Electronics Engineer

Location US-IL-Itasca
Posted Date 3 weeks ago(5/12/2020 10:19 AM)


Robertshaw is a leading global design, engineering and manufacturing company that sells components and systems solutions into the residential white goods, commercial appliance, HVAC, and transportation industries.  Robertshaw’s global headquarters is located near Chicago in Itasca, Illinois, USA.  The company employs over 6,000 employees in 14 countries, has 3 engineering centers, and 10 manufacturing locations, including three Centers of Excellence in electronics manufacturing in Matamoros, Mexico; Trnava, Slovakia; and Qingdao, China.


We currently have an excellent opportunity for an Electronics Engineer to join our organization.  This position would be based in Itasca, Illinois or Guadalajara, Mexico.


  • Design, develop, modify and implements embedded firmware for new and existing products.


  • Captures and clarifies customer requirements and prepares detailed documentation of firmware requirements for new products and/or modifications or upgrades to existing products


  • Defines firmware architecture and creates detailed firmware design; personally, develops and/or oversees the development of prototypes by third-party vendors


  • Leads firmware design verification; reviews firmware design with internal team and/or customers and ensures customer and internal requirements have been met


  • Leads firmware testing through writing test plans, conducting testing, documenting results, etc.  Ensures firmware is validated (which may take place through an independent party) and supporting documentation exists


  • Investigates failures and debugs firmware to meet technical/functional requirements


  • Prepares firmware for implementation and manages release of firmware to production


  • Develops firmware-specific project plans that are in line with the master project plan; identifies risk factors (e.g., timeline, cost) and makes project team members (e.g., other Engineers, Project Manager, Product Manager) aware of possible challenges and potential solutions


  • Controls the scope of work, ensuring that customer requests that exceed the defined requirements are handled appropriately and raised to appropriate decision-makers, as needed


  • Provides customer support  to resolve problems and implement firmware modifications or upgrades


  • Complies with Robertshaw engineering processes (e.g., PDP)  and quality standards


  • Develops and applies best practice firmware development techniques to firmware designs and makes recommendations for product enhancements


  • Serves as a mentor to other engineers, providing them opportunities to develop technical skills and customer relationship competence




  • Ability to read schematics, analog design, and digital design


  • Architecture Design: State machines, UML


  • Software Design for Noise Immunity


  • Ability to develop and implement project schedules and engineering change notifications


  • Awareness of applicable agency and industry standards affecting design in order to select appropriate design changes


  • DFM analysis experience


  • Results driven, energetic, self-motivating and self-directed, strong sense of urgency



  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Electronics Engineering, or other technical-based degree


  • Experience with full firmware development cycle and designing firmware for production required


  • Experience with embedded firmware for 8-bit microcontrollers in C required; Experience with embedded firmware for 32-bit microcontrollers in C and C++ preferred


  • Experience with writing requirements and test plans required


  • Relevant industry experience (e.g., appliance, water heating, HVAC, automotive, commercial refrigeration) desired


  • Experience working in a high-volume, quality control-focused manufacturing environment desired


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