Research & Design Engineer - PLC Hardware

Job Description

Position Overview

"Are you ready to design and create factory automation equipment for machine and systems that safely automate our world?"

Key Responsibilities:

Participates in the development of electronic hardware for embedded controllers and input / output devices used in industrial control products. The candidate will analyze, design, troubleshoot, and implement electronic hardware solutions, design to rigorous industry standards, plus review and create process and design documents for automation products.

The team is responsible for implementation of detailed electronic designs and supervising generation of schematics, component selection, engineering specifications, and PCB designs. The engineer will collaborate with international Research & Development on similar products and with international factory teams during development and production phases. The position reports to the Functional Safety Engineering Project Manager and works with the team in which work is assigned under the direction of the Hardware Technical Lead Engineer.


  • Familiarity with design and analysis of digital and analog electronic circuit (for example, microprocessors, transistors, comparators, operational amplifiers, logic gates, linear regulators, switching regulators).
  • Participate in writing design documents, test procedures, and test reports.
  • Participates in the aspects of EMI/EMC testing, analysis, and aspects of remediation techniques. Collaborate with Type testing for prompt resolution of problem reports.
  • Ability to perform technical analysis.
  • Able to proficiently operate the typical electronic measurement and analysis lab equipment (for example, oscilloscope, meters, analyzers, power supplies).
  • Ability to create and adhere to project schedules and requirements.
  • Familiarity with Automation engineering system like Siemens TIA Portal - including Fundamental LAD and SCL language programming, is a plus.
  • Familiarity in the use of CAD tools for schematic capture.
  • Knowledgeable in the use of circuit simulation tools (SPICE).


  • Education: BS EE degree or higher
  • 0-5 years of direct experience in design electronic hardware with embedded controllers and input / output devices.
  • Good work-ethic and attention to detail.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Self-motivated and results-oriented with strong problem-solving skills.
  • Strong quality orientation with the ability to improve existing processes and approaches.
  • Demonstrates good interpersonal, communication, and teamwork skills. Lead and train other technicians.
  • 5% domestic or international travel.

Organization: Digital Industries

Company: Siemens Industry, Inc.

Experience Level: Experienced Professional

Job Type: Full-time

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