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Electrical Engineer - III (Senior Level)

San Luis Obispo, CA 93401

Posted: 06/06/2022 Employment Type: Direct Placement Category: Electrical and Electronics Engineers Job Number: 94250

Job Description

About the Position

Our client located in the Central Coast of California is seeking a senior-level electrical engineer to join our engineering group and help further develop our aircraft subsystems. We are looking for a candidate who can collaborate well with a small team to develop unmanned aircraft products for military and commercial applications. The work is hands-on, fast-paced, fun, and rewarding.

Essential Responsibilities: This is not necessarily an all-inclusive list of job-related responsibilities, duties, skills, efforts, requirements or working conditions. While this is intended to be an accurate reflection of the current job, management reserves the right to revise the job or to require that other or different tasks be performed as assigned.
  • Support the design, development, prototyping, testing, troubleshooting, and documentation of electrical systems for unmanned aircraft
  • Technical leader for engineering projects including PCB design, embedded systems, and wire harnesses
  • Collaborate closely with other engineering disciplines (mechanical, aerospace, software, QA)
  • Establish repeatable manufacturing processes and inspection plans
  • Participate in design and peer reviews
  • Maintain high standards of software quality within the team by adhering to good practices and habits of configuration control

Required Qualifications
  • US Citizenship
  • B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering or related field is required or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience
  • Senior position: 5+ year’s relevant work experience in aircraft electrical systems or related field
  • Leadership skills: the ability to direct and delegate tasks
  • Covid-19 Vaccination status of Fully Vaccinated
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a secret clearance

Desired Qualifications
  • Experience with the following
    • Systems design and integration of electrical, software, and mechanical systems for aircraft or robotics
    • PCB design, testing, and troubleshooting
    • Microcontroller programming and testing
    • Power systems, motor control, batteries, sensors
    • Data conversion (analog-to-digital)
    • RF design and testing
    • Part selection and sourcing
    • Altium or similar PCB design software
    • Wire harness design and fabrication
    • Quality inspections and improvements
  • Familiarity with the industrial specifications and requirements (ISO, MIL, ASME, etc.)
  • Ability to read schematics and use standard debugging equipment: oscilloscope, logic analyzer, multimeter
  • Strong sense of ownership and drive in digging into complex problems
  • Good team communication skills
  • Critical thinking and problem-solving skills

Hiring Requirements
  • If an offer of employment is extended, a background check is required, and the offer of employment is contingent on the results.
  • This is a salaried position requiring 40 hours a week during normal business hours. Additional hours may be required to support development or production goals.
  • Based on our work requirements, applicants must comply with NOFORN security classification.
  • Being fully vaccinated for COVID-19 is a condition of employment at our clients. Proof of vaccination or an accommodation request approved by our client will be required prior to starting employment with the company.

Work Conditions

Conditions will vary.  Most work performed in enclosed buildings.  Must be able to stand or sit for prolonged periods of the time, walking, lifting, and reaching.  Must be capable of lifting 20 lbs., 20+lbs. assisted by other employees as needed.

Standard working hours are 8:00 am to 5:00 pm with a one-hour lunch period.

A Note on Our Response to COVID-19

Our workplace requires that all employees be fully vaccinated. Persons with documented medical issues or sincerely held religious beliefs will be reasonably accommodated in accordance with applicable law. Employment is contingent upon proof of vaccination or exemption.

Our client is committed to providing a safe and healthy workplace for our employees. While we continue to meet our commitments delivering the highest quality product to our customers, the health, safety, and wellbeing of our employees and their families remains our top priority. As the situation evolves, so does our plan. Not only are we following all CDC, state, and local guidelines, but we’re taking extra precautions to reduce the spread of COVID-19. We remain vigilant and will continue to be proactive in keeping our community safe.


Job Requirements

relevant work experience in aircraft electrical systems or related field, PCB Design, Altium, microcontroller programming
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