Senior Electronics Engineer

Senior Electronics Engineer

Full Job Description


DENT Instruments is a growing, 33-year young technology company in Bend. A leader in the energy information “green” sector, DENT manufactures energy metering and measurement equipment for customers all over the world. We include in our client list Fortune 10 companies as well as small electrical shops. We are keenly aware how our products help reduce energy use and improve efficiencies for the betterment of everyone. Now we find ourselves in need of a “can do it all” Senior Electronics Design Engineer. There are only 20 of us but we perform like a company of 100 – ask our competitors! You will be part of a team of about a half-dozen fellow geeks (including the President), but with only 20, we are not seeking a specialist to focus on one task, we need someone who, in addition to their field of expertise, enjoys and can contribute in a wide variety of ways to our continued growth. We’re a team.

Here’s an excerpt of the job functions from our ISO 9001 Quality Manual (a pretty dry read but you get the idea):

Provide design support for new product development and existing product upgrades. Use appropriate electrical analyses to evaluate design options and to ensure that design requirements will be met. Assist in the construction and testing of prototypes and qualification test units.

  • Develop hardware for power measuring instrumentation and data loggers using analog and digital designs
  • Participate on an R&D team to develop new products and enhance current products
  • Work with certification bodies such as UL, ANSI, BACnet, etc.
  • Work independently to execute project plans and provide status
  • Communicate with subcontractors
  • Support existing products
  • Direct Electronic Test Technicians on testing procedures and evaluate results
  • Use best-practice engineering practices
  • Other duties as assigned – like talking to a cranky customer who didn’t want to read the manual! (You know who we mean.)
  • Employee’s physical presence at the office work location is required the majority of the time to perform the essential job functions, tasks and responsibilities.
  • Adhere to all company policies, procedures and business ethics codes.
  • Some travel – mostly domestic but could be international on occasion

Project Management Communication Proficiency

Leadership Problem Solving/Analysis

Results Driven Strategic Thinking

Technical Capabilities Able to Leap Tall Buildings in a Single Bound

  • Bachelor’s degree in appropriate discipline (like, EE) Master’s degree preferred.
  • 5 or (better yet) more yrs. professional experience as a design electrical engineer.
  • Experienced in writing design documents and test procedures
  • Familiarity with circuit board design, implementation, integration, and test and validation experience of communications protocols such as DNP3, IEC60870-5- 101/104, TCP/IP, MODBUS, BACnet
  • Knowledge of embedded software (though we have dedicated software engineers)
  • Design and build of hardware electronic systems, that may include packaging
  • Familiarity with CAD packages for schematic capture and PCB artwork design (we use Altium and SolidWorks)
  • The ability to work with software engineers (yeah, I know – they think differently) to design and debug systems

The position offers competitive pay, bonuses, 401k with company matching, medical, dental, and vision insurance, 120 hours of PTO in first year, Flexible Spending Account (Cafeteria Plan), and a great work environment. As mentioned, the President is a proud geek too.


Interested candidates should email a cover letter and resume to
Please include “Senior Electronics Engineer” as the subject of the email.