Opportunities

At Crean & Associates, we’re always looking for talented people to do work that they love at all levels. The scale and complexity of our work is unprecedented, and the work we do makes a real difference in making the future a reality. Current opportunities are listed below:

An Aerospace Reliability Engineer provides system level reliability analyses, coordination, planning guidance, and support throughout the project life cycle in order to increase confidence in mission success, and help projects understand and manage a wide range of risks associated with each unique mission.

This is a contract position located in Southern California.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Perform various system level reliability analyses for multiple projects, review these analyses and generate relevant documentation in accordance with standard procedures of the customer.
  • Apply appropriate techniques and processes to quantitatively assess system risks, and recommend/evaluate architectural changes to system hardware, software, or flight operations in support of institutional and project level risk management processes.
  • Apply methods for acquiring quantitative failure statistics such as failure rates and probabilities from flight and test data.
  • Develop Model Based Systems Engineering (MBSE) techniques for system reliability and integrate them within the MBSE infrastructure in place.
  • Develop reliability requirements for systems, subsystems, and assemblies in support of risk management activities and the overall Systems Engineering processes.
  • Attend project reviews and technical meetings as the representative for the group, and generate required documentation for required decision gates.
  • Create new reliability analysis methods or techniques, and suggest improvements to existing methods in order to improve the overall System Reliability products.
  • Conduct reliability design analyses for board and box level electronics and mechanical systems or components.


Qualifications:

  • Top Secret (TS) clearance required
  • Bachelor’s degree in Aerospace Engineering, Systems Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Industrial Engineering or related technical discipline with typically a minimum of 5 year of related experience; or Masters degree in similar disciplines with 4 years of experience.
  • Experience with System Reliability analysis methods such as Fault Tree Analysis, FMECA, Probabilistic Risk Assessment, Root Cause Analysis, etc.
  • Ability to use qualitative reliability analyses to gain insight into overall system risk, support the Risk Informed Decision Making (RIDM) process, and make recommendations to project managers.
  • Experience with the Systems Engineering lifecycle process and products associated with system development and operations.
  • General knowledge of spacecraft design principles and operational characteristics.
  • Understanding of electrical engineering concepts beyond basic foundation courses.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively, work well within a team environment and interact with all levels of the organization, including internal and external customers.
  • Continuous process improvement mindset.
  • Good organizational skills and ability to meet deadlines.


Desired Qualifications:

  • Project leadership experience leading small teams to complete projects with cost/schedule/technical management.
  • Experience in Statistics or Probability theory or analysis, including Bayesian Statistical Analysis.
  • Experience with Risk Management and quantitative risk assessment.
  • Familiarity with Model Based System Engineering (MBSE) practices or system modeling techniques.
  • Understanding of PSpice, LTSpice, or similar circuit simulation analysis tool.
  • Experience working with data mining or manipulation of large data sets from multiple repositories.
  • Programming skills in JAVA, Python or similar programming language.
  • Experience with Mathematica analysis software.
  • Extensive knowledge of Excel with VBA programming.


Additional Information:

  • It is preferred that applicants are local to California and within driving distance to Northridge as relocation assistance is not allowed for this contract.
  • An active Top Secret security clearance is required.


ITAR Requirements:

To conform to U.S. Government space technology export regulations, including the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) you must be a U.S. citizen, lawful permanent resident of the U.S., protected individual as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3), or eligible to obtain the required authorizations from the U.S. Department of State.

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This is a contract position located in Pasadena, CA.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Inspects in-process and final electronic systems, precision electromechanical assemblies, or mechanical assemblies and subassemblies that will be launched into space.
  • Performs real time defect evaluation
  • Prepares QA documentation
  • Verifies corrective action implementation
  • Performs housekeeping audits
  • Verifies implementation of rework
  • Generates and/or verifies traceability information
  • Photo verification
  • Witness sets-up for electrical/mechanical tests
  • Interfaces with coworkers and internal customers and other departments
  • Will have contact with customer and/or government inspection personnel
  • Provide department summary reports on activities in the inspection area and conduct floor audits.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Considerable knowledge of and ability to be certified to J-STD-001ES (Space Addendum)
  • Knowledge with cable and harness inspection (IPC-WHMA-A620B)
  • Considerable knowledge of ESD control
  • Considerable knowledge of workmanship standards
  • Skilled in the set-up of basic electronic test configurations or mechanical test configurations
  • Skilled in using PC applications (Microsoft Word, Excel)
  • Skilled in use of basic mechanical measurement tools
  • Interpersonal skills, conflict resolution skills
  • Must be able to work unsupervised and will be responsible for limited QA Engineering approvals
  • General knowledge of electronic theory, knowledge of manufacturing process, ability to read and inspect to assembly blueprint, wire list and parts list.


