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7 months ago
Location: Kirkland
Job type: Permanent
Sector: Manufacturing
Category: Engineers

Electrical Engineer)

About the Organization
Astronics Corporation is a leading supplier of advanced technologies and products to the global aerospace, defense and semiconductor industries. Astronics' products include advanced, high-performance electrical power generation and distribution systems, lighting and safety systems, avionics products, aircraft structures, engineering design and systems certification, and automatic test systems.

Astronics' strategy is to increase its value by developing technologies and capabilities, either internally or through acquisition, and using those capabilities to provide innovative solutions to its targeted markets and other markets where its technology can be beneficial.

Astronics Corporation, through its wholly-owned subsidiaries, has a reputation for high-quality designs, exceptional responsiveness, strong brand recognition and best-in-class manufacturing practices.

Electrical Engineer)


Electrical Engineer

Astronics Advanced Electronic Systems (AES) is a division of Astronics Corporation (ATRO). AES is an industry leader in aircraft electrical power systems, including generation and distribution. Our markets include commercial transport (Boeing and Airbus), business jet (several), and military platforms. We are the world leader in in-seat power for laptops and other devices with our EMPOWER® product line. We are also a leading innovator of electronic circuit breakers and power distribution systems for business jets with our COREPOWER® product line. Astronics' revenues have grown at 28% average growth rate over the last 5 years. AES, based in Kirkland Washington, has over 500 employees, and has won awards as the best place to work on the Seattle Eastside for 11 years consecutively.

Job Summary

The overriding business objective for the Electrical Engineer 3 will be to help grow the business by successfully designing innovative aircraft power systems. The key performance objectives for this position are described below.

* Design Innovative Power Systems. The successful Electrical Engineer 3 will leverage their skill and experience to design new technology electrical power systems which offer substantial benefits in weight, cost, and/or reliability over traditional approaches. The Electrical Engineer 3 will participate in technology trade studies and perform detailed design, analysis, testing, and draft the documentation required to successfully launch new products. Engineering technicians, PCB designers, and mechanical engineers will be provided as support in a team approach. The ability to create innovative designs, often flight critical in harsh airborne environments, is required. The successful Electrical Engineer 3 will be capable of designing AC-DC, DC-DC, DC-AC power conversion, motor controls, magnetics design, PCB layout, EMI filtering, and power distribution systems with support and direction from a senior staff member. We are looking for high performance engineers with a desire to expand their knowledge in power system product development. It is expected within 3 months of hire, the Electrical Engineer 3 will be contributing to the successful design of an aircraft power product. Within 12-18 months, it is expected that the product will be successfully moving through qualification testing and toward production.

* High Performance Team Environment. Astronics AES is known as one of the best places to work in the Seattle area. Working in a highly productive team environment is key to our success. The successful Electrical Engineer 3 will work in a cross functional team, including test engineers, technicians, mechanical engineers, program management, software, manufacturing, and supply chain to achieve success. The ability to work in a positive team atmosphere is critical to success.

* Mentorship and Learning. The Electrical Engineer 3 will develop a collaborative relationship with other design engineering staff at Astronics, both above and below their level. The intent is to learn from the technical guidance, mentorship, and peer reviews of more senior staff and be able to start sharing their knowledge and best practices with younger staff members and interns. Evidence of success will be assisting in the growth path of less experienced engineers while improving their own skills through interactions with senior staff.

* Behaviors and Values. The Electrical Engineer 3 is expected to become familiar with Astronics core Behaviors and Values, and work within the frame work of Passion, Life balance, Learning, Teamwork and Humility as defined at Astronics. The culture is open, innovative, collaborative, exciting and rewarding. Working in a fast paced team environment coupled with our cultural values provides a great place to work and advance ones career.

In summary, growing key talent and assuring the quality of our designs are critical to the success of Astronics. The Electrical Engineer 3 will have a significant opportunity for personal development and contribution to the success of our company. The ability to create innovative designs, often flight critical in harsh airborne environments, is the long term goal for this position. Astronics is a dynamic company that is excited about the evolution of aircraft electrical power systems and the career path development that can coincide with that advancement in technology.

Minimum Qualifications:


Requires bachelor's degree in electrical engineering and a minimum of 5 years power electronics related experience, specifically with advanced, high power, electronic power conversion


Advanced understanding of analog, digital and power electrical/electronic circuits


Advanced understanding of design and test of magnetic components preferred


Experience with requirements capture, analysis, and tracking preferred


Experience with formal Product Development Processes preferred


Familiarity/experience using OrCAD, SPICE, PSIM, and/or SABER software, or similar platforms for analysis


Familiarity/experience with DO-160, Boeing, and/or Airbus EMI, power quality, and susceptibility requirements, including all environmental aspects of qualification for FAA compliance to Federal Regulations is preferred but not required


Familiarity/experience with D0-254 procedures, documents and testing to ensure compliance with its requirements is preferred but not required


Aircraft power generation and electronic distribution systems experience a plus

Eligibility Requirement: Must be a US Person (under ITAR rules) to be eligible.

This position may require knowledge of SOX / 404 internal audit controls and related documentation.

Astronics AES is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, or other legally protected status.

Astronics AES is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodation to individuals with physical and mental disabilities.

If you need special assistance or an accommodation while seeking employment, please or call: . We will make a determination on your request for reasonable accommodation on a case-by-case basis.

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We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, or other legally protected status.

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