HF Systems/Project Engineer

Location: Fort Lauderdale, FL
Title: HF Systems/Project Engineer
Reports To: CEO
FLSA Status: Exempt
Work Location: Corporate Headquarters, Fort Lauderdale, FL
Required Travel: 20%-40%

What we do:
Sunair Electronics has been serving the world of wireless communications since 1956. Sunair designs, manufactures and sells state of the art High Frequency (HF) communications systems and peripherals utilized for long range voice and data communications. Every hour of every day Sunair products proudly serve those around the world who protect us on the sea, under the sea, in the air and on the land. Sunair has provided strategic communications solutions in over a 100 countries around the world, including those of the NATO community. Cost-conscious and quality-conscious, Sunair remains dedicated to the development, design and production of equipment that is as advanced as it is reliable. Sunair Electronics is a place where your passion, ideas and efforts can have an immediate and lasting impact.
 Sounds like a place for you?
Position Description:
  • Provide technical expertise in the design, integration, documentation, and deployment of systems for our customers in HF radio communications, radar, data systems and other general electronic systems. 
  • Provide direct (hands on) assistance with the installation, commissioning and after sale support of customer purchased systems. This is accomplished through both individual contributions and the support of the entire Company.
  • Works with the Director of Business Development, customer or end-user(s), factory engineering, and Production to support the pre-sale activity, proposal generation, design, technical project direction, deployment,  installation of communications systems involving HF. 
  • The position will work administratively and functionally with the Sales and Engineer dept for all other tasking. 
  • Direct and supervise project personnel including subordinate engineers and engineering technicians.
  • Installation locations may include domestic and foreign venues in various climatic and political conditions.  This is primarily a technical leadership position with travel.
  • Assumes directed responsibility for all technical specifications, technical content, and project design.  Customarily works with minimal supervision & direction.
  • Must have a strong knowledge and interest in radio communications and RF technology.
  • Schedules staff and subcontractors to accomplish technical work consistent with customer needs and company direction.
  • Takes an active role in specifying field equipment, and recommending outside vendors/subcontractors.
  • Supervises and/or performs overall technical management, design, integration and test.
  • Provides input to the Program Manager and/or project manager to assist with overall customer goals, requirements and ad-hoc technical needs.
Extensive domestic and international travel is required in support of sales and supervision of field activities, resolving issues and assuring customer satisfaction.
Required Experience
  • At least 7+ years industry and / or military experience
  • Must have a broad general familiarity with electronics and radio communications systems, specifically HF radio, radar, ATC equipment, associated sub-systems, antennas, transmission lines and data systems.
  • Must have experience preparing bids, proposals, customer estimates, including performing research on available vendors.
  • Experience generating system designs/documentation and subsequent detailed designs
  • Experience developing detailed field equipment lists
  • Experience Developing schedules and logistics details for field work
  • Must have field installation and/or service experience with communications equipment.
  • Must have experience with field installations, working with local contractors, permitting, local politics, job acceptance procedures.
  • Must have a demonstrated track record of completed electronics projects with contract values about $2 MM / project, preferably international in scope.
  • Proficiency with MS-Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint , VISIO & MS Project).
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to prioritize and work well under pressure in the field and against deadlines.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills in a team environment.
  • GROL (FCC General Radio Operator License) and/or amateur radio license. (desirable)
  • Status as a Registered Professional Engineer or ability to be registered (desirable)
  • Must have or be able to obtain and keep a passport for travel internationally (required)
  • Must not have any medical limitations preventing the use & exposure to typical chemicals utilized in field installation activity.  Examples include, solder, flux, cleaning solutions, and paint.
  • Must have sufficient physical agility to perform site survey work in the field under many different conditions.  Must be able to work indoors, outdoors, and in various geographical conditions.]
Educational Requirements
  • Bachelors’ degree in a technical related field  
Security Clearance
  • Not currently required, but must be clearable
What you can expect from Sunair: 
  • Competitive and comprehensive compensation package which includes but is not limited to:
    1. Base salary commensurate with experience
    2. Benefits package of Medical, Gap, dental, vision, employee assistance program, and life insurance
    3. 401(k) program the first of the month following 60 days of employment
    4. Wellness Bonus Program after 90 days of service.  Earn 3%, 6% or 9% of your weekly base salary based on weekly physical activity! 
    5. Generous paid time off program from first day of employment – Accrue 12 vacation and 6 sick days per year
    6. On sight gym offering a boot camp 4 times per week, Zumba on Fridays
    7. Once per month luncheon
    8. Monthly birthday celebration and Pot Lucks every other month
    9. Plus many other employee activities throughout the year
Please note that this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities, which are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.
Sunair Electronics is an Equal Opportunity Employer
Sunair is committed to an anti-discrimination policy in all of its programs and services. Sunair is consciously and proactively inclusive of all areas of diversity including, but not limited to race, ethnicity, color, national origin, sovereign tribal nations status,  ancestry, gender identity and expression, sex, sexual orientation, religion, age, social class, socioeconomic status, marital status, language, disability, or immigration status. 
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