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Electrical Engineer III

Company: AeroVironment
Location: Simi Valley
Posted on: May 21, 2023

Job Description:

Worker Type:RegularJob Description: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.Duties: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 payloadsSustains production test equipment of product lines, including troubleshooting and upgradesProvides timely feedback to the product design team to improve the testability of designDevelop procedures (manual and automated) for executing functional test and calibration for Unmanned subsystems.Develops test plans, requirements/specifications and strategiesAnalyzes, processes, and formats test resultsIndependently drives for results & consistently meets deliverables on projects with aggressive timelinesWorks with diverse teams across multiple disciplinesResolves a wide range of issues in creative and effective waysWorks on problems of diverse scope where analysis of data requires an evaluation of identifiable factorsOther duties as assignedBasic Qualifications (Required Skills & Experience)B.S. degree in Electrical or Software Engineering is required or equivalent combination of education, training, and experienceMinimum of 5 - 8 years of experience in developing test solutions used in a manufacturing production environmentExperienced in writing Test Plans based on functional requirements and technical specificationsExperienced in Object Oriented Programming (C programming using Visual Studio IDE a plus)Experienced in writing bug reports and root-cause analysesProficient in planning, writing, and executing test specificationsDemonstrated knowledge of various manual and automated testing methodologies at all stages of product developmentStrong testing knowledge & ability to use latest testing technology and standardsComprehensive knowledge of engineering disciplines including electrical design, material properties, and test instrumentationOther Qualifications & Desired Competencies:Radio Frequency (RF) test experience a plusAbility to generate cost and lead time estimates based on different levels of specifications and life cycle stages of a projectDemonstrates good judgment in selecting methods and techniques for obtaining solutions. Typically receives little instruction on day-to-day work, general instructions on new assignmentsStrong quality, risk quantification, and technical leadership skillsPossesses effective problem resolution, judgment & decision-making skillsStrong oral and written communications skillsAble to excel in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment, where small teams share a broad variety of dutiesTakes ownership and responsibility for current and past work productsPhysical Demands:Ability to work in an office and manufacturing environmentRequired to sit and stand for long periodsRequired to talk, hear, and use hands and fingers to operate a computer and telephone keyboardAble to lift up to 10 lbs. and carry objects of varying sizes and shapesSpecial Requirements:U.S. Citizen or U.S. Permanent Resident (Green Card holder) required, per ITAR definitionCOVID Vaccine StatementAeroVironment 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 CFR120.15. 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: .We also encourage you to review our company website at 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.

Keywords: AeroVironment, Simi Valley , Electrical Engineer III, Engineering , Simi Valley, California

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