Qualifications:

  • Top Secret (TS) clearance required
  • Bachelors’ degree in Electronics, Computer Science, Mechanical engineering is preferred.
  • A minimum of 5 years of directly related experience is required.

Additional Information:

  • It is preferred that applicants are local to California and within driving distance to Northridge as relocation assistance is not allowed for this contract.
  • An active Top Secret security clearance is required.


ITAR Requirements:

To conform to U.S. Government space technology export regulations, including the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) you must be a U.S. citizen, lawful permanent resident of the U.S., protected individual as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3), or eligible to obtain the required authorizations from the U.S. Department of State.

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This is a contract position located in Southern California.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Apply innovative technical expertise to the design, development, and installation support for new laser systems as well as maintenance, operations, repairs, and upgrades of existing systems.
  • Coordinate production and acceptance testing efforts for complex electrical-optical subsystems.
  • Generate and maintain system documentation including operations procedures and optical configuration drawings.
  • Perform periodic maintenance activities on diagnostics. Responsibilities include performance evaluation, calibration (offline and online), troubleshooting complex to highly technical problems, complex data analysis, data archiving, and test report preparation.
  • Develop/design system enhancements to increase reliability and maintainability.
  • Collaborate with Physics and Engineering staff to perform developmental and experimental setups. Choose appropriate work methods and set priorities.
  • Acquire and analyze complex data using computer-based data acquisition and controls.
  • Independently write, interpret, and prepare data and document test results, identify complex problems, and provide original solutions.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
  • Provide highly advanced technical and/or technical management support in the design, development, and installation of laser systems.
  • Author, review, and approve related engineering documentation, as well as routinely present this material to superiors and subordinates while leading or participating in design reviews.
  • Develop strategic planning and serve as a subject matter expert for lasers systems and support off-normal occurrences.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Considerable experience and advanced skills building and deploying high energy, high power or short pulse laser systems.
  • Demonstrated ability to evaluate complex systems and apply best practice engineering techniques for optical beam path alignment in both facility operations and experimental lab environments.
  • Experience providing technical direction and the ability to mentor others with advanced technical skills to others.
  • Significant experience with procedures, work control, and configuration management.
  • Significant experience working effectively in a dynamic and multidisciplinary environment, which includes working with scientists, engineers, technicians, and designers.
  • Advanced verbal and written communication skills necessary to effectively collaborate in a team environment and present and explain technical information.
  • Highly advanced skills and understanding of laser technology and processes with the ability to diagnose complex diagnostic systems.
  • Highly advanced written, verbal, feedback and presentation communication skills in multiple technical areas.
  • Extensive experience making frequent, independent decisions to define project approaches, and create and implement original solutions to establish or modify guidelines, techniques, and procedures, to choose appropriate work methods and possibly to set priorities.


Qualifications:

  • An active Top Secret (TS) clearance is required
  • Bachelors’ degree in Electrical Engineering, Optic-Electronics, Physics, or related field or the equivalent combination of education and related experience.
  • A minimum of 5 years of directly related experience is required.


Desired Qualifications:

  • Experience planning and directing work with technical objectives, estimating effort, setting milestones, and managing within designated budget.
  • Experience with NIF laser diagnostics and timing systems.
  • Experience with engineering software tools such as SolidWorks, CREO, LabView or MATLAB.

Additional Information:

  • It is preferred that applicants are local to California and within driving distance to Northridge as relocation assistance is not allowed for this contract.
  • An active Top Secret security clearance is required.


