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Electrical/Hardware Designer

Hamilton, Ontario Job ID 115969
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L3Harris is dedicated to recruiting and developing diverse, high-performing talent who are passionate about what they do. Our employees are unified in a shared dedication to our customers’ mission and quest for professional growth. L3Harris provides an inclusive, engaging environment designed to empower employees and promote work-life success. Fundamental to our culture is an unwavering focus on values, dedication to our communities, and commitment to excellence in everything we do.

L3Harris Technologies is an agile global aerospace and defense technology innovator, delivering end-to-end solutions that meet customers’ mission-critical needs. The company provides advanced defense and commercial technologies across space, air, land, sea and cyber domains. L3Harris has approximately $18 billion in annual revenue and 47,000 employees, with customers in more than 100 countries.

9/80 work schedule available for most U.S. and Canada employees, effective October 24, 2022.

Electrical Designer - High Speed Optical Systems

Hamilton, Ontario

About L3HARRIS WESCAM

As a subsidiary of L3Harris Technologies and within the Integrated Mission Systems Segment, the WESCAM division develops the most advanced optical sensor and targeting systems for global defense and military sectors, National Security, Search & Rescue and Airborne law enforcement agencies. From long-range covert surveillance missions to search and rescue operations, our MX-series systems, and the mission systems solutions they are a part of, produce stabilized high-magnification electro1-optical and infrared images from airborne, marine and ground based platforms, enabling our customers to see first and act first.

About the Role

WESCAM is currently seeking an Electrical Designer to join our Sustaining Engineering team with a primary responsibilty for architecting, designing, developing, modifying, evaluating and integrating electronic equipment, electronic parts, components, or integrated circuitry for complex, high performance hardware systems. Determines design approaches and parameters. This role enjoys expansive collaboration with several areas of the organization including Software Engineering, Configuration Management, Firmware Engineering in optimizing our current state of the art high-speed optical systems. Keys to success include considerable depth in system-level troubleshooting, obsolescence management and a good understanding of business processes related to each.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Electrical Design from concept to production including:
    • Architecture and design of assigned Hardware subsystem
    • Support estimating of Hardware work packages
    • Generation of Electrical Hardware requirements documentation for an assigned electrical subsystem
    • Generation of Schematics, BOMs, PCB design and fabrication documentation
    • Generation of Documentation package for the assigned Hardware subsystem
    • Unit testing of the Hardware subsystem
    • Integration testing of the Hardware subsystem in the product
    • Work with Design Engineering to implement and verify design corrections
    • Work with Engineering and Manufacturing Engineering to debug and identify design issues
    • Provide electrical technical support to areas of the organization outside Engineering
    • Keep in synchronization with relevant electrical hardware trends and new technologies
    • Provide input to Hardware design process and attend assigned Hardware design reviews
    • Participate in NPI meetings as required
    • Participate in product sustaining meetings as required

Required Capabilities

  • Design and implementation of digital systems using microprocessors and FPGAs
  • Design and implementation of high speed digital systems using signal integrity techniques
  • Design and implementation of analog and digital video systems using the relevant standards
  • Design and implementation of DC-servo motor drives and DC-switching power supplies
  • Design and implementation of appropriate shielding, bonding, grounding and impedance matching
  • PCB design according to IPC standards
  • Debug and testing of complex designs using Oscilloscopes, TDR, network analyzer and logic analyzers
  • Connector and back-shell selection
  • Design according to MIL/Aerospace standards including MIL-461, MIL-704 and RTC-DO160
  • Schematic capture tools including ORCAD
  • Circuit Simulation tools including Spice and Allegro SI and Ansys SI Wave
  • Layout design tools including Allegro
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to learn and grow within a fast paced environment
  • Meets the requirements of the Controlled Goods Registration Program and is eligible for a Canadian government security clearance

Desired Education and Experiences

  • Minimum of 4 years’ experience in Electrical Engineering
  • Undergraduate Degree in Electrical Engineering or equivalent

About L3Harris Technologies

In July 2019 – L3 Technologies and Harris Corp merged to become L3Harris Technologies, becoming an agile global aerospace and defense technology innovator, delivering end-to-end solutions that meet customers’ mission-critical needs. The company provides advanced defense and commercial technologies across air, land, sea, space and cyber domains.

Our customers perform on the world’s most challenging front lines. They trust us to keep them prepared for what’s next. We combine speed, innovation and flawless execution to give people confidence and security in the world ahead.

As we relentlessly pursue new ideas, we know that everything we bring to market must deliver, without fail, every time. The urgency of our quest is matched by our commitment to the people we serve. In a world of ever accelerating change, threat environments move fast. We move forward faster, delivering industry-leading value.

Organized into four segments – Integrated Mission Systems, Communications Systems, Space & Airborne Systems and Aviation Systems – L3Harris Technologies employs over 50,000 people worldwide in over 130 countries with annual revenues approximately $17 billion.

To learn more, visit https://www.l3harris.com/capabilities

Our work environment is both challenging and dynamic – our physical environment is state of the art. Here’s what you can expect as an L3Harris WESCAM employee

  • Brand new, custom-built 330,000 sq ft Engineering and Production facility atop the Waterdown escarpment in Hamilton
  • Close to hiking paths along the Bruce trail
  • Every other Friday off (paid – with our rare 9/80 work schedule)
  • 18000 sq ft subsidized Café including 12 mini- Café areas throughout the complex
  • Free10,000 sq ft on-site gym
  • Free wellness programs
  • Free fruit, bagels and coffee
  • Remote/hybrid work options, hoteling stations providing flexibility and multiple work options
  • Wellness rooms – first aid, prayer, mother’s room and quiet zones
  • Work/Life balance
  • Real opportunities for growth and development
  • A diverse and inclusive working culture
  • Everyone’s role at L3HARRIS WESCAM contributes to protecting people’s lives

Diversity & Inclusion

We believe that diversity among our employees makes us a stronger organization.

We are committed to diversity and inclusion within our L3Harris WESCAM family, and our community by welcoming and encouraging applications from anyone interested without regard to race, colour, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran's status, Aboriginal status or any other legally-protected groups. For people with disabilities, we work with you throughout the recruitment process to ensure you have what you need in order to be at your best. If you require any accommodation for any part of the recruitment/interview process, or as you begin your career with us just let us know and we will take care of you.

This job description is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of responsibilities, skills, efforts or working conditions associated with this job. Management reserves the right to modify, add or remove duties as necessary.

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