Employment

ENGINEERING PROJECT MANAGER
Overall project authority to include responsibility for scope, cost, and schedule within contract requirements and concurrence of the Engineering Manager.  Responsible for overall project including initiation, planning, execution, monitoring, control and closeout.  Duties include:  Scope management, schedule development and management, project cost and design to unit production cost management, resource allocation, stakeholder communication, risk management, project planning and proposal activities management. Provide communication, motivation and leadership example necessary to foster individual and organization rapport and teamwork.  5-7 years progressively responsible experience in an electronics product development and production environment.  Technical degree and background in related industry


QUALITY ASSURANCE ENGINEER
Provide quality assurance engineering support to Rantec suppliers performing tasks such as document and material review, dispositioning, interface with design/development.  Ensure smooth transition from design to production.  Support the maintenance of the Quality Management system.  Perform audits of specific areas, processes, and procedures.  Evaluate design outputs, and evaluate and approve configuration changes.  Provide technical support to production activities.  Interface with government and customer source inspectors.  Manage MRB activities including reviewing NCMR documents.  Perform and document failure analyses.  Participate in and occasionally lead continuous improvement efforts.  Maintain and present Supplier performance metrics.


DOCUMENT CONTROL ADMINISTRATOR
Maintains and controls “requirements” documents for the company.  Serves as the principle liaison between Engineering, Operations and QA regarding processing and controlling documented design and procedure changes.  Process ECNs and distribute as needed, send drawings and/or ECNs to suppliers, distribute new or newly changed Dwgs to production, and retrieve the old revision.  Process outgoing job folders, manage the archive boxes, maintain applicable “Doc E-Vault” and “Arch Doc Control” files. Internal audit of customer furnished property and manage and maintain the latest docs in the “Intranet”. Supports the Calibration administrator as needed. Must be detail oriented with precision and accuracy.  Must have an organized and orderly approach to work processes. Strong knowledge MS Office Suite and “Access” database. Excellent written and verbal communication skills with multi-tasking ability. Dependable assertive self-starter, that works with all functions of the organization and team on time. Experience with configuration process controls, preferably in an Aerospace design and manufacturing environment. Knowledge of BOM/s, assembly drawings, parts lists and schematics, revision status and controlled documentation. Computer keyboard work with high accuracy. Experience with configuration management rqmts such as EIA-649 and/or ISO 10007 is desirable. High Scholl diploma required.  Under grad college experience preferred.


TEST ENGINEER SR
Perform duties relating to procedures and equipment utilized by the production test department for testing custom power supplies. Provide direction for the successful completion of development test programs.  Develop processes and test procedures to ensure compliance with contractual specifications and test requirements.  Develop and maintain test capability on ATE and for low voltage power supplies, execute test automation through LabView and other hardware and software tools.  Design and develop automated testing strategies and build automated testing frameworks for Production Test, including Environmental Stress Screening of product assemblies, design and develop test fixtures, test scripts and test documentation. Create and maintain documentation for custom test equipment. Manage multiple test projects simultaneously, including oversight of Test Technicians and other Test Engineers. Maintain involvement in the product design process to identify test issues and to ensure appropriate test methods are developed for meeting end user requirements and assist Test personnel in the troubleshooting of test equipment and units under test. B.S. Degree in Electrical/Electronic Engineering preferred  Minimum of 5 years directly related experience.  Thorough knowledge of standard business software (Microsoft Office suite, Access, etc.) Knowledge of Microsoft VisualStudio.net and C/C++ desirable.   

Thorough knowledge of National Instruments LabView software required.


ACCOUNT ADMINISTRATOR

Provide administrative support to Rantec Business Development and representatives in proposal, quotation, sales, delivery and customer return processes.  Support Business Development activity in customer negotiation and to provide customers with requested information such as quotations, technical data, telephone and e-mail inquiries, repairs, and delivery schedules.

Process Sales Orders and RMA/s in a timely manner, with accuracy and completion. Coordinate with the Business Development Managers/Outside Sales, providing them with information and support when required.  Maintain the internal databases for proposal authorizations, quotations, sales orders, and activity reports.  Support the central gathering and tracking of Business Development progress data using SalesForce. Prepare information packages for new and existing customers.  Update Rantec’s web site as necessary.

Ideal candidate will have excellent written and verbal communication skills with the ability to communicate effectively with both internal and external customers and the ability to multi-task with effective results; excellent time-management and organizational skills.  Proficient in computer software programs such as Microsoft Suite and SalesForce. An AA degree in a Business or Marketing field is recommended. Relevant experience in an administrative capacity in a marketing/sales or related environment desired.


