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Northrop Grumman's Space Systems - Propulsion Division is recruiting for a Metallurgist/Principal Metallurgist to join our Research & Development Metals and Thermal team in our Promontory, UT offices.
Role description & Responsibilities:
The Metallurgist is responsible for providing technical expertise and consultation on all metallurgical issues, including alloy selection, processing, supply chain support, failure investigation, tooling processing, and production/facilities support. You will also be expected to perform hands-on metallurgical analysis on a variety of parts and hardware using our lab instruments. Because of this, experience using a variety of lab instruments (SEM, optical microscopes, etc.) is expected.
Leading or supporting failure investigations
Metallurgical design support and evaluation of flight hardware and production parts
Material selection and characterization
Review of material and production specifications
Review of design certifications
Assist in developing tooling concepts and selection of materials for tooling
Presentation of data and recommendations to internal and external customers
Support a variety of organizations and programs as metallurgical expert
A qualified candidate for this position should have some experience relevant to this position, including:
Experience with failure analysis, corrosion engineering, metallography, and microstructures
Previous experience using standard metallurgical lab instruments (SEM, optical microscopes, hardness testers, etc.)
Candidate must be able to obtain a clearance
Experience Preferred :
• Familiarity in fabrication, welding, and heat treatment of forged stock and castings
Experience with aerospace metallic materials and processing specifications
Ability to work well with a multi-disciplinary team
Skills & Qualifications:
Broad understanding of metals and processing methods, physical metallurgy, and material structure/property relationships
Experience with laboratory procedures and knowledge of safety requirements
Excellent written and oral communication skills
Excellent time management and organizational skills
BS in Metallurgy, Metallurgical Engineering, or Material Science (with 2 years metallurgical experience)
Position can be filled one level higher, 5 years with BS, 3 years with MS or 0 years with Ph.D.
Advanced degree preferred
Salary Range: $73,400 - $110,000
Salary Range 2: $90,400 - $135,600
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/ .
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