Principal Engineer - Electronics



Aprilaire is an industry leading provider of healthy air solutions who is committed to our mission; everyone deserves healthy air. You will join a team of professionals who are passionate, customer focused, adaptable, and leading the way for new HVAC technologies and innovative thinking. We are proud to be in over 7 million homes and look forward to our continued success. Give your career a breath of fresh air today and consider joining our team!


Aprilaire is currently seeking a Principal Engineer - Electronics who will be the go-to application specialist for Aprilaire's controls and responsible for the full product life-cycle of all of our electronic controls and electrical subsystems. You’ll exercise your leadership muscle and collaborate across departments while ensuring electrical controls meet our standards.


Your day will include the following TECHNICAL aspects:  

  • Developing and maintaining product specifications for our electronic controls.
  • Maintaining the quality, performance and compliance of electronics (products and sub-systems)
  • Researching and acting as specialist on governmental and regulatory compliance for our products
  • Managing supplier launch activities and ongoing support of production, including participating in audits, supporting alternate component approval, addressing obsolescence, and resolution of production issues
  • Collaborating with others during design reviews, test plans, and prototype activities
  • Performing root cause analysis of field and/or production issues
  • Facilitating or performing firmware/hardware


Your day will include the following LEADERSHIP aspects:

  • Setting strategic direction for development of electronic controls
  • Remain up to date on up to date on IoT technologies as well as developments within HVAC and I
  • Leading project teams for our electronic designs through all phased of the product life cycle including outsourced product development, new product development, product enhancements, product maintenance, and cost reductions.
  • Guiding multi-disciplinary teams to translate customer needs into electronic products and electronics sub-systems that meet cost, schedule, and performance requirements
  • Providing guidance and support to teams for new product introduction of electronic controls, ensuring processes are followed and requirements are met
  • Collaborating across teams and departments to ensure deadlines are met
  • Supporting and guiding the team in up front risk assessments, feasibility investigations, and scoping activities
  • Guiding the team on identifying and setting priorities, allocating resources, and removing obstacles
  • Participating in process improvement activities 
  • Working to understand the voice of the customer and using that voice to build business cases
  • Participating in technical design review teams 



If the below describes “Me!”, apply today:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering or related field
  • 10 years’ experience working with embedded systems, design, and development (ideally with medium to high volume applications)
  • Experience with electronic hardware and/or embedded firmware development.
  • Prior experience leading electronics design projects through launch and production
  • Experience coaching and teaching employees
  • Prior experience acting as a hands-on, progressive, and creative thought leader (5 years of leadership required)


A GREAT PLACE TO WORK FOR ALL!  At Aprilaire, a division of Research Products Corporation, our employees are our most important resource. That's why we offer comprehensive benefits and unique perks, and why we create a shared purpose in giving back to our communities.


We care about your health by providing...

  • a comprehensive health insurance plan 
  • dental and vision insurance
  • flexible spending account
  • progressive wellness programming for you and your family (including fitness programs and incentives) 
  • paid sick leave
  • a safe working environment that protects you during the COVID pandemic

We care about your wellbeing by providing...

  • vacation and holiday pay
  • summer hours
  • dress for the day (casual dress code)
  • free coffee and popcorn
  • employee discounts on Aprilaire products
  • a fantastic team environment

We care when you need it most by providing...

  • company-sponsored short and long term disability plans
  • employee assistant program
  • identity theft protection
  • bereavement pay

We care about your financial wellness by providing...

  • 401(k) with company match and generous profit sharing
  • three types of life insurance coverage
  • college savings plan
  • scholarship awards

We care about your growth by providing...

  • tuition reimbursement program
  • learning and development opportunities

We care about our community by...

  • giving back to local charities through fundraising, volunteering, and charitable events
  • sponsoring employees and immediate family members for their participation in charitable events


Applicants have rights under federal and state employment laws:

Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO)  En Español

Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)  En Español

Wisconsin Family and Medical Leave Act (WFMLA)  En Español

Employee Polygraph Protection Act (EPPA)  En Español


Aprilaire is an E-Verify company 


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