Principal Electronics Engineer

Requisition ID: 21003770

  • Category IconCategory: Engineering
  • Location IconLocation: Rolling Meadows, Illinois
  • Citizenship IconUS Citizenship Required for this Position: Yes
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: Secret
  • Telecommute IconTelecommute: Yes –May Consider Occasional/Part Time Teleworking for this position
  • Shift IconShift: 1st Shift
  • Travel IconTravel Required: No
  • Positions IconPositions Available: 2

On the Mission Systems Sector team you’ll join our experts in developing systems and solutions that keep our world safe. Northrop Grumman’s Manufacturing department is seeking RF Test Engineers to support its RF Systems Manufacturing Test Engineering organization. This position will be located at the Mission Systems Sector, Navigation, Targeting, and Survivability Division, in Rolling Meadows, IL. The selected candidate(s) will work in a dynamic, people and mission-focused environment where he/she will interact with product designers, manufacturing technicians, quality engineering and process engineering. Senior Principal RF Test Engineers are responsible for varied duties and tasks including the design and development of RF test systems, guide the testability of new RF product designs, troubleshoot production hardware, and investigate and implement continuous improvement.  Roles and Responsibilities:
  • Transition new RF products from design to production
  • Design and validate new test stations and fixtures
  • Create manufacturing engineering documentation (change notices, parts lists, bills of materials, test reports, test procedures)
  • Provide technical leadership regarding analysis of production failures, test methodology, corrective action and continuous improvement of cost, quality and cycle time.
  • Collaborate with Test Technicians to troubleshoot production hardware to determine root cause of failures.
  • Work with suppliers to resolve technical hardware issues
  • Create and analyze metrics to target cost improvements
  • Mentor less experienced Test Engineers

Basic Qualifications: 
  • Strong communication skills, organization skills, and the ability to collaborate in a team environment
  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering or related engineering discipline plus 5 years related work experience, or Master’s degree and 3 years’ experience
  • Experience in RF hardware design and/or test & validation of Circuit Card assemblies
  • Experience in RF test station/fixture design, development, troubleshooting
  • Experience utilizing Class B equipment such as Signal Generators, Spectrum Analyzers, and Oscilloscopes to troubleshoot hardware
  • Experience with Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Willingness to learn National InstrumentsTM Labview and/or National Instruments LabWindowsTM/CVI test software
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a security clearance, US Citizenship required
Preferred Qualifications: 
  • Master of Science degree in Electrical or related engineering discipline
  • Experience in a manufacturing environment
  • Experience with National InstrumentsTM Labview and/or National Instruments LabWindowsTM/CVI test software
  • Experience with Microsoft Project
  • Experience with Earned Value Management
  • Active security clearance

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What's great about
Northrop Grumman

  1. Be part of a culture that thrives on intellectual curiosity, cognitive diversity and bringing your whole self to work.
  2. Use your skills to build and deliver innovative tech solutions that protect the world and shape a better future.
  3. Enjoy benefits like work-life balance, education assistance and paid time off.

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We offer an array of benefits to give you the support you need, including matching 401K, tuition assistance, health insurance and wellness options, coaching, mentoring and more.