ITAR Requirements:

To conform to U.S. Government space technology export regulations, including the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) you must be a U.S. citizen, lawful permanent resident of the U.S., protected individual as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3), or eligible to obtain the required authorizations from the U.S. Department of State.

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This is a contract position located in Southern California.

Job Responsibilities:

  • The qualified applicant has a strong fundamental understanding of various satellite components and structures, structural loads and structural analysis, both hand analysis and FEA.
  • Ability to communicate effectively across all engineering disciplines
  • Conduct structural analysis
  • Prepare analysis reports and provide design recommendations based on analysis results


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Experience with industry standard analysis techniques
  • Demonstrated experience creating finite element models and analyzing components and structures
  • Experience supporting structural tests and correlating predicted and actual results


Qualifications:

  • An active Top Secret (TS) clearance is required
  • Bachelors’ degree in Electrical, Aerospace, or Mechanical Engineering is required
  • A master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering preferred or the equivalent combination of education and related experience.
  • A minimum of 5 years of directly related experience is required.


Desired Qualifications:

  • Satellite program experience
  • Experience using and/or developing optimization software
  • Materials testing and certification experience

 

Additional Information:

  • It is preferred that applicants are local to California and within driving distance to Northridge as relocation assistance is not allowed for this contract.
  • An active Top Secret security clearance is required.


ITAR Requirements:

To conform to U.S. Government space technology export regulations, including the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) you must be a U.S. citizen, lawful permanent resident of the U.S., protected individual as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3), or eligible to obtain the required authorizations from the U.S. Department of State.

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The location for this position is nation-wide.

Qualifications:

  • Minimum 5 years’ experience required in sales & marketing in related field
  • A Bachelors’ degree in marketing or a related field is preferred
  • Broad understanding of marketing & sales associated with asset tracking, information systems for industrial applications, and business process transformation.
  • Technology areas include but are not limited to RFID, Ultra-Wide Band, Bluetooth Low Energy, Machine information systems, visual factory, and more.
  • At least 3 years of experience with Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Virtualization (docker, kubemetes)
  • Significant travel required including possibly some international travel.

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The location for this position is Austin, TX.

As a representative of Crean & Associates, you will have the following responsibilities:

  • Oversee multiple projects ranging from Proof of Concept (POC) to scalable deployment.
  • Create project plans implementing suitable technical strategies and objectives with a clear sense of direction and focus; Ensure end project meets business objectives.
  • Define and manage project scope, writing project plan and managing beginning to end.
  • Develop and control timelines/deadlines.
  • Forecast and monitor project costs/budget.
  • Manage project integration/implementation along with requirements, design and testing.
  • Communicate all facets of project progress to leadership.
  • Participate in Business Case preparation and associated requirements that fit into our roadmap of Smart Factory application development.
  • Identify, assess and proactively manage Project Risk throughout the project/account lifecycle through collaboration with project team and customer.

 

Qualifications:

  • Deep computer science expertise required
  • General industrial information systems understanding required
  • Excellent customer relations & use case development expertise preferred for this position.
  • BS in Computer Science or related field
  • Knowledge of Robotics/Automation and ThingWorx IIoT development platform a major plus.
  • At least 3 years of experience with Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Virtualization (docker, kubemetes)
  • Outstanding leadership and organizational skills, and ability to prioritize workload.
  • Ability to think creatively and innovatively.
  • Highly detail oriented, with excellent analytical, critical thinking and problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Team player with a friendly but professional demeanor.

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The location for this position is Austin, TX.

As a representative of Crean & Associates, you will have the following responsibilities:

  • Contribute to IoT Solution development, architecture and infrastructure design, technology build and deployment activities on multiple platforms
  • Architect and code information systems within the PTC – Thingworx application environment or related applications.
  • Proven experience and ability to perform rapid prototyping and application development is required.

