Senior Hardware Engineer

Generac Power Systems
Waukesha, Wisconsin
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    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 Hardware Engineer. 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Design and develop board level hardware
  • Research and select hardware components
  • Design embedded circuits using microprocessors/microcontrollers
  • Design embedded circuits encompassing both analog and digital circuitry
  • Design circuits with both switched and linear power supplies
  • Create schematics using CAD tools
  • Supervise PCB layout; specify component placement, analog/digital, high speed, power planes layout guidelines
  • Troubleshoot designs to the component level
  • Use test firmware/software to verify the hardware
  • Other duties as assigned
  • Use Design for Manufacturability (DFM) and Design for Test (DFT) techniques
  • Use simulation tools such as PSpice
  • Supports product development plans (schedule, product cost, meeting design inputs)
  • Participate in design reviews
  • Develop and maintain documentation, such as test procedures, manuals, etc.
  • Apply engineering knowledge and experience to improve products, services and processes
  • Use lab equipment including oscilloscopes, data acquisition equipment, and power supplies
  • Act as a resource to mentor and teach less experienced engineers
  • Travel to other Generac facilities as necessary



Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering or related discipline;
  • 5+ years of relevant work experience;

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in design of industrial/automotive electronic control systems and assemblies
  • Experience with Freescale PowerPC and/or Microchip PIC microcontrollers
  • Experience with Altium Designer for schematic capture and layout
  • Experience with designing battery charging circuitry


  • Ability to write test firmware to test hardware designs
  • Experience with designing battery charging circuitry
  • Knowledge of Digital Signal Processing
  • RF/wireless controls knowledge
  • Conduct FMEA/DFMEA analysis
  • Experience with design release process
  • Knowledge of PID loops
  • Communication hardware interface knowledge, such as RS232, RS485, CAN, Ethernet, USB, SPI, I2C, Flash, EEPROM, ADC/DAC, WiFi/Bluetooth
  • Design to meet agency compliance such as UL, CSA, NEC, CE, FCC, NFPA, EPA
  • Familiarity with simulation software such as Matlab Simulink

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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