Job Description

 Electrical CAD Engineer

Contract (2) Positions 40 hours weekly, 3 years+
Active Secret Clearance is request/preferred. Interim Clearance is acceptable. 

Description:
Designs, develops, and tests electrical devices and equipment, including communications systems, power generators, motors and navigation systems, and electrical systems for automobiles and aircraft. Oversees the manufacturing of these devices, systems, and equipment. Designs new ways to use electrical power to develop or improve products. Performs detailed calculations to develop manufacturing, construction, and installation standards and specifications. Directs manufacturing, installing, and testing of electrical equipment to ensure that products meet specifications and codes. Investigates complaints from customers or the public, evaluate problems, and recommend solutions. Works with project managers on production efforts to ensure that projects are completed satisfactorily, on time, and within budget. Designs electronic components, software, products, or systems for commercial, industrial, medical, military, or scientific applications. Analyzes customer needs and determine electrical system requirements, capacity, and cost to develop a system plan. Develops maintenance and testing procedures for electronic components and equipment. Evaluates systems and recommend design modifications or equipment repair. Inspects electronic equipment, instruments, and systems to make sure they meet safety standards and applicable regulations. Plans and develops applications and modifications for electronic properties used in parts and systems to improve technical performance.

The Mechanical Engineering Group provides mechanical design for systems such as; large antenna structures, mechanisms, optical and electronic packaging & cable design for airborne and space systems. This requisition is for Design support to participate in the design of said systems.

The Cable Designer candidate will design and document system interconnects (cable and harness) and assemblies from rough sketches and/or verbal instructions from the engineering staff. He/she would be responsible for performing basic design calculations and initiating block diagrams, schematics, cable drawings, wire diagrams, wire run lists and fabrication documentation. There will be the preparation of engineering release/revision documentation, as well as assisting the responsible engineer in producing fabrication orders and supporting the fabrication and assembly process, as required. Requires little or no supervision and performs assignments with creative ability, resourcefulness, and originality.

Education and Experience Requirement:
- BS in Electrical Engineering or BS in Engineering or Associates degree plus 7 additional years of relevant experience. Bachelor’s degree is preferred.

Required Skills:
- Must have knowledge of electronic design for applications, including connector selection, wire types/sizes, voltage drops, electro-mechanical packaging, electrical fabrication & assembly techniques.
- Should be capable of developing own concepts, design layouts, and basic calculations to support their design.
- Experience with cable/connect configuration management.
- Candidates should have a clear understanding of cable fabrication standards and processes
- Must have good communication skills, require little or no supervision, and possess good creative skills.
- Candidates must be enthusiastic, innovative and motivated self-starters able to work independently, or with an interdisciplinary group, to achieve program requirements. They must possess strong oral and written communications skills, and must be able to present findings/results to internal and external organizations

Preferred Skills:
- Experience in SolidWorks or SolidWorks Electrical.
- Knowledge of Military, ASME & IEEE standards and familiarity with standards and established practices in; aircraft, missile, spacecraft and ground support equipment.

 

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