 

Qualifications:

  • Minimum of 2 years of hands-on IoT experience
  • Must have contributed significantly to at least one IoT / Connected Product project and be able to describe those contributions
  • Minimum of a Bachelors’ degree preferred

 

Desired Qualifications:

  • Requires an understanding of key IoT use cases and demonstrated experience defining associated value propositions
  • IoT development experience on one of the industry leading platforms (GE Predix, Siemens Mindsphere, PTC Thingworx, SAP Leonardo, Azure IoT, GCP, or AWS IoT)
  • Demonstrate skills needed to develop high-level architecture and designs in support of robust technology solutions taking into account user requirements, technical requirements, performance considerations, data architectures, etc.
  • Able to lead technology architecture definition and infrastructure design activities for IoT solutions
  • Experience creating technology architecture and infrastructure design activities
  • Experience designing IoT components
  • Experience doing technology build, test and deployment activities
  • Able to troubleshoot, diagnose and provide support to IoT solution development efforts
  • At least 3 years of experience with Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Virtualization (docker, kubemetes)

 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Proven ability to operate in a team-oriented environment
  • Proven ability to work creatively and analytically in a problem-solving environment
  • Desire to work in an information systems environment
  • Excellent communication (written and oral) and interpersonal skills

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This is a contract position located in Houston, TX.

A Propulsion Systems Engineer is responsible for leading the design and development of propulsion systems to support ongoing and future small satellite programs. This individual must have a strong working knowledge of propulsion system design, experience in development and verification disciplines, and be able to perform engineering analysis. The ideal candidate will be experienced in the design and development of all types of spacecraft propulsion systems, including cold gas, monopropellant, bi-propellant, and electric propulsion systems.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Support Propulsion Subsystem planning required to meet program milestones
  • Be capable of using and/or developing the necessary propulsion analytical tools required to complete the design requirements of the propulsion subsystem. This may include predictive analysis, model correlation with experimental data, interface design, production support, test support, and data reduction.
  • Develop predictions for propulsion system level validation and verification events
  • Understand, plan, and execute technical activities in accordance with Crean & Associates policies, procedures, and work instructions and specific Customer requirements
  • Read and interpret technical drawings and schematics
  • Originate specifications, control documents, verification and validation plans, procedures, reports, or other documentation in support of design and development activities
  • Work with other engineers to implement operating procedures, resolve system issues, and provide technical information
  • Prepare material for, and conduct, periodic design reviews
  • Ensure conformance of products with Engineering design and performance specifications
  • Execute engineering design and development activities consistent with Customer quality, cost, and schedule requirements
  • Conduct research that tests and analyzes the feasibility, design, operation, and performance of spacecraft propulsion systems


Qualifications:

  • An active Top Secret (TS) clearance is required
  • Bachelors’ degree in Electrical, Aerospace, or Mechanical Engineering is required
  • A master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering preferred or the equivalent combination of education and related experience.
  • At least 10+ years of experience in the aerospace industry, with greater than that desired. It is expected that many of those years will have been spent performing the specific responsibilities outlined in the job description.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills are a must
  • Must be capable of leading small, focused technical teams
  • Previous experience and skills in project definition, simulation, implementation, integration, and test
  • Must be able to work in a highly collaborative, fast paced environment with emphasis on rapid prototyping and fielding of capabilities
  • Must be comfortable interacting with a wide variety of personnel at various levels

 

Additional Information:

  • It is preferred that applicants are local to California and within driving distance to Northridge as relocation assistance is not allowed for this contract.
  • An active Top Secret security clearance is required.


ITAR Requirements:

To conform to U.S. Government space technology export regulations, including the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) you must be a U.S. citizen, lawful permanent resident of the U.S., protected individual as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3), or eligible to obtain the required authorizations from the U.S. Department of State.

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This is a contract position located in Houston, TX.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for the design and integration of satellite system projects (including internal and external tests) operating from VHF to microwave frequencies
  • Contribute to RF surveys and installation including testing
  • Troubleshooting of problems encountered
  • Provide customer technical support
  • Prepare/review the required documentation


Qualifications:

  • An active Top Secret (TS) clearance is required
  • Bachelors’ degree in Electrical, Aerospace, Mechanical Engineering, or Physics is required
  • A master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering preferred or the equivalent combination of education and related experience.
  • At least 5 years of relevant experience in electronics design (power preferred)
  • Hands on experience with RF/digital electrical design, development, documentation, fabrication, assembly and test/delivery of space/military electronic products
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills are a must
  • Previous experience and skills in project definition, simulation, implementation, integration, and test
  • Must be able to work in a highly collaborative, fast paced environment with emphasis on rapid prototyping and fielding of capabilities
  • Must be comfortable interacting with a wide variety of personnel at various levels

 

Additional Information:

  • It is preferred that applicants are local to California and within driving distance to Northridge as relocation assistance is not allowed for this contract.
  • An active Top Secret security clearance is required.


