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Electrical Engineer 3 (2019-086) 

About the Organization Astronics Corporation (Nasdaq: ATRO) serves the world's aerospace, defense, and other mission critical industries with proven, innovative technology solutions. Astronics works side-by-side with customers, integrating its array of power, connectivity, lighting, structures, interiors, and test technologies to solve complex challenges. For 50 years, Astronics has delivered creative, customer-focused solutions with exceptional responsiveness. Today, global airframe manufacturers, airlines, military branches, completion centers, and Fortune 500 companies rely on the collaborative spirit and innovation of Astronics.

We offer our breadth of technology solutions and services through 11 subsidiary business units and numerous award-winning product brands. Serving our customers is our first priority, and every day we honor this mission with quality, partnership, and energetic global vision.

Astronics Subsidiary AES  
Location Kirkland, WA  


The Electrical Engineer 3 will have a significant opportunity for personal development and contribution to the success of our company. The ability to create innovative designs, often flight critical in harsh airborne environments, is the long term goal for this position. Astronics is a dynamic company that is excited about the evolution of aircraft electrical power systems and the career path development that can coincide with that advancement in technology. The overriding business objective for the Electrical Engineer 3 will be to help grow the business by successfully designing innovative aircraft power systems. The key performance objectives for this position are described below.


  • Design Innovative Power Systems. The successful Electrical Engineer 3 will leverage their skill and experience to design new technology electrical power systems which offer substantial benefits in weight, cost, and/or reliability over traditional approaches. The Electrical Engineer 3 will participate in technology trade studies and perform detailed design, analysis, testing, and draft the documentation required to successfully launch new products. Engineering technicians, PCB designers, and mechanical engineers will be provided as support in a team approach. The ability to create innovative designs, often flight critical in harsh airborne environments, is required. The successful Electrical Engineer 3 will be capable of designing AC-DC, DC-DC, DC-AC power conversion, motor controls, magnetics design, PCB layout, EMI filtering, and power distribution systems with support and direction from a senior staff member. We are looking for high performance engineers with a desire to expand their knowledge in power system product development. It is expected within 3 months of hire, the Electrical Engineer 3 will be contributing to the successful design of an aircraft power product. Within 12-18 months, it is expected that the product will be successfully moving through qualification testing and toward production.
  • High Performance Team Environment. Astronics AES is known as one of the best places to work in the Seattle area. Working in a highly productive team environment is key to our success. The successful Electrical Engineer 3 will work in a cross functional team, including test engineers, technicians, mechanical engineers, program management, software, manufacturing, and supply chain to achieve success. The ability to work in a positive team atmosphere is critical to success.
  • Mentorship and Learning. The Electrical Engineer 3 will develop a collaborative relationship with other design engineering staff at Astronics, both above and below their level. The intent is to learn from the technical guidance, mentorship, and peer reviews of more senior staff and be able to start sharing their knowledge and best practices with other staff members and interns. Evidence of success will be assisting in the growth path of other engineers while improving their own skills through interactions with senior staff.
  • Behaviors and Values. The Electrical Engineer 3 is expected to become familiar with Astronics core Behaviors and Values, and work within the frame work of Passion, Life balance, Learning, Teamwork and Humility as defined at Astronics. The culture is open, innovative, collaborative, exciting and rewarding. Working in a fast paced team environment coupled with our cultural values provides a great place to work and advance ones career.

This position may require knowledge of SOX / 404 internal audit controls and related documentation.



  • Requires bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering and at least four (4) years power electronics related experience, specifically with advanced, high power, electronic power conversion
  • Advanced understanding of analog, digital and power electrical/electronic circuits, with understanding of design and test of magnetic components preferred. Familiarity/experience using OrCAD, SPICE, PSIM, and/or SABER software, or similar platforms for analysis desired.
  • Familiarity/experience with DO-160, Boeing, and/or Airbus EMI, power quality, and susceptibility requirements, including all environmental aspects of qualification for FAA compliance to Federal Regulations is preferred but not required. Familiarity/experience with D0-254 procedures, documents and testing to ensure compliance with its requirements is also a plus.


Must be a US Person (under ITAR rules) to be eligible.

An offer of employment is contingent on successfully passing a drug test and background check, and applicants who do not successfully pass both the drug test and background check will not be considered for employment.


Astronics AES is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodation to individuals with physical and mental disabilities. If you need special assistance or an accommodation while seeking employment, please e-mail or call: 425-881-1700. We will make a determination on your request for reasonable accommodation on a case-by-case basis.

Position Requirements  
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Travel Requirements  
EOE Statement We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, or other legally protected status.  

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