Job Title:  Senior Electrical Design Engineer (New Product Development)


Waukegan, IL, US, 60085

Business Unit:  Power Protection & Quality Solutions
Posting Date:  Feb 5, 2024
Job Description: 

About Us:

At AMETEK, we don’t just manufacture market-leading electronic instruments and electromechanical devices — we are using innovation to make the world a better place; technology to improve lives; and talent to solve challenges that matter.


Job Summary:

The Senior Electrical Design Engineer (New Product Development) will be involved in hardware development of high-performance uninterruptable power supplies (UPS) and power conditioner products used in various applications, including medical, semiconductor manufacturing, flight simulation, imaging, audio/video, and retail. This position is part of a multi-disciplined engineering team in Waukegan, IL. We are looking for a motivated professional with strong skills in circuit design and electrical subsystem design, and excellent communication skills. This position reports to the VP of Engineering.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Lead electrical design activities for new product development projects, including AC/DC UPS systems, DC Power Supplies, Inverters, Battery Chargers, and Surge/Noise Protection products
  • Assist with hardware development strategy and execution for long-range product and technology development
  • Identify the need for and establish new processes / procedures for electronics development working with product development partners globally to ensure common processes are being utilized
  • Identify and evaluate new technologies suitable for Powervar/ESP and adjacent product categories
  • Solve problems as a result of component obsolescence and lead time issues
  • Create prototype hardware (design and build hardware to test concepts)
  • Design, implement, and execute tests in support of design verification
  • Participate in and manage hardware design reviews
  • Create an environment that supports collaboration and enhances performance, engagement, adaptability, and flexibility
  • Build synergy among the businesses by optimizing resources and sharing knowledge
  • Work with Sales and Marketing to develop new product requirement documents
  • Report on the status and progress of engineering projects


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering
  • 5 years of relevant engineering experience
  • Circuit design experience
  • Product development experience


Desired Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of modern manufacturing methods in test, assembly, and fabrication areas in the power electronics industry
  • Understanding of PCB design conventions for signal and power integrity and minimizing noise coupling
  • Experience using electrical circuit simulation tools
  • Knowledge of testing and design with respect to agency approvals UL, CE, IEC, IEEE, etc.
  • Working knowledge of power electronics design
  • Prior design experience with DC to DC Converters (100W to 10kW)
  • Prior design experience with Single Phase UPS Systems (both HF & LF)


What’s in It for You:

  • Competitive compensation, holiday pay, and paid time off
  • Great benefits package that includes health, vision, and dental insurance
  • 401(k), plus matching
  • Flexible spending accounts (FSAs), health savings account (HSA) with AMETEK contribution, life insurance, disability insurance, and family medical leave
  • Employee referral program
  • Tuition reimbursement program
  • Employee assistance program
  • Exciting, fast-paced environment where you could make a true impact
  • Opportunities for career advancement within our business unit and across all other AMETEK business entities


Additional Details:

Location Information:

This position is located in Waukegan, Illinois, approximately midway between Chicago and Milwaukee. Located on the shores of Lake Michigan, Waukegan offers year-round special events and an emphasis on the arts. The historic Genesee Theatre hosts touring Broadway shows, along with headliner comedians and musical shows. Waukegan also features award-winning golf courses, parks and recreation, as well as an active charter fishing fleet sailing out of Waukegan Harbor. This is a place where big-city amenities and small-town charm combine to create a community that is culturally rich, economically secure and family friendly.


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Salary Minimum:  Market
Salary Maximum:  Market
Incentive:  No

Disclaimer: Where a specific pay range is noted, it is a good faith estimate at the time of this posting.  The actual salary offered will be based on experience, skills, qualifications, market / business considerations, and geographic location.

AMETEK is committed to making a safer, sustainable, and more productive world a reality. We use differentiated technology solutions to solve our customers’ most complex challenges. We employ 18,500 colleagues, in 30 countries, that are grounded by our core values: Ethics and Integrity, Respect for the Individual, Diversity and Inclusion, Teamwork, and Social Responsibility. AMETEK is a leading global provider of industrial technology solutions serving a diverse set of attractive niche markets with annual sales of over $6.0 billion. Traded publicly (NYSE:AME), we are a component of the S&P 500. Visit for more information.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class. Individuals who need a reasonable accommodation because of a disability for any part of the employment process should call 1 (866) 263-8359.

Nearest Major Market: Chicago