Electrical Engineer

POSTED ON 11/10/2022 CLOSED ON 12/12/2022

Job Posting for Electrical Engineer at Rantec Power Systems, Inc.

Rantec is hiring Electrical Engineers!

Come join our team!  Based in Los Osos, California, located along California's scenic Central Pacific coastline, Rantec offers many outstanding benefits, the following are a few: 

  • Competitive wages
  • Great benefits - i.e. Medical (PPO, HSA), Dental, Vision, Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Vacation - 2 weeks to start, Holidays, PTO 
  • Tuition Assistance
  • 401K with matching up to 6%,
  • Peer-to-Peer recognition and Years of Service Awards.
  • We have every other Friday off as we are on the 9/80 schedule
  • Free catered lunch on the Friday/payday that we work.

Rantec is an upper-tier designer and manufacturer of power supplies for the military and aerospace markets. We are an engineering-based company, with expertise in all aspects of power supply design, manufacturing and test.

Position Summary

Perform task and project level assignments including design/development, analysis, and manufacturing support of power supplies and power conversion equipment. 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities, including but, are not limited to;

  • Produce new electrical designs.  Produce original electrical designs for power supplies and power conversion equipment to conform to customer specifications and Rantec standards. 
  • Upgrade of existing electrical designs.  Provide 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 bid and proposal activities.
  • Test procedure generation.  Determine the testing protocol for design and prototype validation as well as final product acceptance testing.
  • Support Manufacturing.  Produce designs that conform to IPC standards and Design for Manufacturability guidelines.  Review manufacturing issues for input to design changes. 
  • Develop product performance and compliance testing. 
  • Develop plans and schedules for product design and development programs.  Develop and maintain program budgets.
  • Support product realization.  Participate in design reviews, scheduling meetings and other engineering and manufacturing work groups to provide design input as needed.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Education and Experience

  • BS in Electrical Engineering.
  • 2 to 5 years analog design experience, preferably in switching power supplies
  • Experience using electronic test equipment to troubleshoot and diagnose failed units and components
  • Sound reasoning skills in risk assessment and failure analysis. 
  • Possess strong understanding and working knowledge of root cause analysis techniques and effective corrective action.
  • Electrical and mechanical requirements including MIL-STDs, and industry standards such as J-STD-001 and IPC-A-610
  • Power switching techniques, 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
  • EMI emissions

Rantec is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or status as a protected veteran. Rantec will consider reasonable accommodation to its policies for employees and applicants due to sincerely held religious belief.

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