ITAR Requirements:

To conform to U.S. Government space technology export regulations, including the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) you must be a U.S. citizen, lawful permanent resident of the U.S., protected individual as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3), or eligible to obtain the required authorizations from the U.S. Department of State.

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This is a contract position located in Southern California

Job Responsibilities:

  • Rocket Engine and Systems acquisition, development, manufacturing, test, and flight termination systems operations
  • Attend and participate in preliminary design reviews (PDR,) critical design reviews, (CDR,) ground operations working groups, (GOWGs,) ground operations readiness reviews, (GORR), technical interchange meetings (TIM), Splinter groups, etc….in evaluation of system safety requirements for large missile, space vehicle, rocket, payload, spacecraft, pre-launch, launch, post-launch/range operations and/or recovery operations.
  • Support live rehearsals
  • Knowledge and hands-on experience with launch vehicle upper stage propulsion systems is required, preferably with liquid oxygen/liquid hydrogen systems
  • Direct experience with Solid Rocket Motors and Ordnance systems design, test, manufacturing, and operation is mandatory, e.g., Graphite Epoxy Motors (GEMs), Solid Rocket Boosters (SRBs), Booster Separation Motors (BSMs), Flight Termination Systems, Separation Systems, etc
  • Experience with Atlas and/or Delta highly desired


Requirements:

  • Experience with flight and development hardware processing, integration, testing, and anomaly resolution related to engines, motors, and components required
  • Demonstrated ability to assess design drawings, processes, and procedures of flight termination systems
  • Demonstrated ability to work across multi-disciplinary teams during design, test, and evolution
  • Experience in design reviews, pre- and post-test reviews, failure analysis reviews and presentation to senior engineers and senior management
  • Experience with Air Force Launch and Range systems
  • Experience with Los Angeles AFB (SMC) Launch Enterprise
  • Preferred Skills:
  • Motivated, energetic self-starter with desire and ability to work in a multi-task environment
  • Must possess ability to manage multiple on-going processes
  • Must possess strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to lead and participate on both intra-office and cross-organizational teams
  • Expertise with Microsoft Office Products including Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and Outlook.


Education:

  • Requires a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or Science
  • Minimum of 10 years’ work experience in engineering, science, related technical discipline, or equivalent experience.

Additional Information:

  • It is preferred that applicants are local to California and within driving distance to Northridge as relocation assistance is not allowed for this contract.

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This is a contract position located in Southern California

Job Responsibilities:

  • Provide AST Thermal Vacuum Test (TVAC) thermal engineering monitoring support.
  • During TVAC, the requested candidate thermal engineers will be responsible for the task of monitoring AST Flight-Like Hardware and making real time recommendations for any adjustments in the thermal vacuum chamber facility equipment as required per test procedures. Monitoring will be accomplished by using a Thermal Data Acquisition System (TDAS) and LabVIEW Terminals for Thermocouples.
  • The thermal engineers will join the related test personnel and will support thermal vacuum test as scheduled by the Test Conductor. Thermal engineers will be expected to deliver a log of test operations on a daily basis as well as weekly reports on all other tasks completed or in progress during the work-week.
  • Thermal Engineers will notify test lead and test conductor of any event, anomaly or deviation from the test procedure and take corrective actions as recommended by the test lead or test conductor on duty.
  • Support the test with a minimum of two thermal engineers in order to comply with work restrictions.
  • Provide daily log reports and a ~30 minute handover briefing to the next on-console thermal engineer throughout the duration of the test.
  • Notify test lead and test conductor of any event, anomaly or deviation from the test procedure and take corrective actions as recommended by the test lead or test conductor on duty.
  • Supply input for future test procedures.

