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Senior / Principal Electronics Engineer

Company: MKS Instruments
Location: Irvine
Posted on: February 11, 2019

Job Description:

MKS Instruments, Inc. is the parent company of Newport Corporation , Spectra-Physics and Ophir , leaders in photonics, optics, lasers and motion/vibration control. MKS is a worldwide leader in technology solutions for thin film, process and industrial manufacturing, environmental monitoring, defense and security, life sciences and research

Position Summary:

The ISB Division (formerly Newport Corp.) of MKS Instruments Corp is currently recruiting for a Principal Electronics Engineer for hands-on design, testing, and manufacturing of electronic and opto-electronic modules and subsystems. This is an ideal position for an ambitious experienced engineer interested in working on very challenging projects and using state-of-the-art engineering hardware and software tools. The person in this position would become a member of a highly qualified EE team working at a very fast pace on a wide range of cutting-edge technology applications.

Position Responsibilities:

Strong team building and interpersonal communication skills are essential for success. The individual will be expected to create a strong sphere of influence to assemble multi-disciplinary groups of individuals into teams to identify and solve ongoing technology issues through effective implementation of daily tactical tasks. The individual must exhibit the ability to analyze complex technical situations and resolve issues, apply appropriate engineering problem solving, and keep the project development timetable on schedule. Individual must have a high level of initiative, judgment, and keen problem solving skills to resolve complex technical and business issues that are diverse in nature.

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Design, test, and troubleshoot analog and digital electronic circuits, firmware, and software
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Design architecture, schematics, printed circuit boards layouts, generate drawings, BOMs, and documentation
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Design electrical systems with lasers, drivers, motors, controllers, sensors, etc.
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Design and make system block diagrams and drawings (including drawings for sub-systems, cables, and interfaces)
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Develop controls and test software using LabView and other development tools
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Design and set up test systems and fixtures, develop procedures, fully support transition to manufacturing, perform tolerance analysis of the systems and results validation.
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Collect, compile, and analyze data from different test systems and prepare reports
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Support Design for Manufacturability and Value Engineering as well as working to the highest quality standards
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Work in a team as well as an individual contributor; network with internal and external customers
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Make independent technical decisions and take responsibility for module, subsystem, or entire system design
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May be assigned as or work in collaboration with a Project Manager for selected projects in which responsibilities may include:

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Develop, maintain, and track project plans and progress of tasks, deliverables and cost.
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Organize, plan, and lead periodic project meetings. Record, document, and publish significant decisions and action items in meeting minutes.
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Performs a variety of duties in organizing and supporting of technical documentation. Responsible for maintaining files for engineering drawings and processing of ECOs and other related documentation.

Requirements:

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BS or MS in Electrical Engineering or related discipline.
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5+ years of relevant industry experience
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Technical team leadership experience.
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Proficiency with analog electronics including operational amplifiers and discrete components
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Mixed signal experience, ADC/DAC circuits development skills
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Experience with digital systems and microcontrollers and embedded integrated development environment (IDE)
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Experience with PCB design software packages (minimum 3 years of hands-on experience)
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Understanding design flow and principles of electronic design including schematic, board design, routing, and PCB manufacturing process
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Knowledge of C/C++ and LabView
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Hands-on experience with electronic components, boards, sub-systems, and systems
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Ability to read and generate electrical and mechanical drawings
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Work experience with sensors and interfaces
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Knowledge of embedded and industrial interfaces and standards (UARTS, SPI, I2C, RS-232/485, etc.)
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Working knowledge of motors, controllers, and power electronics
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Hands-on experience with Lab equipment (oscilloscopes, multimeters, power supplies, generators, etc.)
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Soldering and lab skills (wiring, testing, etc.)
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Ability and willingness to provide direct or indirect customer support on various products
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Must have a balance of strong analytical skills and hands-on system development with a proven track record of bringing multiple systems to completion and successful usage throughout their career
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Strong communication skills, technical writing skills, and some project management skills is a big plus
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Proficiency with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Visio, Outlook, PowerPoint)

Preferred Skills:

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Hands-on experience with laser systems is highly desirable
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Knowledge of RTOS and experience with Keil IDE
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Familiarity with ARM microcontrollers, especially Cortex-M
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Experience with Altium Designer
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Knowledge of control systems (PID, feedback, etc.)
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Familiarity with CE certifications and requirements
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Knowledge and experience with safety requirements (electrical system safety, laser safety, interlocks, shutters, etc.)



MKS Instruments, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. We solicit and hire applicants regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability, veteran status, or any other protected category. Our policy is to employ the most qualified applicants. We conduct background checks and drug screens, in accordance with company policies and federal and state guidelines.

Keywords: MKS Instruments, Irvine , Senior / Principal Electronics Engineer, Engineering , Irvine, California

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