EMI/EMC Engineer

Company Overview: Founded in 1960, Solar Electronics Company designs and manufactures a broad line of RFI/EMC test equipment in North Hollywood, California, primarily for the aerospace, defense, and automotive sectors.

Job Summary: Test and instrumentation design with emphasis on EMI emissions and susceptibility testing. Customer technical support on all Solar products and their use in testing environments.


  • Working with current staff in troubleshooting and updating current equipment designs to simplify assembly and provide improved reliability and compatibility.
  • Developing new equipment and designs.
  • Guidance of EE/ME/Manufacturing teams with EMC design principles, including schematics, PCB layout design and simulations.
  • Operating a variety of EMI, RF, and electronic test equipment including oscilloscope, network analyzer, high pot, voltmeter, and LCR bridge, with analysis/interpretation of test data.
  • Assisting customers in determining appropriate equipment for their testing requirements, as well as proper EMI test setup, operation, and troubleshooting when necessary.
  • Determining and sourcing suitable components for use in EMC equipment.
  • Other duties as assigned; must be able to work extended hours as needed.

Skill Requirements:

  • Progressive thinker ready to take on and meet the needs of EMI test engineers servicing the emerging markets for Solar equipment.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, collaborative, team-oriented environment with rapidly changing priorities.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills including working in team environments—must be able to communicate effectively with suppliers, customers and colleagues via phone, email, and teleconference.
  • Excellent problem-solving ability.
  • Highly organized with meticulous attention to detail.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook.
  • Ability to read and interpret CAD and schematic drawings, diagrams, blueprints, specifications, engineering instructions, work orders, and reports of electronic components.
  • Ability to create and write EMI test plans, procedures, reports and associated program documentation.

Knowledge Requirements:

  • General understanding of engineering concepts, principles, and theory with technical experience demonstrating the application of those concepts while ensuring safety and regulatory compliance.
  • Experience with EMI emissions, susceptibility, and lightning including requirements analysis, test environment setup, test planning and execution, evaluation of test results, and final report generation.
  • Knowledge of military and commercial standards, including MIL-STD-461C, D, E, F and G; CISPR 16, 16-1-2, 22, 25; EN; ANSI; FCC PART 15, PART 18; MIL-STD 1399-300B; DEF-STAN-5941; DO-160 SECTIONS 17 and 22 with emphasis on transient wave shaping.
  • Experience with high voltage and amplifier circuits.
  • Knowledge of current probe and line impedance network design, as well as PCB design programs. 
  • Fluent in troubleshooting EMI test setup issues. 
  • Understanding of Industry Compliance and Manufacturing Methods, including CE, RoHS, ISO 17025, Z540.1, ISO 9001/9100. 
  • Experience with quality systems and A2LA accreditation. 

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering, Master’s preferred. Minimum of 5 years of experience in a role focused on EMI/EMC testing.

Physical Demands:

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; walk, sit, and talk or hear. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 45 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, and ability to adjust focus.
  • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

To Apply: Send resume and cover letter to jobs@solar-emc.com.