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Advisory Engineering Components Engineer

Location: Pittsburgh, PA

Cardiac Management Solutions

The Cardiac Management Solutions division of ZOLL Medical Corporation develops products to protect and manage cardiac patients, including the LifeVest® wearable cardioverter defibrillator (WCD), the ZOLL cardiac monitor, and associated technologies.

Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women in the U.S. At ZOLL, your work will help to ensure cardiac patients get the life-saving therapy they need. To date, the LifeVest WCD has been worn by hundreds of thousands of patients and saved thousands of lives.

ZOLL has been Pittsburgh’s Manufacturer of the Year, one of Western PA’s Healthiest Employers, and even one of Pittsburgh’s Coolest Offices. But it’s our unique opportunity to impact people’s lives that makes ZOLL the ideal place to build your career.

Fueled by the success of the business, the ZOLL R&D team is growing rapidly. ZOLL’s ongoing investment in Research and Development aims to further increase the array of clinical products and applications in tandem with expanding the population of cardiac patients that may be helped by our products.  Our Pittsburgh based R&D group is comprised of an exceptional team of talented, collaborative, and driven individuals focused on developing real world solutions through the creative and intelligent use of technology that helps to improve patient lives.

Job purpose

Advisory Electrical Component Engineer responsible for a lead role in the creation, approval, testing, and maintenance of the electrical and electromechanical components in the LifeVest system.  The Advisory Electrical Component Engineer will take a lead role in the design and/or support design teams in the assembly and testing of components to ensure that they meet quality and performance specifications. Interface with internal and external groups in support of components efforts across product lines as required.  Additional responsibilities include ensuring the maintenance of components documentation and providing the components interface to management and other stakeholders within the organization. This is an experienced engineering position that will work under general direction. 

Duties and responsibilities

  • Electrical Component Engineer leading, working, and/or supporting teams on research, development, and sustaining projects.
  • Component selection for high-reliability assemblies.
  • Manage the selection and specification of parts for assigned programs.
  • Analyze and test devices, components, and subassemblies used in both legacy and new products. 
  • Lead efforts for managing components and product regulatory initiatives such as RoHS or REACH under the supervision of management and/or senior design engineers.
  • Monitor BOM component obsolescence issues and tracking of component life cycles.
  • Provide needed design documentation and support regulatory submittals for component changes.
  • Support root cause failure analysis for production and field component failures.
  • Support component reliability analysis using reliability simulation modeling software.
  • Acquire and compile all needed support documentation for electrical and packaging hardware
  • Supports engineering and other departments on sustaining activities.
  • Conducts root cause failure analysis on devices.
  • Produces design documentation and executes test procedures.
  • Standardize parts for efficiencies where possible.
  • Support cost reduction activates.
  • Works under general direction with an expectation of minimal error rates.
  • Performs other duties as assigned by management.


  • BS in Engineering discipline or equivalent industry experience strongly preferred.
  • 13+ years of relevant experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience strongly preferred.
  • Experience working in the Medical Device sector or similarly regulated industry such as Nuclear Power, Aerospace, or Mining.
  • Ability to speak fluently with vendors, Development Engineering teams, Component Engineers, Supply-Chain, and Mechanical Engineering teams.
  • Technical experience or training in at least a subset of the following areas:
    • Electronic / Electromechanical components
    • Sensors
    • Printed circuit boards
    • Embedded Systems / Firmware
    • Hardware Supply Chain
    • Supplier Quality
  • Experienced in the use of general engineering lab equipment including soldering stations, oscilloscopes, waveform generators, spectrum analyzers, network analyzers, digital multi-meters, power supplies, etc.

Working conditions

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet.

Physical requirements

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to sit and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk and reach with hands and arms. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.

Supervisory responsibility


AAP/EEO Statement

ZOLL is committed to fostering an inclusive workplace, where unique identities, backgrounds, cultures, perspectives and experiences are respected and valued.


 Equal Opportunity Employer – Disability and Veteran