Senior Design Engineer in Greater Pittsburgh Area at Mitsubishi Electric Power Products, Inc.

Date Posted: 3/28/2020

Job Snapshot


About the Division

MEPPI’s Transportation Systems Division operates North American manufacturing and testing facilities for Propulsion, Onboard power supply systems, Communications Based Train Control (CBTC), and HVAC that are specifically designed for the North American transit industry. Our manufacturing facilities combine Mitsubishi Electric’s successful manufacturing principles along with the economic benefits of local production and sourcing of components to meet our strict manufacturing standards. These benefits also ensure our adherence to the Buy America Act (BAA) and Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE/WBE/MBE) requirements.
Mitsubishi Electric boasts a worldwide supply record spanning over fifty (50) years, across twenty-six (26) countries and over 29,000 vehicles. Our rolling stock products are of highest quality and exceed all transit industry requirement in reliability and performance metrics.

Job Description and Requirements

Job Description

Perform engineering and project management activities for design, development, application, customer order design, manufacture, assembly, test, installation and servicing of electrical and electro-mechanical equipment

  • Perform engineering activities that support the design and manufacture of new Transportation Systems Division (TSD) products and the advancement of existing products.
  • Design new and/or improve existing major system components.
  • Identify, research and develop products to support new business opportunities. Participate in product planning and MELCO development programs.
  • Create proposals including budgets, schedules and technical specifications.
  • Meet with customers and end-users to discuss and resolve technical, financial, and schedule issues. Lead root cause evaluations of failure and defects as assigned.
  • Develop, prepare and maintain Bills of Materials (BOMs) and design drawings.
  • Issue and maintain product manuals, training documents, presentations, etc.
  • Originate, select and/or maintain purchasing specifications for all components of product(s).
  • Support field service work by providing information and troubleshooting equipment both remotely and in person.
  • Initiate and review relevant industry group studies.
  • Develop and/or approve assembly and test processes. Direct and coordinate assembly and testing of prototype products.
  • Develop and design U.S. components to replace imported components and participate in vendor qualification
  • Perform product and equipment testing. Compile and analyze operational, test, and research data to establish performance standards for newly designed or modified equipment or product.
  • Assist and support Manufacturing, Quality and Sales departments with production and documentation needs.
  • Work on a variety of products and tasks
  • Join a small engineering team with considerable individual responsibility
  • Occasional travel to Japan and domestic travel to customers and vendors
  • Continuous learning and professional skill development required

Basic Qualifications

Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical or Mechanical Engineering with a minimum of 3 years’ experience in a design engineering capacity, or equivalent education and experience. 

Preferred Qualifications

Preferred 7 years' experience in a design engineering capacity.

We need electrical engineers with hands-on experience with hardware

  • Experience Troubleshooting electrical and electro-mechanical equipment such as
    • Motor drives and high voltage power supplies
    • Complex medical or manufacturing equipment
    • Robotics
  • Familiar with different electrical devices
    • Voltage, current, speed, temperature, and pressure sensors
    • Relays, contactors, circuit breakers, and motor control devices
    • Analog and digital Printed Circuit Board (PCB) components 

• Understand schematics and wiring diagrams

• Learn how equipment works and help create new designs

In addition, we are looking for at least one of the following skills:

  • Printed Circuit Board (PCB) design and testing
    • Choose components for analog and digital circuit design
    • Create schematics using ORCAD, Altium, etc.
    • Oversee procurement, assembly, and testing
  • Embedded systems programming of firmware/software for microprocessors and programmable logic devices using C, Java, Verilog, VHDL, etc.
  • Implement automation and control using off-the-shelf equipment such as PLC’s, Labview, etc.

Bonus points if you have experience with

  • Power electronics
  • Motor control and/or closed- loop control theory
  • Rail industry

EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability