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Electrical Engineer - Oak Ridge TN

Date Posted: 1/12/2022

Job #1591845
Permanent
Oak Ridge, Tennessee
Professional

Lucas Group has partnered with our client in on their search for an Electrical Engineer.

**Seeking Candidates with a Military Background**

Scope of Responsibilities:

JOB SUMMARY

The Electrical Engineer is responsible for ongoing life cycle maintenance.  Design applications typically involve low power and/or battery powered microprocessor-based electronics with integrated Ultra-Wide  Band, 900 MHz, 2.4 GHz, Wi-Fi or BLE modular transmitters. Devices are typically used for the collection, processing, and re-retransmission of data from a variety of serial, SPI and UART interfaces.  The role provides support for developing, implementing, and maintaining manufacturing processes and procedures in order to meet customer and quality requirements while meeting company goals and objectives. This includes driving continuous improvement efforts in various processes while focusing on safety, quality, and cost. 

 

The role is the technical leader in support of manufacturing and supply chain with focus on driving resolution on production issues, addressing sustaining engineering efforts and leading value analysis/value engineering efforts. This will include End of Life Components, VAVE Activities, Reliability Testing, Failure Root Cause Analysis, and Quality Corrective Actions. To be successful in this role you must have a broad working knowledge of Circuits, PCB design, layout and manufacturing processes as well as understand PCB assembly line operation, optimization, and troubleshooting. You will collaborate with Cross-Functional hardware and software Teams for exceptional quality, low cost, and efficient production 

 

RESPONSIBILITIES

    • Provide technical assistance on a variety of electrical engineering topics to Cross-Functional Teams such as Product Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Sourcing/Procurement, Quality, Reliability, Manufacturing, External Component Suppliers, and External Contract Manufacturers.
    • Lead troubleshooting, problem solving, failure analysis, root cause, and corrective action processes as required for production related issues as related to materials, processes, and equipment.
    • Hands-On analyze and determine root cause of any failures of complex electrical systems by troubleshooting to the component level.
    • As needed, modify schematics, Gerber Files, assemblies, and release into the document control system.
    • Work directly with contract manufacturers and their suppliers to resolve issues and approve substitutions
    • Work with firmware and software developers to validate functionality / compatibility of changes in support of product sustainment.
    • Develop Reliability Test Requests, and Coordinate Testing with Internal / External Reliability Test Laboratories. Evaluate Test Reports and make go / no go recommendations.
    • Effectively communicate (oral and written) with department managers, engineering, production, customers, vendors, and other departments.
    • Manage and coordinate multiple projects that run simultaneously. Must be capable of working independently and in a team environment and effectively communicate.
    • Manage and coordinate Engineering Change Order (ECO) implementation activities including scrap analysis, material disposition, update work instructions and test requirement changes.
    • Support documentation efforts including maintaining engineering drawings, Bill of Materials, test reports, regulatory filings, assembly procedures and design validation plans.
    • Identify, specify, and acquire appropriate equipment and essential assembly and test  tools including automation of functional test or data collection for efficiency.
    • Supports New Product Development team as Manufacturing expert to ensure the Design for Manufacturing (DFM) and Design for Test (DFT) of new products through new process development or modification of existing processes to meet criteria of new product.
    • Create and conduct validation protocols to qualify new or improved materials, adhesives, processes, or products.
    • Coordinate project requirements, communicate current status, and monitor progress working with department engineers and operations leaders
  • Identifies, plans, and leads Kaizen/lean continuous improvement events including Kaizen charter development, proper selection and use of lean tools, appropriate problem-solving activities, action plan developments, project plans, etc.
  • Sustains results of Kaizen/lean events by implementing processes and tracking key metrics as required.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES – Safety

  • To help ensure that all our employees going home safely at the end of their working day.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES – Corporate/Site

  • Follow all company policies and procedures, including but not limited to Global Code of Business Principles, Code of Ethics and Business Conduct, Operational Framework
  • To be part of & to promote Oak Ridge Standard of Excellence which incorporates high standard of ethical behavior, to promote a culture of honesty and integrity, and one team culture.
  • All employees are expected to follow government and corporate laws, rules, regulations, policies, and procedures

 

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES

No supervisory responsibility

 

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE (REQUIRED)

    • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering
    • 5 years of progressive experience in design, engineering, manufacturing engineering or production

 

ADDITIONAL SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS

  • Familiar with test equipment (oscilloscopes, digital multi-meters), programming fundamentals, circuit diagrams/schematics and component management systems.
    • Knowledge, experience, or training in Lean techniques and proficient in process auditing.
    • Ability to effectively organize and prioritize issues and make intelligent, timely decisions independently or in coordination with other cross-functional teams.
    • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret technical data
    • Strong project management skills and process orientation.
    • Broad tactical and strategic “bandwidth”, i.e., the ability to successfully manage multiple and/or rapidly changing priorities.
    • Good communication skills; written, verbal and interpersonal.
    • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Applications
    • Experience in leading or participating VAVE activities is preferred
    • Possess a continuous process improvement mindset with the ability to effectively lead and manage change.
    • Experience and comfort working with data from a variety of sources
    • Solid financial and statistics acumen is preferred.
    • The ability to translate data into meaningful planning information for Finance, Sales and Operations teams.
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
    • Strong leadership and decision-making ability.
    • Strong project management and organizational skills.
    • Able to manage multiple projects/processes under tight concurrent deadlines
    • Proficient in use of Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Word, Office, PowerPoint).
    • Must be able to travel as needed up to 10%.
    • Certification / formal training in Lean and/or Six Sigma preferred.

 

LANGUAGE SKILLS

Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general technical  periodicals, professional journals, procedures, or government regulations.  Ability to professional English language write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals.  Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.

 

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS

Ability to calculate figures and amounts and basic statistical  analysis such as average, standard deviation,  discounts, interest,  proportions, percentage, area, circumference, and volume.  Ability to apply concepts to basic algebra and geometry.  Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios and proportions to practical situations.

 

REASONING ABILITY

Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of possible solutions in situations where only limited standardization exists.  Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.  Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram or schedule form.

 

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

The physical requirements described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use fingers or hands to manipulate objects; and talk or hear.  The employee frequently is required to reach with hands and arms.  The employee is occasionally required to stand and walk.  The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.  The employee must have the ability to observe details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).

 

WORK ENVIRONMENT

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to fumes or airborne particles.  The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

 

Title: Electrical Engineer

Location: Oak Ridge, TN 

Client Industry: Energy

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