Generac Power Systems

Senior Engineer - Transfer Switch Projects

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Generac Power Systems – Work with the leader in the power industry!  Our Corporate HQ in Waukesha, WI, is seeking a Senior Engineer for our Transfer Switches team with a special focus on project management.


All residential and commercial Generac transfer switches are manufactured in Wisconsin and are engineered at our Corporate HQ in Waukesha, WI, where we have built brand-new Engineering ofifces and a brand-new, dedicated transfer switch laboratory.


The Senior Engineer - Transfer Switch Projects is responsible for providing engineering input to the product development projects assigned to him/her including interfacing with the cross functional team consisting of engineering, operations (industrial engineering, production, and material procurement), sourcing, quality, service, and marketing. 


The Senior Engineer will lead several projects in our gated new product devleopment process and will be a part of exciting new product devleopment within the growing Transfer Switch Engineering team


This position reports to the Director Engineering - Transfer Switches.



  • Works across various functional groups to lead new product development Transfer Switch activities
  • Split time between project management and engineering
  • Specifies precise new product functional requirements; designs, tests and integrates a variety of moderately complex components to produce final designs; and evaluates the design's overall effectiveness, cost (including cost/benefit analysis), reliability (risk analysis), and safety.
  • Designs, develops, executes and evaluates fitness-for-use testing, product specifications and process validation plans for a variety of moderately complex products and/or components; creates and reviews material part specifications and bills of materials.
  • Collaborates with internal manufacturing partners, contract manufacturers, designers and product specialists to optimize moderately complex designs for manufacturability.
  • Utilizes CAD (Computer Aided Design) or CAE (Computer Aided Engineering) systems to model new designs and produce detailed engineering drawings.
  • Supporting product development plans (schedule, product cost, meeting design inputs)
  • Acts as a resource to mentor and teach less experienced engineers.
  • Travel to other Generac facilities as necessary.
  • Other duties as assigned.



  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Mechanical or Electrical Engineering or related discipline;
  • 5 - 10 years of relevant work experience;
  • Applies engineering knowledge and experience to improve products, services and processes;
  • Able to solve complex engineering problems;
  • Strong decision-making skills;
  • Technical Skills to include 3D modeling (Creo or SolidWorks);
  • MS Excel, MS Word;
  • Excellent oral and written communication;
  • Experience with machine design.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Project management skills including Gantt Charts, 5 stage Gated NPI processes;
  • Creo/Pro E or similar parametric 3D software with sheetmetal package;
  • Experience in Electrical Switchgear, Breaker, Recloser Testing/Development
  • Experience with WindChill PDM and/or SAP.

Physical Demands: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear; and use hands to manipulate objects or controls. The employee is regularly required to stand and walk. On occasion the incumbent may be required to stoop, bend or reach above the shoulders. The employee must occasionally lift up to 25 pounds. Specific conditions of this job include are typical of frequent and continuous computer-based work requiring periods of sitting, close vision and ability to adjust focus. Occasional travel.


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