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Electrical Engineer - Portable Air Treatment

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Location: Michigan City, Indiana, United States
Job ID: 43946
Date Posted: Dec 28, 2019
Segment: Industry
Business Unit: Hitachi Industrial Equipment Systems
Company Name: Sullair, LLC
Profession (Job Category): Engineering
Job Type (Experience Level): Experienced
Job Schedule: Full-time
Remote: No

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Summary of the position:

The Electrical Engineer is an essential part of the New Product Development Engineering team and the success of Sullair products. This role, located in Michigan City, Indiana, is responsible for the design and integration of electrical and control systems into portable compressor products. The successful candidate must be able to work on multiple programs cross-functionally with the Engineering, Purchasing, Manufacturing, Quality, R&D, Service, and Airend teams. To be effective, the ideal candidate will need to be a self-driven strong communicator that is intimately familiar with electrical and controls systems designs and integration into off-highway and/or industrial applications.

Duties and responsibilities:
  • Design, development, and integration of electrical systems into Sullair products using knowledge of catalogue components and consistent application of innovative design solutions to deliver best in class products.
  • Design, develop and maintain electrical systems and components to required specifications, focusing on safety, reliability, quality, cost, and sustainability.
  • Create wiring schematics, electrical harnesses, related mechanical components, and bills of material.
  • Design, size, and integrate wiring harnesses based upon SAE J1939 codes and engine configurations as well as controller configurations.
  • Design, package, and evaluate electrical designs for existing and new product applications.
  • Responsible for New Product Development program deliverables on all electrical aspects including: concept designs, design reviews, DFMEA’s, DVP&R’s, DRD’s, best practices, risk assessment, and maintaining design guidelines.
  • Collaborate with internal engineering functions to ensure design deliverables, target costs, and project timing are met and properly documented.
  • Support Supply Chain with accurate component prints, identifying alternative components and suppliers, and answering technical questions from suppliers.
  • Work cross-functionally with Engineering, Manufacturing, Quality, Purchasing, Service, and Commercial teams on all electrical and controls related design items and changes.
  • Operate as the electrical subject matter expert and provide hands-on technical leadership.
  • Provide direction to electrical designers as well as support build and test technicians.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • BS or MS in Electrical Engineering or equivalent.
  • A minimum of 5 years’ experience of electrical design, integration and application in the compressor or industrial machinery industry. (SAE J1939, UL508, CSA, NEC, CE).
  • Knowledge of compressor systems is a plus.
Professional experience:
  • Experience with portable compressor design and NPD phase-gate process is a plus.
  • Proven ability to interpret and create technical CAD drawings and schematics. Experience with Siemens NX, NX Electrical Routing, LTX Schematics, and Teamcenter (PLM) or equivalent 3D CAD Software Programs.
  • Demonstrated ability to design and implement wiring harnesses.
  • Self-driven professional able to plan/prioritize workload without direct guidance or direction from management to meet project/program time constraints with history of driving results.
  • Solid comprehension of electro-mechanical systems and interactions between air compressor components and sub-systems.
  • Strong working knowledge of electrical and controls applications for diesel engine applications.
  • Working knowledge of OEM engine application and installation standards.
  • Ability to anticipate potential problems and proactively take preventative action.
  • Proficient at troubleshooting electrical harnesses.
  • Able to successfully manage multiple projects/programs simultaneously.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Proven ability to effectively interact and liaise with staff at all levels in a very diverse environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to work very effectively within a team/cross functional teams and meet deadlines without sacrificing quality.
  • Ability to install, troubleshoot, rework electrical wiring on Sullair compressors.
  • Ability to travel occasionally as needed to support business needs – anticipate less than 5%.
Direct reports:
  • N/A

The successful candidate is responsible for complying with Sullair’s Code of Ethics and related policies. In performing the job, the incumbent shall take all steps necessary to comply with our safety rules and requirements and must actively support the organization's efforts to meet and exceed its goals of creating and maintaining a safe workplace.


This description is to serve as a guide. It is intended to be flexible and will continue to evolve over time with business needs and demands and may be updated periodically and at the Company's discretion.


Sullair is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate based on race, religion, color, age, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, genetic information, veteran status, physical or mental disability, or other protected categories under applicable law, whether in recruitment, employment, promotion, transfer, compensation, or other conditions of employment.

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