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Celestica Staff Engineer, Electrical & Component Design in Mississauga, Ontario

Req ID: 116877

Remote Position: Hybrid

Region: Americas

Country: Canada

State/Province: Ontario

City: Mississauga

About Celestica

At Celestica, our people make the difference and fostering an environment that enables our employees to thrive and succeed continues to be one of our strategic priorities.

Celestica is dedicated to delivering end-to-end product lifecycle solutions to drive our customers’ success. Our growing Diversified Markets organization focuses on applying Celestica's advanced capabilities, knowledgeable people and innovative tools to enable companies in the industrial, retail, aerospace, defense, healthcare and smart energy markets with highly complex, mission critical applications to improve their competitive advantage.

About this Opportunity

Celestica has an established A&D presence and we are looking to grow our services offering in the design services space. We are currently engaged with several top OEM’s in aerospace with the largest aerospace manufacturing portfolio in our industry. We are committed to providing first in class engineering support customers through a significant initiative in service level expansion.

We are looking for leaders who are passionate and results-oriented to be part of our global Diversified Markets organization. If you are a highly motivated individual who likes being at the forefront of product launches and can translate customer challenges into real solutions, this is the opportunity for you.

There are many benefits to joining our team, including:

  • Market-competitive total rewards

  • The opportunity to innovate, learn, mentor others and work toward your own vision of career success

  • We are a global leader in the electronics industry; a point of pride with Celestica employees

  • Celestica offers a global, collaborative culture

  • We are focused on sustainability and provide opportunities for employees to give back to the community

Job Overview

As a senior electrical systems and applications engineer for our A&D team, you will be one of the primary technical interfaces with our customers and suppliers and will oversee the cost takeout and value engineering activities for aerospace and defense products. You will need to understand the design and qualification aspects of these products and apply this knowledge to show the impacts of component changes to cost reduction.


  • Technical lead between customer engineering team and key engineering suppliers, driving cost takeout and value engineering for aerospace and defense products.

  • Leading a multi-disciplined team and coordinating efforts to efficiently resolve roadblocks during cost take out exercises.

  • Create proposals and evaluate cost impact of implementing changes to components. Keeping in mind how they affect product level and system level design/redesign for function, cost and reliability.

  • Manage product/component level implementation of cost takeout/value engineering initiatives by overseeing project execution by Celestica product design partners.

  • Understanding requirements for Aerospace qualification based on Class 1 and Class 2 changes.

  • In-Depth understanding of low, moderate and high power component technologies, both passive and active, and key characteristics that drive cost.

  • Understanding component supersession including components under QPL, NSR and other military numbering systems.

  • Initiate cost effective design changes without affecting operation or reliability of the product

  • Active participation in industry conferences and standardization bodies to influence and facilitate development of Celestica’s innovative, market leading product development services.


  • An “out of the box” thinker with a strong desire to do things differently, challenge the status quo and find creative profitable solutions

  • Strong business acumen

  • Excellent interpersonal skills - communication, negotiation and problem resolution

  • Excellent project management, presentation, database management and computer skills

  • Strategic mindset with practical orientation

  • Ability to simultaneously manage several projects and coordinate multiple deadlines, with prioritization.

  • Ability to work collaboratively in a virtual environment.

  • A recognized leader with the ability to effectively organize cross-functional teams and manage and motivate others

  • Demonstrated ability to build relationships quickly and effectively with counterparts, leaders, key stakeholders and customers globally.

  • Proficient in MS office skills, (Work, Excel, Power Point)

  • Moderate travel (up to 10%)

Required Education & Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related electrical field, or an equivalent combination of education and experience

  • Ten plus years of relevant experience in the design of low, moderate and high power aerospace products and solutions

  • Involved in qualification of end units and follow on support of customers during these phases.

  • In-depth knowledge and understanding of power distribution systems in aerospace.

  • In-depth knowledge of component design used in aerospace such as magnetics, transistors, electromechanical relays, contactors, and capacitors.

  • In-depth knowledge and understanding of the development process with phase gates

  • Strong knowledge of manufacturing processes and equipment used for systems and subassemblies

  • Strong knowledge of materials and component construction used in aerospace systems and subassemblies

  • Strong understanding of the effects of altitude on component construction, selection and reliability.

  • Understanding of Hermetic vs plastic part selection and application and mitigation of effects such as tin whiskering due to altitude.

  • Strong knowledge of PCB layout for many power level applications both digital and analog designs.

  • Strong understanding of digital components and key characteristics that allow for substitution.

  • Strong understanding of thermal and mechanical systems and how they apply to the cooling and mounting of components.

  • Strong understanding of Military specifications and supersessions and how they affect component choice.

  • Strong understanding of EMI and how it is affected by component selection.

  • Good knowledge/network of suppliers/manufacturers capable of providing components for the aerospace field.

Physical Demands

  • Duties of this position are performed in a normal office environment.

  • Duties may require extended periods of sitting and sustained visual concentration on a computer monitor or on numbers and other detailed data.

  • Repetitive manual movements (e.g., data entry, using a computer mouse, using a calculator, etc.) are frequently required.

  • Occasional travel may be required.

Please note this is a Hybrid role located in Canada.


This job description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities of the position. Employees are held accountable for all duties of the job. Job duties and the % of time identified for any function are subject to change at any time.

Celestica is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on any protected status (including race, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran or disability status or other characteristics protected by law).

At Celestica we are committed to fostering an inclusive, accessible environment, where all employees and customers feel valued, respected and supported. Special arrangements can be made for candidates who need it throughout the hiring process. Please indicate your needs and we will work with you to meet them.


Celestica (NYSE, TSX: CLS) enables the world’s best brands. Through our recognized customer-centric approach, we partner with leading companies in Aerospace and Defense, Communications, Enterprise, HealthTech, Industrial, Capital Equipment and Energy to deliver solutions for their most complex challenges. As a leader in design, manufacturing, hardware platform and supply chain solutions, Celestica brings global expertise and insight at every stage of product development – from drawing board to full-scale production and after-market services for products from advanced medical devices, to highly engineered aviation systems, to next-generation hardware platform solutions for the Cloud. Headquartered in Toronto, with talented teams spanning 40+ locations in 13 countries across the Americas, Europe and Asia, we imagine, develop and deliver a better future with our customers.

Celestica would like to thank all applicants, however, only qualified applicants will be contacted.

Celestica does not accept unsolicited resumes from recruitment agencies or fee based recruitment services.