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Northrop Grumman Principal Engineer Metrology in Redondo Beach, California

Embark on a career putting innovative, reliable, and agile products and ideas into orbit, and beyond. Northrop Grumman has opportunities waiting for you that play a vital role in human space exploration, national defense, and scientific discovery, supporting multiple programs across the universe. With us, you'll discover a culture of curiosity and collaboration that will have you Defining Possible from the day you start. Our space systems connect and protect millions of people on earth every day, now and for the future. Explore your future and launch your career today.

Strategic Space Systems Division (SSSD) is an industry-leading provider for launch systems capabilities serving national security, military, civil and commercial customers. We are built on a heritage of providing innovative, affordable and reliable aerospace and defense products that our customers rely on to achieve mission success. Join the Space revolution and make the impossible, possible.

Northrop Grumman Strategic Space Systems Division, has an opening for a Principal Metrology Engineer to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals and maintain our world class capabilities in a dynamic environment. This position will be located in Redondo Beach CA.

The qualified candidate will become part of Northrop Grumman's Material, Process and Services team.

Essential Functions:

  • Maintain laboratory recognition/accreditation

  • Conduct technical audits of the calibration laboratory (including suppliers) to verify traceability of standards and compliance with published standards and guidelines

  • Develop and lead technical audits of the calibration laboratory (including suppliers) to verify traceability of standards and compliance with published standards and guidelines

  • Perform technical assessments for personnel performance reviews

  • Develop, document, and maintain procedures, based on principles of measurement science, technical analysis of measurement problems and accuracy and precision requirements

  • Develop calibration systems and procedures, based on principles of measurement science, technical analysis of measurement problems and accuracy and precision requirements

  • Inspect and evaluate new calibration standards for proper operation before releasing to calibration laboratory

  • Recommend standards for use in calibration applications, including Test Equipment Justification

  • Design and document measurement reference material for laboratory use

  • Research and develop calibration standards & systems

  • Provide technical input to quotes

  • Perform Equipment Performance Report evaluations

  • Perform interval analysis

  • Design, develop and validate calibration and measurement software

  • Perform calibrations as required

  • Assist projects in trouble shooting and root cause analysis of measurement issues or measurement system problems and advise project engineers in measurement techniques & equipment operation

  • Perform state-of-the-art or special measurements

  • Develop, implement and maintain the calibration laboratory's quality systems per published standards and guidelines

  • Evaluate and recommend M&TE for use in measurement applications

  • Evaluate supplier's products and provide feedback; work with suppliers to resolve product issues and make improvement recommendations

  • Train technicians and engineers in calibration methodologies and measurement principles

  • Perform uncertainty evaluation and analysis for measurement standards and associated measurement processes

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Qualifications:

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelors of Science in Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM) discipline plus 5 years of engineering experience OR Masters of Science in Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM) discipline plus 3 years of engineering experience.

  • Experience with one or more of the following: RF generators, synthesizers, frequency standards, calibration kits, spectrum analyzers, network analyzers or familiarity in the RF microwave measurement principles.

  • Candidate must be able to obtain and maintain a DoD Top Secret Clearance or SCI Access.

Preferred Qualifications

  • PhD in STEM

  • Experience with RF generators, synthesizers, frequency standards, calibration kits, spectrum analyzers, network analyzers and

  • Active SCI Clearance

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 www.northropgrumman.com/EEO. U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.

Job Category : Engineering

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