Staff Materials and Process Engineer - Printed Circuit Board (PCB) Manhattan Beach, CA

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.

Strategic Space Systems Division (SSSD) is an industry-leading provider for prime satellite and payload capabilities and directed energy and electronics solutions for national security, military, and civil 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.

Northrop Grumman, Strategic Space System Division has an opening for a Staff Materials and Process Engineer - Printed Circuit Board (PCB) , to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. This position will be located in Manhattan Beach, California.

Essential Functions:

Have a high degree of knowledge of materials and processes (M&P) used in the design and fabrication of Hi-Reliability Printed Wiring/Circuit Boards (PWB/PCB). Experience with materials selection, design, drawings, plating, PWB processes, producibility, test procedures and qualification of PWBs. Have a high degree of knowledge/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.

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.

As a full-time employee of Northrop Grumman Space Systems, you are eligible for our robust benefits package including:

  • Medical, Dental & Vision coverage

  • 401k

  • Educational Assistance

  • Life Insurance

  • Employee Assistance Programs & Work/Life Solutions

  • Paid Time Off

  • Health & Wellness Resources

  • Employee Discounts

This position's standard work schedule is a 9/80. The 9/80 schedule allows employees who work a nine-hour day Monday through Thursday to take every other Friday off.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM) plus 13 years of engineering experience OR Master of Science in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, or Math) discipline plus 11 years of engineering experience.

  • High knowledge of M&P used in the design and fabrication of PWBs (Rigid, RF and Flex) for space applications.

  • High Knowledge of PWB design, fabrication and PWB vendor oversight and related IPC specifications.

  • Proven leadership experience on a project and/or team.

  • Proven experience developing and executing test plans for analysis and qualification of PWBs, materials or processes.

  • Candidate must be able to obtain and maintain a DoD Top Secret clearance OR SCI access.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master's degree in STEM

  • Knowledge of electronics design and Circuit Card Assembly (CCA) processes is a plus.

Salary Range: $146,000 - $219,000

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.

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.