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Senior Engineer, EMC

Novi, Michigan Job ID: 120024 Additional locations: None

HARMAN’s engineers and designers are creative, purposeful and agile. As part of this team, you’ll combine your technical expertise with innovative ideas to help drive cutting-edge solutions in the car, enterprise and connected ecosystem. Every day, you will push the boundaries of creative design, and HARMAN is committed to providing you with the opportunities, innovative technologies and resources to build a successful career.

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A Career at HARMAN

As a technology leader that is rapidly on the move, HARMAN is filled with people who are focused on making life better. Innovation, inclusivity and teamwork are a part of our DNA. When you add that to the challenges we take on and solve together, you’ll discover that at HARMAN you can grow, make a difference and be proud of the work you do every day.

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About the Role

Interface with relevant groups to ensure that necessary validation activities are included in the project plans and that all planned qualification activities occur. Participate in the development of new EMC test methods per customer requirements

What You Will Do

  • Developing and rewriting test plans and reports looking for continuous improvement.
  • Meeting with the customer for the overall EMC test plan and design approval process.
  • Assisting in troubleshooting at vehicle level with customer as needed.
  • Preparing presentations and summaries as needed.
  • Stay informed of all new customer specifications make recommendations of new equipment requirements.
  • Assist with ISO17025 for both internal and external audits whenever required
  • Design, develop, implement and verify new EMC test methods.
  • Specify test equipment for current and new EMC test methods.
  • Design and build test support equipment for EMC testing.
  • Build automation for test methods where practical and technically sound.
  • May act as technical lead in EMC lab, specifically with EMC Intern/Coops and Technicians.
  • Completes other related duties as assigned by the manager.

What You Need

  • BSEE, BSEET, BSCS, BS Physics or equivalent minimum requirement.
  • 5+ years EMC qualification or related experience, automotive industry background highly desirable.
  • Advanced EMC and test solutions knowledge for automotive industries.
  • Physical Demands
    • Limited manual dexterity required.
    • Work requires handling light weight materials (i.e. Automotive Battery) or equipment with no special speed or exertion.
  • Working Conditions
    • Ordinary office, shop, field, or warehouse working conditions with some slightly disagreeable features.
  • Hazards
    • Negligible. Little or no exposure to hazards.

What is Nice to Have

  • Character Strength
    • Overcomes obstacles to meet commitments.
    • Demonstrates personal integrity in all interactions.
  • Composure
    • Maintains professional demeanor during the development process.
    • Demonstrates the ability to accept criticism.
  • Dominance
    • Demonstrates a belief in self and the organization.
    • Maintains confidence when presented with challenges.
  • Interpersonal Skills
    • Demonstrates ability to clearly communicate the design process.
    • Effectively leads meetings, speaks in public, and prepares correspondence.
  • Memory Recall
    • Recalls details, precedents, and prior events to ensure consistency in action.
    • Recalls experience, training, and education and applies concepts to the job.
  • Mental Alertness
    • Demonstrates ability to conceptualize.
    • Solves problems through deductive reasoning.
  • Motivation
    • Challenges self to greater levels of achievement.
    • Strives to meet and exceed customer (internal or external) needs.
  • Technical Skill
    • Applies education, training, and experience toward mastery of job requirements.
    • Well developed technical skill set related to EMC concepts.
    • iNARTE Engineering Certificate highly desirable.
  • Verbal Ability
    • Communicates detailed information logically and clearly.
    • Makes effective presentations.
  • Work Habits
    • Effectively organizes time and work.
    • Meets commitments when made.
  • Work Teams
    • Demonstrates sufficient business vocabulary to communicate effectively and develop professional rapport with others.
    • Leadership skills.

What Makes You Eligible

  • Be willing to travel up to 25% domestic and international travel
  • Be willing to work in an office in Farmington Hills, MI
  • Successfully complete a background investigation and drug screen as a condition of employment
  • This position requires the use of a use of a HARMAN or customer-owned vehicle. As such, any offer of employment will be contingent upon having a clean driving record, which will be evaluated and determined in HARMAN’s sole discretion, no more than 4 active points for moving violations (issued by any motor vehicle agency), and no references to operating a vehicle under the influence of controlled substances within the last 10 years.


HARMAN is an Equal Opportunity /Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or Protected Veterans status. HARMAN offers a great work environment, challenging career opportunities, professional training and competitive compensation. (


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Career Path

  1. Engineer

    An entry level role, the degreed Engineer knows and applies basic concepts and techniques of the profession under direct supervision and guidance. Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree

  2. Senior Engineer

    A Senior Engineer provides a wider variety of technical support tasks using a combination of advanced engineering principles and techniques. They operate with little guidance/supervision as Subject Matter Experts (SME) in their defined area of specialization. Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree + 5 years’ experience.

  3. Principal Engineer

    Principal Engineers are recognized as an emerging expert. They lead the conceptualization, design, implementation and testing of technologies, tools, or process while consistently demonstrating technical expertise and ingenuity. They demonstrate the ability to plan, define, and execute projects with no supervision. Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree + 12 years’ experience.

  4. Senior Principal Engineer

    Recognized as a technical expert, Senior Principal Engineers consistently demonstrate high levels of technical expertise, ingenuity and creativity. They develop and apply advanced technologies, engineering principles, theories and concepts, and have broad knowledge about the design and operation of systems outside of their specialty. Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree + 16 years’ experience.

  5. Distinguished Engineer

    A Distinguished Engineer has a strong record of creativity and innovation. They advance engineering principles, theories and concepts, and are recognized as a Company-wide authority in one or more technical areas. Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree + 20 years’ experience.

  6. Fellow

    A Fellow is an industry recognized expert with a significant body of peer reviewed research and journal publications and frequently speaks at conferences. Acts as a HARMAN ambassador. Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree + 25 years’ experience.

  7. Senior Fellow

    A Senior Fellow is the most accomplished of an elite group of engineers, widely recognized as a World renowned expert in their field of expertise. Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree + 30 years’ experience.

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