Qualifications:

  • An active Top Secret (TS) clearance is required
  • Bachelor’s degree in Aerospace Engineering, Systems Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Industrial Engineering or related technical discipline with typically a minimum of 10 years of related experience; or Masters degree in similar disciplines with 5 years of experience.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively, work well within a team environment and interact with all levels of the organization, including internal and external customers.
  • Continuous process improvement mindset.
  • Good organizational skills and ability to meet deadlines.

Additional Information:

  • It is preferred that applicants are local to California and within driving distance to Northridge as relocation assistance is not allowed for this contract.
  • An active Top Secret security clearance is required.

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This is a contract position located in Northridge, CA.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Printed Circuit Board Designer specializing in Printed Circuit Board (PCB) Design and Assembly requires extensive experience in PCB Layout design using the Mentor Graphics design tools with a detailed knowledge of Radio Frequency (RF)/Microwave, analog, and high speed digital layout in the development of innovative design solutions.
  • Regular interface with engineering and project teams in the development of complex printed circuit boards for both industry and government applications.
  • Operate over multiple skill sets in the PCB discipline including: layout, schematic capture, design for manufacturing, signal integrity, and part library maintenance.Creation of complex PCB layouts using Mentor Graphics design tools for Radio Frequency (RF)/Microwave, analog, and high speed digital designs.
  • Ability to maintain Central Component library using industry standards.
  • Comprehensive understanding of the PCB fabrication and assembly process with the capability to interface with vendors during the build cycles.
  • As the Printed Circuit Board Designer, you will be responsible for estimating projects, providing status, and maintaining group schedule as well as support duties like data management and peer reviews.
  • Provide PCB layout group vision and direction while incorporating the latest technology developments.
  • The Printed Circuit Board Designer should have the ability to provide leadership, guidance, and direction for less experienced PCB designers to ensure quality and continuity of designs.
  • Contribute design modifications and suggestions to improve quality of products or facilitate manufacturing operations.
  • Self-motivated personality and ability to work independently as well as lead a team.
  • Strong organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills. Team player.Requires an experienced individual that can work closely with printed wiring board design engineers/electronics designers and electro-mechanical designers in a team environment.


Skills:

  • Expert-level knowledge of Mentor Graphics Xpedition layout tools.
  • Expert-level knowledge of DxDesigner Schematic capture tools and interface to layout tools.
  • Experience with at least one CAM package, (CAM350 or GcPowerStation is preferred).
  • Multifaceted PCB design skill set including schematic entry, netlist creation, back annotation, design rule checking, and post processing of data including the creation of manufacturing documentation.
  • Proficient with RF/Microwave, analog, and high speed digital designs for military applications.
  • PCB Design experience including multi-layered, High Density Interconnect, flex, rigid-flex, fine pitch BGA, and blind/buried/micro vias.
  • Knowledge of modern PCB manufacture and assembly techniques including IPC and ANSI standards, PCB materials and finishes, and fabrication and assembly processes.
  • Capability to create, document, and maintain processes used in PCB layout and design documentation.
  • Experience with AutoCAD or Unigraphics and geometric dimensioning and tolerancing, preferred.
  • Ability to interface directly with engineering and suppliers/subcontractors.
  • MS Office Suite experience (PowerPoint, Excel, Access, Project, Word)


Education:

  • Applicant must have active Top Secret security clearance
  • Bachelors’ degree in Electronics, Computer Science, or relevant engineering is required.
  • 5+ years of direct industry experience in design and development Circuit Card Assemblies.
  • U.S. Citizenship required


Additional information:

  • It is preferred that applicants are local to California and within driving distance to Northridge as relocation assistance is not allowed for this contract.
  • An active Top Secret security clearance is required.

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This is a contract position located in Northridge, CA

Job Responsibilities:

  • FPGA Design (Xilinx, Microsemi, Intel)
  • Verification
  • Software development for SoC FPGA

Skills:

  • 5+ years professional experiences in FPGA design (not including educational experience)
  • Design and verification of FPGAs
  • Architect, document, code, verify, lab test on logic implemented in FPGAs
  • Experience with the full life cycle of FPGA development from architecture through product release and sustaining.
  • FPGA (Velilog/VHDL): 5+ years (Required)
  • Control system / Networking knowledge desired

Education:

  • Applicant must have an active Top Secret security clearance
  • Bachelors’ degree in Electronics, Computer Science, or relevant engineering is required, Masters’ degree preferred
  • 5+ years of direct industry experience in design and development

Additional information:

  • It is preferred that applicants are local to California and within driving distance to Northridge as relocation assistance is not allowed for this contract.
  • An active Top Secret security clearance is required.

