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Northrop Grumman Principal Systems Safety Engineer in Palmdale, California

Climb to new heights on your journey when you start Defining Possible with Northrop Grumman. Enjoy a purposeful career in aeronautics that is crucial to the way we connect and protect our world across land, sea, and air. Bring your experience and take advantage of this opportunity to discover how you can start to push past possible and achieve your goals today. Enjoy a diverse, collaborative environment with professionals across the nation ready to help launch your career.

Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems is seeking a System Safety Engineer in Palmdale, California.

Essential Functions:

  • Assist in aircraft manufacturing and system testing.

  • Flight line experience or working around aircraft and systems

  • Understanding aircraft systems and processes

  • Reviews product systems, associated support equipment and facilities, functional specifications and operations, and establishes safety requirements for assigned systems.

  • Independently analyzes and recommends safety criteria in system design, equipment and procedures to control or eliminate hazards.

  • Develops safety documents as required to support customer and test/operational range requirements.

  • Performs audits of operational areas and reports effectiveness of system safety program.

  • Participates in accident investigations involving damage to products or related facilities and assists in identification of causes and corrective actions.

  • Evaluates the interrelationship of system safety requirements and other aspects of concept design and development requirements to ensure the most cost effective program.

The successful candidate will be assigned to develop and deliver systems safety products as required using MIL-STD-882 as guidance.


Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics) discipline from an accredited university and 5 years of engineering experience OR Master's Degree in STEM and 3 years of engineering experience.

  • Must have an active, in scope DoD Secret Clearance to Start

  • Must be able to obtain and maintain Top Secret Clearance

  • Ability to obtain and retain Special Program access is required as condition of continued employment

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Active Program Access

  • Associate Safety Professional (ASP) or Certified Safety Professional (CSP)

  • Aircraft Manufacturing, Test, Flight Line experience

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