MECHANICAL ENGINEER

Design the layout and packaging of power supplies for operation in military, aviation and industrial environments according to customer specifications and Rantec design standards. Design and develop packaging to withstand shock, vibration, temperature and humidity as specified. Provide complete mechanical design to enable manufacturing. Design tooling and fixturing to support assembly and test operations. BSME preferred, experience with Solidworks and skills in thermal, vibration and structural analysis


ENGINEERING DESIGN SPECIALIST / PWB DESIGN

Take a lead role in developing internal design guidelines for printed wiring board (PWB) designs. Perform a full range of design tasks to produce PWBs for Rantec’s power supply products. Apply a thorough material science knowledge of the interactions and characteristics of materials used in PWB manufacturing and the impact of material choices on design decisions. Lead interface with PWB manufacturers to ensure Rantec’s designs are compatible with the manufacturing processes of the PWB itself. Also ensure that drawings standards and notes for PWBs have a common interpretation between PWB vendor and Rantec. Ensure that PWB designs are compliant with Rantec’s manufacturing processes. Produce the schematic, design the component layout of the circuit board, and create documentation to support manufacturing.


CONTRACTS ADMINISTRATOR/ACCOUNT MANAGER

As Rantec’s primary point of contact for customers, and as the liaison between the customer and Rantec functional disciplines, execute duties in a professional manner. Control official flow of information between Rantec and its customers. Coordinate costing, pricing and authorization and obtain required approvals prior to submitting the quotations to the customer. Review customer Terms and Conditions in RFQ’s and contracts to identify risk areas or cost drivers. Prepare quotations, disseminate contractual requirements and administer contracts through close-out. Provide administrative support and information to Business Development personnel.

Excellent written and verbal communication skills are required. Maintain tact and diplomacy in all aspects of executing requirements. Sound judgment in protecting Rantec’s interests while remaining receptive to new opportunities. Ability to multi-task with effective results; excellent time-management and organizational skills. Proficient in computer software programs such as Microsoft Office, Adobe. High School Diploma is required, AA degree recommended. Five years increasingly responsible experience in an administrative capacity in marketing/sales, contracting or related environment is required. Experience with DOD procurement is a plus.


PRODUCTION TESTER/TECHNICIAN - ELECTRONICS

Rantec Power Systems Inc. is seeking a Production Tester to perform technical functions including set-up and testing a variety of power supplies and power conversion equipment to ensure products meet specifications. Production Testers set-up and operate test chambers and a variety of test equipment and automated test systems including multimeters, oscilloscopes, frequency generator and automatic test equipment. Perform bench testing and automatic testing of power supplies using test equipment in accordance with Acceptance Test Procedures to verify power supply performance and reliability. Record power supply test performance, passing and failure data, complete failure reports and maintain test logbooks.

Must be able to read, interpret and follow work instructions, assembly drawings and Acceptance Test Procedures. Related work experience desired. Electronics training including technical trade school or military technical school is a plus. Additional academic work in mathematics or electronics desired. 1-2 years applicable experience in testing electronic devices or working in an electronics manufacturing environment.


QA INSPECTOR

Performs assigned inspection duties during electronic power supply manufacturing process to assure compliance with requirements. When directed, performs expeditious and accurate product requirements verification at incoming inspection, and supports Document Control activities. Perform visual inspection of electronic assemblies during production, verifying solder joint quality and correct component placement. When necessary, performs receiving and/or final inspection to assure compliance with quality assurance standards and applicable specifications.

Operate Automated Optical Inspection (AOI) inspection equipment. Use standard electrical and mechanical inspection tools such as microscopes, calipers, mechanical gauges and other measuring devices. Perform record keeping for acceptance and rejection of material, and database entries to record defects.  Candidates should have experience in an electronics manufacturing environment and be knowledgeable in current manufacturing standards such as J-STD-001 and IPC-610. Must be able to read engineering drawings, engineering change orders and assembly/inspection instructions. Become cross-trained to perform Document Control activities. High School degree or equivalent required and 2 years’ experience desired. Eyesight correctable to 20/20. Able to lift up to 15 lbs.


GENERAL MANAGER

Reporting to the President & CEO of RPS Holdings, the General Manager will have full P&L accountability for a $30 million stand-alone division with approximately 110 employees, a staff of seven Director and Manager level leaders will report directly to this position, including Operations, Engineering, Business Development, Quality Assurance, Human Resources and Finance.

Qualified candidates will have a track record of success as a General Manager, Business Unit Manager, or well-rounded Engineering Leader in an aerospace and defense company that designs and produces high reliability electronic products with complex technical requirements. The new General Manager must possess the business and financial acumen to be credible in business planning and P&L discussions as well as the technical background to be competent in product development, design, and engineering initiatives.

Requirements:
• Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or related field is required. MBA or other pertinent advanced degree highly preferred.
• 10+ years of experience with an aerospace & defense manufacturer of custom, high value engineered products.
• 5+ years of successful P&L management experience running at least a $15M+, 50+ employee organizations.
• 5+ years of engineering and/or product development experience.
• Proven record of hiring, developing and building successful teams.
• Proven track record of driving successful change management at a senior level.


