Electrical Engineer - Sustaining

Department: Hardware Engineering
Location: 710 North Drive - Melbourne, FL 32934
Local Candidates Preferred

Avidyne Corporation is a market-leader in the design and manufacture of advanced-capability avionics systems for general aviation aircraft. The company has set a new standard in pilot-friendly, easy-to-use products with its full line of communication, navigation, flight displays, surveillance, and flight control systems. Avidyne is headquartered in Melbourne, FL, with facilities in Concord, MA and Westerville, OH.

Position Summary:

The Avidyne Hardware Engineering Team is a small, multidisciplinary, tight-knit group of Engineers who work together collaboratively to provide solutions to a wide range of product development, production, and sustaining engineering projects. As part of this team the EE (PCBA/CCA) is responsible for lifecycle support of existing, certified Avionics systems, primarily at the circuit card assembly (CCA) level. Goals of the position include cost reduction, obsolescence management, process improvement, design optimization, support of the SMT line and Avidyne’s Just In Time (JIT) manufacturing model. Typical tasks include component engineering, troubleshooting, limited system re-design, PCB/CCA board spins, PCB panel optimization, electrical simulation, design analysis, validation, and report generation for all lifecycle changes. The ideal candidate will have a wide breadth of knowledge and be comfortable applying their skills across a wide range of applications. For the right candidate Avidyne may be willing to offer training to supplement the candidate’s skill set.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Obsolescence Management and Component Engineering
  • Bill of Material (BOM) cost reduction
  • Validation of lifecycle changes by analysis, and/or simulation, and/or testing
  • Validation report writing and ECO generation for lifecycle changes
  • Planning and execution of DFM and cost reduction initiatives
  • PCB re-spin planning and execution to support lifecycle changes, and SMT optimization
  • Optimization of board level programming processes and equipment
  • Electrical test fixture design and layout
  • Troubleshooting of SMT and manufacturing electrical issues
  • Other electrical engineering tasks as required to support production and SMT
  • Work closely with quality, manufacturing, and test engineering to maintain robust, producible, testable, and cost effective products
  • Update requirements, specifications, and verification tests for all system hardware

Required Qualifications:

  • BSEE with a minimum of 3+ years of experience in electrical design engineering OR 6+ years of CCA/PCBA layout and component Engineering experience
  • Experience with PCB layout practices and tools
  • Familiarity with design of digital circuits, including microprocessors, memory, high speed serial, power supplies, programmable logic, and mixed signal designs
  • Experience with common bus protocols (SPI, RS-232, ARINC-429, USB, Ethernet, etc.)
  • Expertise in component selection and replacement
  • Familiarity with digital, RF, and mixed signal test equipment

Desired Qualifications:

  • Electrical Computer Aided Design (eCAD) expertise including schematic capture and layout in Altium or similar tool suite (OrCAD, KiCAD, Allegro, etc.)
  • A wide breadth of Electrical Engineering knowledge and experience
  • Experience in the design of high reliability, safety critical equipment (military, avionics, clinical-medical or similar devices)
  • Knowledge of military and/or commercial avionics standards and development processes (such as Mil-Std-810 or DO-178, DO-254)
  • Familiarity with Environmental Testing (such as MIL-STD-810 or DO-160) for temperature, vibration, EMI, etc.
  • Familiarity with RF filters, transmitters, receivers, and software defined radios


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Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

Avidyne provides equal employment opportunity for all applicants and employees. We do not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, ancestry, genetic information, national origin, gender, age, marital status, sexual orientation, veteran status, family care status, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, physical or mental disability, medical condition, or with respect to any other protected class.