Product Design Reliability Engineer II
Waukesha, WI 
Posted 1 month ago
Job Description

Company Generac Power Systems

Name Product Design Reliability Engineer II

Req # 64160

Employment Type Full Time

Shift 1st

While Generac is always evolving, our commitment to local and distant communities remains steadfast. Throughout the company's history, we've been dedicated to helping those in need, both in our day-to-day roles and in our efforts to give back. This commitment is our responsibility, pride, and passion. We create products that support people and that philosophy flows into all we do. A career at Generac means contributing your time and skills to create something that has a bigger impact and the potential to change the industry.

The Reliability Engineer will be directly involved in the overall evaluation of Generac Power Systems products. This engineer will be responsible for creating and monitoring the validation plan for these products. This person is expected to drive component and system level testing to evaluate design robustness and reliability. This role will be responsible for evaluating equipment failure modes and utilizing engineering experience and training to develop solutions for eliminating potential failures.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Drive cross functional teams to achieve Generac's high product performance and reliability standards throughout the Generac Development Process (GDP).
  • Evaluate product failure modes and utilize engineering experience and training to develop solutions for eliminating/mitigating potential failure modes
  • Facilitate the DFMEA and design review process to develop strong validation plans that assure customer and design functional requirements have been met
  • Advise and confer with engineers in design review meetings to give reliability findings and design recommendations
  • Review engineering specifications/drawings and propose design modifications to improve reliability within cost and other performance requirements
  • Monitor product performance and evaluate product history and failure trends to determine sources of poor component performance
  • Gain a deep understanding of the operating environment and performance requirements for our products.
  • Create detailed reports (DVPR) documenting all findings and conclusions.
  • Support root cause analysis and resolution of issues found during testing and on returned products from the field

Minimum Requirements:
  • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering
  • 2 years of reliability engineering experience

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Master's Degree in Engineering

Knowledge / Skills / Abilities:
  • Knowledge and experience testing electrical and mechanical systems for reliability.
  • Experience with reliability fail modes and fail mechanisms with respect to reliability.
  • Very good understanding of relevant test standards.
  • Ability to apply engineering knowledge and experience to improve products, services, and processes.
  • Ability to solve complex engineering problems.
  • Statistical analysis knowledge to assess reliability risk based on design and application.
  • Excellent oral and written communication.
  • Strong decision-making skills.

Physical Demands: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear; and use hands to manipulate objects or controls. The employee is regularly required to stand and walk. On occasion, the incumbent may be required to stoop, bend, or reach above the shoulders. The employee must occasionally lift up to 25 pounds. Specific conditions of this job are typical of frequent and continuous computer-based work requiring periods of sitting, close vision, and the ability to adjust focus. Occasional travel.

Great Reasons to work for Generac:
  • Competitive Benefits: Health, Dental, Vision, 401k and many more
  • State-of-the-art facility with an onsite gym, walking trails, cafe, free parking and many employee activities
  • Scheduled events throughout the year that allow our employees, both current and retirees, to gather together and enjoy their time with their families and co-workers
  • Enjoy summer hours (Memorial Day - Labor Day)
  • Pride! When a storm strikes, Generac employees always rise to the occasion. Each time a storm hits many employees volunteer their time with the customer support team or on the production line while others go right into storm-affected areas to repair generators
  • We believe in having fun. From minor celebrations to major events, our employees balance their work by building a strong culture of teamwork and collaboration through a variety of occasions, including our Fun Days.
  • Every day is Jeans Day! Dress for your day.
  • Product loan and discount programs

"We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law."

Generac Power Systems Inc. is an equal opportunity employer/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disability.


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