Senior Electrical Engineer
We are looking for a Senior Electrical Engineer to join our team in Portland, OR!
As our Senior Electrical Engineer you will be an expert in the electrical design of custom circuit boards. All facets of design will be required. If you are a senior/principal engineer and want to focus on pure electrical design of products, this is the job for you.
Location: Portland, OR- Onsite
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Translate product level requirements into implementable circuits
Work with Mechanical Engineering, Systems Engineering, and Management in an interactive manner to develop electrical solutions to project requirements
Define potential electrical implementation solutions and discuss tradeoffs
Design electrical solutions for PacStar products implemented as BOMS and Schematics in Altium
Low power (2 – 60W), low voltage (3, 5, 12, and 48 VDC) power circuits
LI-ION battery charging and monitoring circuits
High Speed signal routing for Ethernet ports (100 Mbps to 10 Gbps)
Simple micro-processor design and firmware development (mostly board hotel functions)
Build parts and maintain library within Altium
Design for small size and physically rugged environments
Provide parts placement board models to Mechanical Engineering. Participate in the normal back and forth to address thermal and fitment issues
Layout of circuit boards in Altium
PacStar currently employs a mixed model of laying out boards in-house and utilizing external resources when timing or expertise dictate
Ability to layout boards and generate complete board fabrication packages is desired
Provide detail electrical design guidance when utilizing external board layout resources (e.g. isolation, stack up, signal transmission requirements, etc)
Coordinate with purchasing and board build house for fabrication and assembly of engineering test units
Provide advance BOM’s to Purchasing
Be proactive in the identification of long lead items. Acquire samples and small lots early in the design process to mitigate timing impact
Provide technical guidance as needed to board assembly house
Receive first run engineering circuit boards
Perform basic turn-up and debugging of boards
Develop and test any microprocessor-based functions on the board (usually simple board hotel functions)
Develop and execute Design Verification Testing
Support Mechanical Engineering during physical integration of electronics into modules
Experience with EMI/EMC and ESD testing and debugging is preferred
Transition designs to manufacturing
Provide complete design packages to enable production build. Board production quantities are in the high hundreds per year utilizing mostly on-shore suppliers.
Develop and provide simple functional test plans/systems to board assembly house
Support factory with problem resolution and test support when required
Support designs once they are in the field
Provide technical support to field issues should they occur
Modify designs, if required, in response to field problems
Provide technical support for existing designs. All are fully documented in Altium and have been in production for 1 to 3 years.
Coordinate/communicate with management regarding schedule, milestones, technical status, etc.
What you Bring:
10+ years direct design experience of circuit boards
BS in Electrical Engineer required
Deep experience in the design of circuit boards in Altium
The ability to layout boards in Altium is desired
Experience with MIL-STD-810G, MIL-STD-461, and MIL-STD-471 is desired
Familiarity with design of network devices (Switches, Routers) and servers is a plus
Strong work ethic and commitment to customer support
Strong written and verbal communication skills
Accuracy and attention to detail is a must
Must be able to self-organize workloads and manage all deadlines
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