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R&D Engineer 2 in Richmond, VA at Headway Workforce Solutions

Date Posted: 3/19/2019

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Job Description

Headway Workforce Solutions is currently seeking an R&D Engineer 2 for a contract opportunity in Richmond, VA. This is a great opportunity to work with one of the world’s leading suppliers of a wide range of products, solutions and services in the field of energy technology.

The R&D Electrical Engineer will work under the direction of the R&D Manager. This individual is responsible for providing engineering support in the areas of HW design, testing drafting, documentation, technical support, design drawing creation, quality improvements, and cost reduction.


As a R&D Engineer 2, you will:
  • Assist with design of PCB assemblies – from specification to design, prototype, and manufacturing
  • Wire harness design, documentation and fabrication
  • Updating redline drawings, drafting schematics and system drawings in AutoCAD
  • Create updates to technical data such as installation and operation manuals, onelines, etc. as necessary.
  • Software regression testing, coordination, and feedback agent to Software Design team
  • Integrates new designs into BOM system.
  • Use various communication protocols to validate system functionality - including Modbus RTU and Modbus TCP/IP
  • Work closely with technical support engineers on customer escalations to engineering. This often includes reproducing and fixing bugs reported by customers.
  • Software development and improvements in field support capabilities such as better diagnostic tools.
  • Primary coordinator and communication interface for Field Service team
  • Maintaining communication within the development team
  • Resolve electrical component obsolescence issues by working with purchasing
  • Write test specifications and procedures for electrical and electromechanical assemblies.
  • Provide test fixture support for manufacturing, QA, and contract manufacturers.
  • Complete all other tasks as assigned by management

Minimum Qualifications:
  • B.S. in Electrical Engineering (or similar) is required.
  • 3+ years of experience in Analog/Digital hardware and Printed Circuit Board (PCB) design is REQUIRED (essential experience), preferred using Altium.
  • 2+ years of experience in one or more of the following areas is required: product design, new product release, test engineering, manufacturing support.
  • 1+ years of industry drafting experience in AutoCAD is required.
  • Technical writing experience is preferred
  • Solid debugging skills.
  • Proficiency with basic EE tools (Oscilloscopes, Network analyzers, Signal Generators, etc.)
  • Strong knowledge of manufacturing.
  • Strong knowledge of PDM/PLM software systems a plus.
  • Industrial control panel manufacturing experience a plus.
  • Experience with DSPs, microcontrollers, and programmable logic devices a plus

Physical Requirements:
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to walk, stand, sit, talk or hear. 
  • The employee is occasionally required to use hands to finger, handle, feel or operate objects, tools, or controls; and reach with hands and arms.
  • Must be able to stand or walk about the plant for long periods of time
  • Able to physically lift and carry up to 35 lbs. frequently

Additional Information:
  • This is a 3 month contract
  • 40 Hours per week
  • Monday – Friday: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Headway Workforce Solutions provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, national origin, religion, age, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, genetics, or protected veteran status. In addition to federal law requirements, Headway Workforce Solutions complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, training, tuition assistance, education, social recreation programs and benefits.