Staff NDT Engineer Clearfield, 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 Staff Nondestructive Testing (NDT) E ngineer 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!

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:

  • Develop and implement 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

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

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

  • Qualify NDT techniques and automated inspection systems for the programs

  • Provide NDT cost estimates for the programs

  • Assist with training & certification of NDT personnel

  • May perform inspections of various composite structures in support of development, production startup, MRB, or other activities

  • Assist with instrument & system calibrations; support internal and external audits.

  • Lead and mentor less experienced NDT Engineers

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!

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in a relevant Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics (STEM) discipline with 13 years of relevant experience; OR Master's degree in relevant STEM discipline with 11 years of relevant experience; OR Ph.D. in relevant STEM discipline with 8 years of relevant experience. Note: An additional 4 years of relevant work experience may be considered in lieu of a Bachelor's degree

  • Level 3 NAS410 certification in Ultrasonic Testing. Alternatively, sufficient training and experience to meet the requirements per NAS410 and obtain Level 3 certification in Ultrasonic Testing within 3-months of start

  • 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

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

  • Degree in Electrical Engineering or Physics

  • Experience in Ultrasonic Phased Array technology

  • Experience in Thermography and Shearography

  • Experience in operating automated ultrasonic inspection systems

  • Experience in support high-rate program with multiple shifts

  • Functional knowledge of instruments, systems, and software used for ultrasonic inspection of composites using manual or automated pulse echo, through transmission, pitch-catch, and phased array techniques

  • Proficiency with CAD/solid modeling software

  • Experience analyzing data quantitatively (i.e., generating porosity correlations)

  • Current Secret clearance

Competencies for Success:

  • Capable of setting up and performing inspections, and interpreting results using available equipment & software, given general guidelines and requirements with a limited amount of supervision

  • Able to interpret codes, standards, and other contractual documents that control NDT method(s)

  • Capable of selecting the method and technique for a specific inspection

  • Capable of preparing and verifying the adequacy of procedures, work instructions, reports & presentations

  • Capable of training NDT personnel and supporting the examination and certification of personnel

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 day shift with some possible 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.

Salary Range: $126,100 - $189,100

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 .

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 . U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.

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