about 1 year ago
Electrical Engineer 4 (Power Supply Design)
About the Organization
Astronics Corporation (NASDAQ: ATRO) serves the world's aerospace, defense, and semiconductor industries with proven, innovative technology solutions. We work side-by-side with customers, integrating our array of power, connectivity, lighting, structure, interior, and test technologies to solve complex challenges. For 50 years, we've delivered creative, customer-focused solutions with exceptional responsiveness. Today global airframe manufacturers, airlines, military branches, completion centers, and Fortune 500 companies rely on the collaborative spirit and innovation of Astronics.
We offer our breadth of technology solutions and services through 11 subsidiary business units and numerous award-winning product brands. Serving our customers is our first priority, and every day we honor this mission with quality, partnership, and energetic global vision.
Electrical Engineer 4 (Power Supply Design)
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 10 years consecutively.
The overriding business objective for the Electrical Engineer 4 will be to help grow the business by successfully advancing the technology of Astronics’ Cabin Electronics products. The key performance objectives for this position are described below.
Design Innovative Power Products. The successful Electrical Engineer 4 will leverage their significant technical skill and experience to design power conversion products which offer substantial benefits in weight, cost, and/or reliability over traditional approaches. The Electrical Engineer 4 will participate in topology selections and perform the detailed designs. The ability to create innovative designs, primarily for commercial aircraft cabin environments, is required. The Senior Principal Engineer will lead the detailed design, analysis, testing, and documentation required to successfully launch new products. Engineering technicians, PCB designers, test engineers, as well as other disciplines, will be provided as support in a team approach. The successful Electrical Engineer 4 will be capable of designing AC-DC, DC-DC, DC-AC power conversion, magnetics design, PCB layout and EMI filtering. We are looking for high performance engineers who thrive on power conversion product development.
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 4 will lead 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. It is expected within 3 months of hire, the Electrical Engineer 4 will be leading a successful design of an aircraft power product.
Mentorship and Learning. The Electrical Engineer 4 will successfully develop a collaborative relationship with design engineering staff at Astronics to provide technical guidance, mentorship, and peer reviews. Evidence of success will be assisting in the growth path of less experienced engineers and making critical impacts in design reviews and peer reviews of power conversion designs. In summary, growing key talent and assuring the quality of our designs are critical responsibilities of the Electrical Engineer 4.
Credibility with Customers. Meet or communicate with customers to develop requirements for Cabin power conversion products.
New Technology Trade-Offs. The Electrical Engineer 4 will be knowledgeable about new technology trends in power conversion and be able to make logical recommendations, based upon experience and certification rules, about the practical implementation of these technologies.
Values and Behaviors. The Electrical Engineer 4 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, the Electrical Engineer 4 will have a significant impact on the successful growth of Astronics. This is a position within a dynamic company that is excited about the long term growth of aircraft electrical power products and the long term career development that can coincide with that growth. 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 products and the career path development that can coincide with that advancement in technology.
Experience/Education: Requires bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering and minimum 7 years power electronics related experience, specifically with advanced, high power, electronic power conversion.
Expert understanding of analog, digital and power electrical/electronic circuits.
Expert understanding of design and test of magnetic components.
Experience with requirements capture, analysis, and tracking.
Experience with formal Product Development Processes.
Familiarity/experience using OrCAD, SPICE, PSIM, ANSYS Simplorer and Maxwell tools, 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.
Advanced degree preferred.
Aircraft power conversion products experience preferred.
Eligibility Requirement: Must be a US Person (under ITAR rules) to be eligible
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.
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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.