Senior Motor Engineer - Systems Performance in Brookfield, Wisconsin

Date Posted: 12/18/2020

Job Snapshot

Employee Type: Full-time
Job Type: Engineering
Date Posted: 12/18/2020

Job Description

The Senior Motor Engineer -- M18 Systems Performance position will focus on our M18 platform and its long-term continuous improvement.

About Us

As an engineer for Milwaukee Tool, you will be located at our Corporate & Global Design Headquarters in Brookfield, WI, and be part of a rapidly growing company. You will work in a fast-paced environment to innovate new products as a member of a cross-functional team. One of the most rewarding aspects of the job is seeing a product you designed from concept to production in the hands of professionals. Milwaukee Tool offers generous benefits including health, dental, vision, life insurance, and 401k matching, as well as providing an excellent working environment that includes an on-site cafeteria, state of the art fitness facility, recreational sports leagues, and company outings.


Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provide technical leadership, direction, guidance and engineering expertise to colleagues and other cross-functional teams.
  • Establish and drive test regimens for components and assemblies within scope of the project and organization.
  • Independently track projects to ensure adherence to schedule and the Milwaukee process.
  • Schedule, develop agendas for, facilitate and document technical meetings and formal presentations.
  • Draw concise, logical, written conclusions from experiments based on data analysis.
  • Develop and maintain familiarity and understanding of Milwaukee's development and manufacturing processes.
  • Drive supplier relationships to develop part/product specifications that meet performance requirements while falling within process capabilities.
  • Work with and establish trusting relationships with global engineering and operations team.
  • Design to and qualify new designs to applicable regulatory standards such as UL, CEC, CE and ANSI.
  • Effectively identify and communicate issues to upper management in a clear, concise and timely manner while driving action based on urgency.
  • Provide expertise and engineering support on high-level complexity projects.
  • Identify engineering trends and drive strategies to guide the organization's technical direction.
  • Make clean-sheet motor designs of brushed and blushless DC motors and AC universal motors to optimize performance tailored to product requirements. Must know how these changes affect commutation, controllability, thermal performance and manufacturability.
  • Create new development tests to aid in design verification and failure modes.
  • Perform root cause failure analysis of motor test failures.
  • Design and make design changes to motor components while understanding how these changes affect durability and manufacturing processes.
  • Perform electromagnetic design changes to laminations to improve existing designs.
  • Create and execute test plans to verify motor performance and thermal limits.
  • Mentor and train junior engineers in their design and failure analysis.

Education and Experience Requirements


  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Electrical or Mechanical Engineering. Master's degree preferred.
  • 5+ years of experience in related design field.
  • Excellent problem solving skills and a hands-on attitude.
  • Proficient in CAD; Proficiency with FEA solvers is also preferred.
  • High proficiency in Microsoft Office programs, especially Excel and Power Point.
  • Ability to travel 10% of the time is required.
  • Proficient in theory of Brushless DC Motors.
  • Familiar with Brushed PMDC, AC Universal and Induction and Switched Reluctance motors and theory.
  • Have a good understanding of motor controls, battery technology, vibration and sound analysis.
  • Good understanding of metal stamping, steel machining, and injection molded processes.
  • Expert understanding of motor assembly and motor component design/manufacturing and what drives cost and durability.
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