Nondestructive Testing (NDT) Engineer/Associate EngineerClearfield, UT

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.

Northrop Grumman Aeronautics Systems has an opening for a Nondestructive Testing (NDT) Engineer/Associate Engineer to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals in Clearfield, Utah . We support multiple prime contractors for military and commercial programs. Our work protects our country from enemy threats. Are you interested in development of NDT for state-of-the-art composites? Come join us!

Northrop Grumman regularly wins awards for our work-life balance, and we provide a proven suite of benefits including health, retirement, education, etc. This role is for weekday swing shift (Working hours approximately 2pm-10pm) or weekend (Friday-Sunday) day shift with some off hours support for NDI Operations running 24/7 . Travel is estimated to be less than 10% to support other sites (Iuka, MS, and Dayton, OH) during system and process qualification as required. We work a 9/80 schedule, which gives you every other Friday to pursue passions outside of the office.

In this role, you will be a part of an Inspection Development Group responsible for:

  • Development of advanced NDT inspection technologies and sensors including laser ultrasound, phased array ultrasound, air coupled ultrasonic, THz and GHz, thermography, shearography, digital x-ray and computer aided data analysis

  • Design, fabrication, installation and testing of automated inspection systems for internal use

  • Integration of advanced NDT inspection technologies into automated systems and their qualification for the production

  • NDT Support of production programs throughout the whole life cycle

Responsibilities Include:

  • Assist in developing and implementing in production non-destructive inspection techniques (automated and hand-held), including training of production personnel

  • Perform inspections of various composite structures in support of production; evaluation and interpretation of indication for the Structural Engineers in an expeditious time frame to allow rapid MRB response; support other MRB activities including writing SWI for additional inspections

  • Write technique sheets, procedures, including SWI and EWIs, and reports, as required

  • Assist with the design, fabrication & qualification of defect standards

  • Qualify NDT techniques and automated inspection systems for the programs

  • Provide NDT cost estimates for the programs

  • May assist with instrument & system calibrations; support internal and external audits

Our team works in a fast-paced work environment with high expectations and significantly diverse assignments. We are comfortable both in a lab environment and on the production floor, and we collaborate closely with NDT technicians, test engineers and quality control engineers, program and operation managers, and customers. We're a small group and a close-knit team. Our work is highly dynamic, and our activities will vary from project to project. We are NDT development team integrated within a top tier defense contractor. We are looking for innovators!

This position may be filled as an Associate Engineer (level 1) or Engineer (level 2) based on the qualifications below.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Associate NDT Engineer: Bachelor's degree or higher in a relevant discipline with 0 years of relevant experience. An additional 4 years of relevant work experience may be considered in lieu of a degree

  • NDT Engineer: Bachelor's degree in a relevant discipline with 2 years of relevant experience; OR Master's degree or higher in a relevant discipline. Note: An additional 4 years of relevant work experience may be considered in lieu of a degree

  • Level 3 certification per NAS410 in Ultrasonic Testing (UT) (certification will be verified)

  • The applicant with Level 2 in Ultrasonic Testing (certified per NAS410) must meet NAS410 Level 3 training and experience requirements and be able to obtain Level 3 certification within 3 month period after hiring (certification and experience will be verified)

  • Must have the ability to obtain and maintain a DoD Secret and Special Access Program (SAP) clearance

Preferred Qualifications:

  • ASNT Level 3 certification in Ultrasonic Testing (UT)

  • Experience in Ultrasonic Testing of composite materials in aerospace or manufacturing environment

  • Knowledge of in Ultrasonic Phased Array technology

  • Experience operating automated inspection systems

  • Experience supporting high-rate programs with multiple shifts

  • Current, active DoD Secret clearance

Salary Range: $55,100 - $82,700

Salary Range 2: $66,600 - $99,800

The above salary range represents a general guideline; however, Northrop Grumman considers a number of factors when determining base salary offers such as the scope and responsibilities of the position and the candidate's experience, education, skills and current market conditions.

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 application period for the job is estimated to be 20 days from the job posting date. However, this timeline may be shortened or extended depending on business needs and the availability of qualified candidates.

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.