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Senior Electrical Engineer

Orbion Space Technology

Orbion Space Technology

Other Engineering
houghton, mi, usa
Posted on Thursday, July 4, 2024

Orbion Space Technology is seeking an experienced Senior Electrical Engineer to help design and develop electrical and electronic equipment.


  • Utilize manufacturing test data and trends to drive improved design requirements.
  • Drive conceptual design, architecture trades, and requirements formulation for novel spacecraft electronics.
  • Bring board designs from cradle-to-grave including part selection, schematic capture, board layout, manufacture, and test.
  • Collaborate with analysts to develop parts stress, thermal, radiation effects, and vibroacoustic analyses for your designs.
  • Drive the development, planning, and execution of risk-reduction, acceptance, and qualification test campaigns.
  • Create and review documentation (e.g. test plans, test procedures, work instructions, electrical schematics).
  • Incorporate Design-for-Manufacture (DFM) or Design-For-Test (DFT) principles as you guide new designs through development, first article builds, and volume-production.
  • Collaborate with Manufacturing on the development and procurement of special fixturing or test equipment to support manufacturing and test operations.
  • Lead product failure investigations in an integrated product team environment driving necessary changes to design, manufacturing, or test.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


  • Must meet definition of a US Person
  • Bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering, computer engineering, or similar
  • 3+ years’ experience developing electronic hardware for space, aerospace, automotive, or similar high-reliability applications
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work in a fast-paced team environment with minimal supervision.
  • Strong hands-on development experience with at least two of the following: analog circuit design (filters, amplifiers, etc.), digital/FPGA design, power electronics (switching converters, linear regulators, magnetics, etc.), or digital peripherals (memory arrays, ADCs, DACs, etc.).
  • Demonstrated proficiency using PCB design software (e.g. Altium) and circuit simulation tools (e.g. SPICE).
  • Proficiency with typical electrical test equipment – DMMs, oscilloscopes, logic analyzers, loads, etc.
  • Demonstrated hands-on electronics skills including soldering, rework, polymerics, or cable/harness fab.
  • Familiarity with the electrical engineering product lifecycle, ranging from requirements development through parts selection, design, manufacture, test, and operations.
  • Willingness to travel on occasion (10%).


  • 5+ years’ experience developing electronic hardware for space, aerospace, automotive, or similar high-reliability applications.
  • Experience with qualification and acceptance testing of electronics for extreme environments (e.g. TVAC, shock, vibe, etc.).
  • Experience with space radiation effects on electronics.
  • Experience with EMI/EMC design principles and testing (e.g. MIL-STD-461).
  • Experience with EEE Parts & Reliability Engineering, which may include: high-reliability part selection, derating, up screening, reliability analysis, and familiarity with industry standards/best practices such as EEE-INST-002, MIL-HDBK-217, AEC-QXXX, etc.
  • Familiarity with Design-For-Manufacture (DFM) or Design-For-Test (DFT) principles.
  • Familiarity with NASA or IPC workmanship standards such as J-STD, 8739.X, or WHMA-A-620.

COMPENSATION/BENEFITS: Enjoy a very competitive starting salary based on your knowledge and experience. In addition to the excitement of making monumental changes to the aerospace industry, employees enjoy a flexible work schedule, company paid health insurance, prescription drug coverage, paid time off (vacation, paid holidays, sick days), contribution matching retirement plan, basic term life and AD&D coverage, short-term disability and employee stock ownership. The position is full time and located in Houghton, MI. Relocation assistance is available.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by state or local law.