Electrical Engineer III

Corporate Dayton, Tennessee



Responsible for researching and designing electrical components and applications with attention to failure mode effects and analysis (FMEA) and life cycle reliability. The team will rely on this role to conceive and launch products that meet industry-leading performance and safety standards. Key activities include collaborating cross-functionally in a team environment (R & D, Procurement, Quality, Manufacturing, Customer Care, Merchandising, etc.).


New Product Development and Product Launch
Evaluate product design concepts which incorporate new or modified electrical content for feasibility and revise for manufacturing and production
Develop electrical design and requirements
Manage electrical system development to meet program needs
Assist with the development of prototypes to evaluate basic functionality and usability
Prepare reports and present project status at Phase Gate meetings
Support Customer Care teams to develop appropriate training material and documentation, such as troubleshooting guides and repair processes
Evaluate the feasibility of incorporating developing technologies into La-Z-Boy products
Assure the protection and processing of intellectual property and patents


Validating product designs through verification
Track changes in regulations which will impact La-Z-Boy products, and establish and maintain electronic program compliance to applicable standards (UL 962, UL1647, UL1310, CE, etc.)
Lead the development and update of electrical requirements and test methods through the use of FMEAs and other quality tools
Develop manufacturing requirements for new technology as they are introduced
Build prototype system to support mechanical design validation testing

Supplier Management Support

Serve as the electrical design liaison between supplier and La-Z-Boy developmental team
Review technical feasibility of supplier quotes
Provide input to supplier agreements
Participate in new supplier audits
Review PPAP part submittals and other quality documentation from suppliers

Quality/Operations Support

Provide technical support during electrical system issue investigation (consumer, manufacturing) and aid in the determination of resolution
Provide support to the plants to insure proper handling, testing and development of electrical component gages in the manufacturing environment
Provide support to Quality and Supply Chain to develop appropriate inspections


Working through La-Z-Boy’s quality product development system, problem solving through iterative development, and team collaboration will set up both smooth launches and high customer satisfaction. The engineer’s designs will integrate into a wide variety of materials, including polymers (injection molded, blown); stamped, formed, cast, machined, and coated metals; wood products (solids, veneers, composites); and foams (slab polyurethane). Work collaboratively with Procurement team to build supplier requirements and improve the effectiveness of our electrical component spending in excess of $20 million per year.



  • Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering and 4-6 years of experience in an electronic design role
  • Or a Strong Experience with the following:
    • Logic control systems
    • Sensors, low power converters, and analog or mixed-signal circuit design
    • Test and debug equipment
    • Designing electronic circuit assemblies for medium volume, low cost low power, small products
    • Foreign suppliers
  • Ability to travel up to 30%



  • Knowledge of statistical process capability (SPC) concepts
  • Understanding of EMI and ESD
  • Master’s Degree in Electrical Engineering and a minimum of 2 years of experience in an electronic design role



Operates in a professional office environment and may also be subject to specific environmental demands such as inside environmental conditions, noise, hazards, atmospheric conditions, and oils. Often required to sit, use repetitive hand motion, hear, listen, talk, stand, walk, and balance. Seldom required to bend, stoop, climb stairs, climb ladders, kneel, squat, reach overhead, pull, push, and lift up to 50 pounds.



Communicate Transparently

Lead the Team

Impact and Influence

Deliver Results

Coach and Develop


OTHER DUTIES: Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the incumbent for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.


An Equal Opportunity Employer
La-Z-Boy Incorporated and its subsidiaries are equal opportunity employers that support and subscribe to a policy of nondiscrimination in all aspects of employment. La-Z-Boy will not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, age, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other reason prohibited by applicable laws.