Job Description

  • Product Development Engineer-Elec-Software

    Location: Mobile, AL
    Status Type: Full-Time
    Department: Engineering & Product Integrity
    Requisition Number: 18-111

    For immediate confidential consideration, please send your cover letter with salary history and resume, referencing the job position desired in the subject line to:


    The Product Development Engineer will assist in the new product design, including design and test of embedded electronic assembly components as well as support for existing products. The ideal candidate will have a bachelor or master degree in Electrical Engineering or related Engineering discipline and a strong background in the design and development of printed circuit board based electronic control systems. Experience with National Instruments LabVIEW is a definite plus. The candidate must be able to support hardware system design, development, deployment, maintenance, and life cycle management for multiple applications in an FAA regulated RTCA DO-160E environment

    Essential duties and responsibilities

    -Embedded hardware-software design, test, and configuration management.
    -Use of modern microprocessors in control systems
    -Use of Digital Signal Processors-DSP
    -Responsible for all hardware deliverables including test, verification and reporting.
    -Design of real-time systems for mission critical applications
    -Skilled in the use of electrical CAD software such as OrCAD Capture and OrCAD PCB Designer.
    -Plan and implement engineering project per customer requirements.
    -Develop and maintain a schedule and budget for the assigned engineering project.
    -Provide reports on the status of project milestones reports to customer, project team, and management and adjusts schedules accordingly.
    -Review product design for compliance with engineering principles, company standards, customer contract requirements, CMI quality standards, FAA Regulations and related specifications.
    -Provide feedback to design group for engineering updates to assemblies.
    -Reviews and evaluates product request from customer, and formulates conceptual design to meet customer requirements.
    -Analyze project proposal to determine feasibility, cost, and production time, and discusses proposal with customer representatives, engineers, and other personnel.
    -Coordinate design, production, testing, and related activities.
    -Consult with project personnel and others to provide technical assistance and information.
    -Familiarity with reciprocating engines, preferably aviation applications.
    -Other duties as assigned.

    Education and-or experience

    -Electrical/Software Engineering Degree, 4 year, or
    -Embedded software and circuit design experience, 2 years
    -Familiar with Alternators, Starter motors and Magnetos, 4 years
    -Familiarity with FAA Certification Projects is a plus.


    -Ability to read and interpret engineering documents, technical manuals, standards and operating instructions.
    -Ability to write reports and requests that are software, hardware, or project related.
    -Ability to communicate well with all levels of personnel, and work in a team environment.
    -Communicate effectively with R and D and Shop Personnel.
    -Ability to plan, schedule, coordinate and problem solve effectively.
    -Ability to work on their own initiative when necessary.


    -Required: Windows, Power Point, MS Project, Excel, Word, LabVIEW
    -Preferred: Solid Edge, Inventor, PTC Creo, AutoCAD, Windchill

    Physical requirements

    -Ability to sit or stand for extended periods of time.
    -Ability to lift up to 20 pounds.
    -Ability to traverse engine test cells and shop floor environment when required.


    -Available to travel approximately 20 percent of the time.

    No faxes, phone calls or other correspondence will be accepted. EOE/M/F/D/V

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