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Electrical and Hydraulic Systems Designer

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JOB TITLE: Electrical and Hydraulic Systems Designer
DEPARTMENT: Design
OVERVIEW:
Pratt & Miller is a world-class technology company and a respected leader in motorsports, automotive, defense, power sports and related industries providing clients with advanced engineering and low-volume manufacturing solutions. Our range of design, engineering, manufacturing, and vehicle program management capabilities are among the most robust and agile in the world.
POSITION OVERVIEW:
Pratt & Miller Engineering designs, builds, and tests advanced fully electric, hybrid, robotic and autonomous vehicles as well as other high technology platforms for its customers. As Pratt and Miller has pushed what is possible, the complexity of these platforms has created a need for a designer to focus on the mechanical integration of the electrical components, wiring harnesses, hydraulics, and other supporting subsystems. An ideal candidate will have previous experience integrating electrical and hydraulic components in both CAD and on vehicles as well as be capable of basic wiring harness schematic creation. Skills in mechanical part and sheet metal design are also strongly desired.
POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES:
Typical responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following items:
Vehicle Electrical Design

    • Wiring harness and cable modeling, routing and integration in CAD
·Wire harness design for manufacturing and assembly
·Connector modeling and library creation
·Support generation of wiring schematics
·Electrical component mounting solution design
·Electrical subsystem and wiring harness BOM generation and maintenance
·Creation of wiring harness designs using lengths off existing platforms
·Define wire harness retention points
·Evaluate routing to avoid pinch and crush points
·Help establish electrical system design rules
Product and Platform Design

    • Hydraulic and cooling system routing and integration in CAD
    • Hose and fitting selection based on system flow and pressure
    • System and component detail design using parametric solids CAD modeling
    • Design of component mounting solutions
    • Testing and manufacturing fixture design
Project Support

    • Work with design and electrical engineers as well as manufacturing technicians to improve performance and manufacturability of components and systems
    • Support programs from concept, design, testing and validation into low volume production
ESSENTIAL KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS:
Required Experience and Education:
·Expertise in either ProE, NX, CATIA or SolidWorks
· Experience producing production electrical system drawings
· Solid base understanding of automotive vehicle electronics
· Strong working knowledge of Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing
· Strong technical writing, communication, team, and organizational skills
· US Citizenship or Permanent Residency is required
· Proficiency in MS Office (Word, Excel, Project, PowerPoint)
Desired Specialized Knowledge and Skills:
·5+ years of experience
· Previous experience with Creo Piping and Cabling or NX Electrical and Mechanical Routing
· Experience Interfacing with Mentor Graphics Captial or VeSys
· Experience with electric or hybrid electric vehicles
·Proficiency in Catia V5 or Solid Works
·Experience with vehicle-based prototype manufacturing environments (defense, automotive, on highway, off road)
·Experience with production manufacturing processes
WORK ENVIRONMENT
Work will typically be performed in a team-based office environment. Our team members work on collaborative, challenging projects that offer the opportunity to learn from a wide range of expertise and have fun in the process. Minimal travel (typically less than 20%) may be required for customer and supplier meetings, off-site training, off-site testing, and attendance at industry conferences.
Pratt & Miller offers an excellent benefits package, great work atmosphere, and more. Please check out our website for more information.
We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do 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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