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Principal / Senior Principal Engineer NDT – Leica Engineer

Requisition ID: 21017438

  • Category IconCategory: Mission and Quality Assurance
  • Location IconLocation: Iuka - MS, 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 Iuka Mississippi. Our team develops and implements complex dimensional inspection processes utilizing Leica laser tracker inspection systems. We support multiple prime contractors for military and commercial programs. Our work protects our country from enemy threats. Are you interested in development of metrology inspections for state-of-the-art composites? Come join us!

Responsibilities:

  • Develop and implement metrology inspection techniques (automated and hand-held), including training of production personnel;
  • Assist with the design, fabrication & qualification of inspection processes;
  • Write technique sheets, procedures, including SWI and EWIs, and reports, as required;
  • Qualify inspection techniques and automated inspection systems for the programs
  • Provide inspection cost estimates
  • Assist with training & certification of inspection personnel;
  • Perform inspections of various composite structures in support of development, production startup, MRB, or other activities, as required;
  • Assist with instrument & system calibrations; support internal and external audits
  • Read and interpret blueprint and engineering drawings and be able to document non-conformances as required

Our team works in a fast-paced work environment with high expectations and significantly diverse assignments. We do most of our work on the production floor, and we collaborate closely with 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 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 Operations running 24/7. You may be asked to work extended or flexible schedule on short notice.

Travel is estimated to be less than 10% to support other sites as required.

This position may be filled at the Principal or Senior Principal level depending on the qualifications below.

Basic Qualifications:

Principal

  • Bachelor’s Degree and 5+ years of inspection experience, or a Masters Degree and 3+ years of experience. Note: An additional 4 years of relevant work experience may be considered in lieu of a degree.
  • Active DoD Secret clearance or Interim Secret clearance within 5 ½ years of last investigation
  • Experience with Laser tracker systems
  • Able to lift up to approximately 25 pounds; may occasionally lift 50 pounds (with assistance)
  • Current active or interim DoD Secret Clearance
  • Ability to obtain a special program access clearance
  • Proficiency with CAD/solid modeling software

Senior Principal

  • Bachelor’s Degree and 9+ years of inspection experience, or a Masters Degree and 7+ years of experience. Note: An additional 4 years of relevant work experience may be considered in lieu of a degree.
  • Active DoD Secret clearance or Interim Secret clearance within 5 ½ years of last investigation
  • Experience with Laser tracker systems
  • Able to lift up to approximately 25 pounds; may occasionally lift 50 pounds (with assistance)
  • Current active or interim DoD Secret Clearance
  • Ability to obtain a special program access clearance
  • Proficiency with CAD/solid modeling software

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience operating automated inspection systems
  • Experience supporting high-rate programs
  • Experience analyzing data quantitatively.
  • Experience in manufacturing, aerospace, aviation or inspection
  • Experience with composites
  • Familiarity with AS9100, NADCAP, and other Quality / auditing / accreditation systems
  • Experience with Vertec, NX, Catia, and other cad based software
  • Experience with other dimensional inspections systems

Salary Range: 75240 - 112860
Salary Range 2: 93312 - 139968

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. With the continuing impacts of COVID-19 around the world, we are taking action to protect the health and well-being of our colleagues and maintain the safety of the communities where we operate. As a federal contractor, and consistent with Executive Order 14042 (https://www.saferfederalworkforce.gov/contractors/) we will require all newly hired employees in the United States to be fully vaccinated by January 18, 2022 or by your start date if it is after January 18th. Federal guidance allows for disability/medical and religious accommodations with respect to the vaccine requirement. Any requested accommodations must be reviewed and approved (if applicable) in advance of your start date.

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.


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We offer an array of benefits to give you the support you need, including matching 401K, tuition assistance, health insurance and wellness options, coaching, mentoring and more.