Engineer - Section Head, Test Equipment

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East Aurora, NY, United States

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Engineer - Section Head, Test Equipment


Torrance, CA 



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This position requires access to United States Export Controlled information..

The Section Head, Test Equipment Electrical Engineering is responsible for leading a team of electrical engineers assigned to develop test equipment in the Aircraft Group.  The section head will serve as direct supervisor for 1-10 direct reports, providing technical mentoring and training to develop his/her team’s competency, skills, and efficiency to meet test equipment engineering global standards.  

The section head works together with the Test Equipment Site Manager(s) to assign engineers to projects as required, and is accountable for his/her team’s performance in the execution of their project responsibilities.  The section head also enforces process compliance and participates in process development to improve efficiency and rigor.
As an engineering supervisor, the section head will also perform performance reviews for assigned staff, and participate in workforce planning and recruiting/hiring.

In addition to leadership responsibilities, the section head is also expected to serve as a direct individual contributor to assigned projects at 50 – 75% capacity.  

In order to serve directly as an electrical engineer on TE projects, and to effectively mentor the assigned team, the section head for TE electrical engineering will need competency in the following disciplines: 
•    Analog/Digital Circuit Design 
•    Electronic Test Console (ETC) Design for ATP, QTP for flight control system components
•    Design of Real-time HIL/SIL test systems for complex flight control systems
•    Cabling design for flight control test systems
•    Electromechanical design and packaging
•    Printed Wiring Board (PWB) Design


Working familiarity with the following tools and standards is desired:
•    DOORS requirements management system
•    Cadence and OrCAD
•    Teamcenter PLM
•    IPC-620, IPC-630, J-STD-001
•    NFPA-79

Required Qualifications:

  • The candidate should possess a Bachelor of Science degree (Master of Science preferable) plus a minimum of 10 yrs experience in a broad application of electrical engineering skills
  • The section head must possess strong people skills in order to lead assigned team, interface with other section heads, and global managers, and assist with globally matrixed projects
  • International engagement is a routine element of this role

Preferred Qualifications:

  • The candidate for section head will have broad experience with development of a variety of engineering drawings, schematics, and technical reports, thereby possessing a strong ability to review, critique, and approve the engineering work of others (PLM Technical Approver role)

Travel (~10%) is required


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