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Electrical Engineer

The National Robotics Engineering Center is seeking an electrical engineer to contribute to the design of groundbreaking robotics systems. 

The candidate will contribute to robot design, fabrication, assembly, and testing with a solid application of electrical engineering principles and practice. As an institution working on robotics systems, a successful candidate will keep an open mind to problem solving and reaching solutions with an interdisciplinary team. Candidates should be eager to immerse themselves in challenges and be willing to learn and apply new domain specific knowledge. 

  • Research, identify and test relevant circuits and sensors
  • Find new sensors and ICs relevant to implementing and improving designs
  • PCB board design, schematic and layout
  • Circuit prototyping, PCB assembly and rework
  • Generate wiring diagrams
  • Source and procure electronic components and lab supplies
  • Participate in hardware design process, reviews, and testing
  • Perform light fabrication of prototype parts for robots
  • Assemble and test mechanical and electrical assemblies
  • Document analysis, design, and test results
  • Travel to support field experiments
  • Other duties as assigned
  • Bachelor’s degree in an engineering or related field, or equivalent experience
  • 1-3 years of related experience
  • Experience in developing electrical circuits and electrical systems
  • Circuit design software experience (Altium preferred)


We especially want to hear from you if you have: 

  • Experience with Python/Bash scripting, Matlab, C, C++
  • Experience with MCU firmware development, Atmel and STM32
  • Experience around FGPA development and Industrial IO systems
  • Experience with High speed routing and fabrication considerations
  • Experience with Imaging, optics and power supply design
  • Embedded and industrial computing
  • Motor controller design and specification and smart-battery design
  • 3D modeling experience (SolidWorks)

Interested in this Opportunity?

Job ID: 2021929


Join our talented team at NREC where you will have a direct impact on operations and meaningful projects as you collaborate with experts and build your career helping solve industrial and government challenges and deploy technology to real world operations. 

At NREC, we value diversity, support it, and thrive on it for the benefits of our organization, our employees and our community. Carnegie Mellon University is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran.