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Hardware Calibration Engineer (Alice Springs, AU)

Requisition ID: R10028417

  • Category IconCategory: Engineering
  • Location IconLocation: Alice Springs, Northern Territory, Australia
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: Polygraph
  • Telecommute IconTelecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position
  • Shift IconShift: 1st 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 SSSD is seeking a Hardware Calibration Engineer to become a member of the Ground Terminal and Infrastructure Department, working as part of a motivated, diverse, and technically talented group located at a field site in Alice Springs, AU.

This role requires a two (2) year commitment and the ability to successfully pass a physical and psychological exam. Ability to work odd and/or extended hours covering a 24/7 period and periodic rotating 12-hour shifts

A comprehensive overseas compensation package is offered with this position including relocation assistance.

Role Summary

The Hardware Calibration Engineer demonstrates a working knowledge in following, developing and executing unique measurements, repairing and calibrating a wide variety of equipment in different disciplines, and detecting and resolving difficult problems. The Hardware Calibration Engineer works alongside Ground Terminal Engineers in support of critical mission equipment supporting a unique and exciting mission in the Outback of Australia.

  • Services, repairs and calibrates test and measuring equipment which fail to respond to normal diagnostic and corrective practice under supervision or independently. 

  • Follows developed diagnostic techniques and adapts equipment to accomplish necessary repairs and measurements.

  • Adapts measuring equipment, standards and techniques to accomplish unique measurements beyond their routine uses. 

  • Documents procedures, methods and systems for performing measurements.

  • Assists equipment users in devising methods and procedures for obtaining measurements and may be required to operate the equipment/systems for unique or difficult measurements. 

  • Participates in on-the-job training and related formal education. 

  • Operates computer software for instrument following established formats and programs.

  • Product Service troubleshooting which includes troubleshooting down to the component level.

  • The ideal candidate will have strong experience in reading schematics, wiring diagrams, assembly drawings, performing test/calibration procedures and asking the right questions for diagnostics.

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in a related discipline with two (2) years of experience; OR Master’s Degree; OR six (6) years of experience in lieu of degree

  • Experience working with laboratory standards.

  • Capable in AC/DC, RF, Physical-dimensional Test and Measuring Equipment.
    PMEL experience

  • Experience in use of calibrated hand tools

  • The successful candidate must also be able to satisfy the following physical demands: Ability to work on elevated structures at heights of ~100 feet, Ability to climb stairs (~300 stairs/day), Ability to lift and carry ~45lbs, Ability to work in narrow and confined spaces

  • Active and in scope TS/SCI with CI Polygraph

Preferred Qualifications

  • Demonstrated experience in progressively more complicated calibration and maintenance, troubleshooting and repair of precision measuring equipment and calibration systems.

  • Knowledge of measurement theory application and processes in more than one discipline.

  • Possess system experience or knowledge in regards to antenna/ground hardware

Salary Range: $103,900 USD - $155,900 USD

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

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.

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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.