Electronics Lab Engineer

Date: Dec 7, 2023

Location: Milwaukee, WI, US, 53224

Company: A. O. Smith Corporation

Company / Location Information

A. O. Smith Corporation – Corporate Technology Center

A. O. Smith is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of water heating and water treatment technologies. We are a $3.8 billion company with 140+ years history and we employ more than 12,000 individuals globally who pride themselves on providing the world with innovative water technology. We are committed to Continuous Improvement, not just in our factories or processes, but in our people.

The Corporate Technology Center (CTC) is the innovative nucleus of the organization. The CTC is charged with discovering, innovating, and developing the next big breakthroughs for A. O. Smith led by a collection of research engineers, material scientists, and experienced technicians. The brand-new research facility in Milwaukee, Wisconsin consists of state-of-the-art laboratories, collaborative workspaces and a friendly environment to empower our team to push technology limits.

Primary Function

As an entry-level Electronics Lab Engineer, you will be responsible for supporting A. O. Smith’s research and development activities by scoping requirements, designing and building electronic test setups for laboratory experiments, conducting experiments, collecting and analyzing test data, and troubleshooting results. This role is an excellent opportunity for recent graduates or early-career engineers who are passionate about electronics and prefer gaining hands-on experience under the leadership of a dynamic group of senior researchers.


  • Test Setup Design – work with senior research engineers to scope, develop and build custom test setups for lab experiments including but not limited to test hardware (e.g. National Instruments, Raspberry Pi, or custom PCBs), test software (e.g. embedded controls and LabView), wire harnessing, and data acquisition systems.
  • Lab Experiments – independently or under the guidance of senior engineers, perform laboratory experiments supporting A. O. Smith water heating and treating research projects.
  • Data Analysis – analyze experimental data to identify trends and collaborate with research team to draw meaningful conclusions from the test results.
  • Debugging – troubleshoot and resolve issues that arise during custom test equipment development and lab experimentation.
  • Collaboration – work in a cross-functional team environment including electronics lab technicians and experienced team of researchers to deliver research test equipment needs.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, or similar field.

  • Strong understanding of electronics, circuits, and basic principles of electrical engineering.

  • Experience with lab equipment such as oscilloscopes, function generators, multimeters and soldering stations.

  • Experience creating custom test hardware including platforms such as Arduino, Raspberry Pi, and/or National Instruments.

  • Experience coding test software including embedded controls, Raspberry Pi, and/or LabView.

  • Ability to run complex lab experiments and capture necessary test data.

  • Familiarity with software tools for data analysis such as MATLAB or Python.

  • Excellent problem-solving skills and attention to detail.

  • Familiarity with schematic and PCB layout tools, such as KiCad or Altium, a plus.

  • Ability to work independently, manage multiple tasks concurrently, and assist in defining the scope of a custom test equipment development project.

We Offer

  • Full health, vision, and dental insurance plans.

  • 401(k) savings plan with generous employer matching.

  • Continuing and higher education tuition reimbursement program.

  • Hybrid work environment - - up to 2 days remote per week.

  • Robust employee assistance program (EAP).

  • Enjoy the Third Coast - - minutes away from the shore and parks along Lake Michigan.


Nearest Major Market: Milwaukee

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