Component Engineer
ViaSat - Phoenix, AZ

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Enhancing communication all around the globe… Our customers range from Commercial to Government making us complex, yet flexible in meeting the world’s communication needs. Each group at ViaSat contributes to the launch of every satellite, how exciting is that?

With your thorough understanding of Military and NASA components specifications, in particular, screening requirements and reliability levels, prohibited termination/lead finishes, and understanding of lead finish with respect to solder processes and different solders, you will be very successful in the immediate need for our team. Your strong knowledge of EEE-INST-002 level 1 and 2 requirements as well as Military specifications MIL-PRF-38534, MIL-PRF-38535, Mil-PRF-19500, MIL-PRF-55681, MIL-PRF 5534, and MIL-STD-1547 will make you the go-to person. Your familiarity with Mil-Std-883 and Mil-Std-750 will be an asset to us. Also, with your past experience working on NASA and other space flight programs, you will play a key role in the continued success of our programs. In our dynamic team environment you will provide guidance to engineers on multiple programs and provide enterprise-wide contribution to reduce product life cycle costs. Your targets will be improved development efficiency, lower aggregate procurement costs and improved product quality and you will do this by advising engineers on component cost, quality, obsolescence, replacements and multiple source issues and interfacing with internal and contract manufacturing procurement. The ability to perform project and enterprise-wide needs assessment and to implement flexible, cost effective resource systems is essential.
Experience/Skills

Required:
10+ years of experience in a Components Engineering role, to include:
  • Maintains the Approved Manufacturer’s List (AML) and assigns new ViaSat part numbers (VPN)
a. Establishes standard descriptions for components
b. Annotates obsolete parts within Agile
c. Consolidation of duplicate part numbers
  • Reviews part requests to ensure that Engineering requirements are maintained;
  • Generate specifications;
  • Coordinates failure analysis and corrective activities on component parts;
  • Assists design engineers in the selection of parts that best fit their requirements;
  • Value engineering (BOM cost reduction) and Supply Chain support;
  • Participates in design reviews for the purpose of component selection and standardization;
  • Authorizes NCO/ECOs written against component and specifications;
  • Risk Management: Obsolescence, counterfeit, and PCNs.
Knowledge of ROHS and REACH.

Ability to work well others in team environment.

Familiar with Silicon Expert, GIDEP, Agile, and GEMS.

Excellent communications skills.

Bachelor’s degree in engineering or equivalent, including technical school and experience.

US Citizenship

Our Advanced Microwave Products group is located in Gilbert, Arizona, also known as the "high tech oasis of the silicon desert". Gilbert, also home to part of the ViaSat Information Assurance group, is located southeast of Phoenix and in close proximity to the lively, up-beat town of Tempe and the world-famous upscale town of Scottsdale. Arizona is also a lovely winter haven and is the golfing and resort Mecca of the Southwest. With a solid work force and an ever-expanding family-based community, The Phoenix metro area has arts, entertainment, all major league sports, and a growing electronics industry that continues to flourish.
We are searching for candidates who enjoy working with people and have a technical mind that excels when being challenged. If you have a drive to succeed and grow your career, ViaSat might be a fit for you!
** ViaSat is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. U.S. Citizenship or Lawful Permanent Residence status may be required for certain positions. For positions requiring U.S. Citizenship or Lawful Permanent Resident status, verification of such status will be required upon accepting employment.

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ViaSat serves up digital satellite, networking, and signal processing equipment for both government and commercial clients. It makes secure...