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Senior Electrical Engineer

Locations: Chelmsford, MA; Placeholder, MN



Job Summary:

Plans and executes the evaluation, design, implementation, and verification of the electrical engineering tasks required to maintain the continued production of, or effect enhancements to, ZOLL’s currently-marketed patient therapy/monitoring products and their accessories in an environment where the basic safety, essential performance, and reliability of the products are the foremost concerns.

Provides consultation, review, and similar technical support to ZOLL’s Manufacturing, Quality Assurance, Regulatory, and Service groups as required to debug, improve, and maintain domestic and / or international regulatory agency compliance of existing products.

Efforts are primarily technical in nature but may include limited managerial activities such as project management or task leader duties.

Essential Functions:

  • Providing the Director of Sustaining Engineering or designated Project Manager with project task list details, scheduling information, and status reports
  • Writing or revising hardware requirement, schematic, bill of material, design verification plan, tolerance analysis, component stress analysis, and / or hazard analysis documentation as needed to accommodate design changes to existing products
  • Writing design verification reports for engineering and / or Manufacturing changes to existing products
  • Executing in-house and supervising out-of-house qualification tests, especially for product EMC compliance verification
  • Participates in hardware requirement, schematic, PCB artwork, qualification test plan, electrical tolerance, component stress, and hazard analysis reviews
  • Assist in the determination of root cause, corrective, and / or preventive actions associated with product anomalies or failures
  • Works with outside vendors as required to specify, develop, and qualify custom components, assemblies, etc. required to accomplish design, testing and product qualification goals
  • Occasional domestic and / or foreign travel
  • May act in the role of Lead Electrical Engineer (Task Leader) within a development team, group, or department responsible for specific new product development projects.

Skills Requirements:

  • Expertise in the design of highly reliable and manufacturable analog and mixed-signal electronic systems, circuits, and components for small-signal through high voltage applications
  • Proficiency in electronic system, circuit, and component modeling as a means of analyzing product performance, worst-case tolerances, and component stresses
  • Knowledge of EMI measurement and mitigation techniques
  • Working knowledge of digital circuit design
  • Ability to coordinate, with minimal supervision, small (sometimes multi-disciplinary and / or multi-departmental) teams as needed to execute project tasks
  • Medical product design experience a definite plus
  • Product-specific experience, such as designing defibrillators, pacemakers or low level analog signal equipment would be a strong plus
  • Familiarity with medical device safety agency approval processes such as UL or ETL a plus
  • Computer literacy and proficiency required
  • Mastery of English language in verbal and written communication
  • Working knowledge of high-reliability Manufacturing processes, design-for-manufacturing constraints, and in-circuit test / inspection methods is a plus
  • Ability to interpret C or C++ code is a plus

Required/Preferred Education and Experience:

  • BSEE or equivalent degree; MSEE is preferred
  • Requires a minimum of 8 years of electrical engineering and circuit design experience

Other Duties:

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job.  Duties, responsibilities, and activities will be reviewed periodically as duties and responsibilities change with business necessity.  Essential and marginal job functions are subject to modification.


ZOLL Medical Corporation appreciates and values diversity.  We are an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V. 


ADA:  The employer will make reasonable accommodations in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990