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Specialist, Printed Wiring Board (PWB) Design

Mason, Ohio

Job ID IMS20211910-71184
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  • Level: Experienced
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L3Harris is dedicated to recruiting and developing diverse, high-performing talent who are passionate about what they do. Our employees are unified in a shared dedication to our customers’ mission and quest for professional growth. L3Harris provides an inclusive, engaging environment designed to empower employees and promote work-life success. Fundamental to our culture is an unwavering focus on values, dedication to our communities, and commitment to excellence in everything we do.

L3Harris Technologies is an agile global aerospace and defense technology innovator, delivering end-to-end solutions that meet customers’ mission-critical needs. The company provides advanced defense and commercial technologies across air, land, sea, space and cyber domains. L3Harris has approximately $18 billion in annual revenue and 48,000 employees, with customers in more than 100 countries.


Specialist, Printed Wiring Board (PWB) Design

Job Description:

Detailed designer of Printed Wiring Boards (PWBs) that will ultimately be used within high reliability, space flight avionics

Essential Functions:

  • Specific design tasks include those of:Use of state-of-the-art Computer Aided Design (CAD) software products
    • Layout of PWBs, including schematic capture, parts placement and routing of all required signal interconnects and power/ground planes;
    • Provide support/input during comprehensive Engineering Review Boards (ERBs) which ultimately approve all PWB designs and authorize their formal release for material procurement;
    • Creation of associated engineering documentation, including Schematics, Bill-of-Materials (BOMs) and PWB procurement drawings
  • Use of state-of-the-art Computer Aided Design (CAD) software products
  • Apply all applicable IPC, government, military and aerospace design standards and practices as defined by specific customer requirements
  • Interface directly with personnel from Space Avionics’ design engineering, manufacturing, quality and purchasing groups, along with approved company PWB suppliers
  • Create and maintain a library of standardized component models which includes applicable schematic attributes, BOM part numbers/descriptions and specific footprints
  • Analyze technical accuracy of PWB designs ensuring compatibility and compliance with customer design requirements
  • Incorporate Engineering Change Notices (ECNs) into existing PWB designs and supporting documentation
  • Contribute to the design verification process through the use of various design checklists and Lessons Learned reviews
  • Continually search for, recommend and implement design process improvements


  • Associates degree in an accredited technical program or equivalent, such as Electrical Engineering or Electrical Engineering Technology, or an equivalent work experience/combined education (minimum)
  • Minimum of 10 years of experience in the design of PWBs, including schematic capture and generation of associated engineering documentation.
  • Experience with IPC, government, military and aerospace design standards (required)
  • Experience with one or more of the following CAD tools: Expedition/DxDesigner (preferred) or Mentor PADS/DxDesigner (optional)

Preferred Additional Skills/Experience:

  • IPC Designer Certification (CID) will be seen as a definite plus to experience base
  • Self-starter with previous experience working in a cross-functional, team-oriented and schedule-driven environment
  • Individual shall possess demonstrated independent judgment and decision-making ability, self-motivation and interpersonal communication skills
  • Able to take direction and work with senior design engineers, electrical and mechanical
  • Experience with the design/layout of the following types of PWBs:Familiarity and usage of standard Windows software applications, i.e. Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.
    • High-Speed Digital PWB layout and routing
    • RF PWB layout and routing
    • Large I/O Count Analog PWB layout and routing
    • High-Current Power Supply PWB layout and routing
  • Familiarity and usage of standard Windows software applications, i.e. Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.

Please be aware many of our positions require the ability to obtain a security clearance. Security clearances may only be granted to U.S. citizens. In addition, applicants who accept a conditional offer of employment may be subject to government security investigation(s) and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information.

By submitting your résumé for this position, you understand and agree that L3Harris Technologies may share your résumé, as well as any other related personal information or documentation you provide, with its subsidiaries and affiliated companies for the purpose of considering you for other available positions.

L3Harris Technologies is proud to be an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. L3Harris is committed to treating all employees and applicants for employment with respect and dignity and maintaining a workplace that is free from unlawful discrimination. All applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, ancestry, ethnicity, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding or other related medical conditions), gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, disability, genetic information, citizenship status, characteristic or membership in any other group protected by federal, state or local laws. L3Harris maintains a drug-free workplace and performs pre-employment substance abuse testing and background checks, where permitted by law.

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