Designer 4 – Printed Wiring Board/Circuit Card Assembly – Remote, Unknown, VA

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Requisition ID: R10086313
Category: Technical Support
Location: Unknown, VA, USA
Citizenship Required: United States Citizenship
Clearance Type: None
Telecommute: Yes- May Consider Full Time Teleworking for this position
Shift: 1st Shift (United States of America)
Travel Required: Yes, 10% of the Time
Relocation Assistance: Relocation assistance may be available
Positions Available: 1

At Northrop Grumman, our employees have incredible opportunities to work on revolutionary systems that impact people’s lives around the world today, and for generations to come. Our pioneering and inventive spirit has enabled us to be at the forefront of many technological advancements in our nation’s history – from the first flight across the Atlantic Ocean, to stealth bombers, to landing on the moon. We look for people who have bold new ideas, courage and a pioneering spirit to join forces to invent the future, and have fun along the way. Our culture thrives on intellectual curiosity, cognitive diversity and bringing your whole self to work — and we have an insatiable drive to do what others think is impossible. Our employees are not only part of history, they’re making history.

Job Description:

Northrop Grumman is in need of a Sr Principal Designer to support our work based in Elkton, Maryland location. Possibility exists for flexible remote working arrangements. 

Designs components or portions of systems and modifies existing designs to develop or improve products and facilitate manufacturing operations. Utilizes computer-aided design equipment and/or graphic tools such as, Mentor Graphics and NX. Gathers information and prepares original rough layouts, sketches to present design proposal.

This position could be worked remotely.

Responsibilities to Anticipate:

Responsible for Printed Circuit Board (PCB) designs from conception to manufacturing
Creation of the PCB, Circuit Card Assembly (CCA), and Schematic drawings
Schematic Capture, Component Placement, Routing of Traces, Gerber/ODB++ file creation
Software utilizing Siemens (Mentor Graphics, Dx Designer and Expedition)
Design layouts include Rigid, Flex, and Rigid-Flex assemblies
Working designs include full designs, re-spins, simple tasks, change notices, and process improvement projects within and outside own discipline
Interface with different engineering disciplines including, but not limited to Electrical, Mechanical, and Producibility Engineering to ensure that the overall design requirements are captured and accomplished

Basic qualifications:

6 years of related experience.  Will accept a bachelors or higher degree plus at least 2 years of related experience.
Experience using Mentor Graphics, Dx Designer and Expedition
Creation and Export of manufacturing data in both Gerber and ODB++ formats
A minimum of six years of experience to include at least two (2) of the following:
Previous work history with PCB manufacturing or CCA manufacturing principles that affect circuitry and component layout
Experience with the electrical design process
History with laying out Rigid, Flex, or Rigid-Flex boards
The ability to obtain and maintain a U.S. security clearance. U.S. citizenship is required as only U.S. citizens are eligible for a security clearance

Preferred qualifications:

Working knowledge of Analog, Digital, Power, and mixed technology, including multi-layer designs
Technical PCB design skills using the Siemens design toolset including, but not limited to the Xpedition Layout tool suite with working knowledge of schematic capture, placement, routing, use of the auto-router, constraint manager, and library tools, and creation of complex PCB and CCA drawings
Awareness of Valor NPI, Design for Manufacturing rule sets, other Design Rule Checking software
Understanding of drawings as they relate to PCB’s and CCA’s
Awareness of IPC 6012 & IPC 6013
Knowledge of military and commercial design standards, GD&T techniques, and overall producibility considerations related to electronic packaging
Strong written and verbal communication skills as well as strong customer interaction skills with engineers of all levels within own discipline
Must be able to communicate effectively through various means
Must be able to assist in developing technical solutions to semi-complex problems through use of ingenuity and creativity with moderate supervision
Must be a self-starter and possess the ability to work autonomously while establishing schedule and priority needs
Must be proactive not only within their own discipline, but be able to apply those qualities to other similar/complementarydisciplines with minimal supervision

Salary Range: $72,500 USD – $120,900 USD

Employees may be eligible for a discretionary bonus in addition to base pay. Annual bonuses are designed to reward individual contributions as well as allow employees to share in company results. Employees in Vice President or Director positions may be eligible for Long Term Incentives. In addition, Northrop Grumman provides a variety of benefits including health insurance coverage, life and disability insurance, savings plan, Company paid holidays and paid time off (PTO) for vacation and/or personal business.

The health and safety of our employees and their families is a top priority. The company encourages employees to remain up-to-date on their COVID-19 vaccinations. U.S. Northrop Grumman employees may be required, in the future, to be vaccinated or have an approved disability/medical or religious accommodation, pursuant to future court decisions and/or government action on the currently stayed federal contractor vaccine mandate under Executive Order 14042

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 U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.

Northrop Grumman / Equal Opportunity Employer

JBNGJ-R10086313 2023.01.14

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