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Northrop Grumman Associate Instrumentation Engineer in El Segundo, California

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Northrop Grumman Aeronautics Systems (NGAS) has an exciting career opportunity for an Associate Instrumentation Engineer to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. This position will be at Northrop Grumman's South Bay Center of Excellence (COE) located in El Segundo, CA.

Position Overview:

As an Associate Instrumentation Engineer supporting the System Integration, Test & Evaluation (SIT&E) you will be an integral member of a fast-paced engineering team performing a wide range of structural static and fatigue tests in various test environments utilizing complex data acquisition, load control systems, and new technologies.

Responsibilities include selection and implementation of data acquisition hardware and software, selection and setup of instrumentation sensors such as load cells, strain gages, LVDTs, thermocouples, etc. Candidates will liaison with Test Engineers and Technicians to ensure testing meets requirements. Strong mechanical and electronics theory as well as programming abilities are beneficial.

Essential Functions:

  • Setup, program, operate, and maintain data acquisition systems, load control systems, and digital image correlation systems

  • Provide guidance on selection of instrumentation transducers best suited for test

  • Ensure test data meets requirements and perform data reduction as needed

  • Setup and conduct tests, record data, provide real-time information to customer

  • Strictly adhere to test methods, procedures, and standards while testing

  • Participate in design reviews, test readiness reviews, and collaborate with Test Engineers, Design Engineers, Technicians, and Customers.

  • Participate in continuous process improvement initiatives and maintain test records

The selected candidate should thrive in a fast-paced work environment with high expectations, significantly diverse assignments, collaborative/team settings across all levels.



Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in a STEM discipline (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) discipline from an accredited university

  • General knowledge of sensors or controls concepts

  • Basic understanding of a test lab environment

  • Ability to obtain and maintain a U.S. Government (DoD) Department of Defense Secret security clearance plus Special Program Access

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's or Master's Degree in Electromechanical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or Electrical Engineering with emphasis in electromechanical theory

  • Experience operating load control systems using feedback and PID controls.

  • Experience with data acquisition systems and test measurement

  • Understating of electro-mechanical controls theory and concepts

  • Understanding of metrology, uncertainty analysis, sources of measurement error

  • Familiarity with load paths, reaction forces, and related concepts

  • Ability to perform basic programing and understanding of programing concepts

  • A current active in-scope U.S. Government DoD Secret or Top Secret clearance with current or previous Special Program Access

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