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Electrical Project Engineer
Johnson Health Tech
Job Location: Cottage Grove, WI

Position Overview

  • Are you looking to advance your career to lead electrical development projects?
  • Do you like a dynamic environment, a challenge, and a variety of projects from boards to motors and drives?
  • Do you like being on the front-end of development, working on the feasibility and specification?
  • Do you want to do product development on a global stage and work across continents?
  • If you have said yes, then this is a unique opportunity for you with one of the world's leading fitness equipment manufacturers!

The Electrical Project Engineer will work on the Electrical Project Engineering team as a liaison and engineering lead between Product Managers, North American Mechanical Engineers, Business Units, and the Global Electrical Engineering Team. The project engineer will take ownership of the management of multiple projects through Johnson Health Tech's Key Component and New Product Development processes including schedule, cost, specification, electrical system, hardware design and communication management. This is a highly visible position within the company and requires a passionate and motivated individual to drive both product improvement and excellence throughout the product development process without sacrificing the safety of the customers. This is a non-supervisory position.


Primary job functions:

  • Takes ownership of communication between Electrical Engineering teams in North America and Asia, as well as Product Managers
  • Serve as a technical resource and provide design feedback and troubleshooting help
  • Takes ownership in task tracking and schedule between North America and Asia teams
  • Takes ownership in design reviews as part of the Key Component and New Product Development processes
  • Performs technical analysis of designs and prototype testing
  • Translate marketing requirements into actionable technical tasks for the R&D team
  • Regular communication with overseas teams outside of regular office hours

Marginal job functions:

  • Other projects as needed
  • International travel required to overseas facilities in Taiwan and/or China (approximately 2 to 4 trips per year)



A bachelor's degree from an ABET-accredited institution in Electrical Engineering


  • Minimum of 4 years professional experience in electrical hardware design or engineering project management
  • Experience in Technical project management
  • Advanced technical troubleshooting experience including:
  • Read and comprehend electrical schematics
  • Provide feedback and design solutions when needed
  • 2 years of design experience with embedded system design
  • Experience with PCB layout
  • Experience with EMC/EMI requirements and mitigation techniques
  • Experience with embedded system design and best practices


Interpersonal & Communication:

  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with diverse group of co-workers, customers and vendors.
  • Demonstrated effective interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills
  • Act as a teacher and motivator
  • Strong feel for the needs of internal and external customers


  • No-compromise attitude in achieving targets
  • Innovative yet skeptical of unproven technology; Visionary yet practical
  • Show initiative and provide innovation to improve current processes and products
  • Exhibit confidence and resourcefulness
  • Be a self-starter with strong problem-solving abilities


  • Skilled in planning, organizing resources, and establishing priorities for work assignments for optimum results
  • Able to handle multiple projects

Problem Solving:

  • Ability to creatively solve problems and utilize internal resources to accomplish tasks
  • Individual judgment and effective analytical skills are required to deal with situations that may arise and require effective resolution


  • Able to maintain positive attitude under stress
  • Able to project a positive and professional demeanor to all internal and external contacts
  • Contributes to a positive working environment with an interest in building a strong culture and high performing team
  • Welcomes new challenges


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