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Summary Electrical Engineer 4 Power Supply Design - Astronics, Kirkland, WA 
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Astronics Advanced Electronic Systems (AES) in Kirkland, Washington is a $180M division of Astronics Corporation (ATRO). AES is an industry leader in aircraft electrical power systems, including generation and distribution. Our markets include commercial transport (Boeing and Airbus), business jet (several), and military platforms. We are the world leader in in-seat power for laptops and other devices with our EmPower© product line. We are also the world's leading innovator of electronic circuit breakers and power distribution systems for business jets with our CorePower© product line. Astronics' revenues have grown at a 41% average growth rate over the last 6 years. Astronics AES has over 450 employees, and has won awards as the best place to work on the Seattle Eastside for 7 years consecutively.


The overriding business objective for the Electrical Engineer 4 will be to help grow the business by successfully designing innovative aircraft power systems. The key performance objectives for this position are described below.

Key performance objectives for this position include the following:

1.Design Innovative Power Systems. The successful Electrical Engineer will leverage their significant technical skill and experience to design new technology electrical power systems which offer substantial benefits in weight, cost, and/or reliability over traditional approaches. The Electrical Engineer will participate in topology selections and perform the detailed designs. The ability to create innovative designs, primarily for airborne environments, is required. The Electrical Engineer will lead the detailed design, analysis, testing, and documentation required to successfully launch new products. Engineering technicians, PCB designers, test engineers, as well as other disciplines, will be provided as support in a team approach. The successful Electrical Engineer will be capable of designing AC-DC, DC-DC, DC-AC power conversion, magnetics design, PCB layout, EMI filtering, and power distribution systems. We are looking for high performance engineers who thrive on power system product development. It is expected within 3 months of hire, the Principal Electrical Engineer will be leading, and have primary responsibility for, the successful design of an aircraft power product. Within 12 months, it is expected that the product will be successfully moving through qualification testing and toward production.

-High Performance Team Environment. Astronics AES is known as one of the best places to work in the Seattle area. Working in a highly productive team environment is key to our success. The successful Electrical Engineer will work in a cross functional team, including test engineers, technicians, mechanical engineers, program management, software, manufacturing, and supply chain to achieve success. The ability to work in a positive team atmosphere is critical to success.

-Mentorship and Learning. The Electrical Engineer will successfully develop a collaborative relationship with design engineering staff at Astronics to provide technical guidance, mentorship, and peer reviews. Evidence of success will be assisting in the growth path of less experienced engineers and making critical impacts in design reviews and peer reviews of power conversion designs. In summary, growing key talent and assuring the quality of our designs are critical responsibilities of the Electrical Engineer.

-Credibility with Customers. Meet or communicate with customers to develop credibility as a leading expert in the design and certification of aircraft electrical power systems. A secondary goal of the Electrical Engineer will be to impress, gain confidence, and build credibility with key customers reinforcing the fact that Astronics AES provides the best solution for their aircraft power needs. By providing technical assistance to customers, building key relationships, and increasing credibility, the challenge is to build our reputation as the recognized industry leader of aircraft electrical power systems in our market segment.

-New Technology Trade-Offs. The Electrical Engineer will be knowledgeable about new technology trends in power systems and be able to make logical recommendations, based upon experience and certification rules, about the practical implementation of these technologies.

In summary, the Electrical Engineer will have a significant impact on the successful growth of Astronics. This is a position within a dynamic company that is excited about the long term growth of aircraft electrical power systems and the long term career development that can coincide with that growth.


-Bachelor's degree in engineering from a four year college or university and 7 years related experience are required. Experience in aerospace industry required.

-Eligibility Requirement: Must be a US Person (under ITAR rules) to be eligible.
Date 7/29/2015 
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