Hardware Electrical Engineer

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Itron is a global technology company. We build solutions that help utilities measure, manage and analyze energy and water. Our broad product portfolio includes electricity, gas, water and thermal energy measurement and control technology; communications systems; software; and professional services. With thousands of employees supporting nearly 8,000 utilities in more than 100 countries, Itron empowers utilities to responsibly and efficiently manage energy and water resources. Start at Ganz Meter Company Ltd., a Hungarian subsidiary of Itron Inc. in Gödöllö. We are looking for a 

Hardware Electrical Engineer - Sustaining / VAVE tasks
The candidate will be responsible for sustaining present RF communication module designs and participate in all phases of hardware design, including technical analysis of product requirements, recommendation of design alternatives, functional specifications, schematic design, hardware debug, hardware verification testing and release to manufacturing. The ideal candidate will have experience in VAVE engineering to reduce direct material cost, improve product quality and reliability by planning and following the activities with internal/external partners through VAVE and supplier change projects. A successful incumbent will work effectively with a cross-functional/global staff and supply base, to analyze change impact, collect data, establish test-plan and complete risk assessment.

Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Reduce direct material spend to meet the department goals
  • Select and validate second source material, or re-use existing parts for electrical circuits
  • Conduct Analog and RF circuit measurements using spectrum analyzer, signal generator, vector network analyzer, oscilloscopes, multi meter, power supply, R/L/C meter, etc
  • Conduct qualification tests, like functional, material, performance, reliability tests
  • Generate and update test plans, generate test report to prove out VAVE changes
  • Follow up the engineering activities as the proto build and the testing
  • Update designs, drawings, BOMs in the database and ensures document control
  • Support second sourcing, product change and EOL’s activities to update design and validate
  • Work directly and communicate regularly with international suppliers in Asia, Europe and the US
  • Provide radio regulatory support
Preferred Skills & Experience:
  • Bachelors or Master’s Degree in Electrical/Electronic Engineering (or equivalent)
  • 3 years of related experience of sustaining engineering or VAVE
  • Must have a good understanding of RF and analog electronic circuit design and theories
  • Familiar with RF system and wireless communication theories is a plus
  • Solid knowledge in EMC, ESD and Product safety knowhow on relevant directives and norms: previous work with external labs would be good for RED, MID, ATEX
  • Familiar with the Value Analysis and Value Engineering methodology
  • Experience in using CAD tools for schematic and layout of circuit boards
  • Ability to work in a global team atmosphere on new product development and sustaining projects
  • Ability to work as an individual on single team projects as required and must be able to self-motivate and have good time management skills
  • Excellent communication skills, including verbal and technical writing in English
  • Knowhow of ERP, PLM system, and revision control documentation