Generac Power Systems

  • Senior Applications Engineer - Electronics/Controls

    Job Locations US-WI-Waukesha
    Job ID
    # of Openings
    Posted Date
    3 months ago(12/17/2018 11:06 AM)
    ENG - Engineering
  • Overview

    Generac Power Systems – Generac’s products are in use round the world 24/7 and are recognized as one of the top brands in power generation. Our office in Waukesha, WI is seeking an Electronics Applications Engineer.

    The Applications Engineer will act as a conduit between the design team and the end users of our products (both external and internal). He/she will assist in the application of new control systems to Generac products both in production and in the field.


    Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

    • Applies engineering knowledge and experience to improve products, services and processes;
    • Assists with the application of products into the field including some site travel;
    • Creates configuration software for new and special applications;
    • Assists with the application of new products into production including some site travel;
    • PID tuning of control loops;
    • Recommends design changes and assists in their implementation;
    • Creates PLC ladder logic for special designs;
    • Helps in the test process for new designs;
    • Conducting FMEA/DFMEA analysis;
    • Helps in the creation of test procedures and manuals for both new and existing systems;


    Basic Qualifications:

    • Bachelor of science degree in software, electronics, or related engineering discipline;
    • 5 years of relevant work experience

    Preferred Qualifications: 

    • Generator, Industrial or Automotive experience;
    • Experience with the following: embedded ‘C’Firmware, programming languages, Linux shell scripts
    • Knowledge of serial communications and connected devices
    • Knowledge of microprocessor control systems including PID loops
    • Experience in using Microsoft Excel and Word;
    • Excellent interpersonal skills;
    • Ability to drive to vairous locations;
    • Able to work outside of office hours on occasion;
    • Ability to travel on both a foreign and domestic basis (up to 20%);

    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 40 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. Up to 20% travel


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