Principal Electrical Engineer

Job Description
Principal Electrical Engineer
Esterline welcomes people who share our determination and high standards to join us in doing work that moves the world forward. We design, manufacture, and market highly engineered products and services principally for the aerospace and defense markets. Esterline Control and Communication Systems is comprised of seven wholly-owned subsidiaries of Esterline. Our product and service brands include: AVISTA? software and systems engineering services; KORRY? cockpit display and control products; MASON? flight controls; RACAL Acoustics? military headsets, and PALOMAR products for secure communications systems, Our operations are located in Platteville, WI; Everett, WA; Sylmar, CA; Harrow, UK; and Rancho Santa Margarita, CA.
The Principal Electrical Engineer at Mason is part of an Integrated Product Team (IPT) responsible for executing new product designs in accordance to the guidelines of the company's Product Development Process to meet customer requirements and to ensure a smooth transition of new products from concept, to design, to production and sustainment in a seamless and timely manner.
This role will work closely with external customers, mechanical designers and project engineers to design and develop embedded processor and other electronic systems. You will be part of the advanced development team responsible for identifying new technologies, maturity, and advancement. You will also work with Product Line Managers to influence product roadmap direction and will play a key role in establishing process of new products and improving existing processes. This role will help establish and manage applicable intellectual properties and patents.
This a key leadership position within the engineering organization and requires the ability to effectively execute at a tactical level to support our internal and external customer base.
What You Will Do
Technical and limited administrative responsibility for Senior Electrical Engineers and Electrical Engineers
Approves Mason Designs and Design Changes with Manager's concurrence
Interfaces with internal and external customers to establish and review system requirements
Based on system requirements, performs detailed design and analysis of analog and digital electronic circuits
Integrates and tests hardware and software functional modules
Performs diagnostics on failed or marginally performing electronic-based systems and sub-systems
Generates detailed reports and summaries which document diagnostic and analytical efforts
Develops Bills of Material for electronic systems and identifies sources of supply for the material
Performs other related duties which may be assigned
Maintains the highest ethical standards, even when challenged from above
Understands and perform by Esterline's ethics and business conduct policies
What You Will Bring
10+ years of applicable experience
BSEE, MS in Engineering a plus but not a requirement
Familiarity with Reliability Engineering methodologies including worst case, stress, durability analysis and HALT/HASS, and FMEA
Familiar with embedded processor system design; familiarity with the PIC? family of micro-controllers is a plus
Working knowledge of assembly language programming and/or a high order language such as BASIC, or C, C++ a plus not a requirement
Proficient with the use of electronic test and diagnostic equipment and the operational procedures
Working knowledge of schematic capture, circuit simulation and Printed Wiring Board (PWB) layout application software
Excellent computer skills and proficient with the use of PC-based word processing, spreadsheet and graphics application software
Designing for EMI/EMC compliance.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Familiar with AS9100A standards relating to system design a plus not a requirement
Experience in a manufacturing environment
Proven ability to manage technical risk
Familiarity with aerospace, military and commercial specifications

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