Electrical Test Engineer
General Atomics pioneers technologies with the potential to change the world. Behind a talented global team of engineers, GA delivers safe, sustainable, and economical solutions to meet growing global demands. Our Engineers have an opportunity to work on first of a kind product lines within an incredible, dynamic environment.
Engineering positions typically require a bachelor’s degree, master’s degree or PhD in engineering or a related technical discipline from an accredited institution and progressive engineering experience. Candidates from mechanical, electrical, and aerospace engineering backgrounds must know the fundamentals of engineering system developments, requirements, testing, and integration before getting to the final stages of customer interface and project management.
Schedule: Full-Time Salary
Job Level: Entry-Level (0-2 years)
Travel: 0 - 25
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Job Summary General Atomics Electromagnetic Systems (GA-EMS) designs and manufactures first-of-a-kind electromagnetic and electric power generation systems. GA-EMS’ expanding portfolio of specialized products and integrated system solutions support critical fleet, space systems and satellites, missile defense, power and energy, and process and monitoring applications for defense, industrial, and commercial customers worldwide.
We currently have an exciting opportunity for an entry - level Electrical Test Engineer to assist the test engineering staff in planning and executing testing of various projects including ALRE (Advanced Launching and Recovery Equipment) project. The individual filing for the Test Support position will interact with technical staff and report to the test managers. The tests that the individual will be required to support range from production and factory acceptance tests, system and component level requirements verification tests combined with operational tests, lifecycle tests, environmental and electromagnetic tests.
DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Applies technical knowledge to develop concepts and plans for test systems and programs.
- Applies technical knowledge to analyze, investigate and resolve Test engineering problems related to pulse power systems.
- Translate system or product requirements into verification tests and instructions.
- Participate in establishing design concepts, criteria and engineering efforts for testing.
- Create and update Test procedures and assist sub-contractors in design and execution of various tests on pulse power system electronics.
- Lead efforts to install and set-up instrumentation in Tupelo, MS.
- Conduct testing and verification as directed by the Test Director / Manager.
- Take a lead role when needed to execute and direct system and subsystem test operations.
- Provide technical direction to staff engineers, technicians, and subcontractors.
- Troubleshoot test systems, equipment and test procedures as needed.
- Analyze test data and prepare collected data for creation of test reports.
- Maintains the strict confidentiality of sensitive information.
- Responsible for adhering to all laws, regulations, and other applicable obligations wherever and whenever business is conducted on behalf of the Company.
- Responsible for ensuring work is accomplished in a safe manner in accordance with established operating procedures and practices. Expected to work in a safe manner in accordance with established operating procedures and practices.
- Performs other duties as assigned.
- Typically requires a bachelors degree in engineering or a related technical discipline from an accredited institution. May substitute equivalent engineering experience in lieu of education.
- Working knowledge in the operation and testing of High Power Electrical Equipment and pulse power systems.
- Working knowledge of electrical subsystem and system level testing and some experience with board level tests.
- Hands on experience testing power electronic equipment.
- Experience in writing technical documents such as test procedures and test reports.
- Experience in communicating technical information to peers and to customers.
- Demonstrated expertise in leading or guiding a team independently.
- Working knowledge of Power Electronics in the area of power conditioning and storage and experience conducting tests in a development and production environment.
- Have a desire to work with automated instrumentation in a fast-paced production environment.
- Working knowledge of industry software packages used for testing and controls, such as LabVIEW or equivalent is required.
- Knowledge of C#, C++ or other object-oriented language is desirable.
- Ability to obtain and maintain DOD security clearance, if needed, is required.
Pension, 401(k)/Retirement Plans
Multiple product lines means a variety of work
Paid Time Off
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