Northrop Grumman Materials and Processes Intern in San Diego, California

Materials and Processes Intern

Locations:San Diego, CA

Categories: Student Interns

Job Description

Job ID:JLH20180312-49109

At Northrop Grumman, our employees have incredible opportunities to work on revolutionary systems that impact people’s lives around the world today, and for generations to come. 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 look for people who have bold new ideas, courage and a pioneering spirit to join forces to invent the future, and have fun along the way. Our culture thrives on intellectual curiosity, cognitive diversity and bringing your whole self to work — and we have an insatiable drive to do what others think is impossible. Our employees are not only part of history, they’re making history.

Northrop Grumman Innovation Systems designs, builds and delivers space, defense and aviation-related systems to customers around the world. Our main products include launch vehicles and related propulsion systems; missile products, subsystems and defense electronics; precision weapons, armament systems and ammunition; satellites and associated space components and services; and advanced aerospace structures.

OurSan Diego, CAlocation is seeking aMaterial Sciences Intern (also known as M&P, Materials and Processes).

Job Summary

Candidates for the Material Sciences Engineering position will have a variety of experience levels with a common theme of having a balance of technical knowledge and practical skills and experience.

The position will primarily provide direct process engineering support to composite manufacturing at the San Diego site with responsibilities that include technical oversight of multiple programs and acting as liaison between Materials and Process Engineering, Operations Manufacturing Engineering and design and analysis personnel.

Specific Responsibilities will include:

  • Review of down-flowed engineering process requirements to ensure applicability to part type.

  • Documentation and implementation, including training, of any new processes introduced.

  • Establishment of ‘lessons learned’ evaluation of projects and implementation of such lessons into future programs. Development and refinement of manufacturing tools.

  • Support for Cause and Corrective Action (CCA) activities.

  • Design of Experiments (DOE) activities for manufacturing efficiency and quality improvement.

  • Validation and qualification of new equipment.

  • Failure Analysis


Currently Enrolled College Student - preparing to enter their Senior year, pursuing anEngineering degree. Strong candidates for this position will possess many of the following attributes:

  • High energy level, willing to perform a multitude of tasks, while identifying opportunities to develop/improve existing processes

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office tools including Word, Excel, PowerPoint,

  • Technical attention to detail

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • Strong, proven organizational skills in managing time, projects and resources

  • Experience and success in working within teams

  • Proven ability to multi-task and a self-starter able to work independently

  • Strong interpersonal skills to drive actions necessary to accomplish assigned tasks

In order to be considered, candidates must submit their resume online with the following education information: major, graduation date, and most current cumulative GPA (must be 3.0 or higher). It is also helpful if you indicate if you are seeking full time or internship opportunities.

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 U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.

Job Type:Intern

Desired Travel:less than 25%

Years of Experience:0-1 Year