E-Textile Electrical Engineer I Job at Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA

  • Drexel University
  • Philadelphia, PA

Job Description

E-Textile Electrical Engineer I

Job no: 503433

Work type: Full-Time

Location: University City - Philadelphia, PA

Categories: Office of Research & Innovation

Job Summary

The mission of the Pennsylvania Fabric Discovery Center (PA FDC) housed within Drexel's Center for Functional Fabrics (CFF) is to advance the design and manufacturing of integrated textile systems that will transform the way we work, live, and interact with the world. The PA FDC's vision is to help lead innovation and fuel economic expansion in advanced manufacturing of functional fabrics across the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and more generally across the entire country. The PA FDC is a transdisciplinary center where teams from academia and industry work together to address the grand challenges of advanced manufacturing, digital fabrication, modeling, design, and rapid prototyping. This in turn will lead to the pilot production of new products that will stimulate the creation of a new industry: textiles that see, hear, emit, and transmit. Reporting to the Director of the PA FDC @ CFF and part of the Innovation Team, the E-Textile Electrical Engineer I will be responsible for the applied research & development of new e-textile applications using advanced electrical hardware and software technologies integrated into and with fabrics and garments with a specific focus on manufacturability and sustainability.

This position works in transdisciplinary teams consisting of, but not limited to, industrial designers, material scientists, computer scientists, engineers, sociologists, mathematicians, physicists, students, and commercial partners for the development of the next generation of textiles with enhanced functionality. The E-Textile Electrical Engineer I will work collaboratively on funded research projects with subject matter experts to propose technical solutions and develop proofs of concept and prototypes through research, design, analysis, modeling, development, prototyping, testing, circuit design, ASIC design, and systems integration. In addition, this role also participates in internal and external project meetings, assist in developing progress updates and reports, and presents to stakeholders. Although this position is highly collaborative, candidates should be able to work independently with limited oversight. This role is for engineers who excel in a team environment and want an opportunity for hands on R&D work.

Essential Functions

  • Support the Innovation Team with research and development of microelectronics including design, analysis, modeling, development, prototyping, testing, circuit design, ASIC design, systems integration, and production.
    • Use digital circuit design and modeling tools such as AutoCAD, Ansys, PSpice to produce plans and schematics for prototyping.
    • Prototype designs in collaboration with the team under the direction of senior team members.
    • Test prototypes using industry standard methods, as well as developing new testing methods as needed.
    • Research industry and academic electrical component and systems technologies to utilize for project execution.
  • Assist with the development of new product, technology and design standards through industry and academic collaboration.
  • Other duties as assigned.
Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree in Electrical or Computer Engineering (or related field) or the equivalent combination of education and work experience.
    • Please review the Equivalency Chart for additional information.
  • One (1) years of related professional experience
  • An understanding of the systems engineering processes beginning with requirements definition through product design iteration with an appreciation for technology roadmapping including sound project and risk management practices.
  • Skills in at least one common programming language/environment relevant to the technologies of interest (Python, Matlab, C, etc.) as well as PLC programming.
  • Self-starter with ability to collaborate effectively in a team environment, both within projects and internally and externally at Drexel.
  • Ability to work in a highly creative and dynamic design team environment with a flexible approach to new design and engineering technologies.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills including the ability to contribute to written reports and proposals and participate in project presentations.
  • Ability to manage and prioritize multiple projects with strict deadlines.
  • Ability, especially under pressure, to be professional, courteous, and tactful.
Preferred Qualifications

  • ABET Accredited Bachelor's Degree in Electrical or Computer Engineering (or related field) and two (2) - five (5) years of related professional experience; or equivalent combination of experience, education, and training.
  • Experience with design and deployment of embedded systems and IoT.
Physical Requirements

  • Typically sitting at a desk/table
  • Typically standing, walking
  • Lifting demands ≤ 25lbs
  • Typically bending, crouching, stooping

  • University City - Philadelphia, PA
Additional Information

This position is classified as exempt, grade L . Compensation for this grade ranges from $62,630 - $93, 950 . Please note that the offered rate for this position typically aligns with the minimum to midrange of this grade, but it can vary based on the successful candidate's qualifications and experience, department budget, and an internal equity review.

We encourage you to explore Drexel's Professional Staff salary structure and Compensation Guidelines & Policies for more details on our compensation framework.

You can also find valuable information about our benefits in the Benefits Brochure.

Special Instructions to the Applicant

Please make sure you upload your CV/resume and cover letter when submitting your application.

A review of applicants will begin once a suitable candidate pool is identified.

Advertised: Jun 26 2024 Eastern Daylight Time

Applications close: Jul 26 2024 Eastern Daylight Time

Job Tags

Full time, Work experience placement, Flexible hours,

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