Electrical Engineer in Rogers, MN at ITW

Date Posted: 9/19/2019

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    19875 South Diamond Lake Road
    Rogers, MN
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Job Description

North Star Imaging is a world-class manufacturer of industrial X-ray imaging and computed tomography equipment. Founded in 1986, NSI is an Illinois Tool Works business unit offering big company benefits and stability along with a small/mid-size company atmosphere. Our customer base consists of a broad range of markets including aerospace, defense/military, automotive, medical device, and R&D organizations. Companies throughout the world rely on North Star's equipment and expertise to create high-quality products.

The primary function of this role is to provide electrical designs and motion control solutions for industrial x-ray systems, with emphasis on automation and robotics.  Working in a multi-disciplinary team, develop, test, and maintain designs of power distribution, motion, automation controls, PLC programs, robotic programs, and various software applications. This position is responsible to ensure work is performed to company and customer standards with considerations to business strategy, costs and timeline.


  • Provide robust electrical design for integrating components of our x-ray systems. 
  • Development, support, and maintain various software solutions. 
  • Program and develop robotics interfaces. 
  • Provide design and technical support throughout product lifecycle. 
  • Develop complex motion designs incorporating motion control systems, robotics, and part handling in accordance with project requirements. 
  • Prepare drawings for the fabrication and assembly of equipment. 
  • Prepare bill of materials. 
  • Prepare floor layouts and facilities requirements for the customer. 
  • Provide analysis of automation components including drive systems. 
  • Develop risk assessment and safety plan for robotic installations. 
  • Interface with manufacturing to support product assembly, testing, troubleshooting and installation. 
  • Interface with project management to ensure projects meet schedule and delivery requirements. 
  • Develop working knowledge of X-ray and NDT techniques through NSI technical experts. 
  • Work on multiple concurrent projects and prioritize to meet internal and external deadlines. 
  • Prepare and participate in internal design reviews with cross functional team. 
  • Collaborate with other engineers to develop innovative solutions. 
  • Support services to provide customer support for technical issues. 
  • Some travel required. 

Job Requirements

Required Skills

  • Excellent written and verbal English communication 
  • Knowledge of automation components including pneumatics, PLC logic, and robotic fixturing and gripping 
  • Motor control knowledge (i.e. servo, stepper, VFD) 
  • Experience with software programming languages; C++, C#, structured text, ladder logic 
  • Basic understanding of object-oriented programming 
  • Experience with industrial robots is desired 
  • Troubleshooting and diagnostic skills 
  • Time management 
  • Self-motivated 
  • Continual learner 
  • Ability to take lead when necessary 
  • Adaptable to rapidly changing environment 
  • Troubleshooting and root cause analysis 

North Star Imaging provides a comprehensive benefits package that supports our employees’ educational endeavors, wellness and financial security.

Benefits include: 

  • Medical and dental coverage 
  • 401(k) retirement savings program with company match 
  • Paid time off and paid holidays 
  • Paid Parental Leave 
  • Wellness program 
  • Life insurance up to 8x the salary 
  • Educational assistance 
  • Employee assistance program 
  • 3:1 Corporate Match of charitable contributions 
  • Employee discounts with ITW’s key suppliers: cars, computers, appliances and more 

Candidate requirements include:

  • Passing results on both pre-employment drug and background checks (which includes driving record) are required. 
  • A valid driver's license is required for this position. 
  • A good driving record is necessary 
  • Must be able to provide proof that you are legally able to work in the United States 

ITW Test & Measurement and Electronics
ITW’s Test & Measurement business provides specialized test and measurement solutions with leading technology to a diverse set of customers operating in highly regulated, demanding environments. Strong brand positions, technological expertise, and market knowledge enable ITW to provide value-added testing and measuring equipment with service and aftermarket capabilities that customers value.
ITW’s Electronics business provides manufacturing and maintenance, repair, and operations (MRO) solutions that serve the semiconductor, industrial, life sciences, and automotive industries among others. Strong brands deliver quality performance and products that improve customers’ accuracy and speed to market.