Electronic Controls Engineer – System Team Manager
 Montgomery, AL

A Career at Rheem: Where Comfort Is Your Calling

At Rheem, we are dedicated to bringing comfort to people’s lives. As a leading global manufacturer of heating, cooling and water heating equipment, we are innovating all-new ways to deliver just the right temperature while saving energy, water and supporting a more sustainable future. It is an exciting challenge that requires a team of talented, passionate people with a diverse set of skills. From engineers to accountants, sales professionals to support experts, Rheem depends on people to power our innovations. Join Rheem, and help shape the future of products that impact lives—every day.

The Electronic Controls Engineer – System Team Manager is responsible for managing the system engineering development process and leading the system engineering team for Water Heating electronic controls. Will work collaboratively to grow Rheem’s system engineering development capability and capacity. This is a key position on the electronic controls team within Rheem’s Advanced Technology Integration organization, providing advanced technologies and systems solutions for Rheem’s Water and Air products.

This position will serve our Water Division, located in Roswell, GA or Montgomery, AL.


Provide direct report leadership and mentoring to the electronic controls system development team.

  • Lead project management for electronic control system development and verification activities
  • Work collaboratively to define system work products, processes, and quality criteria.
  • Work collaboratively to develop and extend system architecture and design for electronic controller applications.
  • Work collaboratively to develop technologies and solutions that can be applied to water heating products.
  • Lead system work product reviews and ensure closure of action items before release of design documentation and work products.
  • Active engagement with software, hardware, test, and product development teams over the entire product life cycle to ensure that system engineering work products are planned, documented, and completed.
  • Document / Define / Update (in conjunction with software, hardware, and extended team) controller system requirements.
  • Document / Define / Update controller system architecture including key functional blocks, inputs, outputs, and interfaces.
  • Document / Define / Update (in conjunction with software, hardware, and extended team) system requirements verification plan.
  • Create / Maintain a controller traceability matrix which maps controller requirements to the associated verification activities and results.
  • Define / Perform verification activities as required including support of product and component level reliability testing.
  • Participate in product design reviews to ensure that products have required hardware and software features.
  • Support manufacturing engineering and suppliers by participating in the development of product test procedures and control documentation
  • Work closely with customer service team to support product and controller training.


Required Education & Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering (Electrical, Computer, or Mechanical discipline)
  • Minimum of 10 years of experience in the development of embedded microprocessor based controls.
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in successful embedded system engineering project management including direct leadership of system engineers.
  • Experience working effectively with multiple departments such as R&D, product management, marketing, manufacturing, service, suppliers, and customers.
  • Proven track record of developing talent and building effective teams.

Required Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities:

  • Experience with electronic controls for Water Heating and / or HVAC equipment
  • Experience with System Requirements Documentation, Requirements Allocation, Requirements Traceability, and Test Case development and execution.
  • Experience with Functional Safety (e.g., IEC 61508, ISO26262) or Agency Certification Requirements (e.g., UL 60730, UL 174, etc.)
  • Experience with product and component level FMEAs
  • Experience with electronics failure analysis
  • Experience managing embedded systems development over the entire product lifecycle.
  • Ability to read, understand and implement technical procedures, and government regulations
  • Ability to create and interpret a variety of schematic, electrical and mechanical diagrams
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Must possess and demonstrate proficiency in the following competency areas:
    • Ethics/Integrity
    • Accountability
    • Adaptability
    • Flexibility
    • Dependability
    • Teamwork
    • Interpersonal Skills
    • Communication (present and clearly communicate technical information to engineering audiences)
    • Problem solving


Preferred Education& Experience:

  • Masters in Engineering
  • Gas appliance Application Experience (Strongly preferred)
  • HVAC or Water Heating Application Experience (Strongly preferred)
  • Demonstrated proficiency in National Instruments Test Stand and LabView Test Environments.
  • Electronics Design Experience
  • Software Experience
  • Electronics Manufacturing Experience
  • Quality / Reliability Experience
  • Project Management Experience
  • Six Sigma Green Belt / Black Belt Certification

Certificates, Licenses, and Registrations: None Required.

Rheem is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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