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Engineer / Principal Engineer NDT – Composite Structures

Requisition ID: R10051500

  • Category IconCategory: Mission and Quality Assurance
  • Location IconLocation: Clearfield, Utah, United States of America
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: Secret
  • 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 Aeronautics Systems has an opening for an Engineer NDT 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:

  • Develop and implement in production Infrared Thermography (IRT) non-destructive inspection techniques (automated and hand-held), including training of production personnel

  • Perform inspections of various composite structures in support of production; evaluation and interpretation of indication for the Structural Engineers in an expeditious time frame to allow rapid MRB response; support other MRB activities including writing SWI for additional inspections

  • Write technique sheets, procedures, including SWI and EWIs, and reports, as required

  • Assist with the design, fabrication & qualification of defect standards

  • Qualify Infrared Thermography (IRT) and other NDT techniques and automated inspection systems for the programs

  • Provide NDT cost estimates for the programs

  • Assist with training & certification of NDT personnel

  • Assist with instrument & system calibrations; support internal and external audits.

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 day 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.

This position may be filled at an Engineer or Principal Engineer level.

Basic Qualifications:

Engineer

  • Bachelor’s Degree in STEM field (Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics) and 2+ years of relevant experience or Masters degree. Note: An additional 4 years of relevant work experience may be considered in lieu of a
    degree.

  • Level 3 certification per NAS410 in Infrared Thermography Testing (IRT) (certification will be verified) OR Level 2 in Infrared Thermography Testing (IRT) (certified per NAS410) meeting NAS410 Level 3 training and experience requirements and able to obtain Level 3 certification within 3 month period after hire.

  • Experience in Infrared Thermography Testing (IRT) of composite materials in aerospace or manufacturing environment.

  • An ability to obtain and maintain DoD Secret clearance

  • An ability to obtain a special program access clearance

Principal Engineer

  • Bachelor’s Degree in STEM field (Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics) and 5+ years of relevant experience or Masters degree and 3+ years of experience. Note: An additional 4 years of relevant work experience may be considered in lieu of a degree

  • Level 3 certification per NAS410 in Infrared Thermography Testing (IRT) (certification will be verified) OR Level 2 in Infrared Thermography Testing (IRT) (certified per NAS410) meeting NAS410 Level 3 training and experience requirements and able to obtain Level 3 certification within 3 month period after hire

  • Experience in Infrared Thermography Testing (IRT) of composite materials in aerospace or manufacturing environment

  • An ability to obtain and maintain DoD Secret clearance

  • An ability to obtain a special program access clearance

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in Ultrasonic Testing and Level 3 certification per NAS410 in Ultrasonic Testing (certification will be verified)

  • Experience in Ultrasonic Phased Array technology

  • Experience in Shearography

  • Experience operating automated inspection systems

  • Experience supporting high-rate programs with multiple shifts

  • Proficiency with CAD/solid modeling software

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Salary Range: $64,600 USD - $97,000 USD
Salary Range 2: $79,700 USD - $119,500 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.