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Engineer, PCB Design

Engineer, PCB Design

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US-CA-Canoga Park
Engineering - Electrical/Electronics Engineering

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Aerojet Rocketdyne is an innovative company delivering solutions that create value for its customers in the aerospace and defense markets. The company is a world-recognized aerospace and defense leader that provides propulsion and energetics to the space, missile defense and strategic systems, tactical systems and armaments areas, in support of domestic and international markets. Additional information about Aerojet Rocketdyne can be obtained by visiting our websites at and


This position will support Electro-Mechanical Packaging of complex electrical/electronic assemblies. You'll work closely with electrical circuit designers, electrical systems, manufacturing, thermal and stress analysts to support the design and development of electronics hardware. Position will support the Advance Electric Propulsion System (AEPS), NextSTEP and Dream Chaser programs.

Essential Job Functions (Including % of Time for Each)

Under general supervision:


50% - Create Printed Wiring Board (PWB) Layout designs to implement electrical circuit designs for application in demanding environments, using Altium and/or Mentor Graphics Board Station.


20% - Evaluate relevant design requirements for product realization working with electrical circuit designers.

15% - Perform analysis as required to confirm design complicance. Support other analysis functions i.e. structural and thermal as required to establish PWB design compliance.

15% - Write PWB test plans and procedures. Support PWB manufacturing vendors as required to facilitate effective PWB assembly and test.


Requires a Bachelor's degree in electrical engineering and at least two (2) years of directly related experience (ie: experience in the design of Printed Wiring Board (PWB) and Circuit Card Assemblies (CCA) for aerospace products; electronic packaging design for space applications, with aerospace and/or military experience, with an emphasis on Printed Wiring Board design for power electronics; etc.) or an equivalent combination of education and experience.


US Citizenship required. Must be able to obtain and maintain a U.S. Security Clearance at the appropriate level (U.S. Citizenship required). Must also be able to satisfy federal government requirements for access to government information, and having dual citizenship may preclude you from being able to meet this requirement.


Additional Requirements and Preferred Qualifications:

  • IPC CID certification preferred.
  • Must have strong oral and written communication skills to coordinate and collaborate with local Operations, as well as other site Engineering organizations and customers.
  • Capable of generating complete drawings set to document PWB and CCA level designs is required.
  • Candidate must have GD&T and tolerance analysis skills.
  • Familiarity with aerospace/defense engineering design and production processess and disciplines.
  • Must be able to read and understand engineering drawings, electrical schematics, and wiring diagrams, and to translate PWB designer requirements into tool design rules.
  • Proficiency with the following hardware/software technologies: Altium Designer, Mentor Graphics Board Station, ORCAD, and knowledge of CREO and NX are a plus.
  • Ability and willingness to travel as needed to other Aerojet Rocketdyne facilities, key partners and/or to the customer.


Work Environment/Physical Requirements:

Employees in these positions must possess mobility to work in a standard office setting and to use standard office equipment, including a computer; stamina to sit or stand and maintain attention to detail despite interruptions; may occasionally lift/carry/push/pull up to 25 pounds; may require occasional walking, climbing, stooping, crouching, and/or bending; and vision to read printed materials and a computer screen, and hearing and speech to communicate in person and over the telephone. May require the ability to travel by air or auto. May require the use of personal protective equipment such as safety glasses, safety shoes, and shop coat. These positions may be expected to work varying shifts and hours to ensure successful operation of activities in the organization.


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