Advanced Development Research Engineer, Electrical

Company: Environmental Solutions Group - Heil Environmental

Location: Fort Payne, AL

Reports To: Test Lab Manager

Department: Engineering


The Advanced Development Research Engineer, Electrical will research, design and test electrical systems for on-highway vocational mobile equipment. Work with suppliers to make electrical system component selections. This Engineer will research, develop and maintain programs for electrical system controllers and assist production with electrical system diagnostics. Relies on instructions and pre-established guidelines to perform job functions and is expected to work with minimal direction.  


?  Design and detail electrical circuits and select components to meet customer expectations.

?  Support multiple Product Development engineering teams.

?  Cascade system level customer requirements to electrical specifications and requirements.

?  Take conceptual designs through supplier sourcing, design development, product validation, manufacturability, and product launch.

?  Upgrade existing designs to meet current requirements, improving reliability and reducing cost when possible.

?  Coordinate and conduct design verification testing at component, subsystem, and system level.

?  Assist in the development of project plans, timelines, deliverables and quality plans.

?  Provide technical assistance to internal and external customers, distributors and salespersons.

?  Must have the ability to travel up to 15% of time; work over time and weekends on an as needed basis.

?  Research new software and hardware for refuse vehicles.

?  Directly involved with testing and validating new software and hardware.


?  Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering or related degree.

?  Minimum of three to five years of directly related experience.

?  Desired Software skill sets are: Microsoft Office; PRO-E or other 3D modeling software, and special consideration would be given to candidates with experience in these areas.


Attract, Develop and Retain Talent

Builds and Manages Collaborative Relationships

Results Driven

Self-Awareness and Personal Development


Ethics and Work Standards: Maintain the highest ethical and work standards, while promoting the same attributes in co-workers and others.  Ensure that all business activities €“ with both internal and external customers €“ to be performed with a professional demeanor and that all participants be held accountable to this high standard.

Communication:  Expresses thoughts clearly, both orally and in writing, using good grammar. Presents concise, well organized reports in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and Excel.  Listens to understand input, feedback and concerns.  Provides complete information in an open, honest and straightforward manner.  Responds promptly and positively to questions and requests.

Teamwork and Relationships:  Works with other employees willingly and in a spirit of cooperation and teamwork.  Supports cooperation.  Demonstrates a commitment to the entire business and is supportive of all initiatives (company and departmental) to help grow Environmental Solutions Group business in the United States and abroad.  Cooperates fully with others to achieve organizational goals. Is tactful, courteous, and considerate.  Embraces a positive outlook.  Is respected and trusted by others.

Continual Improvement and Problem Resolution: Identifies and communicates suggestions for work improvements.  Uses technical and analytical abilities to assure existing work practices are the most efficient and cost effective possible. Performs root-cause analysis and implements viable, permanent solutions to problems.  Works with both internal and external customers to develop solutions which meet company-wide needs and objectives.  Applies a sense of urgency to resolve problems or creates opportunities that will increase productivity and create value.  Shares best practices with other employees across the business.

Accountability:  Accepts responsibility and accessibility for both the strategic planning and the successful implementation of all projects, programs, and duties as outlined in this job description. Advises supervisor of concerns, problems and progress of work in a timely manner.

Contacts (Internal and External): Heavy contact with operations personnel, occasional contact with customers and dealers.

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