(DoD SkillBridge) Inspection Development Engineer / Principal Engineer Test
Requisition ID: R10114876
- Category: Engineering
- Location: Clearfield, Utah, United States of America
- Citizenship required: United States Citizenship
- Clearance Type: Secret
- Telecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position
- Shift: 1st Shift (United States of America)
- Travel Required: Yes, 10% of the Time
- Relocation Assistance: Relocation assistance may be available
NG- Military Internship Program Description:
As one of the largest global security companies in the world, Northrop Grumman is proud to help our nation’s military personnel make the transition to civilian careers. Approximately 1/4th of Northrop Grumman’s 90,000 employees self-identify as veterans, and more than 1,600 are reservists.
The Northrop Grumman Military Internship Program (NG-MIP) is an approved SkillBridge Program under Dept. of Defense Instruction 1322.29 .The NG-MIP program is an opportunity for transitioning service members to gain valuable civilian work experience through an individual internship during their last 6 months of service, for up to 180 days. The Northrop Grumman Military internship Program is open to all ranks and experience levels. SkillBridge participants are not eligible for compensation from Northrop Grumman, as they continue to receive military compensation and benefits as active-duty service members.
Responsibilities for this internship position are:
Northrop Grumman Corporation (NGC) has developed the Northrop Grumman – Military Internship Program (DoD SKillbridge) utilizing the DoDI guidance for Skillbridge. During this program the service member will be on-site at his or her host company performing an individual internship in an entry to mid-level career type role. The service member will be on the job training supporting a work schedule equivalent to 40hrs per week. Outlined below are the Goals, Objectives, and Outcomes for the program.
Goals – Provide transitioning service members fellowship-style job skills training during the last portion(s) of their military commitment. This program is specifically designed to offer internships that result in the potential to transition to a full-time opportunity as the conclusion of the training. Interns will serve as a pipeline for high-speed, motivated military candidates into NGC.
Objectives - Service Members who complete the Intern program will be highly-trained, capable, future employees that align to the specific needs of the organization and are prepared to meet the NG mission “Defining Possible” on Day 1. This program provides a comprehensive internship experience including professional development, networking with leadership, and training specifically focused on NG leadership principles, company history, customer/stakeholder engagement, product and service overview, and core job responsibilities.
Outcome – Offer transitioning service member a rewarding opportunity to join the Northrop Grumman team.
DoD SkillBridge Eligibility:
- Has served at least 180 days on active duty
- Is within 12 months of separation or retirement
- Will receive an honorable discharge
- Has taken any service TAPS/TGPS
- Has attended or participated in an ethics brief within the last 12 months
- Received Unit Commander (first O-4/Field Grade commander in chain of command) written authorization and approval to participate in DoD SkillBridge Program prior to start of internship.
Northrop Grumman Aeronautics Systems has an opening for an Inspection Development Engineer / Principal 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!
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
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 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.
This role can be filled at an Engineer or Principal Engineer level depending on the qualifications below.
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)
Ability to obtain and maintain DoD Secret clearance
Bachelor’s Degree in Manufacturing Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, and 5+ years of experience supporting automated electro-mechanical systems (machining centers, inspection systems, robotic systems); Master's Degree and 3+ years of relevant experience
Ability to obtain and maintain DoD Secret clearance
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!
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.
What's great about
- Be part of a culture that thrives on intellectual curiosity, cognitive diversity and bringing your whole self to work.
- Use your skills to build and deliver innovative tech solutions that protect the world and shape a better future.
- 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.