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Application Review Date
The First Review Date for this job is: 6/18/2021
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Uses professional engineering concepts to perform moderately complex engineering assignments in the power supply electrical engineering specialty. Works in a specialized engineering phase of a major training and/or research effort. Works on assignments of moderate scope where analysis of situations or data requires a review of a variety of factors. Is responsible for the design, build and test of power supply circuitry and interfacing to sensors and digital electronics.
Assists with implementation of testing power supply electrical boards alone or along with the subsystems with which they interface. Helps with test set ups and monitors data from tests and test facility equipment status.
Tests power supply electrical boards, and gathers and analyzes data; prepares formal engineering reports, drawings and status reports from those tests.
Under general supervision, designs and prepares power supply engineering plans and specifications of moderate complexity for novel laboratory equipment and instruments. Using engineering principles and standards, develops, tests, and troubleshoots power converters for spacecraft; designs, constructs, and tests ground-support equipment for power converters; designs and builds circuitry for testing. Engineering background and work experience required.
Under general supervision, produces power supply electrical engineering drawings, layouts (or co-ordinates with the layout designer), helps with parts selection and provides instructions to the person or company that will assemble the boards.
Basic working knowledge of power supply electrical engineering principles and methods in order to independently perform professional design work of limited scope and complexity.
Working knowledge necessary to begin independent application of principles, practices and procedures in the completion of assignments in the field of power supply electrical engineering.
Organizational abilities and decision-making to prioritize work assignments.
Effective written and verbal communication skills.
Ability to work in a collaborative manner, to assist in identifying any challenges or barriers.
Knowledge of electronic parts characteristics and high reliability parts particularly in the power supply electrical engineering domain.
Knowledge of ESD handling procedures.
Bachelor's degree in electrical or electronic engineering or physics with work experience ideally involving analog or power supply engineering and / or equivalent experience / training.
Salary & Benefits
Salary commensurate with experience. For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University visit:
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