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Principal Systems Engineer (R&D - Electrical/Power - Vehicle)

Overland Park, KS
Join a growing R&D group of an international company with over 5200 employees in 30 countries. In fact this position is open due to growth! It's a high viability role and will involve cutting edge technology.

The company is a global one but has a Midwestern feel with Midwest family values.  They are currently renovating their main offices and creating a more open office environment with both standing and sitting desks. This company has low turnover. Other perks include being eligible for benefits from day one, 401K with matching, and relocation assistance. 

Principal Systems Engineer Job Summary:
This position is responsible for the development and coordination of systems design for products within the Terminal Tractors / Mobile Equipment division. Your focus will be on all things power and electric (low voltage and high voltage, electrical wire harness, wire schematics, controls, lighting, batteries, etc). 

Key Duties:

  • Develop components and systems. 
  • Define specifications for components and systems in collaboration with Chief Engineers and R&D Manager.
  • Set up development plan for components and systems. 
  • Ensure that the components and systems meet specified technical customer demands, product safety, legislation requirements, and internal demands for Terminal Tractor products. 
  • Choose design solutions, material, and components according to customer demands.
  • Coordinate components and systems design between Terminal Tractor products. 
  • Be responsible for resolving service, production and supplier issues. 
  • Check and approve purchase drawings, regarding standards. 
  • Plan and perform activities according to specified requirements and time schedule as decided by you and the R&D Manager. 
  • Responsible for regularly reporting to the R&D Manager regarding outcome and possible deviations.
  • Ensure cooperation between Terminal Tractor R&D and Supply
  • Perform customer and supplier visits. 
  • Initiate and order testing for verification and evaluation of a design. 
  • BS Degree in Electrical Engineering (BSEE)
  • Minimum of 5 years' experience in an R&D role.
  • Previous experience with product development for low voltage and high voltage vehicle electrical systems is required.
  • Technical knowledge regarding Mobile Equipment product types or similar rubber tire vehicles; such as trucks, agricultural equipment, tractors, bulldozers, mining equipment, construction equipment etc.
  • Knowledgeable in engineering tools used for design
  • The ideal person will...
    • be a skilled planner
    • have a business- and market mindset
    • focus on customer needs
    • have good communication skills
    • have analytical and structural abilities
    • be a driving force and be result oriented
    • be a problem solver
    • have a positive attitude
    • be fluent in English both speaking and writing

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