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Northrop Grumman Sr. Principal Engineer Material Process 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

Northrop Grumman, Strategic Space Systems Division, has an opening for a Sr. Principal Material Process Engineer to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. This position will be located in Redondo Beach, California.

Essential Functions:

Multi-task and have a high degree of understanding of materials and processes (M&P), manufacturing, materials selection, assembly drawings, test procedures and qualification of new M&P for space applications. Develop and implement PM&P processes and have a good understanding of prohibited materials, mechanisms and workmanship requirements for space hardware. Take ownership of tasks, oversee delegated tasks, check results for accuracy and document the results. Participate in design reviews, program reviews, failure analysis and qualification review boards in support of PM&P issues across the entire Spacecraft Design (subsystems, units, slices, CCAs). Formulate detailed instructions/test plans and be the lead in their execution with a proven understanding of data analysis methodologies and knowledge of design and manufacturing processes. Lead and coordinate internal and external Materials & Processes efforts. Collaborate closely with design, analysis, manufacturing, quality and integration engineers, as well as functional management, to develop and implement requirements.

The selected candidate should thrive in a fast-paced work environment with high expectations, significantly diverse assignments, collaborative/team settings across all levels. This position requires a leader as well as a team player who will have significant interaction with management, and engineering personnel from other areas.


Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree in a Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM) discipline plus 8 years of experience in a technical role OR Master's Degree in a Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM) discipline plus 6 years of experience in a technical role.

  • Experience with qualification of parts, materials or processes for air/space applications.

  • Knowledge of Electrical/Electronic/Electro-mechanical parts or technologies.

  • Candidate must have, and be able to maintain, at least ONE of the following active U.S. Government security clearances: Dept of Defense Top Secret level with a background investigation date within 6 years OR SCI access with a Single Scope Background Investigation (SSBI) completed within 5 years OR Dept of Energy Q clearance with a Single Scope Background Investigation (SSBI) completed within 5 years.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience formulating technical solutions to electronic components, subsystems and associated manufacturing process

  • Familiarity with NASA/IPC/Military and other industry specifications

  • Extensive knowledge of electronics design, manufacturing and subcontractor oversight

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