.
  • Significant experience in dealing with electronic and machined parts is a must, mechanical components such as aluminum or cooper castings and moldings are highly desirable.
  • Responsible for the purchasing and maintenance of required company materials and sub-contract services for production, components needed for subcontracts and class C parts: (resistors, plastics, metallic, etc.).
  • Coordinate releases to blanket purchase orders or transfer Orders between locations and provide documents to other departments or facilities.Prepare documents for inter-company materials and determine cost effective transportation method.Meet established purchasing goals for Cost Reduction Program.
  • Preparing & implementing production planning/scheduling for the manufacturing of subassemblies and finished goods.
  • Preparing & processing inventory adjustment transactions for scrap or obsolete raw material.
  • Understanding of modern (lean) manufacturing methods and supply chain management.
  • Absolute and experienced knowledge of MRP process system.Project Management experience desirable.
  • Fully bilingual (English & Spanish), computer literate; very organized; Team player.
  • Experienced in a Windows PC environment.
If this sounds like you, please apply today!

Customer Support Engineer (Software & EV Systems)

  • Location: United Kingdom

The Company:
Curtis Instruments UK, Ltd. is the UK subsidiary of Curtis Instruments, Inc., a global company specialising in motor control systems and instrumentation, for the electric vehicle markets. Curtis designs and manufactures a wide range of very innovative products and, due to continued growth, we are looking for an individual with the ability to integrate these products into a wide range of vehicle applications.

The Role:
The role will primarily be the software development and commissioning of Industrial Electric Vehicle (EV) systems where good project management, customer interface and technical expertise will be expected.

The person will be expected to be able to troubleshoot, work autonomously and set the highest standards at all times. Working away from home is expected for typical durations of between 2 – 5 days in the UK and in Europe.

How You'll Contribute:

  • Provide In-house product support for staff and customers.
  • Work closely with customer engineers and our own design teams to create project specific solutions for electric vehicles and industrial drives.
  • Run training sessions for customers.
  • Participate in project reviews.
  • Develop proprietary application code.

What You'll Bring:

  • BSC EE degree or equivalent in Mechatronics or Vehicle Engineering
  • Experience in programming using high-level languages such as Basic, C, or has experience with Arduino or Raspberry Pi and/or robotics.
  • In-depth experience working with electrical and electronic systems and the associated tool environment.
  • Knowledge of vehicle communication systems such as CAN-Open and CAN-J1939.
  • Knowledge of motor control systems (strongly preferred).
  • Experience in software analysis, documentation and design of experiments.
  • Ability to work effectively in small teams.

What You'll Receive:

  • Training and long-term development of your position.
  • Interesting and challenging tasks in-house and at customer location.
  • International work environment.
  • Attractive salary and employee benefits
If this sounds like you, please apply today!

Curtis UK Engineering Job Opportunities

  • Location: United Kingdom

Curtis UK Design Engineering Job Opportunities

Curtis Instruments Inc. is a global leader in vehicle electrification and mobile system control solutions for on- and off-highway vehicles. We provide many of the world’s leading vehicle manufacturers with advanced, innovative drivetrain and electro-hydraulic solutions for a wide range of material handling trucks, aerial work platforms, construction equipment and on-road electric vehicles.


Due to an ever-increasing demand for our products and services, we are expanding our engineering capabilities globally, and are planning a new technology & engineering center right here in the UK. This new facility will supplement our existing engineering centers in California, New York, Switzerland and China, and will be located within the UK as needed to best access the talented and experienced resources that we are looking for.

We want enthusiastic and driven engineers who have relevant experience in the design, development and application of on-vehicle power electronics. We would love to hear from you if you have expertise in the following areas:


• Power electronics, particularly MOSFET/IGBT inverter design
• Embedded systems software development
• Motor controls & algorithm development
• ISO26262 or ISO13849 functional safety
• CANopen, J1939 or ISO14229 UDS communications protocols
• Systems integration and vehicle applications support


To learn more, please contact us at:
engineeringrecruitment@curtisinst.com


If this sounds like you, please apply today!

Product Test Technician

  • Location: United Kingdom

Responsibilities General:

The functional test of a wide range of Curtis Products including Speed Controllers, Instrumentation, Power Conversion Products and Input Devices. Conducting tests and analysis necessary to determine how/why a failure occurred, failure determination of circuits and components within products and where appropriate, customer applications. Proficiently documenting test data in line with Corporate reporting standards. Test and trouble shoot product performance using appropriate fixtures and diagnostic tools/techniques.

Skills:

A strong electronic and mechanical aptitude for problem solving down to component level. Clear and concise technical report writing skills essential.

Responsibilities Specific:

Functional testing of product and repair down to component level. Also to troubleshoot all products that failed, either in the field or in the production process, to determine the affected component or components, mechanism of failure and root cause.

It is expected that this position is fulfilled with integrity in a manner to the credit of the individual and the Company.

If this sounds like you, please apply today!