Lead Electronic Component Engineer

GE Aerospace


Cheltenham, United Kingdom


Position summary

Job Description Summary

The Lead Electronic Component Engineer will provide project team support across commodities as the resident component expert on electronic parts (e.g. passives, actives, electromechanical). The role includes liaison with electronic design, component manufacturers and supply chain.

Job Description

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Identify and work closely with the hardware engineering development teams to select electronic components from preferred strategic sources.
  • Support the alignment of Component Engineering processes globally.
  • Create electronic and electromechanical components records in the database.
  • Research, review and obtain technical documentation for new and existent parts.
  • Approve new components for usage in Aviation Systems applications.
  • Provide technical support to sourcing with alternative parts and end of life solutions.
  • Assist hardware engineers in failure analysis of parts.
  • Support design engineering on NPI & sustainment products for Avionics and Power within Aviation Systems.
  • Review product change notices from component vendors and manage the impact by working with the manufacturer and the design/sustainment team. This includes monitoring End of Life (EOL) notifications.
  • Provide support across commodities as the component expert, focusing on memories, microcontrollers, and microprocessors.
  • Support the programs on topics such as uprating, qualification, anti-counterfeit, COTS assemblies, atmospheric radiation, obsolescence, long term storage, and lead-free.
  • Provide technical guidance to other Component Engineers.
  • Effectively provide technical recommendations through the analysis, preparation, and presentation of technical data.
  • Provide recommendations on the components database management.
  • Support the local team technical proficiency and growth.
  • Advise design and safety engineering on atmospheric radiation effects issues.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Electronic or Electrical Engineering.
  • 8 years of experience on component-level electronic development processes preferably as Electronic Component Engineer for airborne applications.
  • Knowledge on BOM’s structure and electronic products assemblies.
  • Experience on creating engineering changes through the usage of a PLM.
  • Experience managing a components database.
  • Demonstrated organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Good working knowledge in component-level electronic manufacturing techniques (i.e. integrated circuits, transistors, resistors, diodes, magnetics, capacitors)
  • Strong technical and customer communication skills.
  • Ability to deal with varied multiple project assignments simultaneously.

Desired Characteristics

  • Experience using Windchill PartsLink and PDMLink
  • Atmospheric radiation effects issues resolution experience.
  • Ability to work with suppliers to ensure technical requirements are met.
  • Familiarity with electronic design, test and analysis tools and systems.
  • Knowledge of Electronic Component Management standards.

GE supports and encourages flexible working arrangements, where possible, and recognises the benefits to employees of having a positive work-life balance.

At GE Aviation we understand the importance of Total Reward. Our flexible benefits plan, called FlexChoice, gives you freedom, choice and flexibility in the way you receive your benefits, as well as giving you the opportunity to make savings where possible. As a new joiner to GE we are pleased to be able to offer you the following as default in your benefit fund, which you then can tailor to meet your individual needs;

Non-contributory Pension

Life Assurance

Group income protection

Private medical cover

Holiday Hourly equivalent of 26 days, with flexible option to buy or sell

Baseline Personnel Security Standard (BPSS) clearance is required and must be maintained for this role. Please note that in the event that BPSS clearance cannot be obtained, you may not be eligible for the role and/or any offer of employment may be withdrawn on grounds of national security. Please see the link below for further details regarding the requirements for BPSS clearance: BPSS

Applications from job seekers who require sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, under the applicable UK immigration rules as may be in place from time to time, it may be that candidates who do not currently have the right to work in the UK may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled candidate who does not require sponsorship is available to take up the post. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.

Additional Information

Relocation Assistance Provided: Yes

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About the company

Industry: Aerospace

GE Aerospace is a world-leading provider of jet and turboprop engines, components and integrated systems for commercial, military, business and general aviation aircraft. At GE Aerospace, we believe the world works better when it flies.