Senior Electrical Engineer

Jun 14, 2024

Job ID:137102


Job Position: Senior Electrical Engineer

Location: Black Mountain, NC 28711

Pay Rate: $100,000 – $140,000 Per Year

Shift: 1st

We have an exciting opportunity for a Senior Electrical Engineer to work with in our Motion and Sensors Division. In this role, you will be responsible for leading the design, development, and execution of projects utilizing embedded electronic controls for a range of electromechanical devices: actuators and brushless DC (BLDC) motors, in the aerospace and defense markets. This position requires a solid understanding of analog and digital circuit design and layout, power electronics, high speed digital interfaces, FPGAs, DSPs, microcontrollers, DACs/ADCs, electric motor control theory, embedded software/firmware, system controls and overall system mathematical modeling.

The Senior Electrical Engineer is responsible for reviewing and interpreting customer requirements, both technical and programmatic, and assessing the level of effort required to fulfill them both in terms of time and material from an electronics perspective. This position is also responsible for contributing to sales proposal efforts, prototype development and other New Product Introduction (NPI) activities culminating in the transition of new products into production.

Essential Functions

Product/Project Lifecycle Engineering

  • Develops electronic architectures and implement specific design for control of specific components and systems.

  • Understands manufacturing and overall design trade-offs (practical, realizable implementation of designs).

  • Develops and validates system performance models and predictions.

  • Participates as a member of a cross-functional project team including software engineers, mechanical engineers, manufacturing engineers, program managers, technicians, and sales/customer support staff.

  • Supports product improvement/cost reduction initiatives.

  • Performs and/or coordinates design analyses using Matlab®, Mathcad®, and Pspice® (or other computer-aided engineering/simulation tools).

  • Prepares, maintains, and adheres to project schedules and specific electronics project management tasks, as required.

Business Development Support

  • Travels, as required, to support market development and customer needs.

  • Supports electronics cost proposal activity.

  • Supports and fosters relationships with our customers’ engineering teams.

Critical Competencies

  • Technical versatility in electronics design, electronics hardware/software integration, and system electromechanical integration

  • Experience in industry standards such as DO-254, DO-178C, MIL-STD-882E is a plus.

  • Knowledge of relevant DO-160, MIL-STD-461, IPC and IEC standards for electronics development

  • Efficiently executes design and/or proposal analyses using Altium, Matlab®, Mathcad®, and Pspice® (or other computer-aided engineering/simulation tools)

  • Electronic components and test equipment (oscilloscopes, power analyzers, etc.)Systems engineering (requirements-based design and project execution)

  • Analog and digital circuit design

  • Printed circuit board (PCB) layout, manufacturing, and assembly processes

  • Electromagnetic interference and susceptibility design methods

  • Experience with lightning protection.

  • Customer-centric attitude

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

  • Ability to motivate and lead cross-functional teams.

  • Action-oriented, responsive, thorough, and attention to detail

  • Accepts and positively responds to constructive criticism to improve personal and project performance.

Education & Experience

  • B.S. in Electrical Engineering required; M.S. in Electrical Engineering preferred.

  • Minimum 5 years required, 10+ years preferred in digital motion controls and power electronic design, including experience in the following:

    • DC and AC Motors

    • Rotary and linear power transmission components (gears, ballscrews, etc.).

    • Various position feedback devices (resolvers, RVDT/LVDT, encoders, etc.)

    • DSP/FPGA based servo systems.

  • Must be legally authorized to work in the US, visa sponsorship not available.

  • Must be able to work on U.S. government programs and/or obtain security clearance in the future.