Senior Electrical Engineer

Generac Power Systems
Waukesha, Wisconsin
  • Job Type
  • Job Status
    Full Time
  • Shift
    1st Shift

Work with the leader in the power industry! Generac is a Wisconsin based $1.8 billion market-leading manufacturing company that builds quality power products that positively impacts the lives of our customers. We have a new opportunity in our Waukesha facility as a Senior Electrical Engineer.


Essential Duties & Responsibilities: 

  • Apply engineering principles in hardware, software, harness and power output development activities for global products while optimizing cost, quality and performance.
  • Specifies precise new product functional requirements; designs, tests and integrates a variety of moderately complex components to produce final designs; and evaluates the design's overall effectiveness, cost (including cost/benefit analysis), reliability (risk analysis), and safety.
  • Designs, develops, executes and evaluates fitness-for-use testing, product specifications and process validation plans for a variety of moderately complex products and/or components; creates and reviews material part specifications and bills of materials.
  • Collaborates with internal manufacturing partners, contract manufacturers, designers and product specialists to optimize moderately complex designs for manufacturability.
  • Utilizes CAD (Computer Aided Design) or CAE (Computer Aided Engineering) systems to model new designs and produce detailed engineering drawings.
  • Supporting product development plans (schedule, product cost, meeting design inputs)
  • Assist sustaining and product improvement teams regarding electrical system components to provide quick response to production and field issues.
  • Acts as a resource to mentor and teach less experienced engineers.
  • Travel to other Generac facilities as necessary.
  • Other duties as assigned.




Basic Qualifications:
  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering or related discipline;
  • 5+ years of relevant work experience

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in new product design and development
  • Demonstrated knowledge in one or more of the following: engine systems, generators, lighting, controls, software, communication bus interfaces (ex. J1939 CAN)
  • Experience with off road, outdoor equipment and an understanding of how that environment impacts electrical systems
  • Experience with design methodologies such as DFMEA and FMEA.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to perform detail oriented work with a high degree of accuracy on multiple projects;
  • Demonstrated written communication and presentation skills;
  • Ability to translate technical information to all audiences;
  • Applies engineering knowledge and experience to improve products, services and processes;Technical Skills to include 3D modeling (ProE or SolidWorks); ProDiagram or ProCabling.
  • MS Excel, MS Word;
  • Experience with machine design;
  • Previous experience with SAP or equivalent ERP.

Generac offers an excellent benefits package including health, life, dental, vision, vacation, employee stock purchase program, tuition reimbursement, company matched 401K, career development, and more!


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Senior Electrical Engineer

Generac Power Systems
Waukesha, Wisconsin

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