2nd Shift Test Conductor

Requisition ID: R10012342

  • Category IconCategory: Mission and Quality Assurance
  • Location IconLocation: Palmdale - CA, 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: 2nd 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.

Global Hawk/Triton Cross-Programs Production Test has an opening for a 2nd Shift Test Conductor to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. This position is located in Palmdale, CA.

Responsibilities include ensuring ground and flight tests serve mission objectives and mechanisms are in place to execute the tests safely and efficiently.  Responsible for testing all customer samples.  Oversees the operational aspects of engineering tests and serves as liaison to program, engineering and production line management.  Reviews status of test requirements, manages schedules of test executions, develops/updates/releases test procedures, and prepares test summary reports.  Selects and supervises technicians during test.  Assesses anomalies, documents troubleshooting efforts, and develops resolutions in accordance with documented procedures in conjunction with Test and Quality Engineering.  Position interfaces with air vehicle design, analysis, and manufacturing functions to develop test data requirements, collect test data, and package for analysis. 

A successful applicant will demonstrate knowledge of aircraft subsystem design, production, or testing and the typical electro-mechanical components, test data requirements, and test methodologies used in the aerospace industry.  

Basic Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent and 6 years test experience or 2 years of test experience with Bachelor’s Degree
  • Active DoD Secret Security Clearance 
  • Ability to read/understand engineering blueprints/drawings
  • Ability to work overtime or alternate shift, as required

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Global Hawk, Triton, or other aircraft production, operation, or test experience
  • Aircraft Engine Run experience and certification 
  • Experience using TeamCenter or equivalent 
  • Experience using MES or equivalent
  • Knowledge of aircraft ground support or test equipment, certification and hands-on operation of such equipment a plus

Salary Range: 74200 - 111400

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 ( 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 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.