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Electrical Engineer I (Unmanned Ground Vehicles)

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Electrical Engineer I (Unmanned Ground Vehicles)

Erie, PA
Full Time
  • Responsibilities


    The Electrical Engineer I designs, modifies and evaluates electronic parts, components or integrated circuitry for electronic equipment, or other hardware systems and/or electrical engineering applications. In this role, one selects components and equipment based on analysis of specifications and reliability as well as determines design approaches & parameters. Work with international team in Germany to discuss technical issues and possible solutions to items found in the field. Conducts general engineering and design of electronic systems on unmanned ground vehicles with cross-functional teams.

    Position Responsibilities:

    • Trouble-shoots systems from a hardware and software perspective
    • Interface with customers to remedy technical issues in the field
    • Writes software to support the integration of sensors and embedded processors
    • Quickly designs, builds, and tests prototypes. Works with sensors, embedded systems, and RF links
    • Performs electronic engineering support activities on R&D projects
    • Works on problems of a limited scope. Builds stable working relationships internally. Articulates issues and need for guidance, as applicable.
    • Utilize Linux command line to debug and diagnose issues on the UGV
    • Analyze signals to determine faults
    • Other duties as assigned
  • Qualifications

    Basic Qualifications (Required Skills & Experience):

    • B.S. Degree in Electrical Engineering or equivalent combination of education, training, and experience
    • 0 – 2 years of professional experience required or equivalent combination of experience & education
    • Experienced in one or more areas: Radio Frequency (RF), embedded control, flashing software
    • Experienced with power electronics, including motors and lithium batteries
    • Demonstrated ability to troubleshoot complex systems
    • Demonstrated familiarity with common industry protocols (LVDS, I2C, HDMI, UART, SPI, CAN, USB)
    • Knowledge of general Engineering fundamentals, mathematics, physics & material properties
    • Familiarity with UGV subsystems and associated software
    • Use of circuit diagrams for diagnostic repairs
  • Desired skills

    Other Qualifications & Desired Competencies:

    • Demonstrated ability of hands-on experience with tools is preferred
    • Consistently complies with company's policies and procedures
    • Follows standard practices and procedures when analyzing situations or data from which answers can be readily obtained. Completes assigned tasks within schedule and budget
    • Familiarity with office software, computer-based productivity tools and other software tools in one’s area of expertise
    • Demonstrated ability to learn professional concepts and appropriately applies concepts & procedures to resolve routine issues within the technical discipline
    • Consistently works within specific requirements and complete tasks under general supervision. Shares ideas and experiences with others, solicits feedback and asks relevant questions
    • Able to excel in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment, where small teams share a broad variety of duties
    • Displays strong initiative and drive to accomplish goals and meet company objectives
    • Takes ownership and responsibility for current and past work products
    • Is committed to learning from mistakes and driven to improve and enhance performance of oneself, others, and the company
    • Has effective problem-solving, analytical, interpersonal and communication skills.
    • Focuses on teamwork and puts the success of the team above one's own interests

    Physical Demands:

    • Ability to work in an office and manufacturing environment (Constant)
    • Required to sit and stand for long periods; talk, hear, and use hands and fingers to operate a computer and telephone keyboard (Frequent)
  • Compensation
    $61,440 - $92,160
  • Benefits

    Benefits: AV offers an excellent benefits package including medical, dental vision, 401K with company matching, a 9/80 work schedule and a paid holiday shutdown. For more information about our company benefit offerings please visit:

  • Industry
    Aviation and Aerospace
  • About Us

    AeroVironment, Inc. (NASDAQ: AVAV) is a global leader in intelligent, multi-domain robotic systems. Building on 50 years of technological innovation, AeroVironment designs, develops, produces, and supports an advanced portfolio of unmanned aircraft systems, tactical missile systems, network connectivity, high altitude pseudo-satellites, and unmanned ground vehicles.