Friday, March 25, 2011

Full-time Entry Level Electrical Engineer Job Posting

Jamco America, Inc is seeking an Entry Level Electrical Engineer. Submit your resume to:


  • This position is responsible for supporting Lead Engineers and/or senior level Engineers in the research, design and substantiation of the electrical design within the Electrical Engineering department utilizing established design and design standards.
  • The position will support design and development of engineering packages based on customer and OEM requirements for production, retrofit applications and product development.


  • This job may have some supervisory responsibilities when acting in the role of Lead Engineer and as delegated by the Functional Manager.


Include the following with other duties as assigned:

  • Provide junior level mentoring and performance management input to PE/Functional Manager.
  • Perform engineering design approvals (design/approval authority) and task scheduling (such as detailed schedule of a given task per program requirements).
  • Perform engineering design analysis and validation (such as engineering development testing, airplane and component functional test procedure, HALT, HASS, component qualification testing per RTCA/DO-160, etc).


Include the following with other duties as assigned:

  • Perform design assignments in accordance with established design standards
    • Assigned design tasks include but not limited to: complex aircraft electrical design, wiring installations, wiring diagrams, cable assemblies/harnesses, detailed assemblies and internal specifications.
  • Maintains or modifies basic electronic/electrical system/subsystems based on defined requirements using approved processes and tools.
  • Participates in teams to support the development of designs. Supports the documentation of design implementation.
  • Obtain, interpret, and analyze OEM airplane install drawings using approved processes and tools.
  • Obtain, interpret, and analyze OEM airplane electrical design data.
  • Provides technical, design and informational support for airplane modifications (including full-time on-site modification support and on-call home-team support), manufacturing support and/or in-service issues.
  • Troubleshoots basic electronic/electrical system/subsystems problems.
  • Actively support engineering department goals and initiatives.
  • Coordinate with other departments as necessary.
  • Utilize internal drawing/document standards per customer or regulatory agency requirements.
  • Some domestic or international travel may be required.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Environmental Development Projects in Peru - WindAid

Are you interested in renewable energy, wind turbines, environmetnal issues, development projects or simply volunteering your time to make a real difference in the world? Then volunteering with WindAid could the perfect experience for you.

WindAid is a non-profit social responsibility organization based in Trujillo, Peru and we run environmental development projects building wind turbines for communities in Peru without access to electricity.

As a volunteer on one of our projects, you will be involved in building a wind turbine from scratch and then spend the final week of the program living with the community while you install the wind turbine. The programs offer the opportunity to get involved in hands-on engineering, learn more about wind energy and international development projects or just experience life in another country. Volunteers do not need any previous skills, just an interest and enthusiasm for renewable energy or a desire to make a difference to the environment.

The dates for our upcoming programs are:
  • 6th June - 8th July 2011
  • 26th September - 28th October 2011
  • 7th November - 9th December 2011
  • 30th January - 2nd March 2012
  • 26th March - 27th April 2012

Each program is limited to 8 volunteers and places do fill quickly so if you are interested then contact us as soon as possible. Details of the cost and what is and isn't included can be found here (

For more information please visit our website ( or Facebook group ( and take a look at photos of our past projects.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

UK Summer Institutes for US undergraduates

The Commission is now accepting applications for these programmes.

The US-UK Fulbright Commission offers three Special Summer Programmes for US citizens to come to the UK. These summer programmes provide the opportunity for US undergraduates (aged over 18), who have completed no more than two years of university study, to come to the UK on a four, five or six week academic and cultural summer programme.

Participants in these programmes will get the opportunity to experience an exciting academic programme at a highly regarded UK University, explore the culture, heritage and history of the UK and develop their academic ability by improving presentation, research and communication skills.

There are three Summer Programmes available for US students in 2011;

The Special Programmes will cover the majority of participant costs. This includes round-trip airfare from the US to the UK, tuition and fees at the host university, accommodation and meals and a small daily allowance. Please read the Terms and Conditions for this award before making an application.

If you have any questions about the programme, please read our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs).

When asked about the 2010 UK Summer Institute programmes:

- 100% of participants rated their experience with their host university as “excellent”

- 100% stated that they found their classes interesting and rated the academic programme as “excellent”

- 85% of students said their understanding and knowledge of the UK had changed substantially over the course of the institute

All applications are due Friday 15 April 2011 by 5pm (UK Time)

Monday, March 21, 2011

Participants wanted for study on usable security

You are invited to participate in research on the usability of gaze prints, a new secure login technique that uses eye tracking!

