Methode Electronics, Inc

  • Systems Engineering Manager

    Division Dabir Surfaces
    Requisition ID
    Location : Location
    US-IL-Harwood Heights
  • Overview

    Methode Electronics Inc. is seeking a dynamic individual for a position as Systems Engineering Manager – Medical/ Healthcare. Methode Electronics is a global developer of custom engineered and application specific products and solutions with headquarters in the Chicago, IL area.  With over 2800 employees, Methode is financially strong and extremely well positioned to grow from their existing $800+ million annual revenue.  Our focus is on design, development and manufacture of solutions for customer applications utilizing our technical capabilities in the areas of power distribution, sensors, human-to-machine interface and testing. Further information can be found at Methode’s website:


    About Dabir Surfaces, Inc.


    Dabir Surfaces Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Methode Electronics, headquartered out of Harwood Heights, IL, and dedicated to the commercialization of a new and patented technology centered on pressure ulcer (injury) prevention in various healthcare settings.  Further information can be found at Dabir Surfaces website:


    The Dabir Surfaces Systems Engineering Manager (Medical / Healthcare) is responsible for the Lead "Systems" electrical, software and mechanical activities for design, development and product engineering of Dabir products, including management and creation of  "Systems Level" design specifications, interface with subsystem electrical and mechanical design groups (Internal & External Resources), managing advanced engineering studies in support of new product development, leading Competitive Benchmarking Activity and supporting Procurement, Project Management & Launch Teams through the design transfer phase and launch of products in compliance with FDA QSR 21 CFR 820, ISO-13485, ISO-14971, Internal QS and any other governing body requirements applicable.


    • Plans and directs all technical design / development activity. (System Level Responsibility)
    • Utilize sound administrative and management skills required to insure continuous improvement of technical activities and processes.
    • Manages multiple projects (major and minor) while supporting project time lines and budgets.
    • Supports the creation and maintenance of an Intellectual Property (IP) Portfolio.
    • Negotiates commercial targets with strategic suppliers during the advanced engineering and business case development phase.
    • Establishes and trains / maintains departmental practices and procedures.
    • Communicates with other departments regarding new product development and technology roadmaps. (Including weekly activity reporting to executive management.)
    • Interview and hire staff, when necessary.
    • Oversee staff training as well as empowering staff to work independently to determine solutions to daily issues.
    • Experience supporting research activities
    • Other duties as assigned.


    • Bachelor degree required BSEE highly preferred or BSME
    • Strong project management and communication skills.
    • Experience managing domestic and international teams
    • Minimum 5 years’ experience in medical device design, development, verification and validation disciplines including a strong base in software and electrical hardware engineering. (Exceptional candidate has vast experience in both Electrical and Mechanical disciplines such as embedded software microcontrollers, CAN communications, diagnostics, EMC design, and PCB layout.)
    • Knowledge and proficiency in: Design and Product Verification Testing, Fault Tree Analysis, Design for Testability and Failure Mode Effects and Analysis and Structured Problem Solving, complicated circuit simulation tools.
    • Hands-on experience with test and measurement equipment.
    • Familiarity with AC and DC power system design, EMC testing, thermal analysis, injection molding process, assembly / joining processes and expertise in wireless communication technology.
    • Familiarity with medical materials relative to patient compatibility, FDA cleanliness requirements, and medical grade packaging.
    • Familiarity with IEC 60601-1, ISO-13485, ISO-14971, FDA QSR 21 CFR820, FCC, IC, UL & CE requirements.
    • Strong understanding of supply chain costing and commercialization principles preferred.
    • Business travel is expected for this position. (Generally less than 25% travel is expected.)

    Methode Electronics is an equal opportunity employer.  We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, genetic information and other legally protected characteristics. The EEO is the Law poster is available here: EEO Poster, if you need a reasonable accommodation because of a disability for any part of the employment process, please send an e-mail to or call (708) 867-6777 and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information.


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