Senior Test Engineer, Power Supply Assemblies

    • BAE Systems
  • Fort Wayne, IN
  • Posted 60+ days ago | Updated 16 hours ago


On Site
USD 73,350.00 - 124,740.00 per year
Full Time


Power management
Product QA
Mechanical engineering
Root cause analysis
Computer hardware
Six Sigma
Lean manufacturing
Electrical engineering
Test equipment
Problem solving
Power supply
Power electronics
Signal processing
Government contracts
Programmable logic controller
Adobe AIR
Information Technology
Customer support
Professional development

Job Details

Job Description
You don't see it, but it's there. Our employees work on the world's most advanced electronics - from saving emissions in the City of Lights to powering the Mars Rover to protecting the F35 fighter jet. At Electronic Systems, you'll be among the brightest minds, working on the aerospace and defense industry's most difficult problems. Drawing strength from our differences, we're innovating for the future. And you can, too. Our flexible work environment provides you a chance to change the world without giving up your personal life. We put our customers first - exemplified by our missions: "We Protect Those Who Protect Us " and "We Innovate For Those Who Move The WorldTM." Sound like a team you want to be a part of? Come build your career with BAE Systems.

In Controls & Avionics Solutions, you will have the opportunity to help define and develop the next generation of avionics - whether it is fly-by-wire flight controls, full authority digital engine controls, or power management.

We are seeking a Senior Product Test Engineer to work in a fast-paced manufacturing environment at the Fort Wayne Indiana facility. This role will support the aftermarket team in their testing and troubleshooting efforts, with an emphasis on complex power supply subassemblies. Requiring close collaboration with multi-disciplinary teams, this role will also develop solutions to reduce customer turn-around time and minimize rework/repair defects. Finally, this role requires a well-rounded electronics background, with hands on experience testing and troubleshooting electro-mechanical products/test equipment.

Primary Responsibilities:
  • Troubleshoot failed power supplies off aircraft engine control units.
  • Interface with Labview and HT_Basic to run module-level tests on circuit card subassemblies.
  • Interpret module-level fail data to perform root cause analysis on failure mode (both internal and external to the board).
  • Analyze complex analog circuitry for a high level and low-level understanding of power supply operation.
  • Troubleshoot failed hardware down to a component level.
  • Generate detailed rework/repair instructions.
  • Document workflow and findings reports for data tracking purposes.
Secondary Responsibilities:
  • Conduct technical interviews and support recruiting efforts for future PE/PTE candidates.
  • Drive continuous improvements and safety initiatives.
  • Lead Kaizen events such as Six Sigma Green Belt Projects, 5S/7S, and Gemba Walks.
  • Embrace and implement Lean Manufacturing principles.
  • Train junior engineers on high and low level circuit operation.
  • Create new tools and procedures to aid in reducing various forms of waste.
  • Collaborate frequently with multidisciplinary individuals and teams representing other departments, and/or outside organizations.
Because of the need for consistent, in-person collaboration and/or the requirement to perform all work onsite due to the nature of this particular role, it will be performed full-time on site. This means work will be conducted on location at a BAE Systems facility 100% of the time.

Required Education, Experience, & Skills
  • Bachelor's degree in electrical engineering or related field.
  • Minimum of 4 years' experience in designing, testing, or troubleshooting electronic assemblies (or equivalent experience).
  • Familiar with the operation of test equipment such as multimeters, LCR meters, oscilloscopes, benchtop power supplies, function generators, etc.
  • Ability to read and interpret schematics, CAD drawings, function block diagrams, and troubleshooting procedures.
  • Exhibits strong problem solving skills to develop solutions to complex problems, leaning on established precedents and policies.
  • Strong understanding and application of technical principles and industry practices relating to various Switch Mode Power Supply topologies using single phase, 3 phase, and DC supplies. These include, but are not limited to Push-Pull, Shunt, Flyback, Buck and Boost convertors.
  • Strong understanding of power electronics, analog signal processing, active/passive filters, and closed loop systems.
  • General understanding of digital electronic systems.
Please note that pursuant to a government contract, this specific position requires ship or Permanent Resident status.

Preferred Education, Experience, & Skills
  • IPC J-STD certified.
  • Experience with circuit simulation.
  • Experience working with Class 3 products and Power Supplies.

Pay Information
Full-Time Salary Range: $73350 - $124740

Please note: This range is based on our market pay structures. However, individual salaries are determined by a variety of factors including, but not limited to: business considerations, local market conditions, and internal equity, as well as candidate qualifications, such as skills, education, and experience.

Employee Benefits: At BAE Systems, we support our employees in all aspects of their life, including their health and financial well-being. Regular employees scheduled to work 20+ hours per week are offered: health, dental, and vision insurance; health savings accounts; a 401(k) savings plan; disability coverage; and life and accident insurance. We also have an employee assistance program, a legal plan, and other perks including discounts on things like home, auto, and pet insurance. Our leave programs include paid time off, paid holidays, as well as other types of leave, including paid parental, military, bereavement, and any applicable federal and state sick leave. Employees may participate in the company recognition program to receive monetary or non-monetary recognition awards. Other incentives may be available based on position level and/or job specifics.

About BAE Systems Electronic Systems
BAE Systems, Inc. is the U.S. subsidiary of BAE Systems plc, an international defense, aerospace and security company which delivers a full range of products and services for air, land and naval forces, as well as advanced electronics, security, information technology solutions and customer support services. Improving the future and protecting lives is an ambitious mission, but it's what we do at BAE Systems. Working here means using your passion and ingenuity where it counts - defending national security with breakthrough technology, superior products, and intelligence solutions. As you develop the latest technology and defend national security, you will continually hone your skills on a team-making a big impact on a global scale. At BAE Systems, you'll find a rewarding career that truly makes a difference. Electronic Systems (ES) is the global innovator behind BAE Systems' game-changing defense and commercial electronics. Exploiting every electron, we push the limits of what is possible, giving our customers the edge and our employees opportunities to change the world. Our products and capabilities can be found everywhere - from the depths of the ocean to the far reaches of space. At our core are more than 14,000 highly talented Electronic Systems employees with the brightest minds in the industry, we make an impact - for our customers and the communities we serve.

Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion:
At BAE Systems, we work hard every day to nurture an inclusive culture where employees are valued and feel like they belong. We are conscious of the need for all employees to see themselves reflected at every level of the company and know that in order to unlock the full potential of our workforce, everyone must feel confident being their best, most sincere self and be equipped to thrive. We provide impactful professional development experiences to our employees and invest in social impact partnerships to uplift communities and drive purposeful change. Here you will find significant opportunities to do meaningful work in an environment intentionally designed to be one where you will learn, grow and belong.
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