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Northrop Grumman Associate Control Systems Engineer in Dulles, Virginia

Your opportunities for achievement are limitless with Northrop Grumman Space Systems.

At Northrop Grumman, our employees have incredible opportunities to work on projects and programs that impact people's lives around the world today, and for generations to come. We look for people who have bold new ideas, courage and a pioneering spirit to join forces to improve the present, invent the future, and have a lot of fun along the way. Our culture thrives on intellectual curiosity, cognitive diversity and bringing your whole self to work - and we have an endless drive to do what others think is impossible. Our employees are not only part of history, they're making history.

Your expertise is needed to fuel the future for contamination control design, development and analysis of complex systems of space programs. Your attention to the smallest of details will enable a more reliable and capable product.

Contamination Engineering is a unique career path that will challenge your abilities to learn new concepts, think critically, and understand the effects and consequences of unwanted matter on surfaces exposed to harsh environments. You will work within a team of very experienced engineers who will provide guidance and mentorship as you take this journey.


As part of the Contamination Engineering team, responsibilities include supporting multiple programs in the development of systems for space which includes:

• Development of appropriate requirements for the cleanliness based on performance degradation analyses due to contamination.

• Designing means and methods of passive and active contamination control.

• Performing sampling and analyzing data to determine performance impacts and to verify cleanliness requirements.

• Participating in the verification of requirements at the component, subsystem and system levels.

• Preparing, reviewing, and presenting procedures, reports, technical analyses, and participating in failure reviews as they relate to contamination control.


Basic Qualifications:

A candidate, regardless of age and hiring source, must meet ALL of the below criteria. The candidate must:

• Be completing or has completed their degree (Bachelor's) from an accredited institution.

• Be majoring in or having majored in Materials Science and Engineering, Chemistry/Chemical Engineering, or Physics.

• Have an overall cumulative GPA of 3.0/4.0 or higher (unofficial academic transcripts must be provided at time of application by uploading the documents to your application or profile)

• Be able to obtain and maintain a U.S. Government security clearance (U.S. citizenship is a pre-requisite)

Preferred Qualifications:

• Have an overall cumulative GPA of 3.25/4.0 or higher

• Experience/Exposure with Contamination Engineering through internship or previous experience.

• Familiarity with ISO-14644 and IEST-STD-1246.

• Experience/Familiarity with working in a laboratory and/or FTIR, Gas Chromatography, and Optical Microscopy.

• One or more years of Organic Chemistry

• Experience with modeling and simulation using commercial software.

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.

Job Category : Engineering