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Job #: R-00001064
Location: Natick, MA
Category: Electrical Engineering
Schedule (FT/PT): Full time
Travel Required: Yes, 25% of the time
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: No
Clearance Required: None
Referral Eligibility: Eligible
Group: Defense & Intel

Job Description:

Leidos currently has an opening for and Electrical Engineer to work at the US Army Natick Research, Development and Engineering Center in Natick, MA. The Aerial Delivery Engineering Support Team (ADEST) has been established to ensure military users receive equipment properly built to allow them to conduct their mission. The team is comprised mainly of mechanical engineers, aerospace engineers, and textile technologists. To date, this composition has been adequate to support the "dumb" systems and low technology level used for aerial delivery. As we move forward into the future, technology developments in general appear to be more electronic in nature. This has already infiltrated our equipment ranks through the Joint Precision Airdrop System (JPADS) and Advanced Cargo Parachute Release System (ACPRS). ADEST is looking for technical competency in the area of electrical engineering to support these systems.

Primary Responsibilities

The Government Airdrop division currently has a new timing circuit board in development for use in airdrop. The electrical engineer will act as project manager on ADEST and coordinate with the developers to ensure the circuit design is as requested theoretically and physically. They will further support ADEST mechanical engineers in the assembly and testing of the boards in the newly design electro-mechanical timer.

The electrical engineer will also work to establish a standardized technical data package set for all electronic components. Currently, the government release Gerber Format Specification files with the technical data packages (TDP). These may allow manufacturers to produce a part, but does not define within the TDP what the PCB is intended to do.

ADEST also works to certify loads for airdrop and helicopter sling load. On a case-by-case basis, the employee may be asked to perform some basic energy studies in support of certification.

Basic Qualifications

B.S. Electrical engineering, minimum 5 years experience, with demonstrated experience with low voltage DC circuit design and components, understands general circuits, has a working knowledge of printable circuit board (PCB) fabrication. The candidate will also need relevant hands-on experience with Printed Circuit Board manufacturing techniques.

Strong attention to detail

Ability to prioritize tasks and work on multiple actions at any given time

Excellent analytical and technical skills

Ability to work independently as well as with others in a team

Min of 2-5 years engineering experience

Excellent communication skills

Preferred Qualifications

Preferable the candidate will have some PCB development experience, knowledge of electronic technical data packages and requirements, and integral knowledge of Gerber Format Specification.

Leidos is a Fortune 500® information technology, engineering, and science solutions and services leader working to solve the world's toughest challenges in the defense, intelligence, homeland security, civil, and health markets. The company's 32,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $10.19 billion for the fiscal year ended December 28, 2018. For more information, visit .

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