Electrical Engineer

Pasadena, CA 91103

Posted: 02/18/2020 Employment Type: Contract Industry: Engineering Job Number: 80358

Job Description

Job Summary:
Client  is seeking an Electrical Engineer to work a variety of terrestrial and space based projects at their Pasadena, CA location. We are looking for an electrical engineer who has a wide range of skills and interests and is willing to take on new tasks even those that may require on-the-job self-training. The primary responsibilities of this role include, but are not limited to:
Duties and Responsibilities:
- Responsible for development of electromechanical systems including direct and indirect testing
- Prepares and presents external design reviews with management and customers
- Documents project activity with an emphasis on laboratory documentation
- Takes on many roles including:
- Electrical design
- Software development
- Hardware integration
- Hardware and software testing
Essential Job Functions/Core Competencies:
- Schematic Capture using Orcad or Altium
- Harness design: Routing, termination, shielding, and grounding
- Motion control sensor experience: encoders, resolvers, potentiometers
- Driven, pro-active, detail oriented, and motivated to learn new things
- Time/cost/team management & reporting skills
- Team player: enjoys working with others to solve problems
- Enjoys a variety of roles and positions
- Professional and responsible
- Takes ownership of deliverables
- Knows when and how to get help
- Enjoys dynamic, fast-paced work environment
- Able to work multiple projects and tasks (shift gears, multi-tasking)
- Completes work quickly and efficiently

Job Requirements

The ideal candidate will possess the following qualifications:
Requires space systems, electrical design experience, NASA standards, etc.
Big plus for experience working on robotics for space
Bachelors in a technical field
- 3-5 years of experience, 3 years of direct design experience
Required experience:
- Hands-on electrical systems testing experience
- Direct hands on experience with common electronic test equipment such as oscilloscopes, function generators, multimeters, spectrum analyzers, power analyzers, TDRs, etc
- Understanding of ESD, EMI / EMC, surge, flyback, etc concerns and mitigation strategies
- Experience with stepper, brushed, and brushless DC motors
- Experience with motor drivers, servo amplifiers, and motor control / motor controllers such as Copley or Elmo
- Prior experience with space flight SW and/or HW development
- Desired experience:
- Custom PCB design experience (Cadence OrCAD, Altium Designer, Mentor Graphics PADS, etc)
- Direct hands on experience with PCB / PCA rework tools and techniques including SMT soldering and rework
- Understanding of and desire to work with mechanical, electrical, and software systems
- Basic programming skills/aptitude (C, C++, Matlab, Simulink, Labview, Tcl)
- Motion control, robotics, and/or spacecraft control in particular
- Experience with multiple degree of freedom robotic manipulators including inverse kinematics, path planning, etc.
- Experience with serial bus communications experience, particularly CANbus, RS422 / RS485, RS232, 1553, LVDS, Cameralink, Ethernet and other motion control interfaces
- Sensor fusion / integration
- Embedded hardware and software experience
- Real-time OS (RTOS) experience
- Familiarity with low volume, high precision manufacturing and assembly techniques
- Familiarity with prototype or research and development (R&D) environments
For more information contact Kristan at 714 901-3844 or [email protected]
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