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Engineer C (CCT)

Company: CPI International
Location: Palo Alto
Posted on: September 21, 2023

Job Description:

CPI Microwave Power Products Division
811 Hansen Way
Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA
DescriptionShaping the future through innovation and discovery!With a history spanning more than seven decades, Communications & Power Industries' thousands of products have impacted people's lives in numerous unseen ways every day. Our highly engineered products serve as the backbone of modern-day commercial and military communications systems, aid in the treatment of cancer, assist in diagnosing medical conditions, support and protect soldiers, sailors, and pilots, empower scientific discoveries and space exploration, help ensure the safety of imported foods and materials, and much more.CPI is headquartered in Palo Alto, California and is a global manufacturer of electronic components and subsystems. We have manufacturing locations in the United States, Canada, Europe, and Asia. With a heritage of technological excellence, our team serves customers in the communications, defense, medical, industrial, and scientific markets.YOUR DAY TO DAY:Directs and participates in the overall detailed product design, analysis and testing of the assigned Coupled Cavity Traveling Wave Tubes and other Microwave products. Supports the production of existing products in the Coupled Cavity Group (CCT) such as product improvement and building of efficiency initiatives.YOU WILL BE ACCOUNTABLE FOR:

  • Devises the initial concept of the assigned Coupled Cavity Traveling Wave Tubes, associated component or system and other Microwave products; directs and participates in the overall detailed product design, analysis and testing.
  • Supports the production of existing products in the Coupled Cavity Group (CCT) such as product improvement and build efficiency initiatives.
  • Develops and improves engineering processes and work instructions for building high quality vacuum tubes.
  • Performs and manages project related administrative tasks such as planning, execution, and monitoring schedules and cost control according to assigned budget.
  • Conceives, analyses, prepares and presents proposals for new programs which will lead to modification to existing products or new products; organizes and implements or assists in organizing and implementing a thorough R & D program.
  • Develop costs estimates for products, projects and programs.
  • Specifies and evaluates environmental conditions for the device - such as shock, vibration, temperature, etc., analyses equipment to establish operating data and conducts experimental tests.
  • Recognizes design problems and errors and take corrective action.
  • Maintains high level of technical competence, ethics, and state of the art awareness.
  • Coordinates with other departments such as Purchasing, Production control, Marketing, Customer Service, Quality Assurance and others as needed to carry out project tasks to meet strategic departmental/ organizational goals.YOU ARE THE RIGHT PERSON FOR THIS JOB IF YOU HAVE:
    • MA/MS degree in Mechanical or Electrical Engineering, Physics, or related discipline and minimum of 3 yrs Engineering work experience in a manufacturing, or development engineering environment; -OR
    • Bachelor's degree plus minimum 5 to 7 years Engineering work experience in a manufacturing, or development engineering environment.
    • Ability to manage complex programs, projects, and products independently with no supervision.
    • Hands-on experience with a high level of understanding of engineering principles, RF/microwave concepts, vacuum science, materials and process engineering, manufacturing science, etc.
    • Knowledge of CCT traveling wave tubes including design, analysis, testing, functionality, materials and processes desired, or ability to learn it.
    • Must have a passion for hands-on work and problem solving.
    • Familiarity of Solid modeling software (AutoCAD/Autodesk, SolidWorks, ANSYS, Maxwell) OR ability to learn it.
    • Working knowledge of MS Office products (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint).
    • Excellent interpersonal, verbal/written communication and organizational skills.
    • Ability to work on a team and be a team-player.
    • Strong work ethics and initiative.
    • Must be a U.S. Citizen and able to obtain a U.S. Department of Defense Security Clearance. Salary Range: $95,000-$130,000 / year WHAT WE OFFER:

      Whether you are a seasoned professional or just embarking on your career, CPI is an ideal place to expand your knowledge and expertise. We cultivate a healthy, dynamic, and team-oriented environment that empowers our employees to develop, create and deliver innovative, reliable technology solutions to power, connect, protect, and support a better tomorrow.We offer our employees an attractive compensation package with competitive salaries and comprehensive benefits, including health and wellness programs, career development, generous retirement savings plan with company match and more!

      WHO WE ARE:We value the unique and diverse skills, qualities, and backgrounds that each employee brings to CPI, and we respect each employee as an integral member of our growing team. CPI is committed to providing equal employment opportunities for all current and prospective employees, as well as to promoting a culture of inclusion and respect for everyone. We celebrate the innovation that diversity creates in the work environment, and we recognize that each employee brings their own unique capabilities, experiences, and perspectives to the organization. It is this variety that adds value to our teams, as well as to our stakeholders. We welcome and encourage applicants to reach their full potential with us.CPI is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, transgender status, sexual stereotypes, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability or other applicable legally protected characteristics. -QualificationsExperienceRequired Hands-on experience with a basic understanding of engineering principles, RF/microwave concepts, vacuum science, materials and process engineering, manufacturing science, etc. Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with DisabilitiesThe contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

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