Entry Level Electrical Engineer

Employment Type

: Full-Time


: Engineering

Company Description

Encoder Products Company (EPC) is the largest privately-held encoder manufacturer in North America. Our electro-mechanical products require integration of electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, computer science, precision optics, and smart sensors in product design and manufacturing. Nestled in the mountains of North Idaho, we manufacture the best industrial encoders in the world, while enjoying a quality of life that is unmatched. From our lake to our ski resort, there is plenty to do while still getting the job done!

Job Summary

Electrical engineer generates Specification Control Documents for product designs, provides engineering support to manufacturing, and recommends or makes enhancements to existing products. This person will also support the application engineering group which works closely with new and existing customers to specify and support our products. This person may interface with sales, customers, and vendors to provide proposals and quotes for custom encoder designs or modifications.

Job Responsibilities of an Electrical Engineer:
  • Troubleshoot and resolve new or reoccurring manufacturing issues of technical products
  • Researches manufacturing techniques to support assigned projects
  • Develops technical expertise on all assigned products
  • Improves test protocols, work instructions and production fixtures
  • Designs for manufacturability
  • Participates as a member of technical review boards for applicable projects
  • Resolves Engineering Change Requests (ECR)
  • Understands and conducts work practices in compliance with current quality system
  • Work closely with Quality to reduce internal and external quality failures

  • Skills of an Electrical Engineer:
  • Circuit design of analog, digital, and mixed signal devices. Microprocessors and software development experience is desirable
  • Design of components used in optical encoders such as custom optical sensors, and disks. ASIC (Application Specific Integrated Circuits), microelectronics, and optical experience is desireable
  • Ability to lead large projects 
  • Ability to communicate independently and effectively with all levels of management
  • Good communication and organizational skills
  • Persistence to meet schedules

  • Qualifications of an Electrical Engineer:
  • BS degree in Electrical or Electronic Engineering required
  • Coursework in Design for Manufacturability and/or Mechatronics is a plus

  • Job Detail:
  • Some travel required
  • Full time with benefits
  • Salary DOE

  • Encoder Products Company (EPC) is committed to the principles of Equal Opportunity Employment and to providing reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities. If you are interested in applying for employment with EPC and are in need of accommodation or special assistance to complete your application, please call Human Resources at 1 (208) 263-8541. Requests for reasonable accommodation will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

    EEO/AAP M/F/Vet/Disability

    Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their age, sex, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status or disability.

    In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire.

    About this company

    Established in 1969, Encoder Products Company (EPC) is a leading manufacturer of premium rotary incremental and absolute encoders used for motion feedback. Our encoders are available worldwide to OEMs, MRO's, End Users, Service/Repair Organizations and others through a qualified network of electrical, motion control, and industrial distributors. The Americas Division of EPC, located in Sagle, Idaho, USA, is headquarters for worldwide manufacturing and encoder research and development. To service and support regional markets, EPC also operates manufacturing facilities in Europe and Asia.

    Our products are used in a diverse range of industries such as packaging, food and beverage, personal care, automotive, textiles, agriculture, material handling, biomedical, semiconductor, timber and lumber. Additionally, major electric motor manufactures have selected EPC encoders as their OEM feedback device.

    EPC has introduced numerous 'firsts' to encoder technology, many of which have been adopted as industry standards, such as the flexible tether mounting system found on almost all thru-bore encoders today. By anticipating and responding to the needs of our customers, we continue to develop and introduce products that offer innovative solutions to challenging motion control applications. Products such as the TruTrac series of linear measurement encoders, the 725 Industrial 'encoder-within-an-encoder, as well as MA36 and MA63 multi-turn absolute encoders are examples.

    As a vertically integrated manufacturer, EPC is able to control the quality and availability of critical encoder components. This capability allows the company to offer an industry-leading 3-year warranty and lead time as short as same-day for certain models. Our manufacturing capabilities allow for mass customization of encoders, with each model possessing numerous configurable features such as shafts, bores, mounting patterns, output types, connectors, and resolution.

    This is a full-time position

    * The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.

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