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Northrop Grumman Systems Test Engineer/Principal Systems Test Engineer in Plymouth, Minnesota

Northrop Grumman - Defense Systems Sector - Armament Systems is located in Plymouth, Minnesota and is seeking a Systems Test Engineer .

Position Description : As a Systems Test Engineer the work activities will include supporting a variety of programs and projects across the Engineering and Operations Organization. The employee will be part of the Systems Engineering, Integration & Test (SEIT) Team in the planning, execution/conduct, and summary reporting development phases of test for a variety of ammunition programs and projects. This is a full-time direct type position. Applicants must be a U.S. Citizen.

Detailed Job Description :

As a Systems Test Engineer, the applicant will be required to perform as the systems test engineer in the creation of Master Test Plans (MTPs), Hardware Utilization Matrixes (HUMs), Detailed Test Plans (DTPs), and Test Procedures, and Engineering Test Reports (ETRs) in a Department of Defense (DoD) environment utilizing the applicable military specifications and standards as they relate to the verification/validation of the various system requirements. The applicant will be required to plan, organize, and execute testing activities for programs and projects as part of Integrated Product Teams (IPTs) in the area of adhering to proper test engineering practices and procedures to ensure company work instructions and processes are followed. The candidate may also be a contributor and interface agent with our external customers and business partners. Also, the applicant will be required to generate the required documentation packages (including checklists), and plan and lead the required Test Readiness Reviews (TRRs) prior to test conduct. Other activities will include interfacing and coordinating with program managers, technical directors, design engineers, quality engineers, Defense Contract Management Agency (DCMA), and our end customers. This is a full-time direct type position.

This position may be filled at a higher level, depending on education and/or experience.


Required Experience for Systems Test Engineer:

  • Bachelor's degree in Electrical, Mechanical, Aerospace, or Systems Engineering.

  • Minimum of 2 years of work experience performing in an engineering organization (with Systems Test Engineering being a plus).

  • Experience with Department of Defense (DoD) programs and projects as they relate to product verification and validation per program requirements as they relate to test plans, test conduct, and test report generation.

  • Strong understanding and application of the various military specifications and standards as they relate to requirements verifications for advanced weapons, medium and large caliber ammunition, and precision guidance weapons.

  • Experience with environmental testing methods and processes, such as ballistics, trace, self-destruct, round performance, temperature (storage and live fire), transportation vibration, drop shock, thermal, jolt/jumble, salt fog, waterproofing, and electromagnetic environmental effects (E3).

  • Prior experience generating test plans and test reports for customer deliverables in capturing required test data per the test plan/procedure.

  • Ability to travel in the range of 25% to 50% will most likely be required to support the various off-site testing activities.

  • Security regulations require that the individual must be a U.S. Citizen .

  • Strong analytical skills and the ability to work independently and organize/prioritize job assignments and tasks.

Required Experience for Principal Systems Test Engineer:

  • All experience above is required, in addition to at least 5 years of Systems Test Engineering experience.

Desired Skills :

  • Ability to read and understand engineering drawings per ASME that would include extensive use of Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T) - per ASME Y14.5-2009.

  • Prior use and experience with the Siemens Teamcenter Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) and System Requirements TcSE tools.

  • Failure analysis and resolution methods, such as FRACAS, 8D, and others.

  • Design experience as it relates to aerospace products and systems that use similar industry specifications and standards.

  • Current and Active Security Clearance of "Secret" is highly desirable.

No relocation is being offered.

Northrop Grumman is an industry leader in ammunition, precision and strike weapons, missile-warning solutions, and tactical rocket motors across air, sea and land-based systems. We are the largest U.S. producer of small-caliber ammunition, as well as a leading producer of medium- and large-caliber ammunition and medium-caliber gun systems. Northrop Grumman Defense Systems also develops advanced capabilities for missile-defense interceptors, fuzing and warheads, weaponized special-mission aircraft, and propulsion/controls.

Northrop Grumman is applying entrepreneurial thinking and commercial practices to deliver reliable, innovative and affordable products and services to our customers. When encouraged to think beyond the ordinary, you'll be amazed at what you can do!

If you are a dynamic, successful, driven professional, Northrop Grumman is the company that will further your experience and career growth. We offer a highly competitive salary, comprehensive benefits including, medical, dental, 401k, tuition reimbursement, and much more.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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