Wright Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio

Job Description

Alion is seeking an electronics technician and PCB designer or engineer with expertise in the design and layout of multi-layer PCB's for FPGA's, RF applications and instrumentation and test fixtures.  These designs must meet specification requirements and be designed for safety, manufacturability and supportability.  This candidate must consider and mitigate any environmental concerns such as temperature and vibration for boards being designed for a flight instrumentation environment.  The individual will be responsible for maintaining and creating all libraries and shapes being used as part of the manufacturing and design process.  The designer will work with fabrication technicians and engineers on requirements and manufacturing details and take these into consideration during the design.  The individual will also perform detailed error checks, post processing, Gerber files, etc. to facilitate successful board manufacturing.  The candidate will be responsible for working with local quick turn PCB layout houses or complex high-speed board layout house as projects may dictate.  

  • AS/BS or equivalent in electrical/electronic engineering
  • Training or experience in Digital and Analog PCB layout.   
  • Experience or training in PCB manufacturing.   
  • Ability to quickly learn and utilize new ECAD tools.  
  • Ability to estimate cycle times to complete tasks so as to not impact program schedule demands.  
  • Experience with Altium and converting from various design software packages.
  • Ability to create and correct schematics with design engineering input   
  • Experience with creating symbols and library parts using library tools.   
  • Ability to read and interpret electronic schematics.
  • Work with engineers and other support staff to review design concepts and provide feedback for ease of assembly. Work with the design team to review, edit and make recommendations on work instructions for assembly tasks. 
  • Experience using Windows and Microsoft Office Suite   
  • Knowledge of IPC standards as relate to PCB design, fabrication and assembly

General Requirements  

  • Climb ladders and stairs, and work in small, restricted areas  
  • Lift and carry 25-45 lbs.
  • Self-motivated individual with ability to work under direction or alone as the project dictates.
  • Must have a good attention to detail and dedication to quality.   
  • Good communication and teamwork skills.   
  • Candidates will be required to obtain a minimum of a SECRET clearance and access commensurate to their involvement with the USG. Candidates will be subject to investigation as required by the NISPOM, ICD 704 processes, DoD Manual 5205.07, Volume 2, and any additional Government Policy or Directives as determined by the Cognizant Security Agency. Candidates may be subject to a polygraph and enhanced security review.


  • Electronic Circuit level design(analog and digital)
  • Electronic systems test and evaluation experience.
  • Have an ability to read, write, and comprehend detailed written and verbal instructions, assembly instructions, test procedures, schematics and other engineering documentation.
  • Ability to use multi-meters, signal generators, spectrum analyzers, o-scopes, logic analyzers to test and troubleshoot electronic hardware.  
  • Formal soldering and electronics fabrication certificates such as J-STD-001 and NASA-STD.  
  • Experience or training working on electrical boards and components being installed in harsh environments such as space and flight instrumentation. Takes MILSPEC requirements into account.
  • Environmental testing experience such as electronic temperature and vibration tests


Security Clearance: None
Telework - Not Eligible

Wright Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio

Huntington Ingalls Industries is America’s largest military shipbuilding company and a provider of professional services to partners in government and industry. For more than a century, HII’s Newport News and Ingalls shipbuilding divisions in Virginia and Mississippi have built more ships in more ship classes than any other U.S. naval shipbuilder. HII’s Technical Solutions division provides mission-critical national security solutions to government and commercial customers worldwide. Headquartered in Newport News, Virginia, HII employs about 44,000 people operating both domestically and internationally.

  • Builder of the most complex ships in the world for 135 years at Newport News, and 82 years at Ingalls.
  • Sole builder of U.S. Navy aircraft carriers, the world’s largest warships, and one of two builders constructing nuclear-powered submarines.
  • Exclusive provider of refueling services for nuclear-powered aircraft carriers, at the forefront of new ship technologies, specialized manufacturing capabilities and nuclear facility management.
  • Largest industrial employer in Virginia and Mississippi, and an employer in Louisiana and Alabama.
  • Largest supplier of U.S. Navy surface combatants—has built more than 70 percent of Navy fleet of warships.
  • Builder-of-record for Aegis DDG 51 class of guided missile destroyers.
  • Builder of record for the LHA 6 class large-deck amphibious ships and the sole builder of the Navy’s newest fleet of the San Antonio (LPD 17) class amphibious assault ships.
  • Builder-of-record for the flagship of the U.S. Coast Guard – the National Security Cutter.
  • Provider of mission critical and practical solutions to a wide variety of government and commercial customers worldwide through Technical Solutions.
  • Provider of advanced unmanned maritime solutions for defense, marine research and commercial applications
  • Next-generation enterprise IT and C51SR
  • Management and operations of Department of Energy nuclear sites
  • Fleet sustainment
  • Employs more than 6,800 engineers and designers.

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