Systems Engineer

89 North

Location: Williston,VT

Type: Full Time

Education: Bachelor's Degree

Experience: 5 - 10 Years


Job Title: Systems Engineer
Department: Engineering
Reports To: Vice President
EEO Job Category: Professionals
FLSA: Exempt
Location: On-Site (primarily)
Date: September 2022

Job Summary/Objective:
The Systems Engineer provides technical leadership of interdisciplinary product development and realization, serving as the project lead for concurrent projects spanning the product lifecycle and involving electrical, mechanical, optical, and software engineering disciplines. The Systems Engineer is responsible for leading the technical and technical management processes associated with the development, improvement, and sustaining engineering of products.
Primary Responsibilities and Essential Functions:
● Lead interdisciplinary technical teams with a systems perspective in the design, development, and continual improvement of 89 North products and technical solutions
● Effectively collaborate with team members to understand and communicate stakeholder objectives, establish technical and relevant regulatory requirements, recognize risks and issues, and conceive robust solutions
● Establish and maintain project plans, coordinating with management, project managers, and team members on resource allocation needs; track status and report as requested
● Provide technical leadership and foster innovative solutions by leveraging technical expertise and sound technical decision-making approaches
● Create and maintain appropriate project documentation to assure robust product development and realization
● Plan and facilitate interdisciplinary technical reviews to advance efforts and ensure design control
● Oversee and/or execute design verification and product validation/qualification activities
● Coordinate and oversee certification activities performed by external test laboratories
● Lead and/or collaborate on the generation of new product proposals
● Serve as a primary technical customer interface for OEM products in the commercialization process
● Lead or contribute to operational/sustaining initiatives/projects as requested
● Provide coaching, support and motivation to team members to help them achieve project objectives
● Collaborate with manufacturing and process engineer to develop production processes, KPIs, and quality tests
● Contribute to the development and continual improvement of quality management system processes; drive continual improvement of product development and realization
● Manage external contracted resources allocated to projects

Secondary Responsibilities:
● Not applicable

Supervisory Responsibilities:
● Not applicable

● Planning. Is able to successfully plan and manage projects from conception to completion
● Priority Setting. Understands what is important and is able to prioritize and focus time to accomplish goals
● Creativity. Is able to easily make connections resulting in innovative and unique solutions
● Functional/Technical Skills. Has the functional and technical knowledge and skills to perform at a high level of accomplishment
● Customer Focus. Is committed to meeting the needs of internal and external customers
● Organizing. Is able to successfully arrange information and resources, for multiple activities at once, to accomplish a goal

Work Environment:
● 89 North is a fast paced, collaborative, high tech manufacturing environment
● Work is performed in a professional office environment with an average noise level
● This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, and filing cabinets
● A portion of duties are performed on production floor which may require personal protective equipment such as eye protection
● Hybrid/remote work allowed with manager approval

Physical Demands:
● Enter data into computer systems and/or produce documents, typically utilizing a computer keyboard
● Close vision for computer work
● Regular, dependable attendance to meet project demands and be available to internal customers
● Ability to communicate with suppliers, vendors, and customers via email, phone, and virtual meeting
● Ability to sit and/or stand at workstation for extended periods of time

Additional Job Responsibilities for All Employees-Owners:
● Protect the company by adhering to standards and procedures, participating in safety and security training, being diligent about the handling of company data, and reporting all safety and security concerns.
● Learn and keep yourself informed by asking questions and attending Company meetings, Board meetings, reading corporate emails and communication
● Adopt an entrepreneurial attitude to help ensure the Company’s success; including innovation, customer focus, problem solving, cost containment and commitment to quality
● Adhere to all other responsibilities as defined in the Rights and Responsibilities for All Employee Owners at Chroma Technology found in the Employee Handbook

Required Education, Experience, and Eligibility Qualifications:
● A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in engineering or related field
● A minimum of 7 years experience leading interdisciplinary development projects
● Command of systems engineering principles and discipline
● Experienced technical project management skills and ability to oversee multiple concurrent activities
● Experienced in leading and motivating interdisciplinary teams, interacting with various levels of the organization
● Experienced in requirements management and design-to-manufacture
● Thorough understanding of good engineering practices, including quality
● Knowledge of or ability to navigate relevant harmonized standards (EN, IEC, UL) and regulatory requirements (EU directives, CFRs)
● Outstanding interpersonal and communication skills (verbal, listening, teaching, technical writing)
● Outstanding organizational skills
● Self-directed and detail oriented with ability to multitask
● Prospective and/or new employees will be required to comply with Chroma’s COVID vaccination, testing, and face covering requirements.The requirements include proof of at least one COVID-19 vaccine dose before the start of employment and verification of the second dose within 30 days of the start of employment. Prospective or new employees may seek an exemption to applicable vaccination requirements and must have an approved exemption before the start of their employment. Applicants in need of an exemption due to a sincerely held religious belief or disability should contact [email protected]

Preferred Education, Experience, and Eligibility Qualifications:
● Master’s degree or advanced degree or certification in engineering or related field
● 10+ years experience in interdisciplinary technical product development leadership
● Electro-opto-mechanical product development experience
● Product development and manufacture experience in an ISO 9001 environment
● Understanding of systems engineering standards, e.g. INCOSE, ISO/IEC 15288

I understand the above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work to be performed. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required. I am aware that job duties are subject to change, as the organization deems necessary. I understand and accept that these are the responsibilities and requirements of the position and acknowledge I am able to perform the essential functions of this position.

89North is an employee-owned company, a Certified B Corporation, and an equal opportunity employer

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