- Product development
- Communication skills
- Mechanical knowledge
To support design, development, and standard product support for products used in fluid handling systems as an electrical hardware and software engineer. Position involves providing ideas, inputs and analysis as an engineering staff member.
Graco is a global leader in the design, development and manufacture of highly-engineered systems for numerous industrial and commercial applications. This position supports our Applied Fluids Technology Division (AFTD) in Minneapolis, MN. Products from AFTD are used to dispense high performance coatings and foams used in insulation and industrial coatings (http://bit.ly/1tVXcFx). This division also includes advanced fluid dispense systems used in alternative energy, automotive and packaging industries (http://bit.ly/1ywIMe0). Graco was proud to be named a Best Place to Work in Manufacturing and Production by Fortune Magazine in 2016, 2018, & 2019.
Perform electrical hardware and software engineering tasks in the development of new products and cost reduction.
Participate in development of Product Specification
Produce conceptual designs
Guide development process to produce practical designs
Create detailed circuit and hardware drawings and software code
Identify applicable standards
Provide analysis of design to applicable standards
Provide analysis of design using engineering analysis tools and techniques (e.g., Circuit simulation, software analysis tools)
Review instruction manuals and product literature
Define and lead prototype development and lab and field tests
Work with manufacturing on process development
Conduct design reviews, safety reviews
Participate in new product development as a member of a design team by:
Identification and communication of threats to schedule
Participating in release-for-sale activities
Working effectively in a team environment
Assist in standard product support activities, such as:
Analyzing and writing Engineering Change Orders
Troubleshooting product problems in manufacturing, lab or field
Learn, participate in development, and apply knowledge of:
Developments in technical field by staying abreast of developments to maintain technical knowledge
Graco product line
Graco and industry design standards
Graco Quality Management System
Graco customer applications and requirements
Emerging trends in our customers' markets
Other duties as assigned
BS degree in electrical, computer or software engineering or computer science from an accredited institution or equivalent.
0-1 years of experience in new product development with demonstrated ability to produce results.
Good oral and written communication skills.
Good mechanical aptitude with ability to be an effective contributor to product development or standard product support activities.