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Project Engineer EMC/EMI Engineer

Company Name:
QuEST
Position Description: EMC/EMI Engineer
We are seeking an entry to mid-level EMC Engineer with 3-6 years experience with RTCA DO-160 EMC testing. Candidates with similar levels of experience with any of the following are also urged to apply: Mil-Std 461, automotive (CISPR 12 or ISO 7637-x or SAE J1113/x), FCC/CE mark (IEC 61000-4-x and CISPR11, CISPR22, or CISPR 16). Initial work tasks will involve creation and modification of EMC test plans, providing input for design of qualification test equipment, construction of complex EMC test setups, support of third party laboratory during development/qualification testing, and creation of EMC test reports. Candidates must have solid understanding of EMC laboratory equipment. The ideal candidate will work under minimal supervision and use his or her experience to solve problems as they arise, assess their potential impact on project schedule, and communicate issues up and across the organization.
Essential Job Functions:
Author test plan sections using understanding of laboratory practices and RTCA DO-160.
Provide engineering support for construction of complex EMC test setups.
Provide support for test setup validation and data review for individual RTCA DO-160 sections.
Keep detailed, real-time logs of all laboratory testing activities.
Work with test laboratory personnel to ensure timely completion and review of test data.
Exercise sound judgment to elevate test anomalies and schedule issues to appropriate team members.
Create draft test report sections promptly upon completion of individual tests.
Secondary Job Functions:
At QuEST, we often challenge our team members to temporarily work outside the scope of their primary job functions to broaden their skills and help the organization. Some of these roles and opportunities include:
Execution within multiple services
Technical Leadership and Technical Reviews
Cross-functional teams
Geographic re-assignments
Account Management and Sales
Enabler roles, such as Human Resources, Technology Development, and IT
Quality Management and Continuous Improvement
Qualifications
Qualified applicant must have bachelor degree in Electrical Engineering, Physics, or related technical field. EMC coursework or EMC design experience are a plus but not required. Applicant must be self-motivated and willing to seek out opportunities to take initiative and assume new responsibilities. Candidate will be expected to work in fluid, ambiguous situations and use sound judgment to take appropriate action even when all of the required information is not available.
Demonstrated ability to use basic EMC lab equipment including receivers, signal generators, antennas and amplifiers.
Ability to troubleshoot test setups.
Localize cause of test failures to either test support equipment or EUT.
Strong MS Office skills. Visio a plus.
General knowledge of Aerospace mechanical and electrical components, constant speed drives, pumps, hydraulics, actuators, gearboxes, starter / generators a plus
Must be able to work/communicate effectively in a team/ multi-disciplinary environment.
Ability to develop and present business correspondences required
Experience working in ambiguous situations required, such as taking action when all the information is not available
Key Skills you will have the opportunity to develop:
Exposure to world-class aerospace industry and engineering environment
Leadership
Program Management, Risk Mitigation, and interdependent thinking
Service Industry Soft Skills- how to develop and foster customer relationships
Strategic Decision Making
Managing Ambiguous Situations
Creative thinking and Idea Generation
Motivation and Inspiration of team members
Location: Rockford, IL
Travel: Up to 10%
Compensation Type: Competitive Hourly
Status: Full-Time Exempt
Reports to: Project Manager

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