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Johnson Electric Careers
Job Summary
  • Company
    Johnson Electric North America
  • Location
    Vandalia, OH 45377
  • Job Type
    Full Time
  • Job Category
  • Occupations
    Electrical/Electronics Engineering
    Industrial/Manufacturing Engineering
    General/Other: Engineering
  • Years of Experience
    10+ to 15 Years
  • Career Level
    Experienced (Non-Manager)
  • Industries
    Manufacturing - Other
  • Education Level
    Bachelor's Degree
  • Job Reference Code
    US 1405-02
Senior Principal Engineer
Position Summary: Provide input to and execute the overall technical vision for the Corporate Engineering group.  Represent the company in new business by leading technical development and customer technical presentations.  Lead the disciplines of applications engineering, value analysis/value engineering, and continual improvement.  Keep abreast of industry developments, new technologies, commercial off-the-shelf equipment, and planned future developments.  Provide expertise relating to motor design and application, in satisfying customer needs and requirements.

Requirements Include:
  • Performs investigative engineering analysis of all types as required: performs complex engineering calculations, computer simulations, FEA and modeling of systems to create new designs.
  • Provide technical guidance to the product teams relating to system design and application.  Develop and implement procedures/practices to ensure adequate discipline is exercised in product development.
  • Ensures robust and cost effective product design by applying APQP tools, coordinating development of complex layouts and approving subsequent part and assembly drawings.  Facilitate concurrent engineering.
  • Communicate with customers as technical expert.  Review/influence customer inquiries to determine design and cost feasibility.  Develop new concepts and applications for corporate system's engineering projects that are beyond the scope, focus, or manpower of the current product teams.
  • Analyzes/specifies/approves applications based on familiarity with industry, technology, materials, processes and applications.  Recommends design tools to improve design efficiency and productivity.
  • Organizes records and work efforts to assure timely accomplishments of tasks.  Maintains 6S in a neat and orderly work area.  Observes company policy related to dress, appearance, attendance, employment, etc.

Special Skills Required:

  • Collaborative team skills; Ability to conceive and understand system and engineering concepts, hands-on electro-mechanical aptitude; Motor controls, electronics; Air flow simulation, finite element analysis.
  • Ability to communicate clearly and work with others as a team.


  • Bachelor's Degree: ABET, BSME or BSEE required, Master's Degree preferred.
  • Training and/or Certification in Electronics Hardware, Structural Analysis, FEA, or Precision Kinematics is preferred.
  • Proven experience balancing discipline and innovation for orderly and rapid development in a dynamic, evolving environment.
  • 10+ years in product development & engineering field of PMDC brushed and brushless motors.
About Company
About Johnson Electric
To be the world’s definitive Provider of innovative and Reliable motion systems…
Johnson Electric has over 39,000 employees in 23 countries worldwide. Design engineering centers are located in Hong Kong, China, Japan, Israel, Italy, Switzerland, Germany, UK and the USA.

We offer...
Johnson Electric offers its employees exceptional opportunities for personal development and rewarding careers. It is our people who have built Johnson Electric into the force it is today; they are our greatest assets and we ensure they share in the company's success. To this end, we offer competitive remuneration and a relationship based work culture that provides numerous opportunities for growth.

Johnson Electric Employees share in the success of the company and set stretched goals for themselves to drive business growth and personal career fulfillment.
We know from experience that bold thinking and bold action will bring about extraordinary results.

On any given day, and wherever you may be, there’s probably a Johnson Electric motion solution right where you are – our motion solutions are in more than 300 applications globally.
• 2 out of 5 cars have features powered by many products from Johnson Electric.
• 1 out of 3 digital cameras incorporates a motion subsystem by Johnson Electric.
• 2 out of 5 hair dryers run on a Johnson Electric motor
• 4 out of 5 ink jet printers have a Johnson Electric motion system
• 2 out of 5 vacuum cleaners run on a Johnson Electric motor
• 1 out of 4 coffee grinders is powered by Johnson Electric
• 1 out of 4 drills runs on a Johnson Electric motor
• 1 out of 4 garden tools is powered by a Johnson Electric motor