Electrical Hardware Engineer

Are you looking for an exciting career in the semiconductor industry?  HORIBA has kept its sights keenly focused on this micro world and provides rewarding careers in Research and Development, Sales and Marketing, Production, and Operations.  Our North American Semiconductor group is searching for an experienced electrical hardware engineer to support R&D, product development, and manufacturing support operations at the R&D Technology Center in Reno, Nevada. Discover more about this area by visiting https://www.visitrenotahoe.com.

The HORIBA Group of worldwide companies provides an extensive array of instruments and systems for applications ranging from automotive R&D, process and environmental monitoring, in-vitro medical diagnostics, semiconductor manufacturing and metrology, to a broad range of scientific R&D and QC measurements.  Proven quality and trustworthy performance have established widespread confidence in the HORIBA Brand.

Inspired by our unique motto, “JOY and FUN,” we focus on social responsibilities by building state-of-the-art products for scientific advancement; especially for protecting health, safety, and the environment. “HORIBARIANs,” the HORIBA employees all over the world, look forward to working with additional creative and entrepreneurial self-starters. To learn more about our unique culture, visit our culture page.  
HORIBA Semiconductor's proprietary analysis technology is fully demonstrated in a wide range of fields - semiconductors, medicine, environment, science, and engine measurements. In high-tech industries like semiconductor manufacturing, HORIBA provides an extensive selection of process monitors for integration into manufacturing lines that aid the safe production of high-performance devices.  

Key Responsibilities include:

  1. Design electronics hardware, including simulation, schematic creation, parts selection, PCB layout, and testing tasks.  
  2. Identify opportunities to improve product features and quality by performing research on advanced technologies and by creating new designs and methods.
  3. Test and troubleshoot HORIBA’s standard flow control (MFC) products and R&D prototypes.
  4. Support low-volume, domestic PCB production and assembly jobs.
  5. Collaborate with multi-disciplinary engineering teams locally and in Japan. 



  • B.S. or M.S. degree in Electrical/Electronics Engineering or Computer Engineering.
  • 5 or more years of professional engineering experience.              



  • The ideal candidate will have broad and varied experience in analog and digital electronics design, including:  high speed digital design, serial peripheral communication (I2C, SPI, CAN, etc), analog front-ends for sensor data acquisition, and power electronics such as DC/DC converters and switching amplifiers. 
  • Some experience developing microcontroller firmware in C/C++ language is helpful.
  • Knowledge or experience with state-of-the-art actuator and sensor technologies such as piezo and solenoid valves, environmental sensors, and displacement sensors.
  • Proficiency in PCB layout design with a professional ECAD tool.  Experience with Siemens Xpedition (formerly Mentor Graphics) is highly desirable. 
  • The candidate should be an independent and creative self-starter who can contribute novel hardware solutions in a dynamic R&D environment.


Compensation Package:
HORIBA Instruments offers a competitive compensation package that includes a 401(k) plan with match; employee group dental, vision, life, and disability (short and long-term) paid for by the company; medical insurance, family dental and vision insurance, and supplemental life insurance available with reasonable employee contributions; employee assistance program; paid holidays, vacation, and sick time; flexible spending accounts; and educational reimbursement and commuter benefit program.

To apply, please submit your letter of interest and resume here.

If you are an individual with a disability and need an accommodation during the application/hiring process, please call (800) 446-7422 ext. 7528 for assistance. HORIBA will provide reasonable accommodations, upon request, to support individuals with disabilities to be able to participate in the hiring process. HORIBA is committed to making our workplace accessible for individuals with disabilities.

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