Musco Lighting Product Engineer in Oskaloosa, Iowa

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Primary Purpose:

Perform functions that lead to the release of new products and improvements to existing products.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Design, prototype, test, and document controls and electrical systems for LED & HID lighting.

  • Develop and maintain control systems component and assembly documentation for new and existing products, primarily in the areas of PCB assemblies and electrical components cabinets.

  • Create new, and revise existing, Musco component specifications, bills of materials, product configurator tables and production documents, and other product documents using the Engineering Change Notice (ECN) process.

  • Research, specify, test and integrate electrical devices for the purpose of controlling, monitoring and safely operating Musco lighting systems.

  • Perform routine calculations for selecting and sizing electrical components and systems per UL, NEC, or appropriate internal standard.

  • Identify and implement replacements for end of life components and second sources, conforming compatibility from part specifications.

  • Write procedures specifying production processes, including assembly and testing.

  • Work with Musco purchasing and manufacturing departments as well as suppliers to develop cost effective designs that ensure compatibility with manufacturing processes.

  • Communicate technical matters (verbally and in writing) with individuals within and outside of the organization, such as consultants and vendors.

  • Review proposed product design changes with multiple departments and manufacturing locations. Interface with Production and Quality Assurance departments to bring product changes into production.

  • Support Production, CLC staff, Warranty, and Field Services departments with product issues as needed.

  • Troubleshoot to find root cause of field and factory issues.

  • Work closely with QA Engineering to approve product deviations.

  • Perform other related duties as assigned.

Education & Experience Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering from a four-year college or university or equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • Five years engineering experience is preferred.

  • Experience with single-phase and three-phase power is required.

  • Experience designing to NEC, UL and NFPA standards is required.

  • Experience with electro-mechanical devices (breakers, switches, relays, etc.) is required.

  • Experience with common lab equipment such as oscilloscopes, signal generators, and multi-meters is required.

  • Experience with control systems is preferred.

  • PCB design or manufacturing experience is preferred.

  • Experience with network and communications technologies including RS232, RS485, cellular and TCP/IP is preferred.

  • Experience with drawing systems, change notice systems, and multi-level BOMs is strongly preferred.

  • Experience with LED-based lighting systems is preferred.

Job Specifications:

  • Good mechanical aptitude.

  • Understanding of both low voltage electronics and high voltage (power) electrical components and systems.

  • Ability to analyze a problem and propose a solution.

  • Ability to maintain and organize data from multiple sources.

  • Ability to deconstruct complex products or projects into manageable pieces.

  • Basic manufacturing and assembly knowledge.

  • Effective communication (verbally and in writing) with individuals within and outside of the organization.

  • Demonstrated PC proficiency in Microsoft Office, e-mail, and MRP system.

  • Familiarity of National Electrical Code (NEC) and UL requirements.

  • Ability to effectively troubleshoot electrical and electronic hardware using schematics.

  • Ability to use various types of test equipment; oscilloscopes, multi-meters, etc.

  • Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.

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  • The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access

to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure

is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41

CFR 60-1.35(c)