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Electrical Engineer III

Company: AeroVironment
Location: Simi Valley
Posted on: August 8, 2022

Job Description:

**Worker Type**Regular**Job Description**For over 50 years, AeroVironment has been a leader in advanced technologies and diverse innovations that have redefined how the world drives, flies, and connects.If you thrive on a culture of relentless problem-solving and invention, and want to work for a global front-runner where you tackle real-world challenges, then AeroVironment is the place for you.Come join our group of innovative thinkers and discover how collaborative efforts produce extraordinary products that touch lives around the world. You can be a part of the team that developed these firsts: a controlled human-powered aircraft, the modern consumer electric car, a tiny hummingbird-like drone and a helicopter that flew on Mars. We also set flight records in near-space with our solar-powered aircraft and we re-shaped the battlefield with portable, hand-held, tactical drones and loitering munitions. We have cemented our reputation around the world and in record books as unrivaled technological pioneers, including seven innovative vehicles in the Smithsonian Institution's permanent collection in Washington, DC.While engineering for the future is what we do, we are ever-mindful of our strong commitment to purpose - to secure lives and advance sustainability through transformative innovation. The products and solutions we provide our customers help to save lives and contribute to a more sustainable environment.Join us to help push beyond the realm of the possible with such future-defining technologies as robotics, sensors, software analytics and connectivity to generate ever-more meaningful actionable intelligence for our customers so they can proceed with certainty - and succeed.**Summary**The **Electrical Engineer III** is a member of the Test Equipment Engineering Team and is responsible for designing, developing and implementing cost-effective methods of testing and troubleshooting systems and equipment for all phases of product development and manufacturing. In this role, the Electrical Engineer III supports the integration and testing of unmanned aircraft systems and payloads.**_Position Responsibilities_**+ Designs, develops, and deploys automated test equipment used in the production functional testing of PCBAs, sub-assemblies, and systems related to unmanned aircraft systems and payloads+ Sustains production test equipment of product lines, including troubleshooting and upgrades+ Provides timely feedback to the product design team to improve the testability of design+ Develop procedures (manual and automated) for executing functional test and calibration for Unmanned subsystems.+ Develops test plans, requirements/specifications and strategies+ Analyzes, processes, and formats test results+ Independently drives for results & consistently meets deliverables on projects with aggressive timelines+ Works with diverse teams across multiple disciplines+ Resolves a wide range of issues in creative and effective ways+ Works on problems of diverse scope where analysis of data requires an evaluation of identifiable factors+ Other duties as assigned**_Basic Qualifications (Required Skills & Experience)_**+ B.S. degree in Electrical or Software Engineering is required or equivalent combination of education, training, and experience+ Minimum of 5 - 8 years of experience in developing test solutions used in a manufacturing production environment+ Experienced in writing Test Plans based on functional requirements and technical specifications+ Experienced in Object Oriented Programming (C# programming using Visual Studio IDE a plus)+ Experienced in writing bug reports and root-cause analyses+ Proficient in planning, writing, and executing test specifications+ Demonstrated knowledge of various manual and automated testing methodologies at all stages of product development+ Strong testing knowledge & ability to use latest testing technology and standards+ Comprehensive knowledge of engineering disciplines including electrical design, material properties, and test instrumentation**_Other Qualifications & Desired Competencies_**+ Radio Frequency (RF) test experience a plus+ Ability to generate cost and lead time estimates based on different levels of specifications and life cycle stages of a project+ Demonstrates good judgment in selecting methods and techniques for obtaining solutions. Typically receives little instruction on day-to-day work, general instructions on new assignments+ Strong quality, risk quantification, and technical leadership skills+ Possesses effective problem resolution, judgment & decision-making skills+ Strong oral and written communications skills+ Able to excel in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment, where small teams share a broad variety of duties+ Takes ownership and responsibility for current and past work products**_Physical Demands_**+ Ability to work in an office and manufacturing environment+ Required to sit and stand for long periods+ Required to talk, hear, and use hands and fingers to operate a computer and telephone keyboard+ Able to lift up to 10 lbs. and carry objects of varying sizes and shapes**_Special Requirements_**+ U.S. Citizen or U.S. Permanent Resident (Green Card holder), per ITAR definition**COVID Vaccine Statement**AeroVironment is a U.S. government contractor, and is therefore subject to the September 9, 2021 Presidential Executive Order requiring COVID-19 vaccines for federal contractors. Consistent with AeroVironment's commitment to health, safety, and national security, all U.S.-based AeroVironment employees must be fully vaccinated from COVID-19; this means that all new hires located in the United States must provide proof of being fully vaccinated from COVID-19 before their start date. At this time, the vaccination requirement applies only to U.S.-based employees; non-U.S. locations will have their own vaccination policies in accordance with applicable law of the non-U.S. jurisdiction.**ITAR Requirement:**_This position requires access to information that is subject to compliance with the International Traffic Arms Regulations ("ITAR") and/or the Export Administration Regulations ("EAR"). In order to comply with the requirements of the ITAR and/or the EAR, applicants will be asked to provide specific documentation to verify U.S. person status under the ITAR and the EAR. A "U.S. person" according to their definition is a U.S. citizen, U.S. lawful permanent resident (green card holder), or protected individual such as a refugee, or asylee. See 22 CFR - 120.15._ _Some positions will require current U.S. Citizenship due to contract requirements._**Benefits** : AV offers an excellent benefits package including medical, dental vision, 401K with company matching, a 9/80 work schedule and a paid holiday shutdown. For more information about our company benefit offerings please visit: http://www.avinc.com/myavbenefits .We also encourage you to review our company website at http://www.avinc.com to learn more about us.Principals only need apply. NO agencies please.**Who We Are**Based in California, AeroVironment (AVAV) is a global leader in unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) and tactical missile systems. Founded in 1971 by celebrated physicist and engineer, Dr. Paul MacCready, we've been at the leading edge of technical innovation for more than 45 years. Be a part of the team that developed the world's most widely used military drones and created the first submarine-launched reconnaissance drone, and has seven innovative vehicles that are part of the Smithsonian Institution's permanent collection in Washington, DC.Join us today in developing the next generation of small UAS and tactical missile systems that will deliver more actionable intelligence to our customers so they can proceed with certainty - and succeed.**What We Do**Building on a history of technological innovation, AeroVironment designs, develops, produces, and supports an advanced portfolio of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) and tactical missile systems. Agencies of the U.S. Department of Defense and allied military services use the company's hand-launched UAS to provide situational awareness to tactical operating units through real-time, airborne reconnaissance, surveillance, and target acquisition._AeroVironment Incorporated is an equal opportunity employer, M/F/D/V and works in compliance with both federal and state laws. We are committed to the concept regarding Equal Employment opportunity. Qualified candidates will be considered for employment regardless of race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, marital status, medical condition nor disability, genetics, veteran and all others that may apply._**ITAR**U.S. Citizen, U.S. Permanent Resident (Green Card holder) or asylee/refugee status as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3) required.**ABOUT US**At AeroVironment, our purpose is to secure lives and advance sustainability through transformative innovation. Our solutions give our customers a fresh vantage point, positioning them to see the world with new eyes and extending their reach beyond the line of sight. That is the power of our breakthrough unmanned aircraft systems, perfected and refined over a half century.Whether they are warfighters searching for an enemy, border patrol agents searching for people in need of assistance, or telecom providers linking millions to the digital economy, our customers choose AeroVironment because our systems generate actionable intelligence reliably, creating a path to goals that would otherwise be unattainable.

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