Electrical Engineer I (Entry Level)

Work Location: San Luis Obispo, CA
Full Time in Person Exempt Position
Relocation is available

Compensation: $72 to $106k Annual

About the position:
Edge Autonomy of San Luis Obispo is seeking an Electrical/Electronics Engineer to join our team.
Duties Include: The following job functions are a basic requirement but are not limited to and may be assigned other duties. (This is not necessarily an all-inclusive list of job-related responsibilities, duties, skills, efforts, requirements or working conditions. While this is intended to be an accurate reflection of the current job, management reserves the right to revise the job or to require that other or different tasks be performed as assigned.)
• Support the design, development, prototyping, testing, troubleshooting, and documentation of electrical systems for unmanned aircraft.
• Hands on development, test, and troubleshooting.
• Collaborate closely with other engineering disciplines (mechanical, aerospace, software, QA)
• Establish repeatable manufacturing processes and inspection plans.
• Participate in design and peer reviews.
• Maintain high standards quality within the team by adhering to good practices and habits of configuration control.
• Process development and improvement.
• Perform inspections (in-process and final) on cable harness and Printed Circuit board assemblies and subassemblies (mechanical, electrical).

Required Qualifications:
• B.S. in Electrical Engineering or similar.
• Experience with the following:
o Creating and interpreting drawings, schematics, and other technical documents.
o Hands on testing and prototyping using common electrical tools (multimeter, oscilloscope, soldering iron, crimpers, etc.)
o Altium or similar PCB design software.
o Microsoft office products.
• Attention to detail and quality.
• Ability to work well independently and in teams.
• Ability to present information to a group.
• Ability to generate detailed reports.
• Excellent critical thinking and problem-solving skills.
• Excellent written and oral communication skills.

Desired Qualifications:
• Experience with the following
o Electrical systems design, integration, and test.
o Microcontroller programming and testing.
o RF design and test.
o Schematic and PCB design, test, and troubleshooting.
o Part selection and sourcing.
o Power systems, motor control, batteries, sensors.
o Altium PCB design software.
o 3D CAD Software. Solidworks or similar.
o Wire harness design and fabrication.
o Integrating electrical, software, mechanical systems.
o Quality inspections and improvements.
• Knowledge of the following:
o Avionics and electrical systems
o UAV or RC Plane operation
o GSE systems and general associated equipment
o ESD requirements and practices
• Familiarity with the industrial specifications and requirements (ISO, MIL, ASME, IPC, etc.)
• Project management and leadership skills
• Certifications (or knowledge of them):
o J-STD-001
o IPC/WHMA-A-620
o IPC-A-610

Hiring Requirements:
• If an offer of employment is extended, a background check is required, and the offer of employment is contingent on the results.
• Based on our work requirements, applicants must comply with NOFORN security classification.

Special Requirements:
· US Citizen required, per ITAR requirement.

ITAR Requirement:
• This position requires access to information that is subject to compliance with the International Traffic Arms Regulations (“ITAR”) and/or the Export Administration Regulations (“EAR”). To comply with the requirements of the ITAR and/or the EAR, applicants will be asked to provide specific documentation to verify a US person’s status under the ITAR and the EAR. According to their definition, a “US person” is a US citizen, US lawful permanent resident (green card holder), or protected individual such as a refugee or asylee. See 22 CFR § 120.15. In addition, some positions will require current US Citizenship due to contract requirements.

Edge Autonomy Benefits
• Medical, vision, and dental insurance
• Matching 401k
• Paid PTO
• Paid holidays

Edge Autonomy is an Equal Opportunity Employer
Edge Autonomy, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.
All job requirements are subject to possible revision to reflect changes in the position requirements or to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities. Some requirements may exclude individuals who pose a threat or risk to the health and safety of themselves or other employees. This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to which will be required in this position. Employees will be required to follow other job-related duties as requested by their supervisor/manager (within guidelines and compliance with Federal and State Laws). Continued employment remains on an “at-will” basis.

A Note on Our Response to COVID-19 (and Contagious Diseases):
Our workplace requires that all employees be fully vaccinated for Covid 19. Persons with documented medical issues or sincerely held religious beliefs will be reasonably accommodated in accordance with applicable law. Employment is contingent upon proof of vaccination or exemption.
Edge Autonomy is committed to providing a safe and healthy workplace for our employees. While we continue to meet our commitments delivering the highest quality product to our customers, the health, safety, and wellbeing of our employees and their families remains our top priority. As the situation evolves, so does our plan. Not only are we following all CDC, state, and local guidelines, but we’re taking precautions to reduce the spread of COVID-19 or new variance outbreaks. We remain vigilant and will continue to be proactive in keeping our community safe.

Veterans Status
To our veterans and separated service members, you are at the forefront of our minds as we recruit top talent to join Edge Autonomy. The skills you’ve gained while serving our country, such as flexibility, agility, and leadership, are much like the skills that will make you successful in this role. In addition, with our commitment to an inclusive work environment, we recognize the exceptional engagement and innovation displayed by individuals with disabilities. Edge Autonomy seeks such skilled and qualified individuals to share our mission where you’ll join a cohort of others who have chosen to call Edge Autonomy home.
Edge Autonomy supports our military and will compensate up to 80 hours of reservist/active duty for our employees.

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by the candidate to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Most work performed in enclosed buildings. This position is primarily housed in a temperature-controlled office. While performing the duties, candidate is frequently exposed to computer terminals, sitting, and standing for long lengths of time. Frequent and prolonged periods of time looking at a computer screen. Walking, standing, stooping, kneeling, sitting, bending during each workday. The vision requirement includes, close vision, distant vision, computer vision. Dexterity of hands and fingers to operate a computer keyboard. Usage of copier machines, printer machines, and machines designated to engineering practices. Carrying up to 50 pounds. PPE for production, as well as PPE for Covid and infectious diseases include facial mask, protective gloves as necessary. These ADA requirements are not inclusive of the performed and responsibilities to be held by the candidate.

About Edge Autonomy

Edge Autonomy is a leader in providing innovative autonomous systems, advanced optics, and resilient energy solutions to the US Department of Defense, the US Federal Civilian Agencies, allied governments, academic institutions, and commercial entities. Edge Autonomy draws on a 34+ year history of aerospace engineering, advanced manufacturing expertise, and technologically advanced manufacturing.

With our headquartered in San Luis Obispo, CA and key production capabilities abroad, Edge Autonomy’s 300+ team members can deliver results at home and abroad. Learn more at EdgeAutonomy.io.

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