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Electrical Engineer - R&D

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Date: Feb 18, 2021

Location: Neenah, WI, US, 54957

Company: J. J. Keller & Associates, Inc.

Requisition #: 12999
Functional Area:  Engineering; Research & Development
Employment Type:  Full-Time
Work Options:  Remote / Work from Home in the US
Work Hours:  Standard business hours

A Safe Environment During COVID-19:  At J. J. Keller, our purpose is to protect people – our clients and our associates. We use CDC-recommended best practices to ensure the healthiest workplace possible, and our Environmental Health & Safety Team continuously monitors our pandemic protocols. During COVID-19, associates have given J. J. Keller high scores for keeping them informed and safe.

Position Summary

Join J. J. Keller's Innovation team in this new role! This position is responsible for the invention, design, and development of new products and generational improvements to existing products.  This position will invent the future while providing the technical abilities to design, test, and implement those inventions.  This includes extracting new opportunities from Voice of Customer, applying good business acumen with state-of-the-art technologies to provide unique and profitable solutions.

Job Responsibilities

  • Invents new products to keep workplaces, job sites and highways safe and respectful within, and adjacent to, the electrical / electronic engineering discipline.
  • Applies engineering principles to design, prototype, test, evaluate, and implement new designs and inventions.
  • Creates new design schematics, layouts, bill of materials, documents, and test plans.
  • Prototypes, validates, and troubleshoots designs, both internally, and with partnered outside service providers.
  • Develops project plans and executes to plan, providing updates to management.
  • Transitions designs into production and provides consultation and design support to internal and external resources.
  • Works cross functionally to improve current product lines.


Education & Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical/Electronic Engineering or Engineering Technology.
  • 3+ years working as an electrical/electronic engineer, including prior Product Development experience.
  • Prior experience using ECAD design tools.
  • Prior experience with Lean manufacturing or Six Sigma a plus.

Other Skills:

  • Curiosity and understanding of all engineering disciplines, with ambiguity in exploration and focus on execution.
  • Self-directed and able to work effectively independently and within a team environment.
  • Possess a continuous improvement outlook and suggest, promote and champion product changes.
  • Advanced problem solving and analytical ability, with the ability to critically review and interpret technical documentation.
  • Ability to handle multiple priorities and to meet key deadlines and manage changing priorities through effective time management skills.
  • Ability to translate abstract concepts into physical, testable prototypes.

Physical Requirements

Work is performed primarily in a standard office environment. Work involves operation of personal computer equipment for extended periods of time. Occasional travel to offsite offices, customer sites and/or industry and training events may also be required, depending on assignment. 


Other Information


At J. J. Keller, we are Difference Makers because the work we do truly matters. We protect people’s lives every day. In fact, more than 90% of Fortune® 1000 companies rely on J. J. Keller to help create safe work environments. Our associates have named J. J. Keller as a Great Place to Work® four years in the running. View our CAREERS video to learn more about being a Difference Maker at J. J. Keller and click here to learn what our associates have to say about life as an associate at J.J. Keller. 

Thank you for your interest in career opportunities with J. J. Keller & Associates, Inc.!  If you experience system-related issues or need assistance with the online application, please call (920) 720-7700.

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J. J. Keller & Associates, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.

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