Employment

PRINCIPAL POWER ELECTRONICS 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.


 

SENIOR MECHANICAL ENGINEER
Design, layout and packaging of power supplies for operation in military, commercial and industrial environments according to customer specifications and documentation requirements.  Design and development of packaging to withstand shock, vibration, temperature and humidity.  Perform thermal, structural and vibration analysis. Provide complete mechanical design for manufacturing. Design tooling and fixturing to support assembly operations.  Provides existing product line support in design and packaging activities including the modification of hardware in production.  Participates in generating product concepts.  Occasional travel to customer facilities.  Education and experience:  BS in Mechanical Engineering.

CAD experience with PWB assemblies; Solidworks and Cosmos familiarity.  Thermal, structural and vibration analysis using FEA techniques desirable.  Experience with conduction and convection cooled systems.  Knowledge of circuit board construction, fabrication and surface mount technology. Materials background helpful.


 

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.


 

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.


 

ELECTRICAL POWER SUPPLY ENGINEER
Perform task and project level assignments including design/development, analysis, and manufacturing support of power supplies and power conversion equipment. 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.  Upgrade of existing electrical designs, support bid and proposal activities, test procedure generation, support manufacturing, develop product performance and compliance testing, plans and schedules and product realization. Develop product validation and test procedures. Participate in design reviews and other engineering and manufacturing work groups to provide design input as needed.  BS in Electrical Engineering with 2-5 years’ experience, preferably in switching power supplies. Electrical and mechanical requirements including MIL-STDs, and industry standards such as J-STD-001 and IPC-A-610. Control systems, thermal analysis, component modeling, packaging and altitude considerations, network simulation, reliability topics related to power conversion, environmental effects on electronic systems, magnetics design and EMI emissions.


PWB DESIGN ENGINEER
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. BS in Mechanical or Materials Engineering with 5-7 years’ general background in PCB design/layout, surface-mount technology and power supply experience. Familiarity with industry standards such as IPC and IEEE relating to PWB design.


 

PRODUCTION TEST TECHNICIAN SENIOR
Under limited supervision, performs complex technical functions including set-up, alignment, testing and troubleshooting related to testing a variety of power supplies to ensure products meet specifications.  Must be able to read, interpret and follow work instructions, Acceptance Test Procedures, complex schematics and circuit applications. Set-up and operate test chambers and a variety of electronic test equipment including multimeters, oscilloscopes, signal generators and automatic test equipment. Perform acceptance testing of power supplies in accordance with test procedures, record test results and failure data. Perform power supply failure diagnosis at any assembly level or point in the test sequence.  Diagnose and isolate malfunction to an individual component level and record failure data. Support product design, test equipment maintenance, support test engineering and provide employee training.  Requirements:  Electronics training equivalent to two years technical trade school, AA in electronics, or military technical school, 8+ years of directly related work experience, strong mathematical abilities, practical understanding of the basic laws of electricity: Ohm’s Law, computer skills to support timekeeping, accessing data in MRP/ERP system, test report generation and for controlling automatic test equipment. Mechanical ability to operate test equipment and manual dexterity to effectively use hand tools while performing tasks.


ENGINEERING ASSOCIATE

 

Using independent thinking and judgment assist engineers in the design and development of power supplies. Apply electronic theory to assist in the analysis of designs. Fabricate and test breadboards and prototype units.  Perform basic AC and DC analysis of circuit design.Review circuit board layouts for best routing and lowest noise interaction.  Measure loop stability using network analyzers.  Measure thermal and EMI performance.  Maintain documentation of tests performed and unit configuration.  Perform specification compliance testing of unit.  H.S. diploma plus AS degree in electronics technology.  2–4 years’ experience in an electrical and/or electronic engineering environment with experience in analog circuitry and knowledge of Ohm’s Law.  Thorough understanding of safety issues working with electrical current and high voltages. Knowledge of oscilloscopes, DVM, network analyzers and spectrum analyzers, switch mode power supplies and feedback loop theory.


PRODUCT SUPPORT ENGINEER - CELL LEADER
Lead a product assembly cell to achieve product realization through the development and application of Lean Tools.  Provide leadership in developing and meeting schedules and On-Time Delivery goals.  Provide product support engineering to assigned programs.  Tasks include document and material review and dispositioning; provide direct support to manufacturing team; develop and maintain work instructions as needed; interface with design development; support the smooth transition from design to production.  Responsible for designing and documenting lowest cost method of manufacturing to meet DTUPC and sustaining product margin targets.

BS degree in Industrial Technology or related field required.  2 years’ experience working in a manufacturing environment.  Sound reasoning skills in risk assessment and regarding acceptance/rejection of material.  Strong leadership capability; experience in supervising production personnel.  Strong working knowledge of Lean Manufacturing methods.  Knowledge in electrical and mechanical assembly requirements highly desirable.


INSPECTOR
Performs assigned inspection duties during electronic power supply manufacturing process to assure compliance with requirements.  Perform visual inspection of electronic assemblies during production, verifying solder joint quality and correct component placement.  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 and documents, assembly and inspection instructions.


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.