Principal Electrical Engineer, Product Support

Job Description

BAE Systems is seeking a Sr. Product Support Electrical Engineer who is interested in technical leadership roles on established programs.

The right candidate will be a highly motivated Product / Process Engineer to support transition to production and sustainment activities on high complexity electronic products. This position will be for the hardware technical lead of a multi-disciplinary engineering team. The hardware lead will be the primary interface to program engineering teams in: troubleshooting test failures, transitioning test equipment to a production environment, identifying product and test deficiencies to improve product yield and flow through the factory, identifying capacity concerns across test resources and driving mitigations to closure and sustaining technical production tasks on complex electro-mechanical modules and assemblies.
Must demonstrate strong technical aptitude, communication skills and leadership skills and be able to work cross-functionally within the hardware engineering organization and with other discipline/functions. Must be able to lead small to mid-sized multidisciplinary hardware engineering teams through one or more phases of the hardware product lifecycle, including proposals, design, development, integration, test, transition to production and/or sustainment.

This position may include the following activities:
•Support the test and troubleshooting of complex electronic systems, modules and sub-assemblies, working directly with production and program engineering personnel as required. May include high-speed digital products and RF products.
•Interface with Engineering, Operations, Quality and other supporting functions to drive defect resolution to root cause.
•Generate and implement improvements in product and test design and methodologies to reduce cost, increase yield, and improve throughput.
•Generate and review the technical content of test procedures, drawings, engineering specifications, reports, Engineering Change Orders, and other documentation.
•Interface with governmental customers, auditors, and suppliers as required.
•Provide training and support to manufacturing personnel.
•Support relocation of test equipment between manufacturing sites and lead transition to production.
•Support Root Cause and Corrective Action activities.
•Identify and implement Engineering Change Orders on products as required.
•Provide daily work direction to other employees on a regular basis. Mentor peers and more junior engineers in areas of expertise.
•Regularly exercise discretion and independent judgment in technical areas. Exercise considerable judgment in determining objectives.

Typical Education & Experience
Typically a Bachelor's Degree and 6 years work experience or equivalent experience

Required Skills and Education

  • Active Secret Clearance HIGHLY PREFERRED
  • Eligible for DOD Security Clearance.
  • Experience with the design, build, integration, test and/or sustainment of complex electro-mechanical systems, specifically high-speed digital designs.
  • Motivated self-starter with leadership skills and ability to effectively work in a team environment.
  • Excellent problem solving skills, judgment, and analytical capability.
  • Ability to lead others to closure.
  • Experience presenting technical information to program teams and/or customers.
  • Strong technical writing and verbal communication skills.
Preferred Skills and Education
  • Active Secret Clearance HIGHLY PREFERRED
  • 10+ years experience working with complex electrical products in a transition to production and/or sustainment role.
  • Experience with high-speed digital, processor and analog designs.
  • Experience working with mixed technology and/or RF products in a test and troubleshooting capacity.
About BAE Systems Electronic Systems
BAE Systems is a premier global defense and security company with approximately 90,000 employees delivering a full range of products and services for air, land and naval forces, as well as advanced electronics, security, information technology solutions and customer support and services.
The Electronic Systems (ES) sector spans the commercial and defense electronics markets with a broad portfolio of mission-critical electronic systems, including flight and engine controls; electronic warfare and night vision systems; surveillance and reconnaissance sensors; secure networked communications equipment; geospatial imagery intelligence products and systems; mission management; and power-and energy-management systems. Headquartered in Nashua, New Hampshire, ES employs approximately 13,000 people globally, with engineering and manufacturing functions primarily in the United States, United Kingdom, and Israel. Equal Opportunity Employer/Females/Minorities/Veterans/Disabled/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/Gender Expression

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