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Engineer Test – Inspection Development (Swing Shift)

Requisition ID: R10076630

  • Category IconCategory: Engineering
  • Location IconLocation: Clearfield, UT, USA
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: Secret
  • Telecommute IconTelecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position
  • Shift IconShift: 2nd Shift (United States of America)
  • Travel IconTravel Required: Yes, 10% of the Time
  • Positions IconPositions Available: 1

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 Aeronautics Systems has an opening for an Engineer Test to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. This position will be located in Clearfield, Utah.

You will be a part of an Inspection Development Group responsible for:

  • Development of advanced NDT inspection technologies and sensors including laser ultrasound, phased array ultrasound, air coupled ultrasonic, THz and GHz, thermography, shearography, digital x-ray and computer aided data analysis

  • Design, fabrication, installation and testing of automated inspection systems for internal use

  • Integration of advanced NDT inspection technologies into automated systems and their qualification for the production

  • NDT Support of production programs during their whole life cycle

We support multiple prime contractors for military and commercial programs. Our work protects our country from enemy threats. Are you interested in development of NDT for state-of-the-art composites? Come join us!

Responsibilities:

  • Take responsibility for the overall inspection processes and oversee, initiate, & implement actions to optimize the processes to meet safety, quality, & production goals

  • Become the local expert on Automated Ultrasonic Inspection Systems (AUIS) and intimately familiar with the mechanical, electrical, & software components of the machines including the ultrasonic inspection techniques

  • Lead troubleshooting of existing AUIS systems; support the modifications and upgrades of existing AUIS systems; assist Maintenance Department as required

  • Maintain configuration control on system hardware & software

  • Support the startup of new system including but not limited to:

    • Coordination with Tooling Department to acquire part support and other production support tooling as needed

    • Qualification of the system as per program requirements

    • Motion programming

    • Initial and periodic system performance verification testing

  • Conduct root cause/corrective action investigations using multiple tools; 5 Whys, Fishbone Diagram, 5D, etc., and implement corrective action plans. 

  • Create and/or maintain required process and system documentation

  • Work with  NDI Operations, Document Control & Engineering to ensure that accurate work instructions and requirements are available on the production floor

Our team works in a fast-paced work environment with high expectations and significantly diverse assignments. We are comfortable both in a lab environment and on the production floor, and we collaborate closely with NDT technicians, test engineers and quality control engineers, program and operation managers, and customers. We're a small group and a close-knit team. Our work is highly dynamic and our activities will vary from project to project. We are NDT development team integrated within a top tier defense contractor. We are looking for innovators!

Northrop Grumman regularly wins awards for our work-life balance, and we provide a proven suite of benefits including health, retirement, education, etc. This role is swing shift with some off hours support for NDI Operations running 24/7. Travel is estimated to be less than 10% to support other sites (Iuka, MS, and Dayton, OH) during system and process qualification as required. We work a 9/80 schedule, which gives you every other Friday to pursue passions outside of the office.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Manufacturing Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, and 2+ years of experience supporting automated electro-mechanical systems (machining centers, inspection systems, robotic systems)

  • U.S. Citizenship

  • Ability to obtain and maintain DoD Secret clearance and special program access

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Active DoD Secret clearance within 5 ½ years of last investigation

  • Aptitude for working with electro-mechanical systems including robotic systems (Kuka)

  • Excellent troubleshooting skills

  • Proficient in computers and networking

  • Proficient in Catia, ePIC, Solumina or similar programs

  • Proficient in Word, Excel, MS Project and PowerPoint.

  • Experience with  automated inspection systems and composite NDI techniques

  • Ability & desire to learn new skills outside of normal work duties, such as software diagnostics, electro-mechanical systems, and ultrasonics

  • Experience in composites aerospace industry

  • Experience with running & troubleshooting LabVIEW based systems

What We Offer:

At Northrop Grumman, we are on the cutting edge of innovation -- building the next generation of sophisticated aircraft to protect our country. Our diverse portfolio of programs means there are endless paths to cultivate your career. We are well-known for our inclusive, family environment, phenomenal learning opportunities, and exposure to a wide variety of projects and customers. We also offer exceptional benefits/healthcare, a great 401K matching program, and 14 Employee Resource Groups inclusive of all employees!

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Salary Range: $64,600 USD - $97,000 USD

Employees may be eligible for a discretionary bonus in addition to base pay. Annual bonuses are designed to reward individual contributions as well as allow employees to share in company results. Employees in Vice President or Director positions may be eligible for Long Term Incentives. In addition, Northrop Grumman provides a variety of benefits including health insurance coverage, life and disability insurance, savings plan, Company paid holidays and paid time off (PTO) for vacation and/or personal business.

The health and safety of our employees and their families is a top priority. The company encourages employees to remain up-to-date on their COVID-19 vaccinations. U.S. Northrop Grumman employees may be required, in the future, to be vaccinated or have an approved disability/medical or religious accommodation, pursuant to future court decisions and/or government action on the currently stayed federal contractor vaccine mandate under Executive Order 14042 https://www.saferfederalworkforce.gov/contractors/.

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



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What's great about
Northrop Grumman

  1. Be part of a culture that thrives on intellectual curiosity, cognitive diversity and bringing your whole self to work.
  2. Use your skills to build and deliver innovative tech solutions that protect the world and shape a better future.
  3. Enjoy benefits like work-life balance, education assistance and paid time off.


Did you know?

Northrop Grumman leads the industry team for NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope, the largest, most complex and powerful space telescope ever built. Launched in December 2021, the telescope incorporates innovative design, advanced technology, and groundbreaking engineering, and will fundamentally alter our understanding of the universe.