Principal Printed Circuit Board Designer (PCB)Cincinnati, OH

Requisition ID: R10160947

  • Category: Engineering

  • Location: Cincinnati, Ohio, United States of America

  • Clearance Type: Top Secret

  • Telecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position

  • Shift: 1st Shift (United States of America)

  • Travel Required: No

  • 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.

Join Northrop Grumman – Cincinnati (aka Xetron), part of Mission Systems sector, focused on the development of new capabilities for our military and intelligence customers around the globe. Our Northrop Grumman Cincinnati, Ohio small business culture operates collaboratively within a larger corporation providing the benefits of both. This unique relationship offers employees the ability to know everyone at the site while working on technologies and products that are beyond state-of-the-art. You and your team will wrestle with the next big problems in an atmosphere of collaboration and cooperation, sharing your expertise while learning from the expert next to you. Remember when you were excited about getting to work because the challenge of the problem, the importance of the solution and the fun you had with your team? It's that kind of place! But don’t take my word for it. See for yourself! See why we receive comments on our like “This company is insanely advanced” and “Wow. This is mind blowing.” See some of our recent and read about some of the to live in .

The Cincinnati location is part of Northrop Grumman’s Mission Systems sector and works with various government organizations designing and building custom hardware and software solutions. We are mission focused pushing the boundaries of possible across land, sea, air, space, and cyberspace. We maintain a vibrant small business culture while collaborating within the larger organization utilizing a large extent of resources and expertise.

We are seeking a cleared or clearable Principal Printed Circuit Board Design Layout Engineer who is self-motivated, energetic with knowledge and experience in, Electrical PCB/PWB layout design and is interested in joining our highly skilled 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.

The selected engineer will:

  • Design and layout 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, NX or AutoCAD.

  • 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.

  • Be able to handle QRC requests and understand priorities.

  • Layout 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 communication skills and experience interfacing with other engineers, management and the end customers.

  • Provides finished device approval and prepares customer application information.

  • Support configuration management activities

  • Verify final board schematics and design for design for manufacturability

Basic Qualifications:

  • 5 years of related design experience with a Bachelor’s degree in STEM; 3 years with a Masters; 0 years with PhD

  • PWB Layout tools experience

  • US Citizenship is required

  • The ability to obtain and maintain a Top Secret Security Clearance (NG will sponsor)

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Active Top Secret Security Clearance

  • Experience with PADS VX

  • Experience with DxDesigner Schematic Capture VX

  • Experience with Xpedition experience

  • Experience with AutoCAD

  • Experience with CAM350

  • Experience with Teamcenter or Product Data Management (PDM) system

  • Self-starter and willing to learn new tools

Northrop Grumman has 401k matching and personal growth opportunities. In addition, we offer a flexible work arrangement and the option of a 9/80 or 4/10 work schedule. The 9/80 schedule allows employees who work nine-hour days Monday through Thursday to take every other Friday off. The 4/10 schedule allows employees to work four ten-hour days Monday through Thursday and take off every

Salary Range: $97,500 - $146,300

The above salary range represents a general guideline; however, Northrop Grumman considers a number of factors when determining base salary offers such as the scope and responsibilities of the position and the candidate's experience, education, skills and current market conditions.

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 application period for the job is estimated to be 20 days from the job posting date. However, this timeline may be shortened or extended depending on business needs and the availability of qualified candidates.

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 all positions with a government clearance and certain other restricted positions.