Peek Traffic Corporation, a Quixote Company

Peek Traffic Corporation, a Quixote Company

Peek Traffic Corporation

Job Description

Job Title: Hardware Engineer Level 1

Department: Engineering

Reports To: Robin Harrison

FLSA Status: Salary Exempt

Prepared By: Donna Culmer

Prepared Date: February 19, 2013

Summary: Peek Traffic, a signal group company is a leader in the road traffic control; monitoring and detection industry has an opening in its hardware engineering department for an entry level electrical engineer to assist in the test, development and sustainment of its existing and future products. The hardware engineering depart is a multi-discipline team of Hardware and firmware engineers.

This is a non-managerial position reporting to the Hardware Engineering manager. The successful candidate shall perform tasks assigned by the Hardware engineering manager or designee.

Key Skills:

  • Fundamental understanding of electronics
  • Review and understand schematics
  • Self motivated and able to work with minimal supervision
  • Good communication skills
  • Use engineering equipment that include, but not limited to Oscilloscopes and power supplies
  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft office

Other skills that would be a plus, but not required include:

  • Knowledge of software languages such as C in embedded environments
  • Able to speak and understand Spanish
  • Experience using schematic capture and PCB layout tools

Supervisory Responsibilities

This job has no supervisory responsibilities. The successful candidate will be expected to perform their duties with minimal supervision but with technical oversight from the hardware engineering manager and other senior staff.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

Under the direction of the hardware engineering manager and other senior staff, the successful candidate shall:

1)The engineer shall perform or assist in the testing of new and existing product. Testing duties include bench, system and field level testing to verify operation, performance, product bench marking and identifying issues.

The candidate will be expected to setup, monitor and collect test data from field equipment located along the road side and may require travelling to customer test sites located throughout the US. The collected test data will include, but not limited to recorded data files and video. The engineer will be required to analysis the recorded video and compare against the data generated by the equipment under test.

The engineer will also be required to perform or assist in the performance of internal compliance testing and may include travelling to external laboratories for external compliance testing.

The engineer will be required to correlate the results into a written report and present along with any conclusions and recommendations to the hardware engineering manager and/or the engineer responsible for the project.

2)The position will also require providing sustainment support for existing products. The engineer will be required to resolve manufacturing issues that include test and component issues. The engineer shall be responsible for reviewing test / component issues and recommending resolutions to the hardware engineering manager and/or senior staff. The engineer will be expected to assist in maintaining and updating exiting test and manufacturing documentation including the MRP system under the supervision of the drawing office manager.

3)The successful candidate will also be required to assist senior engineers during new product or prototype release; the engineer will assist in the creation of test fixtures, test procedures, manufacturing documentation and MRP data.

4)Provide engineering support with the product support departments, primarily in the role of testing and verification of reported issues. The engineer should then be able to duplicate and demonstrate this issue to senior engineering staff.

5)As the experience and knowledge of the successful candidate grows, the position may expand to include product design, schematic capture and board layout.

Qualifications: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Competencies: To perform the job successfully, an individual should be able to perform assigned tasks with limited supervision. The ideal candidate will be able to quickly understand the requirements of the task and perform the assigned task without constant supervision. The candidate should bring questions or issues to the supervising engineer in a timely manner.

The position requires that the candidate has a strong fundamental understanding of electronics and is required to be able to read and understand schematics.

Candidate should have good problem solving skill and be able to use typical engineering test equipment such as oscilloscope and multi-meters to analysis, test and debug hardware issues.

Interpersonal Skills: Focuses on solving conflict, not blaming; Maintains confidentiality; Listens to others without interrupting; Keeps emotions under control; Remains open to others' ideas and tries new things.

Oral Communication: Speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations; listens and gets clarification; responds well to questions; may participate in meetings.

Written Communication: Writes clearly and informatively; Edits work for spelling and grammar; Varies writing style to meet needs; Presents numerical data effectively; Able to read and interpret written information.

Teamwork: Balances team and individual responsibilities; Exhibits objectivity and openness to others' views; Gives and welcomes feedback; Contributes to building a positive team spirit; Puts success of team above own interests; Able to build morale and group commitments to goals and objectives; Supports everyone's efforts to succeed.

Quality Management: Looks for ways to improve and promote quality; Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness.

Diversity: Demonstrates knowledge of EEO policy; Shows respect and sensitivity for cultural differences; educates others on the value of diversity; promotes a harassment-free environment; Builds a diverse workforce.

Ethics: Treats people with respect; Keeps commitments; inspires the trust of others; Works with integrity and ethically; Upholds organizational values.

Organizational Support: Follows policies and procedures; Completes administrative tasks correctly and on time; supports organization's goals and values; Benefits organization through outside activities; Supports affirmative action and respects diversity.

Judgment: Displays willingness to make decisions; Exhibits sound and accurate judgment; Supports and explains reasoning for decisions; Includes appropriate people in decision-making process; Makes timely decisions.

Motivation: Sets and achieves challenging goals; Demonstrates persistence and overcomes obstacles; Measures self against standard of excellence; Takes calculated risks to accomplish goals.

Professionalism: Approaches others in a tactful manner; Reacts well under pressure; Treats others with respect and consideration regardless of their status or position; Accepts responsibility for own actions; Follows through on commitments.

Quality: Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness; Looks for ways to improve and promote quality; Applies feedback to improve performance; Monitors own work to ensure quality.

Quantity: Meets productivity standards; Completes work in timely manner; Strives to increase productivity; Works quickly.

Safety and Security: Observes safety and security procedures; Determines appropriate action beyond guidelines; Reports potentially unsafe conditions; Uses equipment and materials properly.

Adaptability: Adapts to changes in the work environment; Manages competing demands; Changes approach or method to best fit the situation; Able to deal with frequent change, delays, or unexpected events.

Attendance/Punctuality: Is consistently at work and on time; Ensures work responsibilities are covered when absent; Arrives at meetings and appointments on time.

Dependability: Follows instructions, responds to management direction; Takes responsibility for own actions; Keeps commitments; Commits to long hours of work when necessary to reach goals. Completes tasks on time or notifies appropriate person with an alternate plan.

Initiative: Volunteers readily; Undertakes self-development activities; Seeks increased responsibilities; Takes independent actions and calculated risks; Looks for and takes advantage of opportunities; Asks for and offers help when needed.

Innovation: Displays original thinking and creativity; Meets challenges with resourcefulness; Generates suggestions for improving work; Develops innovative approaches and ideas; Presents ideas and information in a manner that gets others' attention.

Language Skills: Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.

Reasoning Ability: Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.

Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand and walk. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision and depth perception.

Work Environment: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The noise level in the work environment ranges from quite to noisy, depending on design and test activities.