Intermediate Electrical & Electronics Engineer

Department: Engineering

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Caframo is looking for the best and the brightest to join our engineering team. We are growing fast and looking for future leaders and problem-solvers who are ready to grow with us. If you are an engineering professional with a practical hands-on approach; that seeks out product development challenges from the ground up and wants to join an innovative and award-winning team, this may be the role for you.

Who we are:
Since 1955, Caframo has been a privately-owned, Canadian manufacturer and has grown to a team of over 100 employees. We are a global supplier and world leader in marine products and stirrers, and thermoelectric technology. We continue to expand our presence in other markets including home comfort and off-grid solutions. We develop and manufacture our products right here in Canada, along the picturesque shoreline of Colpoys Bay, in the municipality of Georgian Bluffs. View the calming turquoise waters of Georgian Bay every day as you come to work and spend your off hours enjoying the tranquility of working where you live.

Our Core Values:
• We always do the right thing, right now.
• We work together to achieve success.
• We know what it means to do a good job, and that is what we do.
• We get the most every day for the customer and for Caframo.

What else?
Comprehensive Benefits Coverage including Health and Dental – because we care about our employees and their families.
RRSP Matching – up to 2% of your annual earnings.
Training & Development – we focus on individual development plans, helping our employees to grow in their current roles and beyond.
Free Healthy Snacks – provided every day.
Flexible work schedule – finding a schedule that works for you and the business.
Annual Charity Committee – an opportunity to get involved to support a local charity organization.
Celebratory & Camaraderie events – have fun and engage with your fellow colleagues.
Environmental stewardship – commitment to reduce our overall carbon footprint.
Social responsibility – donation and sponsorship program to support local organizations.

What you would be doing:
Reporting to the Engineering Manager, the Electrical and Electronics Engineer will be responsible for the design, development, validation and maintenance of electrical and electronic components of new and existing products. Being a Caframo Engineer encompasses a full range of activities from initial concept design, tooling development and manufacturing to ongoing quality improvement. You will work in a small, passionate company, with the freedom to use your creativity to have a significant impact. Although you will become part of a close-knit engineering team, you must demonstrate an ability to work independently with the discipline to motivate yourself to set and achieve project goals.

Key responsibilities are defined below:
• Demonstrate Project Management skills by developing and evaluating progress to plan, and risk manage to ensure new products are developed, designed and launched in accordance with approved plans.
• Develop and design new products by working as a member of a collaborative team, including Marketing and other assigned resources.
• Design electronic hardware in accordance with IPC standards; including motor control drivers, PCB designing, and electronic protection.
• Ensure that sourced components have market availability throughout the product life cycle or if alternatives/substitute products are available.
• Preparation and communication of technical reports and present findings through the product development review process (Stage-Gate).
• Conduct project feasibility studies including timeline planning, estimated prototype/product cost, and generating an estimated bill of material.
• Design and specify tests to determine the degree to which products or components meet the desired performance requirements.

What you bring:
• Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical and/or Electronics Engineering or a related field, or equivalent experience;
• 5 years’ experience in a product development environment;
• Expert knowledge of instrumentation and monitoring using embedded analog, digital, microcontroller and DC/DC converter designs;
• Proven experience in the development of switched mode power conversion devices including the selection of key standard and custom components such as transformers and inductors;
• Previous experience with Altium Designer required for PCB designing;
• Knowledge of IPC Standards to provide optimized and compliant Electronic designs;
• Ability to design various motor control topologies using new technologies and hardware components available in the market;
• Good understanding of UL, CSA and IEC/CENELEC standards based on application requirements;
• Practical experience in the application of digital communication busses & protocols: RS232, RS485, CANbus, Modbus, SPI is considered an asset;
• Basic programming knowledge with C and C++ is considered an asset;
• Ability to debug firmware;
• Intermediate knowledge and skill with SolidWorks and Adobe Illustrator;
• Demonstrated ability to write clear, concise, professional and technical communications;
• Excellent verbal communication and presentation skills;
• Skilled in technical research;
• Project management experience;
• Excellent analytical and problem-solving ability;
• Strong computer skills with intermediate skill level in Microsoft Office Applications (Excel, Word, PowerPoint);
• Ability to accept and provide constructive criticism from peers and mentors working as an individual and in a team environment;
• Desire to learn, adapt and accept new challenges in a product development and manufacturing environment with an outlook that challenges present opportunities;
• Professional Engineer status and experience with Labview considered assets.
• Masters Degree in Engineering is desirable;
• Experience in Design is desirable and ability to see designs through analysis and application;
• Ability to pro produce Designs and Schematics for compliance;
• Ability to test product components;
• 5-7 years’ experience in a product development environment;
• Intermediate experience and knowledge with the use of engineering software (MATLAB Simulink, AutoCAD, PSPICE, PSIM, JMAG Designer, Altium Designer) is a plus;
• Ability to write basic software;
• Able to handle Project Scheduling;
• Experience with PCB Simulation is a plus;

Salary range for this position will be $64,085.00 – $85,904.00 per annum based on experience

To Apply:

Submit cover letter and resume by email to:
Caframo Human Resources,

Applications submitted without a cover letter will not be considered.
Applications will be considered until the position is filled.

In compliance with AODA, Caframo, upon request, will provide reasonable accommodation during the recruitment process. If you are selected for an interview and require accommodation due to a disability, please notify us when we contact you. All applications will be treated as confidential and will be used for recruitment purposes only. Caframo is an equal opportunity employer.
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Caframo’s top priority is protecting our employees, our customers, and our community during the COVID-19 pandemic. Safety protocols will be in place during the recruitment process.
Currently many of Caframo employees have been teleworking. This position will require remote work until such time as it is safe to return to the office.