Bison Gear & Engineering Corp.
Posted on 03/14/2023
St. Charles, IL 60174
Why Join Bison Gear & Engineering?
It’s an exciting time to work for Bison Gear and Engineering! We believe that personal, professional and company growth all go hand in hand. So we develop, challenge and incentivize our people to deliver the very best for our loyal customers. We’re a team made up of problem solvers, risk-takers, thinkers and doers.
At Bison we give you the opportunity to develop your career based on your strengths and potential. Bison is a career destination for engaged, passionate and talented people who are driven to seek the innovation, growth and opportunity that we offer.
Bison Gear and Engineering began in 1960 by designing problem-solving gearboxes and gear motors for their customers. Today, the company has grown into an industry leader for fractional horsepower electric motor, integral gearmotor and gear reducer products by implementing innovative lean manufacturing processes, world class engineering and customer support teams driven by their Robusticity® design philosophy; allowing Bison to consistently expand its product line with new motion control and power transmission solutions.
Responsible for the design of Bison Gear & Engineering’s products. The Engineer will be involved in the creation of new product designs and the maintenance of existing designs.
Essential duties and Responsibilities:
- Work on cross-functional teams that comprise of Electrical, Mechanical, Manufacturing, and Quality Engineers as well as Drafts people to design and develop single phase and three phase induction, permanent magnet DC (PMDC), brushless DC (BLDC), and other types of synchronous motors and controls.
- Prepares and directs life tests on electrical motors to establish baseline life on new designs and improve product life on existing designs.
- Create and modify wiring diagrams and schematics, stator and rotor prints, and both mechanical and electrical BOMs with the support and guidance of senior engineers.
- Collaborate with compliance engineering to certify motor designs.
- Hands-on dismantling of production and prototype motors to perform RCCA analysis with experience in supporting Operations to reduce or eliminate customer warranty issues.
- Configure electrical test setups for both mechanical and electrical tests of motors and gearmotors.
- Develop DFMEA and PFMEA for motors and electrical manufacturing.
- Review technical publications, competitive literature, etc. to maintain an awareness of competitive products and activities, and regularly reports findings.
- Recommends product improvements, cost reductions, and production methods to enhance Bison products, their life expectancy, and quality.
- Provides technical support to other members of the organization and engineering staff.
- Regular and reliable level of attendance.
Supervisory Responsibilities: None
Qualifications: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Education and Experience:
- Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering.
- 1+ years’ experience of electrical motor design.
- Mechanical aptitude and ability to use hand tools and various electrical tools (soldering iron, oscilloscope, multimeter, etc.)
- Basic understanding of PMDC, BLDC and PMSM motor design and architecture.
- Experience with Dassault Systems SolidWorks, AutoDesk AutoCAD, and Microsoft Office Suite.
- Experience with ISO 9001, APQP, FMEA, creating work procedures, and other quality documentation.
- Knowledge of UL, CSA, CE, RoHS, and other regulations that pertain to motor and drive technology is a plus.
- Strong planning, project management, and organizational skills.
Certificates, Licenses, Registration:
- Lean Six Sigma Green Belt is a plus
Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential duties of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; use hands to handle or feel, reach with hands and arms; and talk and hear. The employee must occasionally lift and or move up to 40-50lbs. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.
Work Environment: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job, an office/and or electromechanical laboratory with lubricants and electrical connections. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Our first responsibility is to completely satisfy the needs of the people and organizations that use and distribute our products, while providing best value solutions for their power transmission requirements
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"Each time a customer interacts with Bison we want them to be completely satisfied. To achieve this goal, each employee is empowered, enabled, and encouraged to provide defect-free, highest-value products and services."Back to All Careers