Component Engineer

Nortek Security & Control, LLC

Carlsbad, CA

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Nortek Control is actively seeking an experienced Component Engineer to work as part of the Engineering Product Development team.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Provide support to all designers to perform component research and participate in component life cycle and evaluate all components for various processes.
  • Monitor, identify and resolve all lifecycle issues and assist various teams to identify appropriate resources and substitutes for components.
  • Analyze and develop solutions to resolve all issues associate with obsolete components and supplies and perform component level tests and perform various experiments on components.
  • Perform various tests and evaluate all components and assemblies and analyze all failures for same.
  • Review and interpret all component data sheets and evaluate all components for various product applications and assist to assemble and solder all new components and perform required tests on same.
  • Manage all communication with manufacturers and distributors on all supply components and evaluate all results effectively.
  • Document and provide support to all component activities and perform tests on product releases to ensure qualification of all products.
  • Works with supply chain and vendors in component selection and timely resolution of issues.




  • BSEE (or equivalent) with minimum of 5 years in relevant industry experience.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:


  • Strong attention to detail and written/verbal communication skills.
  • Strong presentation and computer skills, including Microsoft applications (i.e., Excel, Word, PPT, etc.)
  • Superior problem-solving skills at board and system level a must.
  • Proven ability to multi-task, set project priorities, goals and objectives for self.
  • Ability to effectively & professionally communicate with co-workers, customers and vendors.





Physical Requirements:  


Essential functions of this job require the following minimal physical demands.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable the individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  

  • Required to sit, talk, or hear; frequently required to use hands to grip or feel; and occasionally required to stand, walk, reach with hands and arms, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. 
  • Vision and depth perception suitable for use of utilizing a computer, printer, phone, and keyboard.  
  • Manual dexterity suitable for use of utilizing a computer. 
  • Sufficient personal mobility and physical reflexes which permits the employee to work in an office setting. 
  • Ability to walk and/or climb 20% of the time comfortably, with or without reasonable accommodation. 
  • Ability to sit at a computer for 80% of the time comfortably, with or without reasonable accommodation. 
  •  Light to moderate lifting.


 Working Conditions: 


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

  • Must be comfortable working in an office environment to include moderate noise levels. 
  •  The working area is primarily in an open office setting with reasonable lighting and controlled temperatures.


Tasks listed are intended to be descriptive and not restrictive. Any employee in this job may perform any of the tasks listed; however, these examples do not include all the tasks an employee may be expected to perform. The company reserves the right to change tasks as needed.