US-California-San Diego
Date Posted
24 Jun 2020


Performs independent design and layout tasks for moderate to highly complex integrated microwave assemblies (IMA).  Draws and revises detailed fabrication, assembly and installation drawings from layouts, and engineering change order.  Uses established company design guidelines and industry standards utilizing computer-aided design tools such as AutoCAD, SolidWorks and PADS.  Adheres to established engineering drafting practices. Contributes to design modifications to improve the quality of products or to facilitate manufacturing operations.


·        Generate layouts and drawings from engineering inputs (schematics, block diagrams, flow charts). 

·        Incorporate engineering change orders to designs, including hybrid designs, using PADS, AutoCAD or SolidWorks.

·        Recommend selection of component hardware, printed circuit board material, tooling and metal.

·        Prepare parts lists and enter parts list data into PLM systems.

·        Interface with Engineering to define mechanical assembly approaches for manufacturing and production.

·        Understand and support basic engineering calculations for line impedance, temperature rise and voltage drop in RF and DC circuits.

·        Actively comply with all company safety policies and practices.

·        Participate in Lean/Six Sigma activities in own work area as well as events for other areas to enhance cross-functional problem solving.

·        Collaborate in team meetings and activities.

·        Performs other job-related duties as assigned.


·        Good working knowledge of:

ASME Y14.100

ASME Y14.5

·        The ability to follow established guidelines on work performed.

·        The ability to communicate and interact with senior engineers and designers.

·        The ability to remain engaged, proactive and positive regardless of circumstances.

·        To be fully accountable to all job assignments.

·        The ability to work independently and as part of a larger engineering team


The following qualifications can be acquired and demonstrated through experience, education and/or vocational training as noted or as appropriate.

·        Eight (8) or more years of related experience designing high frequency products that utilize multilayer mixed mode SMT along with chip and wire (MIC) design approaches. 

·        An Associate’s degree in Drafting or equivalent experience in schematics and electro-mechanical design.

·        May be required to obtain and maintain a security clearance which requires US citizenship

·        A strong knowledge of electronics packaging.  Knowledge of MIC (Microwave Integrated Circuit) design, packaging and processes is a plus. 

·        An understanding of metal fabrication, electronics assembly and electronics manufacturing flow.

·        Expertise in dimensioning and tolerancing.  A strong working knowledge of GD&T (Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing) 

·        A comprehensive knowledge of the IPC (Institute for Interconnecting and Packaging Electronic Circuits) 2220 series of standards associated with CCA and PCB design.

·        The ability to review and compare engineering inputs and drawings to identify inconsistencies and determine when corrections as needed.

·        The ability to use computer-aided design software suites including AutoCAD, SolidWorks and PADS.



·        IPC CID or SolidWorks CSWA

·        Knowledge of MIC (Microwave Integrated Circuit) design, packaging and processes

·        Experience in microwave or millimeter wave electronics packaging design

·        Experience with mixed mode, multi-layer PCB (Printed Circuit Board) design.

·        SAP ERP and Oracle Agile PLM experience is a plus

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