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Associate Engineer

Imagine being a critical contributor on programs for Boeing, Airbus, Sikorsky, and other major aircraft. At Shadin, our engineering team collaborates on exciting projects like this every day. We are looking for employees that are passionate about innovating, testing, and designing new products for growing this small company into something big. Based in Eden Prairie, Minnesota, Shadin Avionics has a rich history of designing and manufacturing innovative aircraft electronic systems for the Aerospace and Defense industry. As a respected global leader in avionics technology, the company has recently experienced rapid growth fueled by simple innovations that have revolutionized data management systems on aircraft.

Shadin is seeking hands on, energetic and experienced Associate Engineer to work in a challenging FAA regulated industry. This is an exciting opportunity for a motivated individual who wants to work independently as well as with a talented team and help us continue on a path of positive growth.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Support new product development by designing and building test fixtures, test software, and cables for product test.
  • Manage drawing and document changes through an ECO change process.
  • Support Hardware Design efforts through component searches, schematic updates, and board layout modifications.
  • Support Software development efforts with hardware test set-ups and special test equipment
  • Conduct Environmental and EMI qualification testing and assist in test plan and procedure development and report generation.
  • Program and operate on-site environmental test equipment for development testing and production support.
  • Support legacy products by locating equivalent parts or other modifications due to obsolescence.
  • Solder and de-solder through-hole and surface-mount electronic components, wires, and cuts to printed circuit boards and assemblies
  • Test and calibrate parts and mechanisms to meet tolerances and product specifications.
  • Identify units that fail, troubleshoot, and re-work as necessary.


  • Two year associates degree in electronics or similar; one to three years experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Aviation industry experience preferred;
  • Ability to work in a time sensitive environment where priorities can quickly change;
  • Strong attention to detail;
  • Demonstrated ability to work on a team with other departments to collectively meet the organizations and customer’s needs;
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel is desirable;
  • Excellent problem solving skills;
  • Strong oral and written communication skills;
  • Highly motivated with the ability to work autonomously.


Essential functions are the primary job responsibilities which an employee must be able to perform with or without reasonable accommodation. The list of requirements, duties and responsibilities is not exhaustive, but is the most accurate list for the current job. Shadin reserves the right to revise the job description as well as to require that other duties be performed as needed