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Senior Controls and Instrumentation Engineer

San Leandro, California

Job ID SAS20220906-83747
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Overview

On the L3Harris team, your job is to secure the world. We don’t work here just for the advanced technology and equipment: We work here because we know what – and who – we’re protecting. From families to the intelligence community, and from our climate to our men and women in uniform – we’re making the world a safer place. Working in Software with L3Harris you'll join our team of qualified, diverse individuals and work in a fast-paced environment with high expectations, global scope, and a collaborative team setting.

  • Full Time
  • Level: Experienced
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L3Harris Work Perks

  • Health

    • Medical with a High Deductible and traditional PPO plan options, as well as, vision and a full array of supplemental health benefits
    • A doctors' service to help with referrals and second opinions for you, your family, and parents

  • Family

    • 4 weeks of paid parental leave for moms and dads
    • Fertility treatment
    • Subsidized backup childcare and eldercare
    • Adoption assistance - $5,000 per adoption/$15,000 per employee
    • Pet insurance

  • Well-Being

    • No cap to your PTO time (for exempt employees)
    • Dress for your day - wear what works for you at work
    • Legal plan for you, your family, and parents
    • Discount platform
    • 9/80 work schedule available for most U.S. employees, effective October 24, 2022.

Job Description

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.

Description:

Job Title: Senior Controls and Instrumentation Engineer
Job ID: SAS20220906-83747
Job Location: San Leandro, CA

Summary

Designing analog and digital control systems to operate in the electromagnetically harsh environments of high voltage, high current pulse power systems (such as linear accelerators) can be a real challenge. If you like to geek out on opto-isolators and EMI/RFI shielding techniques, enjoy doing hands on work in an R&D/laboratory environment, and appreciate the opportunity to work in a small group where your contributions make a real difference, this job is for you!

In this role, the candidate will provide electrical and control system engineering expertise in support of new and existing projects through the design phases, manufacturing, and installation/testing at the customer site. As a lead electrical engineer on the project team, the candidate will have significant autonomy in the role, provide technical guidance to more junior electrical engineers as well as electromechanical technicians, and take direction from a project manager or subject matter expert (SME).

Duties and Responsibilities:

As a Senior Specialist in Electrical Engineering, the candidate will be responsible for the following:

  • Designing, manufacturing, and testing controls and instrumentation systems and sub-systems independently or as part of a team, for one-of-a-kind pulse power machines including linear accelerators, high power microwave (HPM) systems, EMP simulators, directed energy weapons, and shipboard applications.
  • Provides control system design documents including: logic / block diagrams, AC/DC power distribution one-line diagrams, schematics, I/O tag lists, cable/harness termination details, component specifications, bill of materials (BOM), test procedures etc.
  • Ensuring designs comply with project-specific requirements.
  • Developing conceptual, preliminary, and final designs in accordance with the company’s engineering design development process.
  • Identifying the technical approach/architecture and adhering to industrial electrical / safety standards.
  • Assuming a technical lead role that includes task management.
  • Providing technical and cost analysis for relevant scope to be included in new proposals.
  • Conducting engineering analyses / trade-off studies.
  • Managing the technical aspects of the design and deliverable documentation.
  • Providing technical assistance in the process of procurement, fabrication, assembly, inspection, and testing.
  • Presenting technical data in program reviews and customer briefings.
  • Work together with program/project managers to ensure that relevant requirements, budgets, and schedules are understood and met.

Qualifications:

  • BS degree plus 6 years relevant experience, or MS degree plus 4 years relevant experience, or PhD plus 2 years relevant experience. Bachelor’s degree in an Engineering discipline. Equivalent experience may substitute for education.

Preferred:

  • Experience with PLC-based control systems, National Instruments data acquisition hardware and LabView software, fiber optics, oscilloscopes, and similar equipment is desired.
  • The development, specification, design, and implementation of controls and instrumentation for DOE research facilities (national laboratories, etc.), DOD applications, or commercial industry.
  • Understanding the unique requirements and challenges associated with harsh electromagnetic and radiation environments.
  • Experience with National Instruments CompactRIO and/or LabView products and Allen-Bradley PLC systems.
  • Industrial controls hardware (Phoenix Contact, Sola, etc.).
  • Operation and remote control of Tektronix and/or Teledyne LeCroy oscilloscopes
  • Data acquisition software (commercial and/or custom)
  • Active security clearance or ability to obtain a clearance is a plus


Please be aware many of our positions require the ability to obtain a security clearance. Security clearances may only be granted to U.S. citizens. In addition, applicants who accept a conditional offer of employment may be subject to government security investigation(s) and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information.

By submitting your résumé for this position, you understand and agree that L3Harris Technologies may share your résumé, as well as any other related personal information or documentation you provide, with its subsidiaries and affiliated companies for the purpose of considering you for other available positions.

L3Harris Technologies is proud to be an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. L3Harris is committed to treating all employees and applicants for employment with respect and dignity and maintaining a workplace that is free from unlawful discrimination. All applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, ancestry, ethnicity, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding or other related medical conditions), gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, disability, genetic information, citizenship status, characteristic or membership in any other group protected by federal, state or local laws. L3Harris maintains a drug-free workplace and performs pre-employment substance abuse testing and background checks, where permitted by law.

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