Principal Engineer Test - Operations Environmental Testing Group
Company: Northrop Grumman
Posted on: May 25, 2023
Requisition ID: R10107680
Location: Azusa, CA, USA
Citizenship Required: United States Citizenship
Clearance Type: Secret
Telecommute: Yes-May consider hybrid teleworking for this position
Shift: 1st Shift (United States of America)
Travel Required: No
Relocation Assistance: Relocation assistance may be available
Positions Available: 1
At Northrop Grumman, our employees have incredible opportunities to work on revolutionary systems that impact people's lives around the world today, and for generations to come. Our pioneering and inventive spirit has enabled us to be at the forefront of many technological advancements in our nation's history - from the first flight across the Atlantic Ocean, to stealth bombers, to landing on the moon. We look for people who have bold new ideas, courage and a pioneering spirit to join forces to invent the future, and have fun along the way. Our culture thrives on intellectual curiosity, cognitive diversity and bringing your whole self to work - and we have an insatiable drive to do what others think is impossible. Our employees are not only part of history, they're making history.
The Payload and Ground Systems organization within the Northrop Grumman Space Systems pushes the boundaries of innovation, redefines engineering capabilities, and drives advances in various sciences. Our team is chartered with providing the skills, innovative technologies to develop, design, produce and sustain optimized product lines across the sector while providing a decisive advantage to the warfighter. Come be a part of our mission!
Northrop Grumman in Azusa, CA is seeking a level Principal (Level 3) Environmental Test Engineer experienced in payload level environmental testing of space products including thermal vacuum, thermal cycle and vibration. The selected candidate will provide oversight to environmental laboratory resource planning, maintenance and calibration of facility equipment, test execution and process improvements, and personnel training.
This position will report on-site daily to our Azusa campus. We can accommodate partial telework but this is fully dependent upon business/team/program need so not always going to be a specific schedule.
Responsible for efficiency and organization of Test Operation facilities and associated hardware / software equipment.
Author test procedures in coordination with program requirements. Conduct and oversee execution of testing procedures on customer test articles per work instructions and training procedures.
Complete technical reports, test results, and all required documentation for thermal cycling, thermal vacuum, vibration, and other environmental test related efforts.
Complete test readiness reviews (TRR'S)/CTP's/CTB's
Coordinate testing programs and test equipment use in cooperation with program management, test resources and personnel.
Oversee a regular maintenance schedule for all test systems and associated equipment
Draft basic mechanical and electrical drawings.
Designs, supports, improves and tests moderate to high complexity test systems and equipment. Ensures design meet functional and reliability criteria.
Oversee and direct test technicians and related activities
Bachelor's Degree in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering Mathematics) field & 5 years of related test engineering experience, OR a Master's Degree in a STEM field & 3 years of related test engineering experience
During testing, the ability to work extended hours and off shifts
Demonstrated experiences of good mechanical abilities and background.
Ability to obtain & maintain a DoD Secret level clearance (US Citizenship Required)
Experience working in a engineering test lab environment
Experience operating electromechanical systems and Thermal cycle/ thermal vacuum chambers
Experience in Space industry standards such as Acceptance, Functional and Qualification Testing
Experience with designing fixtures utilizing lab equipment, instrumentation, and HW/SW interfaces.
Experience creating designs and diagrams with or similar software tools Creo & Visio
Experience troubleshooting and performing technical analysis on electrical, mechanical or software anomalies issues relating to test equipment
Experience working in an agile & lean environment
Demonstrated experience working alongside teams of engineers and technicians while providing training, instruction, goals, and motivation.
Ability to create and establish project goals and execute objectives with minimum supervision
Experience working in a lean & agile environment
Basic knowledge of fluid mechanics and heat transfer
Experience working with high powered AC & DC control systems
Basic understanding or using MATLAB/LabView knowledge is a plus.
Experience Working in a ISO controlled cleanroom
Experience working with Cryogenic fluids and gaseous pressure systems.
Familiarity with GD&T and ability to interpret mechanical drawings.
Familiarity with Unholtz-Dickie and ETS electro dynamic shakers; Vibration Research and M+P Controllers; data recorders, high speed DAQ's; oscilloscopes; PCB signal conditioners, and accelerometers
Current & active DoD security clearance
Salary Range: $95,000 USD - $142,400 USD
Employees may be eligible for a discretionary bonus in addition to base pay. Annual bonuses are designed to reward individual contributions as well as allow employees to share in company results. Employees in Vice President or Director positions may be eligible for Long Term Incentives. In addition, Northrop Grumman provides a variety of benefits including health insurance coverage, life and disability insurance, savings plan, Company paid holidays and paid time off (PTO) for vacation and/or personal business.
The health and safety of our employees and their families is a top priority. The company encourages employees to remain up-to-date on their COVID-19 vaccinations. U.S. Northrop Grumman employees may be required, in the future, to be vaccinated or have an approved disability/medical or religious accommodation, pursuant to future court decisions and/or government action on the currently stayed federal contractor vaccine mandate under Executive Order 14042 https://www.saferfederalworkforce.gov/contractors/.
Northrop Grumman is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class. For our complete EEO/AA and Pay Transparency statement, please visit http://www.northropgrumman.com/EEO. U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.
Requisition ID: R10107680
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