Computer Aided Manufacturing Engineer

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Materials Science
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REDD - Research & Exploratory Development Department

Do you want to be part of an organization focused on creating defining innovations that ensure our nation's preeminence in the 21st century?

Would you like to further the development and fabrication of hardware, used to solve hard problems and whose solutions have an important bearing on National Security, Military Readiness, Space Exploration, National Health, and the advancement of fundamental science or engineering?

If so, we're looking for someone like you to join our team at APL.

We are seeking a Computer Aided Manufacturing Engineer to help support the front-end data processing and panelization for a variety of APL internally fabricated hardware. This hardware ranges from high reliability configured space product to quick turn deployable rapid prototypes. This position includes a highly variable mix of work opportunity with hands on support encouraged. Tasking beyond the primary support role (InCAM Pro / Genesis 2000) includes bare board electrical testing, laser drilling, and mechanical CNC drilling and routing.

As a CAM Engineer, you will contribute to the following areas:

  1. Computer Aided Manufacturing Engineering for incoming printed circuit boards including rigid, rigid-flex and flexible circuits as well as developing processing flows for the fabrication area using CAM software.  Perform design checks, panel layout, coupon generation, file generation and support manufacturability reviews with customers.  Generate work orders with fabrication information and support closeout activities when complete. Communication with customers about work status.
  2. Backend support of the CAM software including editing of design rules checks and automation scripts.  Involvement in the development of new ideas to further the technical progress of our product.  Provide basic computer support for equipment in the facility. Lead and own the development of the CAM area.
  3. Interface and coach customers on printed circuit board design and fabrication design guidelines.
  4. Operate bare board electrical tester to electrically verify product.
  5. Perform as a backup operator for CNC drilling and routing as well as laser drilling as needed.

 

Note: This job summary and listing of duties is for the purpose of describing the position and its essential functions at time of hire and may change over time. 

 

You meet our minimum qualifications for the job if you...

 

  • Have a minimum 5 years of experience with printed circuit board computer aided manufacturing software with at least some experience with using Genesis 2000 and/or InCAM software.
  • Are flexible with tasking, some hands on, and willing to perform equipment and software troubleshooting.
  • Have the willingness to learn and operate electrical test equipment, CNC drilling and routing equipment and laser drilling and routing equipment.
  • Have working knowledge of Microsoft Excel, Word, and PowerPoint.
  • Have basic programming skills for creating scripts.
  • Have a Bachelor's Degree in a technical field or equivalent work experience.
  • Are able to obtain a Secret level security clearance. If selected, you will be subject to a government security clearance investigation and must meet the requirements for access to classified information. Eligibility requirements include U.S. citizenship.

 

You'll go above and beyond our minimum requirements if you...

 

  • Are an expert user of InCAM Pro software, particularly with writing of scripts and maintaining ERFs.
  • Have programming experience in C or Python.
  • Have experience with printed circuit board manufacturing including wet chemical processing, lamination and/or CNC drilling and routing.

 

 

Why work at APL?

The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) brings world-class expertise to our nation’s most critical defense, security, space and science challenges. While we are dedicated to solving complex challenges and pioneering new technologies, what makes us truly outstanding is our culture. We offer a vibrant, welcoming atmosphere where you can bring your authentic self to work, continue to grow, and build strong connections with inspiring teammates. At APL, we celebrate our differences and encourage creativity and bold, new ideas. Our employees enjoy generous benefits, including a robust education assistance program, unparalleled retirement contributions, and a healthy work/life balance. APL’s campus is located in the Baltimore-Washington metro area. Learn more about our career opportunities at
http://www.jhuapl.edu/careers.

 

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