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Component Engineer

Chatsworth, CA 91311

Posted: 11/16/2022 Employment Type: Direct Industry: Engineering Job Number: 83972

Job Description

We are looking for a muti-faced Engineer to support our customers Component Engineering group.  This position will report directly to VP of Engineering

Will develop and implement electronic parts programs that ensure high quality components perform as expected for projects and instruments. This includes quality and reliability assessments and testing of passive and active Electrical, Electronic, and Electromechanical (EEE) parts, components and assemblies; radiation testing and analysis services; failure analysis, destructive/non-destructive physical analysis, thermal cycling and extreme temperature testing; parts program management services; and parts acquisition support.

You will be the Subject Matter Expert (SME) responsible for the following:
  • Evaluate project space flight electronic parts requirements and develop a plan jointly with the design teams internal and external in fulfilling these requirements
  • Identify part availability by searching existing inventory of electronics parts, and initiate procurement cycle for parts shortage
  • Ensure parts meet the technical screening requirements as defined by the program requirements or Radiation Specialist
  • Perform Electronic Parts Reliability and Radiation Effects Testing, Analysis and Research
  • Track and maintain project parts lists, procurement/kitting status in the Parts Acquisition and Review Database
  • Disposition Quality Inspection Reports
  • Evaluate discrepancies (failure, anomaly, test deviation, etc.) to determine the necessary steps to close out the issue
  • Report status of procurement, testing and IR closure to project/program management, along with risk analysis, as required
  • Coordinate between engineers of different and part manufacturers to resolve technical issues that impact delivery schedules
  • Representative at manufacturing meetings and provide input based on understanding of risk areas due to technical or delivery issues

Job Requirements

Must have ability to juggle multiple programs and be a hands-on engineer supporting a 50 person team.  

  • Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering or related technical discipline with typically a minimum of 7 years of related experience
  • Some knowledge in one or more of the following areas: component engineering; Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) or Material Requirements Planning (MRP) system
  • General understanding of electronic parts
  • Ability to read schematics and understand technical project component requirements
  • Familiarity with electronic components commodity types, part identification, package types, and descriptions
  • Working knowledge of part data sheets and common package types for part recommendations and selection
  • Ability to effectively interface with design engineers and parts specialists in the selection of space level electronic components
  • Excellent computer skills (use of a complex-integrated database and MS Office tools), organizational skills, documentation skills, and oral and written communication
  • Must be detail oriented
  • Experience with electronic parts identification, procurement, and delivery process
  • Experience with Internet part vendors and Defense Supply Center Columbus (DSCC) searches
  • Experience in identifying and rectifying discrepancies between part numbers provided and correct part numbers as defined in supplier and military drawings and specifications
  • Previous procurement experience and familiarity with Federal Acquisition Requirements (FAR)
  • Previous experience operating within an Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) or Material Requirements Planning (MRP) system.
  • Previous experience in Oracle Inventory, Bill of Materials, and Work in Process modules
  • Proficiency in database management
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