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Musco Lighting Senior Electrical Engineer (Hardware) in Oskaloosa, Iowa


Senior Electrical Engineer (Hardware)

At Musco, the industry-leader in sports lighting, our motto is, “We Make It Happen.” There is a can do, innovative spirit here. We are problem solvers, always up for the next challenge. While our headquarters are in Oskaloosa, Iowa, we are a global company, providing lighting solutions at stadiums, arenas and venues in more than 125 countries.

The Musco Research and Development Team is currently seeking a Senior Electrical Engineer to work from our Oskaloosa office. This position will focus on leading, supporting, and developing the internal sales team and supervise internal sales processes to meet department and company goals. If you’re solutions-focused, detail-oriented, and a strong communicator, we look forward to hearing from you. More details about the role are below.

Who is Musco?

Musco is the global leader in sports and large area lighting solutions. We believe work should be fun – at Musco, you are part of world-class projects ranging from the London Stadium ( to the New Orleans Saints Mercedes-Benz Superdome ( to Iowa State University’s Hilton Coliseum ( , to major transportation hubs, to your local Little League stadium. Our Team-first culture enables us to envision, create, refine, and guarantee the best lighting systems. We are forward thinking, always striving to create the next generation of technology. A privately held company since 1976, our supportive and caring culture is based on relationships and creating value. If you’d like to work with a Team that appreciates you, and is invested in your future, Musco may be a great fit for you.

What does Musco offer?

At Musco we offer opportunities for meaningful work at a company you can be proud of. That includes supporting learning through on-the-job experiences and options to develop and grow through different roles within your organization. We value our Team Members and support a work-life balance with flexibility for you to volunteer in your community, attend family activities, or to simply have time to do the things you enjoy.

In addition, we offer:

  • Health insurance – comprehensive plans with low out-of-pocket costs

  • Generous paid time off benefits

  • Profit sharing – up to 20% of eligible compensation annually

  • 4% 401K match – immediately vested

  • 100% paid Team Member premiums for life insurance and short-term disability insurance

What does Musco do?

We make a difference in your hometown and on the world stage through innovative lighting and field solutions. We do so all while working to reduce glare and protect the night sky. Musco is proud to partner with the International Dark Sky Association in offering efficient lighting solutions that help minimize light pollution. In addition, we believe helping others is a priority. If giving back is important to you, learn more about Musco’s Mini-Pitch System™ Solution ( in partnership with the U.S. Soccer Foundation where we’ve helped youth in underserved areas have access to more recreational opportunities.

What you will do as a Senior Electrical Engineer (Hardware):

  • Assist in developing and writing specifications for new products and systems.

  • Independently perform hardware development for advanced product designs:

  • Create basic circuit designs. May be portions of a complete assembly.

  • Test circuit designs by conducting experiments and operating lab equipment.

  • Select all components needed for the design within design policy constraints.

  • Perform root cause analysis of circuit failures.

  • Document designs through creation of schematic diagrams and BOMs.

  • Conduct design reviews with peers, Test Engineering, Musco Manufacturing, and others to ensure designs meet targets for functionality, reliability, and manufacturability.

  • Construct prototype boards when appropriate. Work with Purchasing to have prototype boards built when appropriate.

  • Develop and execute functional test plans. Work with technicians and junior engineers to execute and document tests when appropriate.

  • Work with software/firmware developers as needed to complete overall product development.

  • Lead efforts to install and test products at Beta sites, working with other departments as necessary. May require travel to sites.

  • Help ensure products meet regulating agency approvals and requirements.

  • Assist with mechanical design were appropriate.

  • Work with other groups to release product documents (schematic diagrams, gerber files, and BOMs) to Vantage.

  • Assist in selecting new components families (e.g., microcontrollers), communication methods and protocols, hardware interfaces, etc.

  • Assist in developing design methodologies, choosing development tools, etc.

  • Mentor less experienced engineers in technical topics and development best practices.

  • Participate in product design reviews, recommend design changes, recommend test strategies, and provide technical support and direction as needed.

  • Develop product cost estimates.

  • Interface with other departments to bring product, or product changes, into production.

  • Support application engineers and project managers with product issues as needed.

  • Support Warranty, Field Service, and Manufacturing departments with product issues as needed.

  • Perform other related duties as assigned.

What you need to be successful:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering, Electrical Engineering Technology, or equivalent.

  • Experience with drawing systems, change notice systems, and multi-level BOMs is required, as is the ability to read and interpret mechanical drawings.

  • Experience with control systems is strongly preferred.

  • Experience with a single-phase and three-phase power systems is preferred

  • Comprehensive knowledge of electrical engineering principles, concepts, practices, and theories.

  • Must be proficient with common test and measurement equipment such as oscilloscopes, signal generators, multi-meters.

  • Ability to design and troubleshoot complex analog and digital electrical hardware and systems.

  • Ability to build prototypes and test fixtures, including soldering through-hole and surface-mount components.

  • Ability to write basic firmware needed to test microprocessor-based hardware prototypes.

  • Basic knowledge of electrical manufacturing.

  • A basic understanding of software/firmware concepts and development activities.

  • A basic understanding of mechanical design as related to the packing of electronic assemblies.

Other Special Requirements:

  • Up to 5% travel may be required. Travel includes trips to job sites, seminars, corporate and manufacturing facilities, and vendors.

  • Overtime is occasionally required as needed including weekends.

At Musco, we make it happen and want you to be a part of it.

Join Musco where we are Team first, where possibilities come to life, and where we work on local and global solutions that matter. Together “We Make It Happen” – we invite you to apply at Stay connected with us on social media to learn more about the Musco Team.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)