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Northrop Grumman Principal Electronics Engineer in Rolling Meadows, Illinois

At the heart of Defining Possible is our commitment to missions. In rapidly changing global security environments, Northrop Grumman brings informed insights and software-secure technology to enable strategic planning. We're looking for innovators who can help us keep building on our wide portfolio of secure, affordable, integrated, and multi-domain systems and technologies that fuel those missions. By joining in our shared mission, we'll support yours of expanding your personal network and developing skills, whether you are new to the field or an industry thought-leader. At Northrop Grumman, you'll have the resources, support, and team to do some of the best work of your career

Northrop Grumman Mission Systems sector is seeking a Principal Electrical Engineer, (T3) to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. Our teams work with pride across business units toward a common goal: global security. Together, we protect our troops, public safety, information, and our planet. It's unique work. It's challenging and rewarding, but most of all, its work that makes a difference. Join us and launch your career. We'll support you with training, employee resource groups, and our shared vision of global security. This position will be located in Rolling Meadows, IL. The qualified applicant will become part of Northrop Grumman's Manufacturing Engineering team, where they will work on projects related to Radio Frequency (RF) Transmitters and Travelling Wave Tubes (TWT), including testing, troubleshooting, and test station design/ build.

Roles and Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

Researches, designs, develops, orders, tests, maintains and identifies improvements / corrective actions for a variety of electronic equipment, RF test systems - including environmental and high voltage testing, and working with factory floor personnel to support build and test. Having experience in programming is a plus (C/C++, Matlab, National Instruments Labwindows/CVI or Labview)

  • Troubleshoot production hardware to determine root cause of failures, document, and identify corrective actions

  • Work with suppliers and Design Engineering to resolve technical hardware issues

  • Support production floor operators and test technicians in a timely fashion

  • Optimize processes to reduce cost and increase throughput

  • Maintain processes and procedures in accordance with ISO standards

  • Datamine, create and analyze metrics to target cost improvements

  • Support hardware integration and test, including the budgeting and procurement/ build/ validation of new pieces of test equipment

  • Create engineering documentation (change notices, parts lists, bills of materials, test reports, and test procedures)

  • Support transition technologies from design to production



Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Electrical Engineering, Electrical Computer Engineering, or related Engineering field with 5-15 years of related experience.

  • Knowledge in programming embedded software using: C and Object Oriented C+ - Experience presenting complex technical concepts to non-technical personnel

  • Demonstrated organizational skills

  • Proficient in MS office

  • US Citizenship and the ability to obtain and maintain security clearance

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience troubleshooting systems and hardware

  • Experience using National Instruments Labwindows/CVI or Labview

  • Experience programming application software such as: C#, .Net, Java.

  • Experience with scripting languages such as: Python, Javascript, Perl, Unix/DOS shell scripts, and Pascal

  • Experience in using MATLAB and Simulink

  • Experience with networking and troubleshooting test stations and computers

  • Experience with RF power systems

  • Experience with setting up test stations

  • Experience with correlation studies

  • Experience with high voltage systems

  • Experience working in a manufacturing environment

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 : Engineering