Product Engineer I - Clean Energy
Portland, ME 
Posted 1 month ago
Job Description

Company Generac Power Systems

Name Product Engineer I - Clean Energy

Req # 64102

Employment Type Full Time

Shift 1st

The Product Engineer I is responsible for developing a deep technical understanding of Generac Clean Energy products and provide a critical interface between internal R&D/engineering and product support teams.

The Product Engineer will work to understand, recreate, and perform root cause analysis of field issues. The Product Engineer will work with the design engineering teams to develop, specify, and test product improvements targeted at addressing field quality issues, while maintaining open lines of communication with the product support teams. The Product Engineer will provide key insights to help define new features and products and support the internal and external documentation process.


  • Understand product and system-level interactions (electrical/firmware/mechanical) to facilitate diagnosis of issues and creation of test scenarios
  • Investigate field failures of returned products through system-level testing and circuit board debugging
  • Establish lab test setups to replicate field issues; use electronic test and measurement equipment to quantify, diagnose and document root causes
  • Support hardware and firmware development teams in creating solutions to field issues and in defining new product features and requirements
  • Participate in validation/verification testing efforts design changes and new features/products
  • Collect, process and analyze fleet data to better understand the scope of field issues
  • Create and review both internal and external product documentation, including: specifications and datasheets, diagnostic manuals and flow-charts, one-line diagrams and schematics
  • Serve as a path of escalation for technical support and applications engineers
  • Support field troubleshooting efforts remotely
  • Perform on-site troubleshooting, diagnosis, and repair


  • BS in Electrical Engineering or related degree
  • At least 3 months of relevant work or intern experience


  • Hands on experience working with engineering lab test equipment such as oscilloscopes, function generators, power supplies, spectrum analyzers, etc.
  • Understanding of basic electrical and electronics concepts
  • Experience programming in Python, MATLAB and/or C/C++
  • Familiarity with residential electrical systems and/or solar installations


  • Ability to understand both electronics hardware and embedded firmware
  • Excellent problem solving skills
  • Ability to analyze, summarize and present complex data
  • Comfortable adapting to dynamic needs and priorities
  • Strong interpersonal skills


While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear; and use hands to manipulate objects or controls. The employee is regularly required to stand and walk. On occasion the incumbent may be required to stoop, bend or reach above the shoulders. The employee must occasionally lift up to 25 pounds. Specific conditions of this job are typical of frequent and continuous computer-based work requiring periods of sitting; close vision and ability to adjust focus. Up to 10% Travel.

"We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law."

Generac Power Systems Inc. is an equal opportunity employer/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disability.


Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Experience
0 to 1 year
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