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Northrop Grumman Principal Materials & Process Engineer, Test Lab - Space Components in San Diego, 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.

At Northrop Grumman, our employees have incredible opportunities to work on revolutionary systems and technology that impact people's lives around the world today, and for generations to come. Our work preserves freedom and democracy, and advances human discovery and our understanding of the universe.

We look for people who have bold new ideas, courage and a pioneering spirit to join forces to invent the future, and have a lot of 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 are making history.

Northrop Grumman's Space System's sector is looking for a Materials & Process Engineer to support the Space Components organization/business unit located in San Diego, CA .

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Documentation and implementation, including training, of any new test process/procedures introduced.

  • Implementation and monitoring of SPC methodologies from test results.

  • Development and refinement of test tools and test specimen assemblies and/or process.

  • Support Root Cause and Corrective Action Investigations or evaluation of test anomalies or non-conformance

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

  • Validation and qualification of new equipment or procedures.

  • Review process/procedures for compliance with Customer or Industry Specifications (ie: ASTM)

  • Act as responsible Material Test Engineer overseeing material/component testing and generating test report


Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's in Material Science or related degree with 2+ years' experience, Master's degree with 0 years' experience

  • Good communication and written skills.

  • Relevant industry and composite experience will be considered

  • Analytical approach to problem solving and data analysis

  • US Citizenship

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Working knowledge of high performance carbon/epoxy and carbon composites systems, core materials, adhesives, surface treatment.

  • Prior experience in an Aerospace or Space hardware manufacturing environment.

  • Prior experience in an Materials Test environment

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