Sr. Principal Electronics Engineer

On the Mission Systems Sector team you'll join our experts in developing systems and solutions that keep our world safe. Northrop Grumman's Manufacturing department is seeking RF Test Engineers to support its RF Microelectronics and RF Systems Manufacturing Test Engineering organizations. This position will be located at the Mission Systems Sector, Land & Avionics C4ISR Division, in Rolling Meadows, IL.

The selected candidate(s) will work in a dynamic, people-focused environment where he/she will interact with product designers, manufacturing technicians, quality engineering and process engineering. Test Engineers will design and develop RF test systems, guide the testability of new RF product designs, troubleshoot production hardware, and investigate and implement continuous improvement.

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Transition new RF products from design to production
  • Design and validate new test stations and fixtures.
  • Create manufacturing engineering documentation (change notices, parts lists, bills of materials, test reports, test procedures)
  • Provide technical guidance to the production test technicians pertaining to failure analysis, test methodology, corrective action and continuous improvement
  • Troubleshoot production hardware to determine root cause of failures and identify corrective actions
  • Work with suppliers to resolve technical hardware issues
  • Create and analyze metrics to target cost improvements
  • Apply continuous improvement techniques to drive down costs and improve production efficiency
Basic Qualifications:

  • Experience in RF hardware design and/or test & validation of Microelectronic or Circuit Card assemblies
  • Experience in RF test station/fixture design, development, troubleshooting
  • Strong communication skills, organization skills, and the ability to collaborate in a team environment
  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering or related engineering discipline plus9 years related work experience, or Master's degree and7 years experience
  • Experience utilizing Class B equipment such as Signal Generators, Spectrum Analyzers, and Oscilloscopes to troubleshoot hardware
  • Experience with Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Willingness to learn National InstrumentsTM Labview and/or National Instruments LabWindowsTM/CVI test software
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a security clearance, US Citizenship required
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Master of Science degree in Electrical or related engineering discipline with5 years of RF Engineering experience
  • Experience in a manufacturing environment
  • Experience with National InstrumentsTM Labview and/or National Instruments LabWindowsTM/CVI test software
  • Experience with Microsoft Project
  • Experience with Earned Value Management
  • Active security clearance


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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