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Staff Electrical Design Engineer

COMPANY:  Aerostar Technical Solutions

Sioux Falls, SD, US, 57104-0243

STATUS:  Exempt
REQ ID:  27822

For 60 years, Raven has developed, marketed, and produced technical solutions to great challenges. Utilizing our strength in engineering, manufacturing, and technological innovation, Raven today is a leader in precision agriculture, high performance specialty films, and situational awareness markets. Our purpose to Solve Great Challenges is bold and authentic; it keeps us grounded in markets that have meaning, provide profitable growth, and align with our values.

Raven Aerostar is a world leader in lighter-than-air, stratospheric, and situational awareness technology. Committed to rapid innovation of highly technical and groundbreaking technology, we design and manufacture niche products that enhance security and connect the world. We are working on a number of exciting projects — and looking for extraordinary talent to join our team.

Design, develop, and evaluate a product, assembly, system, or process from concept through production stage, and make modifications as needed.

Essential Functions
• Research, develop, and evaluate design concepts including materials, specifications, equipment, or machines.
• Perform or facilitate installation/testing related to the product, system, or process.
• Determine purpose, application, and feasibility of new or enhancement of existing products or processes.
• Create and update documentation for designs, and all phases of the project.
• Work with external customers, distributors, vendors, or suppliers to initiate new designs and solve problems.
• Coordinate engineering efforts and provide engineering assistance to internal teams or external customers.
• Keep abreast of new developments in the fields of engineering design, methods, and applications.
• May provide or assist with training needs as it relates to new or existing products or processes.
• May assist with quote or request for quote process.
• Demonstrates the Dimensions of Competition and Raven Team Member Values in their daily actions.
• Maintain a clean and safe work area. Follow established safety and ergonomic standards.
• May be called upon to perform comparable duties of a similar or related nature and/or assist in other areas as needed.
• Learning, understanding, continuously improving, and promoting the division’s quality management system in accordance with ISO standards.
• Has extensive breadth and depth of knowledge in a field of specialization and working knowledge of other fields.
• Work is stated in terms of objectives requiring planning and judgment.
• Performs work of a diverse scope, where data requires evaluation of various factors.
• Exercises independent judgment with broadly defined practices and policies in obtaining results.
• Has critical project technical leadership responsibility; may plan or lead work assignments for lower level engineers and technicians.
• Works under minimal supervision.
• Progressively increases contributions and impact to the team and projects.
• Innovative in nature, and contributes new product ideas.
• Has knowledge of the business side, and contributes to strategic decisions.

• Advanced engineer with 8+ years of career experience, with Bachelor's degree. 6+ years with Master's degree. 3+ years with PHD. Or equivalent combination of education and experience.
• Furthers knowledge of profession through continued education and/or seeking or providing mentorship.
• May contribute to profession through writing white papers.
• Specific skills, proficiencies, and knowledge in field related to position, as identified by department leadership.
• Ability to apply design theory and methodology.
• High level of customer service skills.
• Knowledge of manufacturing techniques is preferred.
• Well-developed problem analysis and problem solving techniques.
• Proficiency with a computer, including use of Microsoft Word and Excel.
• Team player who is self-motivated, and has ability to work with minimal supervision.
• Ability to communicate effectively with team members and leadership staff.
• Travel may be necessary, based on position.
• US Citizenship may be required, based on position.
• Engineering fields applicable to this position: Electrical, Mechanical, Controls, Marine Applications, Process Development, Aerospace, Agricultural, and Chemical.

We are a manufacturer covered by ITAR 22 CFR 120-130 and all team members must be a United States Person.

Raven is an EO employer - M/F/Vets/Disabled.

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