Curtis Instruments, Inc.

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Title   Department
Applications Engineer Engineering
Power Electronics Engineer Engineering
Project Lead Engineering
Senior Technologist (Super Tech) Engineering

Applications Engineer

  • Location: Americas - Spanish

Do you like to provide technical support to customers? Do you like to travel to customer sites and be the point of contact between the customer and the engineering design team? We are looking for someone to develop technical documenation for both pre and post-sales technical support.

What you'll do:

  • Assist customers with the application of Curtis motor speed control products.
  • Provide our Product Management team with data relative to market requirements, competition, product shortcomings, and any other information obtained through customer contact.
  • Coordinate the building, documentation, and shipping of prototypes for customer evaluation. Coordinate product releases of new models to production.
  • Participate in and lead the development of Application Notes, Data Sheets, Product Manuals and other technical literature.
  • And much, more.......

  • You should have:
  • A BSEE, plus 3 to 7 years related experience
  • Experience in application and/or design of control systems and/or control systems components
  • Ability to travel both domestically and internationally approximately 20%
  • Effective telephone technical support for customers and sales staff
  • If this sounds like you, please apply today!

    If this sounds like you, please apply today!

    Power Electronics Engineer

    • Location: Americas - Spanish

    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.

    For this position we are specifically looking for an engineer that has the relevant experience to design the 400V power converter. Mainly focusing on the power switches (likely using 600V IGBT modules), filter capacitors, liquid cooling, gate drives, etc.

    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.

    Preferred Qualifications

    • MSEE or Ph.D. and ten plus years of design experience in power electronics or related discipline.
    • 200V-600V design experience.
    • Please do not apply if you have no industry experience. Research experience is great, but does not take the place of industry experience. Thank you.
    If this sounds like you, please apply today!

    Project Lead

    • Location: Americas - Spanish

    Are you looking for a position with a proven industry leader? How about a position leading an interdisciplinary team of very smart engineers? Do you have experience designing embedded systems? 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:

    • Has experience working in a manufacturing environment, and enjoys it as well.
    • 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.


    And much, much more.

    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!

    Senior Technologist (Super Tech)

    • Location: Americas - Spanish

    Independent evaluation of the design and performance of components used for electronic motor speed controllers. Independently determine methods, operations and sequences for qualification testing of products and systems. Proficiently document test data and results for performance validation and proof of concepts. Design and build prototype assemblies and fixtures to test and trouble shoot product performance.

    What you need:

  • Two year technical degree or equivalent experience and training in a related discipline. Five plus years of related experience.
  • Ability to independently apply the applicable discipline theory and principles for testing procedures.
  • Experienced in building and testing electronic systems. Demonstrated experience in electronic assembly practices and wiring methods..
  • Demonstrated knowledge of mechanical assembly techniques and a strong mechanical aptitude.
  • Excellent soldering and rework skills, including experience with surface mount components.
  • Must be able to lift 50 pounds.
  • Knowledge of ESD principles and practices.
  • PC literate with experience in MS Office and databases
  • What you'll do:

  • Specify and perform configuration changes and maintenance for electric vehicle test beds used for engineering performance testing of products. Specify maintenance procedures and document test platforms with schematics and drawing documentation.
  • Acquire, interpret and prepare experimental data for presentation.
  • Perform functional analysis of the correct operation of the system in accordance with engineering specifications and design criteria.
  • Design, build and carry out laboratory testing and experiments to prove or disprove clearly stated hypotheses.
  • If this sounds like you, please apply today!