Electrical Lead Engineer

Job Function:

US, IL, Bolingbrook

Innovating since 1905, G&W Electric has grown into a global leader in engineered electrical power grid solutions. Working with us means joining a worldwide team of passionate manufacturing professionals striving to continually improve the technologies the world depends on to deliver safe, reliable electricity. Our culture is focused on employee success, so we foster an entrepreneurial environment that encourages everyone to thrive.

Position Summary:

Reporting to Production Engineering Manager, the Lead Engineer (Electrical) is responsible for the performance, quality and daily management of the Production Engineering Electrical team. Organizes and drives resources of the team to achieve short and long term goals through continuous improvement efforts, strategic initiatives and personnel development

Primary/Essential Responsibilities

  • Consult with Sales and Marketing, customers, and customer representatives to discuss product requirements, applications, and specifications when design or manufacturing problems are involved.
  • Provide Engineering support to Manufacturing and Development Engineering on new and existing products and processes.
  • Establish product specifications and standards.
  • Manage Electrical Team schedule to accommodate expedited and/or high demand requests within the department work flow.
  • Manage projects of all sizes with little to no supervision.
  • Organize, supervise and guide a team of engineers to perform Product Engineering functions:
    • Simplify product designs for improved manufacturability and reduce cost without compromising product quality and function.
    • Define processes, select materials and provide analysis in the improvement or application of new or existing products and processes. Interface with purchasing and vendors in the selection and approval of component parts and assemblies. Construct and test prototype components or assemblies as required in the development and approval process.
    • Prepare written documentation of processes, material requirements, test results and project activity as required.
  • Provide direction to lower level technical personnel such as Electrical Engineers and Designers.
  • Evaluate the performance of subordinates against their job requirements and performance goals within the time frame designated for their position level.
  • Develop the employees’ work skills to improve department throughput and quality.
  • Use Daily Management activities to drive the overall performance of the team, including: quality, productivity, lead time, strategic initiatives and meeting internal and external customer needs.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering. In addition, 3+ years’ work experience in Electrical Engineering design or Electrical Engineering discipline.
  • Experience creating drawings, models, assemblies and Schematic creation on CAD software, CREO Schematics preferred.
  • Must have excellent interpersonal skills and ability to coordinate the activities within the team comprised of diverse tasks and demanding schedules.
  • Ability to work effectively with all departments and suppliers.
  • Ability to manage multiple complex tasks simultaneously
  • Experience in electrical and basic mechanical troubleshooting

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Previous Leadership experience
  • Experience in circuit design and analysis, PLC/Logic programming and electronic control design
  • Experience leading Lean and/or continuous improvement initiatives
  • Knowledge of and experience with power engineering systems fundamentals
  • Previous experience in an Engineered-to-Order and/or Manufacturing environment

Why join us? G&W enjoys a long reputation for product quality, innovation and world-class customer service to the power industry. We have established this reputation by believing that our greatest asset is our employees. We owe our success to the initiative and talents of highly skilled individuals within our team-based organization. Our goal is to set the standard for customer satisfaction by ensuring a superior level of service, performance and innovation. As a global organization and industry leader, we are committed to cultivating an engaging work environment that embraces our core values and develops our talent. Our continuous focus on growth and innovation means that you become part of a company that provides challenging opportunities, rewards excellence and combines your individual expertise to achieve a higher level of shared success. Together, we light the world!

G&W Electric is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. All employees and applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or any other classification protected by federal, state, or local law.

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