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Electronic Systems Technician

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Job Title: Electronic Systems Technician
Location: Brodhead, WI, Midwest United States, USA
Company: Kuhn North America, Inc.
Industry Sector: Agribusiness
Industry Type: Food & Beverage Products and Processing
Career Type: Sales/Retail
Job Type: Full Time
Minimum Years Experience Required: 2
Salary: Negotiable - Salary
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The Electronic Systems Technician will support the design and development of innovative electronic/electrical hardware and software products that provide high quality and reliable performance to our customers at a competitive cost. The Electronic Systems Technician also serves as a resource for all electronic/electrical applications and lab test controls, and as a technical resource for product evaluation, design engineering, sales, marketing, and manufacturing by participating in design reviews and providing input and review of projects as directed.



To develop designs that:

  • Are innovative
  • Are high quality and reliable
  • Are cost effective to manufacture
  • Meet or exceed customer requirements
  • Are easy to maintain and service

To communicate effectively with others to:

  • Gather information, identify problems, and determine solutions.
  • Develop technical documentation for sales, marketing, manufacturing, and engineering.
  • Assist in determining how to manufacture, service, and operate products.


ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Work closely with Electronics Systems Engineers to design and/or select hardware, software, harnesses, sensors, displays, human interfaces, and other components.
  • Assist the Product Evaluation Lab Test Engineer in developing, assembling, operating, monitoring, and maintaining lab test and data acquisition equipment.
  • Work with Design and Product Evaluation Engineers to develop and perform detailed test requests.
  • Document test results and other significant data, while working closely with the Product Evaluation Lab Test Engineer, Product Evaluation Engineers/Technicians, and Design Engineers.
  • Assist in the fabrication and assembly of prototype controls to support testing needs.
  • Assist in the development of design specifications for controls and electronic/electrical systems in collaboration with product development, product management, product evaluation, sales and marketing, manufacturing, and customers for projects assigned.
  • Provide technical support to product development team, product management, product testing, product support, sales and marketing, manufacturing, purchasing, and suppliers as assigned.
  • Participate in product design reviews as needed and provide input on designs based on experience and knowledge of electronics and control systems.
  • Apply best practices/standards, processes, and component quality requirements for controls and electrical systems. 
  • Perform basic engineering design calculations pertinent to the design of Kuhn products.
  • Operate software (e.g., IDE, CAD, MS Visio) to design, produce drawings and schematics, and develop bills of materials.
  • Understand operational requirements of Kuhn Knight & Kuhn product lines
  • Keep abreast of new products, technologies, and competitive equipment in the industry and communicate information to Company personnel.
  • Maintain work area in a clean and orderly fashion and conform to quality and safety procedures.



To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Education and/or Experience The qualified candidate will possess a four-year bachelor s degree in Agricultural Engineering Technology, Industrial Technology Management, or a related field.  Experience with or an educational emphasis on electronics and control systems is also required.  A farming background with knowledge of hay tool, spreader, mixer, seeding, and spraying technologies is preferred.


Skills/Abilities Ability to operate a variety of office equipment, including computer and telephone/voice mail systems, and copier. Ability to work independently and prioritize tasks to meet required deadlines. Ability to accept constructive criticism and work well under pressure. Requires a comprehensive understanding of Company products.


Specialized Skills/Abilities Experience with sourcing and programming components for electrohydraulic control and instrumentation and SAE J1939 and ISO 11783 vehicle controller area networks is preferred. Knowledge of AC, DC, digital, and analog circuits including experience with PCBs, power conversion, switches, harnesses, connectors, transducers, relays and motors. Knowledge of software architecture and validation techniques and experience with electrical testing tools, such as oscilloscopes, DMMs, and function generators is preferred.


Language Skills Ability to read, analyze and interpret general business periodicals, blueprints, schematics, technical manuals/procedures, and sales and engineering documentation. Ability to write standard service documentation. Ability to effectively present information, respond to questions, and solve problems with teams and/or individual employees at all levels in the organization.


Mathematical Skills Ability to perform basic design calculations for electrical systems.


Reasoning Ability Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret a variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form, and deal with several abstract and concrete variables. Ability to assume responsibility for the results of decisions made.


Certificates, Licenses, Registrations Requires a valid driver s license issued in the state of the employee s permanent residence.

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Job Post Date: 06/22/21
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