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Production Test Engineer 2 or 3

Requisition ID: R10046821

  • Category IconCategory: Engineering
  • Location IconLocation: Palmdale, California, 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: Any (United States of America)
  • Travel IconTravel Required: Yes, 10% of the Time

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.

This requisition may be filled at the higher grade based on requirements listed below.

Essential Functions:

The Production Test Team is looking for a Level 2 or 3 Production Test Engineer to assist with planning and scheduling test events, working with Responsible Engineers (RE) to develop test procedures, perform test article operations, and maintain a test point database. The selected candidate must assist with coordination of supporting organizations in executing and planning a test program. Plan, coordinate and conduct article test operations as an approved test conductor, which includes test deck preparation, leading engineering briefs/debriefs, coordination with scheduling, maintenance, and telemetry support, and leading the article test team through test missions as the link between article under test team and control room test engineers, test directors and operations crew. Provide support for post-test data processing and analysis as required to support test objectives. Provide first line engineering support for maintenance, repairs, and modifications to system under test. Provide supervision and direction to maintenance personnel for maintenance, repairs, and modifications to system under test. Analyze and interpret test data; provide recommendations to Engineering and Leadership for alternate means of compliance as required; support development and execution of test objectives. The selected candidate must have excellent communication skills required, must work well in a team environment, and must work independently to solve a variety of complex problems. Must be able to work well with a dynamic team of aircraft technicians and engineers in a fast paced environment. Must be willing to support shift work including extended shifts, shift rotation, weekends and occasionally, holidays as required. Must be willing to travel domestically as required to support testing operations.

Basic Qualifications:

- For level 2 consideration: Bachelor's Degree in STEM with 2 years of experience; Master's Degree with 0 years of experience

- For level 3 consideration: Bachelor's Degree in STEM with 5 years of experience; Master's Degree with 3 years of experience

- Excellent communication skills both written and verbal

- Ability to interface with all levels of employees and management

- Requires an active DOD Secret Clearance

- Must have the ability to obtain and maintain Program Special access

Preferred Qualifications:

- Bachelor or Masters of Science Degree in a STEM field, to include: Aerospace, