Printed Circuit Board Fabrication Engineer

The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL), a national leader in scientific research and development, is actively seeking a Printed Circuit Board Fabrication Engineer. APL is located midway between Baltimore and Washington, DC.

Job Summary:

Engineering resource responsible for all aspects of Printed Circuit Board (PCB) manufacturing in low-volume, high-mix environment including hands-on processing of PCB's and facility/equipment maintenance. Serve as Design for Manufacturing resource to Lab customers and programs. Identify and lead process, equipment and facilities improvements that advance capabilities of the facility and enhance its support of Lab programs.

Duties: (Listed in order of importance with the estimated amount of time spent at each task):

  1. Working as part of a team, perform processes used to manufacture Printed Circuit Boards with specific focus on the direct imaging, metal etching, material lamination, via filling, and electro less and electroplating processes. Ensure that the highest standards of technical excellence are met on every project. (65%)

  2. Equipment/Chemistry maintenance and troubleshooting focused on keeping all processes operating at an optimal level. Perform preventive maintenance and take responsibility for minimizing process down-time. Perform chemical analysis on solutions used for manufacturing of printed circuit boards. (20%)

  3. Program, setup, and operate CNC machines used for the manufacture of Printed Circuit Boards including drills and routers. (5%)

  4. Develop and improve processes for the printed circuit board facility. Troubleshoot processes and document solutions (5%)

  5. Interface with customers to provide technical support, resolve design/technical issues and to ensure excellent customer service and communications. (5%)

Note: This job summary and listing of duties is for the purpose of describing the position and its essential functions at time of hire and may change over time.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelors Degree or equivalent experience in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering, Material Science, or a related science degree and a minimum of 3 years experience working in a chemical laboratory or manufacturing environment.
  • Aptitude and interest in hands-on processing work with equipment and chemistries.
  • Strong demonstrated skills in organization and planning.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to establish relationships and effectively interact with all levels of staff and management, and with internal and external customers.
  • Must be adaptable to changes in working schedule based on changing priorities.
  • Capable of working independently with minimal direct supervision.
  • Must be able to lift 50 pounds and move 55 gallon drums of chemistries.
  • Must have basic computer literacy and be familiar with Microsoft Word and Excel.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Experience working in PWB manufacturing or a related manufacturing facility using chemistry.
  • Experience performing chemical analysis.
  • Knowledge of SPC (Statistical Process Control).
  • Experience working with CNC machinery.

Special Working Conditions:

  • Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds and ability to move 55 gallon drums. Job may require shift work (2nd shift) for weeks at a time.

Security:

  • Applicant selected will be subject to a government security clearance investigation and must meet the requirements for access to classified information. Eligibility requirements include U.S. citizenship.

Benefits:

  • APL offers a comprehensive benefits package including a liberal vacation plan, a matching retirement program, significant educational assistance, a scholarship tuition program for staff with dependents, and competitive salaries commensurate with skills and experience. For more information about our organization, please visit our web site at www.jhuapl.edu.

Equal Employment Opportunity:

  • Johns Hopkins University/Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that complies with Title IX of the Education Amendments Acts of 1972, as well as other applicable laws. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelors Degree or equivalent experience in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering, Material Science, or a related science degree and a minimum of 1 year experience working in a chemical laboratory or manufacturing environment.
  • Aptitude and interest in hands-on processing work with equipment and chemistries.
  • Strong demonstrated skills in organization and planning.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to establish relationships and effectively interact with all levels of staff and management, and with internal and external customers.
  • Must be adaptable to changes in working schedule based on changing priorities.
  • Capable of working independently with minimal direct supervision.

Desired Qualifications:

  • 3-5 years experience working in PCB manufacturing or a related manufacturing facility using chemistry.
  • Experience performing chemical analysis.
  • Knowledge of SPC (Statistical Process Control).
  • Experience working with CNC machinery.

Special Working Conditions:

  • Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds and ability to move 55 gallon drums. Job may require shift work (2nd shift) for weeks at a time.

Security:

  • Applicant selected will be subject to a government security clearance investigation and must meet the requirements for access to classified information. Eligibility requirements include U.S. citizenship.

Benefits:

  • APL offers a comprehensive benefits package including a liberal vacation plan, a matching retirement program, significant educational assistance, a scholarship tuition program for staff with dependents, and competitive salaries commensurate with skills and experience. For more information about our organization, please visit our web site at www.jhuapl.edu.

Equal Employment Opportunity:

  • Johns Hopkins University/Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that complies with Title IX of the Education Amendments Acts of 1972, as well as other applicable laws. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.

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