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Electrical Design Engineer — Battery Systems Emphasis



Location: Wichita, KS | Department: Engineering | Date Posted: September 13, 2010

Job Description


Responsibilities will include but are not limited to:


High level of proficiency and experience with electrical hardware design of new products related to:

  • Analog and digital circuits
  • RF susceptibility protection and emission control
  • The use and application of power electronics
  • Coordinated effort with mechanical packaging with respect to product definition
  • Creating schematics and using circuit design software to produce printed circuit boards
  • Research of new components, technologies, and methods to incorporate into new designs
  • Prototyping and execution of test programs to verify compliance to all applicable performance, regulatory, and quality requirements
  • Coordinate with other functional teams during the life cycle of the product and be responsible for design modifications as required
  • Support customer and regulatory requirements with FMEA, block diagrams, state machines, etc
  • Support production facilities in the manufacture and testing of products
  • Complete documentation of the design in the required formats
  • Engineering Change Orders (ECOs) of new and existing designs
  • Bill of Material (BOM) creation and maintenance
  • Part and vendor evaluation and qualification

Experience/Education:

  • Bachelor’s of Science in Electrical Engineering from accredited university required
  • 5+ years relevant experience (compensation based on experience)

Preferred experience and understanding of:

  • Multi-cell, rechargeable lithium battery pack circuit and protection design
  • Creation of battery charging and cell balancing techniques
  • Multiple battery chemistries including lithium variants, sealed lead-acid, and more

Experience with DO-160, DO-178, DO-254 and other aviation standards a plus

Skills:

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including ability to interface with production personnel, engineering, management, and other departments
  • Organized, focused, and results-oriented with the ability to work on multiple projects
  • Ability to apply gained knowledge across multiple applications
  • Schematic capture and PCB layout software experience required (PADS preferred)
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office products required
  • Working knowledge of AutoCAD preferred
  • Experience with Design for Manufacture (DFM) principles a plus
  • Must pass FAA/DOT drug screen and background check.

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Electrical Design Engineer — Power Electronics Emphasis



Location: Wichita, KS | Department: Engineering | Date Posted: Jan 18, 2011

Job Description

Responsibilities will include but are not limited to:

High level of proficiency and experience with electrical hardware design of new products related to:

  • Analog and digital circuits
  • The use and application of power electronics and switch-mode power supplies
  • RF emission control and susceptibility protection
  • Coordinated effort with mechanical packaging with respect to product definition

Inverter products to incorporate the following concepts and challenges:

  • Low-distortion (<3%) pure sine wave output
  • Modular architecture to allow for changes to voltage or frequency output
  • Short, overload, overtemp, transient and related protection schemes
  • Power ranges from 10-2000W with 85%+ efficiency
  • Knowledge and implementation of magnetics and associated technologies
  • Understanding of trade-offs between full-bridge, half-bridge, forward, flyback, and other topologies very helpful

Creating schematics and coordinating with PCB layout resources

Research of new components, technologies, and methods to incorporate into new designs

Prototyping and execution of test programs to verify compliance to all applicable performance, regulatory, and quality requirements

Coordinate with other functional teams during the life cycle of the product and be responsible for design modifications as required

Support production facilities in the manufacture and testing of products

Document designs in required formats, including BOMs, ECOs, and work instructions

Part and vendor evaluation and qualification

Experience/Education:

  • Bachelor’s of Science in Electrical Engineering from accredited university required
  • 5+ years relevant experience (compensation based on experience)
  • Preference given to candidates with RTCA DO-160 familiarity and/or aviation/military standards for inverters

Skills:

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including ability to interface with production personnel, engineering, management, and other departments
  • Organized, focused, and results-oriented with the ability to work on multiple projects a must
  • Ability to apply gained knowledge across multiple applications
  • Schematic capture, simulation and PCB layout software experience required (PADS preferred)
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office products required
  • Working knowledge of AutoCAD preferred
  • Experience with Design for Manufacture (DFM) principles a plus
  • Must pass FAA/DOT drug screen and background check.

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Electrical Design Engineer — Software Emphasis



Location: Wichita, KS | Department: Engineering | Date Posted: Jan 18, 2011

Job Description

Responsibilities will include but are not limited to:

Software design, validation and verification of new products related to:

  • Positional awareness and strapdown inertial navigation
  • USB, RS-232, ARINC, custom protocols
  • Efficient algorithms for rendering graphics and fonts
  • Document creation and task management for coordination with the FAA and external consultants towards certification of software and complex hardware systems
  • Complete conformed documentation of the design in the required formats
  • Electrical hardware design, evaluation, and/or testing of new products
  • Research of new components, technologies, and methods to incorporate into new designs
  • Support production facilities in the manufacture and testing of products
  • SourceSafe or similar code revision maintenance process
  • Engineering Change Orders (ECOs) of new and existing designs
  • Bill of Material (BOM) creation and maintenance

Experience/Education:

  • Bachelor’s of Science in Computer Science or Electrical Engineering from accredited university
  • 3+ years relevant experience (compensation based on experience
  • Embedded software design using C/C++ or assembly language
  • System modeling and software validation and verification testing
  • Familiarity with formal coding protocols/standards (MISRA-C and/or similar)

Helpful Experience:

  • Specific experience with RTCA DO-178B and DO-254 for the purposes of FAA certification of software and complex hardware based products
  • Power PC and/or Freescale Code Warrior knowledge useful
  • Digital or analog circuit design and simulation
  • RTL design and simulation of FPGA or PLD components using VHDL/Verilog
  • Synthesis, verification, timing analysis of FPGA components using ModelSim or similar CAE tools
  • Mixed-signal PCB Design using PADS or similar CAE tools

Skills:

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including ability to interface with production personnel, engineering, management, and other departments
  • Organized, focused, and results-oriented with the ability to work on multiple parallel projects
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office products required\
  • Must pass FAA/DOT drug screen and background check.

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