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Senior Pressure Engineer

Company: Ultra Electronics Nuclear Sensors & Process Instru
Location: Round Rock
Posted on: October 13, 2019

Job Description:

POSITION: Senior Pressure Engineer

Round Rock, TX

JOB ID: 121



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This position will be primarily responsible for researching, designing, developing and supporting the manufacture of mechanical pressure sensors for hazardous environments in highly regulated industries. Typical daily activities include design, solid modeling, Design for Manufacturing (DFM), Design for Excellence (DFX), Design for Assembly (DFA), documentation, and support of manufacture and delivery for a range of new and existing pressure products. Additional duties may include sales support, designing different types of electro-mechanical sensors, regulatory compliance testing at external labs, customer service and project management.

* Research, develop and sustain electro-mechanical pressure sensors and associated products and appurtenances

* Design and analyze electro-mechanical sensors and sensor assemblies using Computer Aided Design (CAD) and Finite Element Analysis (FEA)

* Reverse-engineer obsolete or deprecated electro-mechanical sensors

* Apply DFM, DFX and DFA methodologies to produce profitable products

* Create and maintain drawings, BOMs, procedures, part specifications and other quality documentation

* Identify and collaboratively approve new vendors for materials, parts and out-plant services

* Independently review and approve test data and other engineers documentation

* Identify issues, problems or risks and provide effective solutions

* Support Sales, Manufacturing, Materials and Quality Assurance throughout the lifecycle of a pressure product

* Interact and effectively manage external customers and vendors

* Work effectively in a team environment

* Complete assigned duties on-schedule and within budget

* Other duties as assigned


* BSME from an ABET accredited University; or, equivalent Engineering degree in an adjacent discipline (e.g. Electrical, Aerospace, Nuclear, Materials)

* 5+ years of experience designing and manufacturing electro-mechanical sensors

* 5+ years of applying Manufacturing (DFM) and Design for Assembly (DFA) methodologies

* 2+ years of a mix of: calibrating sensors, bench testing, component level troubleshooting and root cause analysis

* 1+ years of experience in using and interfacing with an Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system

* This position requires either a US Person or a non-US Person who is eligible to obtain any required Export Authorization.


* Expert at using modern CAD; able to build 3D models, and perform FEA testing on flow, pressure and temperature

* Able to technically lead small teams and individually contribute in large and complex projects

* Good verbal and technical writing skills

* Proficient in using MS Office applications including Word, Excel and PowerPoint

* Must be able to work effectively in a team environment

* Using GD&T per ASME Y14.5M

* MS or PhD in an applicable Engineering discipline from an ABET accredited University

* Licensed Professional Engineer (PE) in the US or Canada

* Experience designing, manufacturing and qualifying pressure transmitters or other types of industrial or aerospace sensors

* Experience designing and manufacturing strain gauge pressure sensors

* Experience with computer integrated manufacturing CAD/CAM/CMM

* Experience using Syteline ERP, Solid Works, MathCad, and JIRA software tools

* Knowledge of and experience complying with nuclear, aerospace and commercial quality systems (NQA-1, ASME, RCCE/RCCM, AS9100, IS900X, etc.)


* Occasionally lift up to 50 pounds assisted (pressure transmitters, mechanical and electronics)

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified. A review of this classification has excluded the marginal functions of the classification that are incidental to the performance of fundamental job duties. All duties and responsibilities are essential job functions and requirements and are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities to perform this job proficiently. The requirements in this document are the minimum levels of knowledge, skills, or abilities.

Nuclear Sensors & Process Instrumentation designs and manufactures high integrity instrumentation for the civil nuclear and other industries, specializing in: temperature and pressure sensors; fibre-optic converters; switches.

Ultra Electronics is a UK-based defense, aerospace, cyber security, energy, and transportation products group. Ultra manages a portfolio of specialist capabilities, generating highly differentiated solutions and products by applying electronic, mechanical, and software technologies in demanding and critical environments to meet customer needs.

We offer medical, dental, vision, life, and disability insurance, health savings accounts, paid time off, and a 401(k) plan with a Company match.

This contractor and subcontractor shall abide by the requirements of 41 CFR 60 1.4(a), 60 300.5(a) and 60 741.5(a). These regulations prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals based on their status as protected veterans or individuals with disabilities, and prohibit discrimination against all individuals based on their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or national origin. Moreover, these regulations require that covered prime contractors and subcontractors take affirmative action to employ and advance in employment individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.

Reasonable accommodation statement: If you need an accommodation for any part of the application process, please email

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