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Northrop Grumman Electrical Designer 3 in Plymouth, Minnesota

Discover careers that change the world and further advancements in defense, technology, and engineering today at Northrop Grumman. Use your experience to grow your career and support our global customers with the technology, systems, and solutions they need to enable their missions on the front lines and secure our world every day. With Northrop Grumman, you'll discover a culture built on diversity, respect, and above all teamwork. Together with our group of experts across the technical spectrum, you'll discover opportunities to make a difference in our world and start solving some of the world's most critical problems in the most innovative ways.

Northrop Grumman is looking for an Electrical Designer 3 for our location in Plymouth, MN .

Position Summary:

We are looking for candidates who are ready to collaborate and develop innovative Printed Circuit Board (PCB) solutions with our Electrical and Mechanical Engineers:

  • Layout of Printed Wiring Boards (PWB) with component placement, interconnect routing and drawing generation

  • Creating, documenting and generating the required drawings and electronic data file outputs for the fabrication and manufacturing of the PWB

  • Responsible to interface with Electrical and Mechanical engineers to work through mechanical fitment and electrical component placement and routing challenges for rigid, flex assemblies, and rigid-flex assemblies

  • Coordinates design criteria with engineering, manufacturing, tooling, material, and planning group such as ease of manufacture, availability of materials, and contractual specifications

  • Responsible for designs including System in Package (SiP), High Density Interconnect (HDI), high speed routing including DDR4, complex analog, RF and high speed SERDES

  • Understand technical theories of electrical and mechanical behavior of PCBs to influence layout decisions. i.e. Impedance matching, differential pairs, HDI technology challenges, strains and stresses, orientations of components, etc.

  • Excellent interpersonal skills with ability to interact with co-workers and conduct reviews of PCB layout with a team of engineers

  • Interact with suppliers to enable the fabrication of the finished product

Preferable: PCB Librarian experience like create/check schematic symbols, physical footprints from part specs and design guidelines for IPC class 3 designs and IPC class 2 designs; perform component validation by running parts through entire schematic and board layout process; maintain and organize library in a revision control system. Familiarization with Mentor EDM database.


Basic Qualifications:

  • 2 year technical degree in related discipline and 5 years of PWB layout experience OR 7 years of PWB layout experience

  • Experience using PCB design suites such as Cadence, Altium and Mentor Graphics VX

  • Strong organization, planning and time-management skills

  • Must be a US Citizen

  • Able to obtain a DoD Secret Clearance

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Electrical Engineering Technology with focus on ECAD and Drafting

  • Extensive experience using Mentor Graphics Xpedition VX2.x, xDM and xDM library client.

  • Experience in complex designs including the utilization of HDI technology

  • Experience using Mentor Fablink or Blue Print for drawing creation

  • Working knowledge of military design standards and GD&T techniques

  • Current understanding of IPC industry standards

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.

Job Category : Technical Support