Northrop Grumman Engineer 2 in Redondo Beach, California

At Northrop Grumman we develop cutting-edge technology that preserves freedom and advances human discovery. Our pioneering and inventive spirit has enabled us to be at the forefront of many technological advancements in our nation's history - from the first flight across the Atlantic Ocean, to stealth bombers, to landing on the moon. We continue to innovate with developments from launching the first commercial flight to space, to discovering the early beginnings of the universe. Our employees are not only part of history, they're making history.

The Measurements Engineering section working under the Environmental TestDepartment is seeking a degreed engineer to join our diverse team in Redondo Beach, CA. Our team supports the testing of both aircraft and spacecraft flight hardware.

You will utilize your Mechanical, Electrical, and Computer skills to work with the disciplines of Thermal, Dynamics, Structures and Wind Tunnel Test. This opportunity is unique since you will be working in the world of digital data acquisition, sensors, instrumentation, and applications programming. Your diverse skills will find you working closely with floor Integration & Test Operations performing thermal testing, vibration, acoustic, or shock testing, static & fatigue testing, and in applications involving wind tunnel data collection & reduction.

Assignments range from utilizing our high speed data systems, upgrade or maintenance of data systems, thermal heater control applications, operating load control systems, programming of stepper motors, using wireless technology, and an opportunity to work in our wind tunnels.

Prerequisites include: Basic mechanical & electronics theory, computer programming skills, good interpersonal and communication skills, technical writing, analytical & computational skills, self-starter, and willingness to use a hands-on approach to solving problems.

Basic Qualifications:

  • BS Degree in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering or Math) related field and 2 years of related experience, OR a MS in a STEM field with no experience

  • Understanding of basic mechanical & electronics theory

  • Computer programming skills

  • Technical writing, analytical & computational skills

  • Ability to obtain and maintain DoD Secret clearance

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Degree in a Computer Science, Mechanical, Electrical or Aero Engineering related educational field

  • An understanding of electronic circuitry, the use of real-time data systems, and application of sensors measuring load, displacement, rate, temperature or pressure is desired

  • Some exposure to structural proof tests that require hydraulic loads control

  • Specific load control systems such as MOOG and Cyber systems are preferred

  • Understanding of basic instrumentation such as load cells and displacement systems

  • The preferred candidate should have a background familiar with mechanical assembly & test, applications using analog electronics & transducers, and strong programming skills utilizing Visual, Advanced Excel user, VBA,or LABVIEW

  • Strain Gage Design & installation experience

  • Understand Hardware Design/DAS, 2D CAD experience preferred

  • Exposure to Material Testing, Deployment/Functional/Proof Testing

  • Any academic knowledge of test, measurement & control engineering theory & applications would be helpful

  • Good interpersonal and communication skills, technical writing, analytical & computational skills, self-starter, and willingness to use a hands-on approach to solving problems

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.