Thales Defense & Security, Inc.

  • Component Specialist

    Location US-MD-Clarksburg
    Posted Date 1 week ago(1/7/2019 8:43 AM)
    Job ID
    Engineering - Electrical or Hardware Engineer (electronics or digital or analog)
    Experience (Years)
    Erin Cresswell
    Minimum Degree
  • Overview

    Thales Defense & Security, Inc. is a global company serving the defense, federal, and commercial markets with innovative solutions for the ground tactical, airborne and avionics, naval/maritime, and public safety and security domains. In addition to mission-critical communication systems, the company provides helmet-mounted displays and motion tracking technologies; SATCOM terminals; advanced sonar systems; and data protection solutions. Furthermore, the company serves as a gateway for technology, leveraging Thales-wide solutions—such as combat management systems; naval, airborne, and ground ISR; and electronic warfare—to address U.S. requirements. 


    Our Clarksburg Maryland office seeks a Component Specialist.  This position reports to the Product Support & Test Manager.  We are looking for someone who is self-motivated, passionate about their work, and versatile enough to solve a wide variety of engineering problems.


    • The qualified applicant will specify and select electronic and electromechanical components based on requirements submitted by Product Development Engineers.
    • Work with purchasing, development and manufacturing engineering to specify component manufacturing and procurement sources.
    • Investigate potential component cost reductions, second sources, and substitute components.
    • Enter new components into database and initiate internal approval workflows. Research and compile technical datasheets as necessary. 
    • Propose solutions to production and product performance problems and discuss changes with the Development Engineer(s).
    • Utilize and search various data resource, aftermarket manufacturers, brokerages, online and internal databases, to mitigate and find solutions to obsolete components and material shortages issues.
    • Review, analyze, and report risks of suspected counterfeit components.
    • Research, develop, design or select components for product improvements.
    • Address component issues to affect RoHS and REACH compliance requirements.
    • Maintain a high ethical standard of practice, including compliance with all company procedures.


    • US Citizenship or US Residency required.
    • Associates degree is required; BSEE preferred.
    • A basic knowledge of Electronic design (Analog / RF / Digital Hardware) is required.
    • Technical experience with an understanding of electrical engineering principles in both analog and digital domains including electronics design experience in high-speed mixed signal circuit design is preferred.
    • Knowledge of properties and process used in electronics fabrication and PCB assembly (manufacturing process and controls, test and detection) is a plus.
    • Knowledge of semiconductor components and modules design, fabrication, characterization, qualification, testing, quality, reliability, is also preferred.
    • Possess strong interpersonal skills. Strong communication skills - oral, written and presentation.
    • 1+ years’ experience in Electronic design (Analog / RF / Digital Hardware)

    Thales champions inclusion and we believe diversity strengthens the fabric of our culture. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer/AA/Minorities/Females/Veterans/Disabled. Thales is an E-Verify employer.


    Thales is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, age or any other characteristic protected by law.


    If you need an accommodation or assistance in order to apply for a position with Thales, please call Human Resources at 240-864-7549.

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