Minco Products Inc.

  • Electrical Engineer

    Job Locations US-MN-Minneapolis | US-MN-Fridley
    # of Openings
  • Overview

    At Minco, you can make a difference by being part of something that is evolving, growing and continually improving. Minco products can be found everywhere from on an oil rig miles under the sea to satellites miles above our heads - and in your doctor’s office! Our temperature sensing, controlling, and heating, as well as the flexible circuits that pull it all together, are in products that save people’s lives, explore the world, protect our military, and bring energy to everyone.


    Do you enjoy participating in the development of new and existing products? Then this Electrical Design Engineer position in the Sensors and Instrumentation product family is for you! Every day you will help Minco succeed by developing an understanding of our customer and product requirements, working with and leading a team of skilled engineers, working to continuously improve product design and living Minco’s icare values -- Integrity, Communication, Accountability, Respect, & Energy.


    • Develop embedded systems utilizing 8,16, and 32 bit microcontrollers
    • Create electrical schematics and oversee/review PCB layouts
    • Develop embedded system firmware in C
    • Create design documentation including BOMs, assembly instructions, schematics, drawings, design specifications, validation and verification plans and reports
    • Implement USB, RS232, SPI, I2C, Ethernet, and other communication interfaces
    • Perform debugging and validation testing of hardware and firmware functionality
    • Perform and manage regulatory requirements including UL, FM, IEC, EMC, etc.
    • Participate in design, process, and continuous improvement projects that impact instrumentation; ensure objectives and timelines are met
    • Develop and review a variety of reports, documents, and tests, and adjust operations or activities as needed.
    • Respond to questions and concerns from production technicians, customers and suppliers; investigate design, quality, pricing, and other issues; communicate with sales and/or provide training
    • Interpret and apply department policies and procedures and applicable laws, rules, and regulations; ensure compliance with these areas
    • Assist with mentoring and training engineers in design procedures, design and customer history, technology and material function, processes, and interdepartmental contacts
    • May serve as a lead to staff to include assigning and monitoring work and providing direction


    Basic Qualifications:


    • Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering
    • Minimum of 3 years of experience in embedded software/firmware development



    Preferred Qualifications:

    • Experience programming in C/C++ for interrupt driven designs and real-time applications
    • Experience with 8, 16 and 32-bit microcontrollers.  PIC microcontrollers a plus
    • Experience interfacing sensors, keypads, and LED/LCD displays to microcontrollers
    • Experience with agency regulations, such as UL and CE
    • Ability to carry a design task from concept to implementation
    • Ability to create engineering requirements, test plans, and test for product conformance
    • Ability to troubleshoot code and hardware
    • Mechanical Design experience a plus
    • Knowledge of PID control, isolation techniques, low power electronics, wireless implementation, filter design, and power supply design
    • Experience writing software using VB.net, VB
    • Understanding of basic project management principles
    • Understanding of fundamental competitors, product segments, and suppliers is preferred
    • Excellent computer skills; Familiarity with Altium, PCAD, MPLAB, Visual Studio, Subversion, Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Visio, Project)  

    What Skills You Bring:


    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills for internal and external customer contact
    • Ability to apply fundamental design engineering and manufacturing principles and practices
    • Ability to write process instructions for operators
    • Excellent problem solving and critical thinking skills, self-motivated, self-directed individual who works well under minimal supervision and takes pride in their work
    • Excellent time management and ability to multi-task and prioritize while dealing with multiple projects
    • Must be able to work in a fast-paced environment


    This position is a regular full-time position located in our headquarters in Fridley, Minnesota.


    Why Minco?


    At Minco, we offer benefits and services that help balance work life and personal life, a competitive wage and benefits package, opportunities for continuous improvement and personal growth, casual denim Fridays and company celebrations – some of the many reasons that make Minco a great place to work!


    Find out why you would love working at Minco by learning more about our company culture and the rewards of working with us at www.minco.com/careers - then apply! Current Minco employees: please apply via your Employee page on iconnect. If you need assistance, please contact HumanResources@minco.com.


    We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, veteran, marital, or disability status.

    We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing.


    Minco Products, Inc. is an E-Verify employer.


    This position requires use of information or access to hardware and software which is subject to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR). All applicants must be U.S. persons within the definition of ITAR. ITAR defines a U.S. person as a U.S. Citizen, U.S. Permanent Resident (i.e. 'Green Card Holder'), Political Asylee, or Refugee.


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