Program Engineer – Shanghai, China

Department: Engineering Reports To: Design Engineering Manager
Prepared By: Human Resources Status: Full Time


Under indirect supervision of the Design Engineering Manager, assume responsibility for day-to-day operational management of all technical activities and functions in one or more design and development activities; determining the most efficient and highest quality implementations of design; developing and monitoring program budgets and timeliness; and performs related work as required.


This list of duties and responsibilities is not all inclusive and may be expanded to include other duties and responsibilities as management may deem necessary to meet the needs of the organization from time to time, as needed.

Program Management
  • Interact regularly with customer technical personnel.
  • Responsible for implementation of design requirements.
  • Keep track of design changes and coordinates them internally and with customer personnel.
  • Must be extremely organized and highly responsive
  • Able to work closely with cross functional activities throughout the organization
  • Take ownership of designs and drive them to success.
  • May have one or more direct reports

  • Understand the interaction of designed subsystems in their relationship to the final product
  • Coordination of resources contributing to designs
  • Select commercial of-the-shelf (COTS) products for use in designs
  • Perform and review schematic, circuit board level and/or sheet metal enclosure design
  • Responsible for the research and development of solutions to reported customer problems
  • Redesign due to end-of-life component, cost reduction, etc.
  • Strong background in Intel computer architectures required
  • Familiar with typical electronic test equipment such as an oscilloscope, multimeter and thermal probe
  • Understand and practice revision control
Lab Work

  • Responsible for coordinating prototyping and small runs of engineering samples
  • Debugging of circuits and systems
  • Research and development activities
  • Development execution of test scenarios
  • Minimal software test routines

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.

Requires a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in electrical (preferred) or mechanical engineering or an equivalent and a minimum of five years prior experience preferably in a manufacturing environment. Project Management experience preferred.


  • Must be open and responsive to learning and developing new competencies both personally and for the organization.
  • Must have the ability of foresight to alert appropriate individuals of potential problems.
  • Must be able to effectively multi-task between several concurrent assignments often with competing deadlines. 4. Must be familiar with proper handling of design data (confidentiality, properly filing of design data, etc.).
  • Must have a positive, must do attitude and be willing to go the extra mile when necessary to successfully complete projects.
  • Requires excellent oral and written communication skills in order to interact professionally and courteously with other Associates and (vendors, customers).
  • Provide assistance to other engineering projects and departments as assigned.
  • Must be extremely flexible to changing requirements.
  • Must be supportive of continuous improvement within the department and individual processes.
  • Willing to travel domestically and internationally if necessary.

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an associate to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The phrases “occasionally,” “regularly,” and “frequently” correspond to the following definitions: “Occasionally” means up to 1/3 of working time, “regularly” means between 1/3 and 2/3 of working time, and “frequently” means 2/3 and more working time.

Must possess mobility to work in a standard office and lab setting and to use standard office equipment, including a computer, and to attend meetings at various sites within and away from the office. Strength to lift and carry materials weighing up to 80 pounds. Vision to read printed materials and a computer screen. Hearing and speech to communicate in person and over the telephone. Occasionally required to travel domestically and internationally. Work is normally performed in a typical interior/office work environment. This position is factory based, in Shanghai, China.

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