PWB Designer 3

Join Northrop Grumman Xetron, part of Mission Systems sector, focused on the development of new capabilities for our military and intelligence customers around the globe. At Xetron we are designing systems that science fiction writers describe they are just that cool!

Remember when you were eager about getting to work because of the excitement of the challenge, the importance of the solution, and the fun you had with your team? Xetron is that kind of place! As a small Operating Unit of the larger Northrop Grumman Corporation located in Cincinnati Ohio , Xetron is a rare example of a company with a small business culture operating collaboratively with its larger business parent. This unique relationship offers employees the ability to literally know everyone at the site at a personal level while still working on technologies and products that are beyond state-of-the-art. You'll get the opportunity to wrestle with the next big problems in an atmosphere of collaboration and cooperation, sharing your expertise with team members at all levels. If you're the type of person that likes to see a product through the full development lifecycle from concept to deployment, this is the place for you.

We are seeking a cleared or clearable PWB Designer who is self-motivated, energetic with knowledge and experience in, Electrical PCB/PWB design and is interested in joining our highly skilled ISR Hardware team to develop unique solutions critical to global security. This role will support on-going programs and rapidly growing business. The perspective candidate will participate in the design of RF and high speed digital boards, flexible circuits and antenna boards. These types of boards require the knowledge to route power supplies and ball grid arrays.

The selected engineer will:

  • Design components or portions of systems and modifies existing designs to develop or improve products and facilitate manufacturing operations.
  • Utilize computer-aided design equipment and/or graphic tools such as, Solidworks.
  • Gathers information, makes studies, computes calculations, and prepares original rough layouts, sketches to present design proposals.
  • Coordinates design criteria with engineering, manufacturing, tooling, material, and planning group such as ease of manufacture, availability of materials, and contractual specifications.
  • Exclude classifications in which incumbents predominantly perform drafting assignments.
  • Be able to handle QRC requests and understand priorities.
  • Design RF and high speed digital boards, flex circuits and antenna boards. These types of boards require the knowledge to route power supplies and ball grid arrays.
  • Collaborate with engineers and team members for a win-win working environment and end goal.
  • Have good communications skills and experience interfacing with other engineers, management and the end customers.

Level 3 Basic Qualifications:
  • 2 year technical degree in related discipline and 3 years of related experience.
  • Experience with PADS VX.
  • Experience with DxDesigner Schematic Capture VX.
  • Experience with AutoCAD 2016.
  • The ability to obtain and maintain a Top Secret security clearance.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience with CADSTAR/ISE or Teamcenter.
  • Experience with CAM350 v. 11.
  • Experience with Xpedition experience.
  • Willing to learn new tools.
  • Active Top Secret security clearance.

This position offers the option of a 9/80 work schedule. The 9/80 schedule allows employees who work nine-hour days Monday through Thursday to take every other Friday off.

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