Niles, IL 
Posted 20 days ago
Job Description


Position Purpose:

The Engineer 1, Electrical, reports to the Engineering Leader and is responsible for the performance of routine functions which require the application of standard techniques, procedures, and criteria in carrying out a sequence of related engineering tasks. This position requires a moderate to high level of supervision; most work is still reviewed by a more senior engineer. In addition, this level has limited contact with Customers and Suppliers.

Essential Functions:

  • Works assigned tasks to meet schedule and may coordinate details with other departments.
  • Recognizes problems that are beyond capabilities and is learning from the experts in the area.
  • Learns the steps involved to incorporate process improvements.
  • Performs routine functions that require application of standard techniques, procedures and criteria in carrying out a sequence of related engineering tasks.
  • Learns to investigate products and documents findings in report format.
  • Does component tests with predefined test plan.
  • Documents/archives/retrieves drawings from storage system.
  • Basic design and implementation of low complex hardware boards and circuits.
  • May participate in international and multi-site projects.

Other Functions:

May perform the following functions:

  • Creates and maintains BOMs; releases drawings in WISE.
  • Basic support of electronic manufacturing processes.
  • Basic support of customers and operations in product related issues.
  • Basic layout of low complex hardware boards and derivatives.

Materials and Equipment Used:

  • PC and related equipment

Working Environment / Physical Activities:

  • Work is generally performed in a normal office environment; however, the job may take the member into various areas of the plant where there is possible exposure to noise, chemical solutions, dust and temperatures above 80 degrees F.
  • Some travel required.



  • Effective written and verbal communication skills; learning technical writing skills (procedures, reports, etc.).
  • Basic skills in problem solving and trouble-shooting.
  • Competent in the use of PCs and associated software.
  • Basic knowledge of appropriate WISE applications such as BOM, Item Master, NCR, Warranty, EC screens and part tracking.
  • Basic understanding of organizational structure and flow of information in the company.
  • Recognizes problems that are beyond capabilities and seeks out appropriate experts and tools.
  • Basic ability to understand and interpret industry and Woodward technical standards including quality system standards and PLC process.
  • Fundamental knowledge of commercial and in-house design packages. Ability to run existing standard tools. (e.g. layout tools, circuit analysis, etc.)
  • Basic understanding of component function and testing. Learning manufacturing processes, drawings and standards.
  • Effective time management skills.

Education or Formal Training:

  • Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering required.

Experience Required:

  • No experience required
  • Internship in industry desired.
    Woodward is an independent designer, manufacturer, and service provider of control solutions for the aerospace and energy markets. Our aerospace systems and components optimize the performance of fixed wing and rotorcraft platforms in commercial, business and military aircraft, ground vehicles and other equipment. Our energy-related systems and components enhance the performance of industrial gas and steam turbines, reciprocating engines, compressors, wind turbines, electrical grids and other energy-related industrial equipment. The company's innovative fluid energy, combustion control, electrical energy, and motion control systems help customers offer cleaner, more reliable and more efficient equipment. Our customers include leading original equipment manufacturers and end users of their products.
    Woodward is an Equal Opportunity Employer
    EO/AA/M/F/Disabled/Protected Veterans

Job Electrical Engineering
Primary Location United States-Illinois-Niles
Organization Woodward
Schedule FULL TIME
Shift 1st Shift / Day Job


Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
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