Sr. Development Electrical Engineer

at Avantor
Location Barrington, Illinois
Date Posted September 24, 2022
Category Engineering
Job Type Permanent


Job Summary

Conduct technology investigations in support of Masterflex New Product Development Team. Address customer "pain points" and/or opportunities by conceptualizing and building proof-of-principle models. Keep abreast of market and technology advances with an eye for how they might be incorporated into Masterflex products to provide exceptional customer experiences. Work with cross-discipline technical teams in designing and fabricating electro-mechanical feasibility models. Tenaciously pursue unique solutions and networking with NPD peers to facilitate technology transfer. Diverse assignments/projects that include HW and SW development.


  • Design, develop, and troubleshoot electronic circuits and PCB assemblies
  • Design and develop analog and digital embedded electronic circuits to meet performance, cost, assembly, test, and project schedule objectives for assigned projects
  • Perform technology Investigations (Examples: sensors, motor control systems)
  • Support feasibility models and demos by designing and building breadboard circuits
  • Develop high-level project status update presentations
  • Contribute to the technology roadmap ensure that new features under investigation track with the product roadmap.
  • Investigate opportunities to improve development efficiencies
  • Familiarity with Raspberry Pi; Arduino; and similar packages to support proof-of-concept studies (and develop programming code to support said packages)
  • Stay abreast of latest technology advances and evaluate potential for future new feature development investigations
  • Identify and establish relationships with subject matter experts outside of Masterflex Division


  • Bachelor or Master of Science degree from ABET (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology) accredited university in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Applied Physics, or Mechatronics
  • C/C++
  • Python
  • Linux
  • Serial communications (RS232, SPI), TCP/IP
  • 5 years of engineering product development or R&D experience
  • Hands-on experience designing, fabricating, and debugging circuits (analog and digital)
  • Basic project management proficiency
  • Familiarity with high-volume production fabrication processes
  • Experience working with outside consultants and universities to support development activities
  • Sensor, Signal Processing, Machine Learning, Cloud, and BLE Experience a plus

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of employees assigned to this position.
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