Electrical / Electronics Engineer
This Electrical / Electronics Engineer supports the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) National Airspace Systems (NAS). Power Transmission Services program by analyzing and testing electronic system performance and power transmission capabilities, as well as produces engineering prototypes, studies and technical documentation for various FAA technologies, workstations, terminals and electrical subsystems. Additionally, this position requires the ability to conduct onsite, hands-on testing and evaluation of entire systems, as well as troubleshooting and providing solutions for future design improvements.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Essential duties and responsibilities include the following. Other duties maybe assigned.
Responsible for the integration of CNI Core Competencies into daily functions, including: commitment to integrity, knowledge/quality of work, supporting financial goals of the company, initiative/motivation, cooperation/relationships, problem analysis/discretion, accomplishing goals through organization, positive oral/written communication skills, leadership abilities, commitment to Affirmative Action, reliability/dependability, flexibility and ownership/accountability of actions taken.
Works closely with the FAA Technical Director and team to identify and complete required electrical engineering tasks and feasibility studies of proposed systems and modifications.
Applies engineering principles to analyze and test system performance and to produce engineering prototypes, studies and technical documentation.
Fabricates, tests, installs and designs corrections of FAA approved electrical and power transmission capability modification kits, if needed.
Analyzes facility and workstation electrical system power supplies and availability. Makes recommendations as to power system upgrades, modifications and installations.
Plans daily activities within the guidelines of company policy, job description. and Supervisor's instruction in such away as to maximize output. Responsible for aiding in own self-development by being available and receptive to any training made available by the company.
Will relay any unsafe conditions and/or practices to the appropriate supervisor and Human Resources. Will immediately correct any unsafe conditions as the best of own ability.
EDUCATION / EXPERIENCE
Bachelor’s degree in Electrical or Electronics Engineering with at least one curriculum accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) as a professional engineering curriculum.
A degree in engineering technology or in an appropriate professional field such as physics, chemistry, architecture, computer science, mathematics, hydrology, or geology may be substituted in lieu of the engineering degree, depending on other qualifications, and length and type of specialized experience.
Specialized advanced degrees appropriate to the field of technology may be substituted for a limited portion of the experience requirements. Specialized engineering experience on NAS systems and equipment is highly desirable. Experience in developing, revising, testing and maintaining hardware, software, and associated documentation applied to LAN is required based on position level.
Electrical / Electronics Engineer – Level 6: Required degree and minimum of 15 years relevant experience
Electrical / Electronics Engineer – Level 5: Required degree and minimum of 12 years relevant experience
Electrical / Electronics Engineer – Level 4: Required degree and minimum of 9 years relevant experience
Electrical / Electronics Engineer – Level 3: Required degree and minimum of 6 years relevant experience
Electrical / Electronics Engineer – Level 2: Required degree and minimum of 3 years relevant experience
Electrical / Electronics Engineer – Level 1: Required degree
Experience analyzing and testing electronic power transmission system performance and in producing engineering prototypes, studies and technical documents required. Experience with standby and emergency power systems, as well as critical power systems and equipment (i.e., engine generators, three-phase transfer switches, uninterruptible power systems, etc.) preferred.
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATION
Ability to pass an FAA background investigation to work in a position of Public Trust
Must be U.S. Citizen or Green Card Holder due to government or federal requirement
JOB SPECIFIC KNOWLEDGE / SKILLS / ABILITIES
Proficient knowledge and understanding of professional engineering principles, practices and procedures
Working knowledge of three-phase AC electrical power generation, protective relaying and control systems, distribution and low voltage metal clad switch gears
Ability to debug complex systems and to conduct reviews, audits and testing
Knowledge of software programming, development, review, audit, testing, configuration management, requirements and changes
Advanced analytical and problem-solving skills with ability to develop and follow through on creative solutions for electrical design and development tasks
Excellent verbal and written communications skills with ability to organize, document, present and explain information
Ability to explore new techniques, processes and skills while maintaining a willingness to uphold previously implemented design solutions
Ability to escalate issues in a timely manner
Ability to apply logic and reasoning to goals and assumptions
Ability to coordinate efforts with others for the timely completion of projects and deliverables
Ability to be self-motivated and to deliver quality products with limited direction and guidance
Ability to effectively work both independently and in a team environment for the successful achievement of goals
Ability to apply advanced mathematical concepts such as exponents, logarithms, quadratic equations, and permutations. Ability to apply mathematical operations such as frequency distribution, determination of test reliability and validity, analysis of variance, correlation techniques, sampling theory, and factor analysis.
Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.
Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professiona1journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to 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.