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Test Engineer 2/3

Requisition ID: R10058857

  • Category IconCategory: Engineering
  • Location IconLocation: Elkton, Maryland, 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 Defense Systems invites you to discover careers that change the world and further advancements in defense, technology, and engineering today at Northrop Grumman. Use your experience to grow your career and support our global customers with the technology, systems, and solutions they need to enable their missions on the front lines and secure our world every day. With Northrop Grumman, you’ll discover a culture built on diversity, respect, and above all teamwork. Together with our group of experts across the technical spectrum, you’ll discover opportunities to make a difference in our world and start solving some of the world’s most critical problems in the most innovative ways.

We have an immediate opening available for a talented Test Engineer 2/3 at our Elkton, Maryland location. The Northrop Grumman Defense Systems Propulsion Systems and Controls (PS&C) facility in Elkton, Maryland began solid-propellant rocket operations in 1948. Today, the Elkton PS&C facility designs, develops, and produces solid-propellant propulsion and ordnance systems in programs professionally managed for a wide variety of Government and commercial customers.  The facility also serves as the hub for offsite engineering and test facilities in Ronkonkoma, NY, Palm Beach Gardens, FL and San Jose, CA.

Job Summary:

Under broad direction, develop system testing scope, plan and estimates in collaboration with QA. Evaluate and recommend changes and/or tools to improve processes. This position supports physical hardware testing, this is not a software testing position.

Job Responsibilities:

Provides technical support in the office and field as the mechanical test engineer. Review testing requirements, develop Test Plans and write Test Procedures. Executes tests, manages and prioritizes problems/failures. Reviews and evaluates test results and provides summary reports. Works with cross functional, multi‐discipline test teams. Interfaces with technicians, customers, vendors and management teams to resolve problems. Works directly with energetic test arrangements in the field and provides onsite mechanical and electrical/instrumentation troubleshooting support. Participate in an Integrated Product Team (IPT) environment.

This requisition may be filled at a higher grade based on qualifications listed below.

Basic Qualifications Test Engineer 2:

  • Requires Bachelors of Science in Aerospace, Mechanical or Industrial Engineering and 2 years of experience

  • Experience working in a manufacturing environment

  • Experience with laboratory or manufacturing test system design, hardware integration and support

  • Proficient ability to use Microsoft Office applications

  • Ability to read and understand manufacturing drawings and standards

  • Must have good communication skills and be able to write and deliver presentations

  • Ability to obtain a Secret Clearance which requires US Citizenship as a prerequisite

Basic Qualifications Test Engineer 3:

  • Requires Bachelors of Science in Aerospace, Mechanical or Industrial Engineering and 5 years of experience

  • Experience working in a manufacturing environment

  • Experience with laboratory or manufacturing test system design, hardware integration and support

  • Proficient ability to use Microsoft Office applications

  • Ability to read and understand manufacturing drawings and standards

  • Must have good communication skills and be able to write and deliver presentations

  • Ability to obtain a Secret Clearance which requires US Citizenship as a prerequisite

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Environmental testing experience: thermal conditioning, shock and vibration testing

  • Experience working with explosives and/or hazardous environments

This position falls under a Federal Explosives License issued by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) for this location.  Candidates hired into this role will be required to complete and submit an Employee Possessor Questionnaire to ATF for approval to be a possessor.

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

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Salary Range: $71,500 USD - $107,300 USD
Salary Range 2: $88,000 USD - $132,000 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.