Electrical Engineer III

Company Name:
Merrill Technologies Group
To apply, go to http://www.merrilltg.com/careers
About us: Located in the heart of the defense corridor, the Sterling Heights Advanced Development Center (SHADC) is where the Merrill Technologies Group development team and sales engineers work to develop business relationships and design advanced solutions. The SHADC utilizes Merrill Technologies Group resources to design, analyze, prototype, test, manufacture, and deliver state-of-the-art components to meet urgent customer and industry requirements.
Overview: Research & Development
evaluating customers technical specification and derive specific controls-related requirements, investigate and assess COTS products, and develop unique solution that provides best value to the customer. Duties include customer/vendor interactions, control algorithm development, integration of COTS items, circuit card assembly design/development, physical packaging, test and evaluation.
Accountabilities: Responsible for adhering to project budget and working within loaded hours. Define objectives and interpret policies and objectives established by senior management and determine their effect on data and development requirements. Independently plan, design, and carry out work. This person is generally considered an authority on
control system implementation. By using both proven and innovative design methodology, this position can save cost by specking out the best value components for each
. This position must be able to design the most logical, practical software solutions to meet the customers expectations while meeting the projects budget requirements.
Authority: To select proper components for a given project. Serve as a technical authority.
Environment: Typical office environment and minimal shop floor exposure.
Physical Demands: Minimal, repetitive motion issues (such as carpal tunnel syndrome), light lifting (up to
40 lbs.)
Duties: Design, detail, program, start-up, and debug control systems. Also, design, develop, and test electrical systems and electronic devices. Conduct tests, analyze test data, write test reports to record operating performance, and provide data to support product compliance with customer/internal specs and standards. Develop detailed engineering specs for new products. Provide recommendations for improvements in order to meet program objectives. Works with the proposal group to develop concepts for future projects. Provide input on time required and component pricing for quotes. Serve as a
technical adviser
to the proposal group on the feasibility of the controls aspect of the design. Suggest alternatives to improve concepts and processes. May be asked to train lower level Electrical Engineers
Job Specific Requirements:
Experience with test planning, data acquisition and processing
Familiar with electronics communication protocols, multiplexing, video processing and diagnostics
Experience with
feedback control systems.
Ability to create electrical schematics and electronic control circuits
Ability to analyze and specify analog and digital electronic devices
Ability to create on-board micro processor based control modules including user interface
Familiar with electronic hardware packaging and manufacturing
Working contacts in the military and aviation electronics sectors
Familiar with military standards
Familiar with reviewing military requirements documents (CIDS, SOW, Product Fab Specs)
Military Vehicle Related:
Experience with Weapon Station related electronics including servo drives, gyros, sights, FLIR/RTS, day cameras, video displays, laser range finders, encoders, brushed and brushless motors, tachometers, slip rings, wire harnesses, military connectors, etc.
Experience with combat
and weapon systems
Familiar with small and medium caliber military weapons
Aviation Related:
Experience with Aviation Electronics including GPS, cameras, auto-pilot
Experience in the aviation field including UAVs
Education: Bachelors degree in Electrical Engineering or equivalent experience in the field working in R&D for aviation, space or defense related projects.
Skills: Ability to create and understand circuit diagrams, develop control schematics, and integrate sensor systems. Ability to create technical specifications and technical interface documents. Ability to evaluate vendor products/capabilities and make recommendations to management. Ability to develop electronics packaging and create a thorough test plan, consistent with (and should be current with) MIL-STD-810, MIL-STD-461, MIL-STD-1275D, etc .
Experience: 6+ years experience as an electrical engineer.
Personal Qualities: The ability to work with well with people. Organized, great written and verbal skills, strong attention to detail, and ability to prioritize and multitask. Must have the necessary personal attributes to communicate the customers ideas to other members of the organization

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