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Manager, Electrical Engineering - Aerospace

Luminator is a leading innovator in the design and manufacturing of communications and lighting products for more than 80 years in transit, rail and aerospace industries. We are continuing to build our dynamic team by adding a Manager, Electrical Engineering – Aerospace.


Recent growth and anticipated new project development awards have created an exciting opportunity for an experienced, results-oriented Electrical Engineering Manager.  Your challenge will be to plan, mentor and ensure that your department can provide the needed skill sets and resources to support the development of the latest technology interior and exterior LED lighting products for fixed and rotary wing aircraft. Additionally, your group will provide the electrical engineering resources to form multi-disciplined Opto—Electro—Mechanical project development teams. 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Manage, motivate and monitor the performance of the Electrical Engineering team while ensuring the quality and integrity of the engineering work product. 
  • Build a cutting edge team by providing technical leadership, mentoring and supervision to the Electrical Engineering Department. 
  • Research and develop innovative new concepts that meet performance and cost requirements. 
  • Champion major projects, or phases of projects, to address complex technical challenges. 
  • Generate staffing, training and competency evaluation plans, carry out performance appraisals and hiring and exit procedures. 
  • Plan and ensure to meet or exceed engineering productivity and quality standards and metrics. 
  • Develop and manage external resources such as contractors and outsource vendors to provide additional technical capability and short and medium term capacity management. 
  • Work closely with other departments and Project and Program Managers to ensure projects are properly staffed, schedules are met and budgets are realized. 
  • Be responsible for tactical planning and matching of resources to assignments. 
  • Plan improvements of infrastructure such as laboratories, development tools and equipment. 
  • Create technical proposals and project cost estimates. 
  • Other duties as assigned

Required Experience:

  • General competency in all disciplines of engineering. 
  • Product design with LEDs. 
  • Lighting products (transit, architectural, consumer or other). 
  • Design for Aviation. 
  • Familiarity with development to aerospace DO-160, DO-254 and DO-178 standards. 


To perform this job successfully, an individual must possess and demonstrate the following characteristics.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required.

  • Excellent communication skills (both written and verbal)
  • Highly motivated self-starter accustomed to lead role with aggressive schedules
  • Ability to effectively manage multiple projects concurrently
  • Excellent computer skills using Microsoft Office, Visio and Cadence CAD tools. 
  • 8+ years of development experience.
  • 3+ years of engineering management experience.


  • BS or MS in Electrical Engineering

Luminator is a progressive company that offers a full benefit package and competitive salary is an EOE/AA/M/F/D/V Employer.


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