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Printed Wiring Board (PWB) Materials and Process Engineer

Company: Northrop Grumman
Location: Redondo Beach
Posted on: May 2, 2021

Job Description:

Category: Engineering
Location: Redondo Beach, California
US Citizenship Required for this Position: Yes
Clearance Type: None
Telecommute: No -Teleworking not available for this position
Shift: 1st Shift
Travel Required: Yes, 10 % of the Time
Positions Available: 1

Embark on a career putting innovative, reliable, and agile products and ideas into orbit, and beyond. Northrop Grumman has opportunities waiting for you that play a vital role in human space exploration, national defense, and scientific discovery, supporting multiple programs across the universe. With us, you'll discover a culture of curiosity and collaboration that will have you Defining Possible from the day you start. Our space systems connect and protect millions of people on earth every day, now and for the future. Explore your future and launch your career today. Strategic Space Systems Division (SSSD) is an industry-leading provider for launch systems capabilities serving national security, military, civil and commercial customers. We are built on a heritage of providing innovative, affordable and reliable aerospace and defense products that our customers rely on to achieve mission success. Join the Space revolution and make the impossible, possible SSSD has an opening for a Printed Wiring Board (PWB) Materials and Process Engineer to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. This position will be located in Redondo Beach, California. The selected candidate will be part of the Macroelectronics Materials and Processes Engineering Section supporting various space systems Essential Functions: Multi-task and have a good understanding of materials and processes (M&P) used in the design and fabrication of Hi-Reliability Printed Wiring Boards (PWBs). Experience with materials selection, drawings, plating, PWB processes, producibility, test procedures and qualification of PWBs. Have a good understanding of the industry specifications used for design and fabrication of rigid and flex PWBs including IPC-6011, IPC-6012, IPC-6013, and IPC-6018 among others. Take ownership of tasks, oversee delegated tasks, check results for accuracy and document the results. Participate in design reviews, program reviews, vendor qualification, failure analysis, trade studies and qualification review boards in support of PWB related issues. Formulate detailed instructions/test plans and be the lead in their execution with a proven understanding of data analysis methodologies and knowledge of design and manufacturing processes. Collaborate closely with PWB Subject Matter Experts, PWB suppliers, procurement, design, manufacturing, and quality engineers as well as functional management. Knowledge of electronics design and Circuit Card Assembly (CCA) processes is a plus.

The selected candidate should thrive in a fast-paced work environment and collaborative/team settings across all levels. This position requires a leader as well as a team player who will have significant interaction with management, and engineering personnel from other areas.


Basic Qualifications:

Bachelor's Degree in Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM)
5 years of engineering experience in PWB materials and processes OR 3 years of engineering experience in PWB materials and process Master's Degree in Science Technology Engineering Mathematics
Broad knowledge of M&P used in the design and fabrication of PWBs
Familiarity with NASA/IPC/Military and other industry specifications
Ability to obtain and DoD Top Secret or SCI clearance

Preferred Qualifications:
Master's degree in STEM
Experience with materials selection, drawings and qualification of PWBs
Proven experience developing and executing test plans for analysis and qualification of PWBs, materials, and processes
Experience with design and manufacturing of Hi-Rel PWBs (Rigid, RF and Flex) for space applications
Knowledge of PWB design, fabrication and PWB vendor oversight
Experience with qualification PWBs for space applications
Active, In scope DoD Top Secret or SCI 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 U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.

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