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Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories, Inc. Lead Hardware Engineer in Pullman, Washington

As an Electronics Hardware Engineer, a typical day might include the following:

  • Analyzes, designs, and develops conventional analog and digital circuits. Conducts moderate to complex design reviews to demonstrate product and circuit robustness.
  • Develops hardware specifications and prepares system level specifications.
  • Writes and analyzes test plans, executes tests and evaluates test results for use at peer design reviews.
  • Prepares and maintains product documentation, including data sheets, instruction manuals, design and test documentation.
  • Provides and maintains accurate project plans. Manages and/or leads hardware projects of moderate complexity. Coordinates engineering activities with purchasing and manufacturing.
  • Mentors and directs the efforts of other Hardware Engineers and technicians.

This job might be for you if:

  • B.S. in Electrical Engineering or related discipline, or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Typically 6+ years of combined experience in at least 2 of the following areas: Analog circuit design, digital design with microprocessors, power supply design.
  • Strong emphasis on simulation/tool driven design and circuit validation methods (SPICE, ANSYS, HYPERLYNX, etc.).
  • Strong knowledge of project management processes and procedures.
  • Strong writing, documentation, and speaking skills.

Preferred Qualifications

  • M.S. In Electrical Engineer or related experience.
  • Knowledge of one or more of the following: Industrial controls, 3-phase and electric power systems, electric utility telecommunications.
  • Leadership experience or training.


Pullman, WA- SEL's corporate office is located in Eastern Washington where you'll enjoy an unmatched quality of life. Enjoy the smaller town life: country space, freedom from traffic, easy access to recreational activities in nearby mountains, rivers, and forests, as well as great schools and universities.

Competitive pay. Superior benefits. Inspiring work.

People are at the core of our company and we hire employee-owners. We welcome you to learn more about how we support employees.

  • We're 100% employee owned. Retirement benefits include an employer funded stock ownership plan (ESOP) and personal 401K options.
  • We offer top tier medical, prescription, dental, vision, life, and disability insurance.
  • We recognize the importance of a healthy life balance and offer: 10 paid holidays, annual vacation accrual starting at 12 days, 9 paid sick days, and paid family and medical leave that covers 90% of your pay.
  • We foster growth and development of our employees through avenues such as STEM courses, apprenticeships, tuition assistance, and engineering development programs.
  • Ask our team about other benefits including wellness, fertility, adoption, and flexible spending benefits.

*Pay Range Data: *We anticipate filling this position as a Lead Hardware Engineer $100,000 - $124,000. We are open to reviewing additional candidates with more or less experience and the salary range may differ if filled at a different level. Our salary ranges are determined by job, responsibility, and location. We base our starting pay offer and title on location and job-related factors such as candidate experience, training, knowledge, and skills.

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SEL is an Equal Opportunity Employer: Vets/Disabled.