Emerging Technology Applications Engineer in Brookfield, Wisconsin

Date Posted: 7/14/2020

Job Snapshot

Employee Type: Full-time
Job Type: Engineering
Date Posted: 7/14/2020

Job Description

Under the direction of the Director of Advanced Engineering and Technology (AET), the individual will be responsible for providing a "Masters Student Mentality" approach to their specific areas of technology and its applications within the Vision and Mission of the Advanced Engineering and Technology group.

AET Vision: Be the trusted research and knowledge bank that accelerates and delivers technological disruptive innovation

AET Mission: Discover and develop new technology, materials, and processes without constraints of current product design or manufacturing limitations to empower future product development.

Our ideal candidate would be a hands-on self-starter, who can take ownership of emerging technologies and/or applications from early R&D and bring it to bear in our organization via one or more of the following paths:

  • Performing early research and investigations into emerging technologies via start-up companies, university research, industry trends, and department technology strategy
  • Designing and rapidly executing a series of Proof of Concepts to demonstrate the viability of an emerging technology/application in relevant technical environments
  • Design, fabrication, and commissioning of new prototyping and testing equipment

This candidate would be viewed as a subject matter expert in their areas of focus and will be leveraged for support in transitioning this technology through a phase gate process into the Concept and New Product Development teams.

Core attributes for an ideal candidate would include:

  • Capable of working with sensors, microcontrollers, embedded systems, and IoT devices and physically integrating them into machines or on devices.
  • Can work closely with internal and external partners for ground up development of custom sensors, microcontrollers, IoT devices, or off-the-shelf solutions.
  • Work as part of a machine design team and be responsible for designing sensors into a build.
  • Hands on approach to working with electronic devices.
  • Perform hands-on fabrication, assembly, testing, and commissioning support on equipment.
  • Engage in rapid and iterative design cycles.
  • Lead the research and development on new technologies, industry trends, processes, and materials.
  • Hands-on approach, and Mechanical aptitude to support physical implementation.

Required skillsets:

  • Programming experience (writing lines of code, developing programs)
    • Critical skills: C, C++, Python, exposure to machine learning programming.
    • Nice to have/trainable skill: R, MatLAB, LabVIEW, computer vision.
  • Hardware / Firmware experience (building physical boards, sensors, and integrating)
    • Needs: Pi, Arduino, other microprocessors, experience working with sensors.
    • Nice to have/trainable skill: circuit board design and layout.
  • Physical integration (housing, fixtures, attaching to machine components)
    • Needs: assembly, soldering, wiring, hands-on mindset.
    • Nice to have/trainable skill: 3D CAD experience, 3D printing parts.

Additional desired skills or the aptitude to acquire:

  • Understand and demonstrate a strong knowledge and practice of Intellectual Property (IP) aspects such as Non-Disclosure Agreements and Joint Development Agreements.
    • Support and partner with our IP department in developing and protecting our technology.
  • Possess the ability to create part and assembly drawings for new developments/components.
    • Generates 3D and 2D drawings enough to produce systems, parts, and assemblies for fabrication.
    • Generates all required assembly prints, aids, views, etc. required to build tooling or assembly system.
  • Perform data analysis in support of test design, Design of Experiments (DOE), and test and measurement.
    • Applies knowledge of mathematical formulas, statistics, and physical laws and uses conventional and computerized work aids to make calculations.
  • Able to perform report-out sessions to present new knowledge and technology to peers and cross-functional groups.
  • Experience with database management, server architecture, an understanding of network protocols, and ability to integrate multiple systems.
  • Helps in departmental operation wherever necessary.

Qualifications, Knowledge, ability and Experience

  • BS Engineering and/or Equivalent Professional Experience (2 -- 6 years Minimum Experience)
  • Hybrid background of Computer Science/Electrical Engineering with strong mechanical aptitude.
  • Must be proficient in MSOffice and 3D CAD software if applicable (Solidworks, NX, etc.)
  • Project Management experience in a new product development environment.
  • Excellent mechanical aptitude.
  • Good oral and written Communication Skills.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Understanding of fundamental basics in computer vision and machine learning.
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