Helicopter Avionics/Electrical Engineer – Oregon

Avionics and Electrical Engineer

Department: General Engineering – 7105
Location: Central Point, OR

Position Purpose

The Avionics and Electrical Engineer is responsible for the generation of designs of electrical systems, avionics equipment and other integrated systems that use electrical components or sub-systems.  They may be required to liaise with outsourced resources in the pursuance of a successful design. They must be able to assist the Project Engineer during the project planning stage to efficiently achieve project goals. It is expected to provide technical leadership that results in the successful completion of a project as directed by Engineering Management. It is also expected to consistently display a high level of job knowledge, professional integrity and work ethic.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Perform the detail and integration of complex electrical and avionics systems / components. Coordinates with the cognizant Project Engineer or other Engineering Management
  • Oversees and supports the design processes.
  • Facilitates resolution of design and certification issues and, if required coordinates issues with the cognizant Project Engineer or Engineering Management to assist in their resolution.
  • Coordinates with EAC Engineering’s Customers’, such as Aerial Operations, Field Maintenance, the Repair Station, Manufacturing, Materials, Quality Assurance, the FAA, etc., to ensure on-time deliveries that satisfy their requirements.
  • Ensures the design output for the project is consistent with company and industry standards as well as satisfies federal regulations as defined by the respective FARs and SOPs.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Science in Mechanical, Electrical, or Aerospace Engineering or other related Engineering Discipline.
  • Knowledge of professional engineering theories and concepts, and practices of a specialized engineering field to resolve difficult or unusual issues.
  • Experience using CAD programs such as CATIA V5, SolidWorks, AutoCAD, and/or Mentor Graphics Capital Logic is required.
  • Knowledge in processes, procedures, technology or software relevant to assignment.
  • 3-5 years in a developmental aerospace engineering environment is preferred.
  • Knowledge of FAA Part 21 and 29 regulations and working knowledge of other applicable regulations preferred.


  • Safety and Work Environment – Identifies hazardous or potentially hazardous situations and takes appropriate action to maintain a safe and productive work environment for self and others. Follows Guiding Principle “Be Safe”.
  • Effective Communication – Actively listens to others. Communicates with others clearly, openly, and respectfully. Uses all forms of communication effectively and appropriately (includes email, text, IM).
  • Teamwork – Works with and supports others to achieve organizational goals. Meets individual and team deadlines and responsibilities. Assumes additional responsibilities when needed. Responds constructively to instructions and procedures. Listens to others and values opinions and is respectful of team members and other Erickson employees. Works effectively with team leader or manager and promotes a positive team environment.
  • Accountable to Achieving Commitments – Achieves commitments to both internal and external customers. Produces high quality work by being attentive to detail and maintaining accuracy. Works in a conscientious, consistent, and thorough manner to meet all schedules and timelines. Anticipates potential problems. Finds the root cause of problems and takes appropriate action. Makes continuous improvement to processes and results.
  • Adaptability to Change – Understands, accepts, and supports the need for business change and helping others with transitions. Adapts and adjusts to change within own area of responsibility as well as accepting the need for change more broadly. Actively identifies and leads change within area of responsibility.

Source: Avionics and Electrical Engineer – Careers At Erickson Inc.

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