The purpose of this research is to study requirements for creating a usable ATM interface for gaze prints. This system uses eye tracking technology to uniquely identify individuals, similar to a fingerprint or signature.

If you decide to participate, we will schedule an appointment with you in Sieg Hall at the University of Washington. This appointment will last about 1 hour. You will be asked some general questions about your security habits and preferences, and will be asked to give feedback on several user interface designs that we have. You may also be asked to interact with a computer equipped with an eye tracking system.

If you are over 18 and sighted, you may be eligible to participate. There are no foreseeable risks or benefits to you for participating in this research.

This study is being conducted in the Department of Human Centered Design and Engineering at the University of Washington, Seattle campus. Your participation in this research is voluntary, and you are free to refuse to participate or quit the experiment at any time.

If you have questions about the research or are interested in participating, please contact Michael Brooks by email at or by phone at (440) 865-2437.

We cannot guarantee the confidentiality of information sent by email.

Save the date! UW Seattle Spring Career Fair - April 14, 2011

The annual UW Seattle Spring Career Fair is being held from 3-7pm on Thursday, April 14th, 2011 in Hec Ed and we're hoping you and your students and alumni will save the date!

More than 100 employers will be in attendance on April 14th -
· Over 80% of registered organizations indicated at the point of registration that they’re looking for full-time entry-level hires! Great opportunities for June grads or recent alumni
· But the Fair is not just for soon-to-be grads! Nearly 50% of registered employers also indicated they were hiring for internship opportunities
· Attending employers span a wide range of industries, company sizes, hiring needs, geographic locations and more
· This fair is not only the largest fair of the Spring at the UW, it’s one of the largest career fairs in the Pacific Northwest. Employers want to hire from UW!

For a list of attending employers; tips on how to prepare; and instructions for students and alumni on how to include a resume in the exclusive Spring Career Fair Resume Book; please visit .

Student Veterans Resume Writing Workshop

Time: 3:00–4:00 p.m.
Date: Monday, April 11, 2011
Location: UW Career Center,
Mary Gates Hall Room 134 campus map

Congratulations 2011 Veteran graduates!
Get your resume in order for the
Spring Career Fair (April 14, 2011) and beyond!

Your resume is key to getting you hired; don’t let your military career go unnoticed. Learn how to translate your military skills and professional experi­ence onto a working civilian job resume. To give yourself the edge in today’s job market, highlight what you have that employers want.

From formatting and appearance, to tips and tricks, join us for this quick, easy and free workshop. Get your tomorrow ready, today!
For more information, contact:
Call: (206) 992-9424

This workshop is presented by Tom Lindsley. Tom proudly served in the United States Marine Corps Infantry from 1995 to 1999, and in the United States Army Judge Advocate General’s Corps from 2000 to 2005. He is currently an Assistant Career Advisor and Senior at the University of Washington Bothell pursuing a Bachelor’s in Business Administration – Finance. Don’t miss this last opportunity of the year!

*Drop-in space availability cannot be guaranteed. Please sign-up in advance if possible, so that we can ensure there’s enough room and resources for everyone.

There is no cost to attend this workshop.

UW Math Academy: Seeking Faculty and/or Graduate Student Presenters

The UW College of Engineering is seeking engineering faculty and graduate student volunteers to present engaging educational presentations and activities about their field of research during our summer Mathematics Academy program, (July 11 – August 5).

The Mathematics Academy targets high achieving underrepresented minority and female students who are interested in engineering or computer science. Your presentation will help to excite them about careers in engineering, and provide an opportunity for broader impact in your research work. Find out more about the Math Academy at

We are now accepting proposals for presentations as follows:
Intro Exploration Seminars:
· 1 day (2 hrs/day) - (serving entire group of 32 students); or
· 2 consecutive days (2 hrs/day) (serving split group of 16 students/day)

Please distribute the attached presentation proposal application to faculty and graduate students in your departments who would be interested in presenting their research through an activity this summer. Interested presenters should contact with any questions and/or completed proposals by Friday April 22, 2011.