Brunswick Life Fitness - Director, Electrical Systems Engineering in Franklin Park, Illinois

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As the Director of Electrical Systems Engineering, you have a strong technical voice. You are highly respected, and your team looks to you to provide technical vision and guidance. You lead by example and provide direction through a combination of leadership, collaboration and strong business acumen.

This position reports to the Vice President of Engineering and is responsible for enhancing the overall function and performance of the Electrical Engineering team. Responsibilities include allocating the department’s activities to support product development, cost reduction, and sustaining engineering for cardio fitness equipment.

The ideal candidate for this position has extensive technical knowledge in general electrical system architecture, controls that include entertainment elements just as TV tuners and streaming for cardio consoles, power and motor controls. Therefore, it is important to have system knowledge in WiFi, Bluetooth, TV tuners, electrical systems and motor control technologies.


  • Lead the electrical engineering team to ensure proper work flow, available resources and quality control

  • Prioritize work load and ensure on time delivery through design for Six Sigma, Agile, toll gate processes and Lean principles

  • Provide technical/team leadership for new products, new system designs, manufacturing, and service delivery

  • Establish and define the theoretical basis and principles that should apply and estimated time, expense and manpower for completion of all tasks

  • Analyze, evaluate and plan methods of approach and organize the means to achieve solutions for complex technical problems

  • Document all circuit and system designs, specifications and test plans

  • Complete engineering documentation through engineering change notifications (ECN) release

  • Provide information and technical support from Engineering to other departments

  • Mentor lower level engineers as applicable

  • Develop system architecture strategy and communicate to executive management

  • Strong ability to work cross functionally with Product Management, Service, Sourcing and Manufacturing

  • Develop and manage the budget for department by partnering with the Program Management team.


  • 8-10 years of product development experience with electromechanical systems

  • 4-5 years of direct personnel management experience

  • Advanced understanding of processes required to design cost effective system solutions for consumer and commercial electronic products (design validation test planning, etc.)

  • Significant experience with internal manufacturing

  • Significant experience with contract manufacturers in China, Taiwan, Japan and Mexico

  • Previous experience managing a team and leading cross-functional teams

  • Project management experience desirable with proven leadership ability

  • Strong presentation, cross-cultural communication and analytical skills necessary

  • Verbal and written skills necessary to communicate effectively with all levels of the organization

  • Organizational skills necessary to successfully manage multiple projects simultaneously

  • Working knowledge of multimeters, oscilloscopes, and logic analyzers

  • Working knowledge of CAD and electrical design packages

  • Working knowledge of motion control systems is preferred

  • Willingness to travel 15-25% of the time, including internationally

  • Knowledge of/experience in the world-wide fitness industry is preferred


BA/BS in Electrical Engineering Technology, a similar discipline, or commensurate experience required, MS preferred

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Brunswick Corporation (NYSE:BC) is home to the people behind life’s passions. Our company is made up of some of the world’s leading lifestyle brands in categories such as recreational boats, marine engines, fitness equipment, active recreation, and activated workplace products. While we are family to 14,000 employees around the world, three divisions in more than 30 countries create a local environment, with our global headquarters in the Chicago suburb of Mettawa, IL.