Electrical Engineer

Matlen Silver
May 23, 2023
Buffalo Grove, Illinois
Job Type
Remote Work
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Job Title: Electrical Engineer
Duration: Full Time/Direct Hire
Location: Buffalo Grove, IL
Pay Scale: $90,000-$110,000/year
Benefits: PTO, 401K, Medical, Dental, Vision
Relocation lump sum assistance available if candidate qualifies.

Summary: Responsible for the application of current electronic products as well as the design and development of new electrical and electro-mechanical products. Designs, tests, analyzes and troubleshoots electro-mechanical systems. Works as an integral part of the Bus Engineering Group.

Essential Competencies, Duties and Responsibilities include the following (other duties may be assigned):

  • Minimum 3 years professional experience in PCBA Hardware Development
  • PCB Layout experience, using Altium or similar
  • Experience with analog and digital circuit design.
  • Experience with communication protocols, such as CAN (J1939 etc.), RS-232, USB etc.
  • Experience with electrical system architecture and design for embedded systems using microcontrollers
  • Working knowledge of FPGA’s and VHDL
  • Experience with power management (AC/DC, battery power etc.) for low voltage devices
  • Experience with control systems, such as DC motor control and electro-pneumatic systems
  • Prepares electrical wiring diagrams and schematics for system, subsystem and component level product applications
  • Firmware and/or software development experience a plus, may include C/C++/C#
  • Knowledge of electrical test equipment including multimeters, analyzers, loggers, oscilloscopes etc. and their application in testing and troubleshooting circuit designs
  • Ability to debug firmware running on PCBA hardware, using oscilloscope and other lab equipment
  • Troubleshoots and evaluates customer product returns that require engineering review as well as technical analysis and troubleshooting of simple and complex electrical systems in house and in the field.
  • Knowledge of electro-mechanical component basics and fundamentals of operation (e.g. solenoids, relays, motors etc.)
  • Demonstrates good written and oral communication skills and communicates regularly and effectively with fellow employees, and customers
  • Demonstrates good technical writing skills. Prepares and reviews product requirements documents, field reports and test reports when required.
  • Good working knowledge of MS Office software suit including MS Project.

Secondary Competencies, Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Leadership skills to support and assist supervisor and co-workers to meet deadlines
  • Experience implementing wireless solutions for Bluetooth,
  • Designs wire harnesses and routings to satisfy the requirements of mobile environment applications.
  • Prepares electro-mechanical system test procedures for routine / in process production testing as well as new product validation test plans
  • Participates in technical discussions and / or correspondence with customer’s technical liaisons when required to provide product technical information and application assistance
  • Knowledgeable in design of experiments, test set ups and execution. Knowledge of LabVIEW / Data logging is a plus.
  • Applications: Knowledge of customers and models used, Configuration control documents; must develop intimate working knowledge of a wide cross section of electrical products.
  • General: Solidworks, AutoCAD, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Engineering design methodology, Some experience with project management.


  • Bachelor's degree (B. S.) in electrical engineering, from four-year college or university; and minimum of 3 years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Experience in the transit vehicle industry and/or experience with related products is a plus.

About Matlen Silver

Experience Matters. Let your experience be driven by our experience. For more than 40 years, Matlen Silver has delivered solutions for complex talent and technology needs to Fortune 500 companies and industry leaders. Led by hard work, honesty, and a trusted team of experts, we can say that Matlen Silver technology has created a solutions experience and legacy of success that is the difference in the way the world works.


Matlen Silver is an Equal Opportunity Employer and considers all applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, veteran status, the presence of a non-job-related medical condition or disability, or any other legally protected status.

If you are a person with a disability needing assistance with the application or at any point in the hiring process, please contact us at email and/or phone at: [email protected] // 908-393-8600

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