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This is a contract position located in Pasadena, CA

Description: A Senior Dynamics Test Engineer who has in-depth knowledge of dynamics analysis and testing.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for acoustic, random vibration and mechanical shock analysis, test requirements, and testing of all spacecraft and instrument components.
  • Perform advanced linear and nonlinear analysis, support project critical design reviews and milestones, and improve test and analysis methodologies.
  • Develop and present test plans, test results analysis and reports
  • Evaluate results for various hardware items at different levels of assembly.
  • Provide dynamics engineering knowledge to projects, including trades, verification approaches and collaborative resolution of design and test issues
  • Collaborate with team members to verify compliance with requirements and customer expectations.
  • Lead or collaborate on proposals and technical and programmatic management of advanced dynamics prediction and test methodology development tasks.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, Acoustics or related technical discipline with 10 years of related dynamics environments experience; Master’s degree in similar disciplines with a minimum of 7 years of related experience; or PhD in similar disciplines with 4 years related experience.
  • Experience and advanced knowledge in one or more of the following areas: analytical methodologies and capable of solving complex vibration, acoustic and shock problems, and space structure testing.
  • Understanding and wide application of advanced principles, theories, concepts and techniques in vibration, acoustics and shock analysis and design and test specification for spacecraft systems and subsystems.

Preferred Skills:

  • Domain expert in random dynamic analysis and test, digital signal analysis, instrumentation and data acquisition.
  • Working knowledge of FEM, BEM, and SEA vibro acoustics analysis tools, knowledgeable in PATRAN, FEMAP, MSC/NASTRAN, SDRC/IDEAS, SYSNOISE, and VA One.
  • Knowledgeable in application of force limited vibration specification and test methodologies. Experience in modal testing and analysis.
  • Extensive experience providing dynamics environments analysis, requirements specification, and test in support of space flight projects.
  • Experience conducting random and quasi-static electro-dynamic shaker vibration tests with multiple controls; measure and analyze time histories of the system response

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For more than eighteen years, Crean & Associates has delivered superior performance to the U.S. government as well as leading corporations throughout the world. We provide technology and engineering solutions, specializing in Technical Subject Matter Expertise, Production Operations & Logistics Optimization, Program, Project, & Supply Chain Management, Mission Assurance, and Business Development. As a preferred contractor in the aerospace and defense industries as well as within manufacturing, we know the critical role our services play in the protection and defense of freedoms worldwide and lend themselves to improving processes. We take our responsibility very seriously, and we are privileged to support our customers and the men and women who get the job done.

Crean & Associates depth of talent and capabilities set us apart from our competition. These discriminators enable us to respond quickly and decisively to our customers challenges, while utilizing company-wide resources and expertise to meet their needs. Every day, our associates contribute innovative ideas and expertise to expand Crean & Associates value within the Space, launch, missile, and aviation sectors as well as optimizing manufacturing businesses. Our associates are our most valuable resource—the embodiment of how we deliver unparalleled service to our customers.

We are dedicated to delivering quality mission-oriented technical services and solutions and to contributing to the security of our nation and well-being of our local communities. We believe high ethical standards are essential to achieving our individual and corporate goals. We apply our core values to all our interactions with our customers, our fellow employees, our partners, and our neighbors.

Diversity & Inclusion is an opportunity and an appreciation of the rich dimensions of differences within our workforce that fuel group dynamics, and it fosters an environment where all individuals and teams are welcome to participate and perform to their full potential. We strive to attract, retain and engage talented and diverse professionals to ensure a competitive edge in the global marketplace and deliver innovative solutions and services to Crean & Associates customers.

Crean & Associates provides competitive compensation and benefit packages with choices designed to meet our associates’ unique career and lifestyle needs. Benefits include healthcare coverage, life insurance and disability programs.

Crean & Associates participates in the E-Verify program.

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