CAD / CAM Specialist - PCB Fabrication 3/4

Start your future with a new mission, join Northrop Grumman's Mission Systems Sector! NGMS located in Linthicum, MD has an immediate need for a CAD/CAM Specialist - PCB Fabrication. This position is based in Linthicum, however occasional teleworking may be available.

The Advanced Interconnects and Multilayer Solutions (AIMS) manufacturing cell is committed to the rapid development, manufacture, and delivery of leading-edge discriminating products, utilizing advances in organic materials, technology and processing to meet or exceed customer expectations. The CAD/CAM Specialist - PCB Fabrication will support CAD/CAM in the fabrication of printed circuit boards, manifolds, and backplanes for next generation RF hardware.

Duties include, but are not limited to the following:

  • PCB tooling preparation with Valor Genesis software including 1up editing, coupon design and panelization.
  • Creation of NC drill/rout, electrical test, optical inspection and CMM programs.
  • Customer data input, validation and Design for Manufacturing (DFM) analysis.
  • In conjunction with design engineering, documenting and resolving tooling issues.
  • Assisting with the training of personnel and participate in the design of operator training materials.
  • Working with production as well as new developmental designs simultaneously.
  • Documenting state-of-the-art process capabilities and guidelines for product designers.
  • Preparing/assisting with manufacturing proposals and estimates for new major programs or major change activity.

The chosen candidate must be able to multi-task in a team-oriented, dynamic, and high visibility environment, and will have excellent written and verbal communication skills

This job may be filled as a level 3 or a level 4 based on the qualifications below.

This job may be filled as a level 3 or a level 4 based on the qualifications below.

Basic Qualifications for a level 3:

  • Associate's Degree with a minimum 16 years of experience in PCB manufacturing in support of CAM OR Bachelor's Degree with minimum 6 years of experience OR a Master's degree with 4 years of experience
  • Experience with Genesis 2000 software application (or equivalent software package) and DFM analysis
  • Proficient in PCB data translation including gerber, odb and dxf
  • Ability to read, interpret, and validate PCB drawings and industry specifications
  • Knowledge of manufacturing process and IPC specifications used in the production of PCBs in the aerospace market; experience with MS Office applications
  • The ability to obtain and maintain a US Secret level security clearance is required. US Citizenship is a prerequisite.

Basic Qualifications for a level 4:

  • Associate's Degree with a minimum 22 years of experience in PCB manufacturing in support of CAM OR Bachelor's Degree with minimum 10 years of experience OR a Master's degree with 8 years of experience
  • Experience with Genesis 2000 software application (or equivalent software package) and DFM analysis
  • Proficient in PCB data translation including gerber, odb and dxf
  • Ability to read, interpret, and validate PCB drawings and industry specifications
  • Knowledge of manufacturing process and IPC specifications used in the production of PCBs in the aerospace market; experience with MS Office applications
  • The ability to obtain and maintain a US Secret level security clearance is required. US Citizenship is a prerequisite.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in a STEM (science, technology, engineering or math) area is strongly preferred
  • Experience with FAST drill room management software, XACT PCB registration software and Autocad a plus
  • Experience with direct exposure imaging and laser drilling desirable
  • Familiarity with Design of Experiment (DOE), Statistical Process Control (SPC), and 6 sigma concepts for process development and control

Northrop Grumman is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class. For our complete EEO/AA and Pay Transparency statement, please visit www.northropgrumman.com/EEO. U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.


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