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Sensata Technologies, Inc. Electrical Automation Engineer in GIGAVAC Carpinteria, California

Sensata Technologies, a global industrial technology company and a leading provider of sensors, recently completed the acquisition of GIGAVAC, LLC, the leader in designing, developing and manufacturing high-performance hermetically sealed electro-mechanical DC Power Switching Technology. Now, Sensata and GIGAVAC are working Smarter Together to expand electrification-driven content and capabilities across multiple end markets.

Sensata’s products improve safety, efficiency, emissions and comfort for millions of people every day in transportation, appliance, aircraft and industrial applications. We are a rapidly growing company with more than $3.3 billion in annual revenues, operations and business centers in 12 countries and more than 22,000 employees worldwide, including nearly 300 people in our Carpinteria, CA office.

We pride ourselves on being a leading global company with strong, local decision making and innovative complex products that make a real difference. We have a reputation for unwavering integrity and offer global exposure to world-class talent and significant personal growth and development opportunities.

We are currently seeking a Senior Electrical Engineer to join our team. The Sr. Electrical Engineer will be responsible for the design and assembly of automation equipment for our high volume (5000+ per day) contactor production lines. This includes design reviews, documentation packages and validation reports. After release, includes sustaining engineering as production needs change or if maintenance needs are too high. This role will also partner with mechanical engineers for fixturing.


  • Develop designs within inter-disciplinary teams to address complex automation design and manufacturing challenges

  • Using a computer with Labview to control equipment such as: National Instruments I/O modules, barcode scanners, power supplies, hipot testers, custom made PCBAs, pneumatic actuators, computer controlled oscilloscopes

  • Programming control software in Labview, including data collection and part tracking in SQL

  • Validation testing, production launch, troubleshooting stations

  • Maintain equipment documentation (drawings and specifications) and lessons learned

  • Analog and digital circuit design proficiency from the circuit board to transistor level

  • Understanding of electrical engineering principles

  • Proficient use of Labview for computer controlled automation equipment.

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills to work effectively with superiors, peers, suppliers and customers

  • Able to meet tight deadlines and work to targets

  • Problem solving and judgement ability to assess options and implications in order to identify a solution.

  • Ability to offer innovative solutions adapting to change, leading the change process


  • Bachelor's Degree in Electrical Engineering and 5+ years of relevant experience

  • Proficiency in Labview programming

  • Proficiency in: Circuit design and debugging, Analog (control and sensing), Digital, Debugging prototype and production circuits and test fixtures.

  • Microcontroller knowledge a plus

  • Proficiency with oscilloscopes

  • Strong Communication Skills: Oral, Written and Presentation

  • Experience with test equipment

  • Software skills: Orcad/Allegro PCBA a plus, SQL a plus

  • Preferred Experience in: Automation development, electro-mechanical systems, vacuum systems

  • 0-10% travel required



Smarter Together

  • Collaborating at Sensata means working with some of the world’s most talented people in an enriching environment that is constantly pushing towards the next best thing.

  • Employees work across functions, countries and cultures gaining new perspectives through mutual respect and open communication.

  • As OneSensata, we are working together to make things work together

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We are ready for the next century.

Our vision is to be a world leader in mission-critical sensing and electrical protection while satisfying the world’s growing need for safety, efficiency and a clean environment and being a partner, employer and neighbor of choice. Our sensors are the fundamental building blocks needed for a smart, connected, electrified and, ultimately, autonomous world. Click here to find out more about our Future Focus at

Sensing is what we do.

In fact, our name Sensata comes from the Latin word sensate for ‘those gifted with sense’. Our focus on sensing is also reflected in our logo, which spells Sensata in Braille.

Sensata Technologies is a world leader and early innovator in mission-critical sensors and controls designed to make the world cleaner, safer and more efficient. Mission-critical means products that are essential and difficult to do. You’ll find our 47,000 unique products in many applications anywhere from automotive braking systems to aircraft flight controls.

Sensata devices are in systems that protect people and the environment, so what we do matters. We take pride in knowing our technologies improve safety, efficiency and comfort for millions of people every day.

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