Job: Senior Reliability Engineer

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Develops program plans, quotes program tasks, coordinates with primary subcontractors, implements tasks and presents various analyses. Maintainability, component, safety, and component failure analysis engineering disciplines are included as supplemental activities.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Single point of contact to Program Teams for all Reliability Elements.
  • Tracks program budgets, provide work scope and budget for the assigned team members.
  • Supports proposals for new jobs and informs team members of the proposal requirements.
  • Work within a team construct in support of the assigned program.
  • Develops program plans and implements the reliability engineering program to comply with customer specifications, and is the central focal point for the reliability function with other disciplines and with customers for the program(s) assigned.
  • Develops all labor quotes required on assigned contracts.
  • Performs reliability predictions on a variety of units, from non-repairable systems (simplex models) to fault-tolerant repairable systems utilizing WINDCHILL Package.
  • Trains junior and intermediate level Engineers.
  • Prepare Block Diagrams at a functional level to support testability and FMEA analysis.
  • Performs trade studies.
  • Prepares failure mode and effect analysis (FMEA) and formulates mathematical models to identify units posing excessive failure risks, and recommends proposed design changes.
  • Performs functional and signal point-to-point FMECA tasks to the subassembly level.
  • Performs circuit and part stress analysis with multiple variables.
  • Performs life-limited studies and analysis.
  • Prepares proposals.
  • Assists in failure analysis procedures.
  • Prepares data items for the customer, such as AAA reports, program plans, etc.
  • Performs BIT assessment to determine detection capabilities at box and board level and isolation capability from box to piece part level.
  • Performs design review. Participates in formal and in-house design review meetings.
  • Determines reliability testing requirements (i.e., HALT, HASS, ESS) with emphasis on planning and implementation.
  • Reviews subcontractors’ proposals for reliability program and data items, and submits evaluations to program management.
  • Reviews engineering specifications and drawings, proposing design modifications to improve reliability within cost and other performance requirements.
  • Prepares test plan, procedures and reports for demonstrations, and assists in monitoring test programs.
  • Prepares presentations for management and customers.
  • Analyzes in-house and field failure data to determine trends. Recommends appropriate corrective action. Maintains a FRACAS database.
  • Supports logistics activities.


  • Develops program plans and implements the maintainability engineering program to comply with customer specifications.
  • Performs maintainability trade-offs that permit fault detection and fault isolation to circuits and piece part ambiguity groups.
  • Reviews engineering specifications and drawings, proposing design modifications to improve maintainability within cost and other performance requirements.
  • Prepares test plans, procedures and reports for demonstrations, and assists in monitoring test programs.


  • Prepares implements and maintains the company parts control program as required.
  • Participates in the parts selection application standardization, and approval cycle (when required).
  • Participates in the GIDEP process.
  • Contributes to the decision about obsolete parts and diminishing sources.
  • Participates in design reviews, with emphasis on parts and parts-technology application.
  • Monitors subcontractor’s parts control activity, when required.
  • Performs liaison tasks with government agencies, such as DESC and DISC.
  • Participates in the government standardization program.
  • Reviews Alerts and recommends corrective action.
  • Coordinates common part activities with other divisions.
  • Assists in analyzing failures of parts.


  • Develops program plans and checklists.
  • Implements the safety engineering program to comply with customer specifications.
  • Performs safety engineering hazard analyses and generates safety reports.
  • Performs design reviews for safety compliance using safety design checklist.
  • Reviews engineering specifications and drawings, and proposes design modifications to improve safety.
  • Prepares safety test plans and monitors tests.
  • Performs safety audits.
  • Presents safety program results at formal design reviews.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Required Skills

Required Experience:




  • Knowledge of high-usage parts, including circuit design, applications, and supplier capabilities.
  • Ability to select from applicable MIL-SPEC, MIL-STANDARD Documents, such as MIL-STD-454, MIL-S-19500, MIL-STD-198, MIL-STD-199, MIL-STD-965, and MIL-STD-1556 is mandatory.
  • Technical emphasis should be micro-electronics technology, applications, packaging and failure mechanisms, including familiarity with MIL-I-38535 design and construction, and MIL-STD-883 testing and screening.


  • Background that would permit the U.S. Department of Defense to issue a Secret Clearance when necessary for work on a project that requires such a clearance.
  • Leadership and interpersonal skills are required when working with other disciplines, customers, vendors, and other employees of Telephonics.
  • Familiarity with the PC for access to the network drafting records and purchasing system.
  • Strong working knowledge of application programs Windows, Word, Excel, and specialized Reliability programs such as RELEX software.
  • Familiarity with standard electronic test equipment, such as oscilloscopes, meters, counters, frequency meters, logic analyzers, etc.
  • Occasional travel requiring overnight stays may be required, airline travel must be acceptable.
  • Ability to read, analyzes, and interprets common scientific and technical journals, financial reports, and legal documents in English.  . 
  • Ability to apply advanced mathematical concepts such as exponents, logarithms, quadratic equations, and permutations.



Job Skills

Education: Bachelor Degree in Electrical Engineering or physics from a four-year college or university. Master degree preferred.

Experience: 9 years related experience and/or training or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Job ID: 16808


Engineer, Northeast