BUSINESS MANAGER
Rantec is seeking a Contracts Customer Service Manager, managing a staff of Customer Service Officers, this position is responsible for integrity of our contracting with customers.  This involves:  Assuring that contractual documents accurately reflect our obligations, understanding Request for Proposal scope, understanding Rantec proposal scope, reconciling requirements to result in clear, concise and accurate contract requirements that are fully acceptable to the Rantec organization. Releasing contractual requirements to Rantec organization for execution; kick off meetings and coordination of questions / answers.  Managing Contract change of Scope opportunities; identifying changes of scope, coordinating review of new / changed documents, coordinating cost / schedule estimates, quoting the change of scope impact.  Managing the integration into the contract; coordinating the recurring quotation process in accordance with Management direction, support business development with preparation efforts on major proposals.  Communicating business matters with Rantec’s external customers; coordinating and hosting program team meetings/telecons and contract status telecons as necessary.  Communication with Field Sales personnel to support consistent message.  Travel: Less than 20% travel is anticipated.

Requirements:  College Degree or equivalent, DFAR knowledge and experience in electronics field, thrive while multi-tasking in a fast-paced environment and strong communication skills.  Proficient in software programs such as Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Project and Outlook and knowledge of SalesForce CRM ideal. Engineering background a plus.


ELECTRICAL ENGINEERS
Perform task level assignments including design/development, analysis, and manufacturing support of power supplies and related test equipment for commercial, military and industrial applications.  Be part of a power supply product design and development team.  Produce original electrical designs, and upgrade existing designs for power supplies and power conversion equipment to conform to customer specifications and Rantec design standards.  Bid and proposal activity, test procedure generation, production/customer support, product performance and compliance testing.  Schedule and budget generation and maintenance.  Occasional travel.

BSEE with 5 to 7 years directly related experience .Thorough knowledge of technical matters such as, but not limited to:  Power switching techniques, control systems, thermal analysis, component modeling, packaging and altitude considerations, network simulation, reliability topics related to power conversion, environmental affects on electronic systems, magnetics design, EMI emissions, susceptibility and radiation.


POWER SUPPLY DESIGN ENGINEER (Senior Engineer)
Project engineering responsibilities include proposal activities, design, and development.  Provides technical oversight and leadership to the Engineering Department including design oversight, design reviews, project planning and product development.  Proposal Activities; Heads up proposal technical activities, Provide technical write ups for proposals, provides or concurs with design concepts, provides or concurs with estimated performance, Evaluates or concurs with compliance of design against requirement, Identifies or reviews risks and opportunities, Supports Marketing as required on technical issues and willing to travel.

Design Activity; perform detailed design activities on assigned programs, responsible for program planning and execution on assigned programs, provides technical guidance and leadership to the Engineering staff, present at Design Reviews, provide technical assessment of development programs, provides assessment and feedback at design reviews.  Thorough knowledge of: Power conversion techniques for switch mode power supplies, magnetics design, EMI filter design, MIL-STD-704, MIL-STD-461, SPICE analysis and hand calculations. Planning; responsible for project planning and execution on assigned projects, provide guidance and oversight as assigned to Engineering staff , provide input and present at the annual planning conference.  Product Development; provide technical guidance to Engineering to support product development and provide leadership and direction on product improvements.

Education and experience:  BSEE degree minimum, MSEE desirable, 15+ years applicable engineering experience with strong analytical abilities, hands-on power supply design experience, including but not limited to:  Switch mode power conversion, Magnetics design, EMI filter design, compliance to MIL-STD-704 & MIL-STD-461, and experience in front of customers.  Ability to understand and provide technical direction to electrical and mechanical engineering activities.


ENGINEER ASSOCIATE – TECHNICIAN
Support senior design engineers in a range of assignments including design/development, analysis, and manufacturing support of power supplies and power conversion equipment. Support Production of new electrical designs for power supplies and power conversion equipment to conform to customer specifications and Rantec standards.  Support product improvement through the analysis of existing products and the incorporation of design improvements.  Incorporate product changes originating from changes in customer specifications, changes in components or manufacturing requirements, and to address obsolescence issues.  Support development of testing protocols for design and prototype validation as well as final product acceptance testing.  Perform AC and DC analysis of circuit design, measure loop stability, thermal and EMI performance, and specification compliance testing of power supplies.


EXPERIENCED ELECTRONIC ASSEMBLERS
Individuals with experience in electronic assembly are needed to perform assembly of circuit boards and power supply systems. Tasks include prepping of components, assembling and soldering components onto circuit boards, staking, masking, and some mechanical assembly and operation of process equipment. Assemblers work with small hand tools such as soldering iron, electric drivers, torque tools, wire strippers, cutters, tweezers, and use measuring devices such as spacers and calipers.

We are seeking experienced assemblers who are qualified in solder skills or who demonstrate an ability to become qualified, and are able to read and interpret engineering drawings, assembly instructions, and component values.

 

This contractor shall abide by the requirements of 41 CFR §§ 60-1.4(a), 60-300.5(a) and 60-741.5(a). These regulations prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals based on their status as protected veterans or individuals with disabilities, and prohibit discrimination against all individuals based on their race, color, religion, sex, or national origin. Moreover, these regulations require that covered contractors take affirmative action to employ and advance in employment individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, protected veteran status or disability.