Senior Electrical/Electro-Mechanical Engineer (Edgewood, MD)

Smiths Detection
Edgewood, MD
May 03, 2021
May 05, 2021
Full Time
Job Description Smiths is always looking for curious minds. For new colleagues who want responsibility and relish a challenge. Those who would like to use their talents to help make the world safer, healthier, more efficient and more connected. We're proud that we've been helping propel the human world forwards during our 160 year history of innovation. By looking at things differently. By adapting and never standing still. And by always thinking big. Today we're an aligned global business of five divisions and around 22,000 colleagues, that touches the lives of millions every year across five vibrant global markets. Smiths Detection is a global authority on the application, management and manufacture of world-class detection and screening technology. We deliver the solutions you need to protect society from the threat and illegal passage of explosives, prohibited weapons, contraband, toxic chemicals and narcotics. Known for our best-in-class expertise, equipment and support, customers rely on Smiths Detection to help them make the world a more secure place. With over 40 years' experience, our mission is to use technology to develop innovative solutions and services which uphold the free flow of trade and make the world a safer place. Smiths Detection, Inc. participates in the Electronic Employment Verification Program. Smiths Detection is an EEO/AA Employer/Vet/Disabled. So whether you're an experienced professional or just starting out on your career, our global scale and focus on growth means great career opportunities for the right colleagues. There's never been a better time to join Smiths. And help us create the future. Duties & Responsibilities Design functional electrical systems through the development and testing of components. Research and design components for electrical equipment and systems for use in commercial, and government contracts. Examine, prepare and verify technical drawings and specifications of electrical systems, to ensure that installation and operations conform to standards and customer requirements. Draft detailed multi-view drawings of assemblies and sub-assemblies. Confer with management, production, sales and purchasing staff to determine engineering feasibility, cost effectiveness and customer demand for new and existing products. Analyze engineering sketches, specifications and related data and drawings to determine design factors. Design and plan the layout of electrical assemblies to customer requirements; communicating details with Manufacturing and Test. Work independently using written feedback, general standards, and guidelines, without excessive reliance on redlines or specific, per-drawing direction. Communications and updates estimates, schedules, reports, and documents based on revisions and changes to the project. Results oriented with the ability to organize, prioritize and work on multiple projects simultaneously and manage project schedules. Prepare and communicate specifications for purchase of materials and equipment/tooling when necessary, during prototype phase. Work directly with Scientists and Engineers to determine component requirements and design details. Guides the successful completion of major programs and may function in a project leadership role. Perform electrical engineering analysis in order to properly design and document components and assemblies. Inspect and observe facilities to evaluate the efficacy and quality of electrical systems, components, and products Plans and analyzes electronic engineering commodities. Creates test procedures and production assembly documents. Document configuration management activities (changes and initial releases) within a product lifecycle management tool as a part of the overall workflow process. Self-check drawings as well as check drawings created by other designers/engineers. Solicit feedback and drawing critiques from other internal staff as well as provide similar feedback to other internal staff. Work with other SDI sites and assist with engineering drawings and document control and approval process. Able to work as an engineering technician to support other engineers with assembling products, and building wire harnesses. Present and defend designs and drawings at Design Reviews to internal staff and management. A commitment to excellence and exemplary internal and external customer service. Is recognized as an expert in own area within the organization. Works on complex issues where analysis of situations or data requires an in-depth evaluation of variable factors. Exercises judgement in selecting methods, techniques and evaluation criteria for obtaining results. Interprets internal or external issues and recommends solutions/best practices. Works independently, with guidance in only the most complex situations. Diversity & Inclusion We believe that different perspectives and backgrounds are what make a company flourish. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment regardless of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, economic status, disability, age, or any other legally protected characteristics. We are proud to be an inclusive company with values grounded in equality and ethics, where we celebrate, support, and embrace diversity. The Individual Minimum of a BS degree in Engineering, Electrical, Electro-Mechanical preferred. At least 8 years related engineering experience with specific experience in cable/harness manufacturing and design. Experience in a manufacturing environment preferred. Proficient in the use of AutoCAD or other computer-aided design software application. Experience in Altium is preferred. Familiarity with SWIM (SolidWorks Integration Module) for Teamcenter preferred. Preferred knowledge of ISO standards and documentation. Experience in design, repair, and analysis of electronic systems Knowledge of various compliance standards like ROHS, and UL/CSA. Experience in performing internal product and process audits. Experience in electrical board repairs and building prototypes. Ability to write clearly about highly technical subject matter. Capacity to analyze a problem from multiple perspectives and explore creative solutions. Exceptional verbal and written communication skills. About Smiths At Smiths we apply leading-edge technology to design, manufacture and deliver market-leading innovative solutions that meet our customers' evolving needs, and touch the lives of millions of people every day. We are a FTSE100, global business of around 23,000 colleagues, based in 55 countries. Our solutions have a real impact on lives across the planet, enabling industry, improving healthcare, enhancing security, advancing connectivity and supporting new homes. Our products and services are often critical to our customers' operations, while our proprietary technology and high service levels help create competitive advantage. We welcome colleagues with a curious mind, who are happy with responsibility, enjoy a challenge and are attracted by the idea of working at a business with an almost 170 year history of innovation, and five global divisions, all experts in their field. About Smiths Detection Smiths Detection is a global leader in threat detection and screening technologies for aviation, ports and borders, urban security and defence. With more than 40 years of field-tested experience, we deliver the solutions needed to protect society from the threat and illegal passage of explosives, prohibited weapons, contraband, toxic chemicals and narcotics. Every minute of every day our technology and our people make the world a safer place. Smiths Detection is part of Smiths Group, a global leader in applying advanced technologies to markets in threat as well as contraband detection, energy, medical devices, communications and engineered components. Smiths Group employs around 23,000 people in more than 50 countries. Additional Information Smiths Detection is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability. Equal Employment Opportunity Posters If you'd like to view a copy of the company's affirmative action plan or policy statement, please email If you have a disability and you believe you need a reasonable accommodation in order to search for a job opening or to submit an online application, please e-mail or call toll-free 877-703-1029. This email and phone number is created exclusively to assist disabled job seekers whose disability prevents them from being able to apply online. Only messages left for this purpose will be returned. Messages left for other purposes, such as following up on an application or technical issues not related to a disability, will not receive a response. Smiths Detection, Inc. participates in the Electronic Employment Verification Program.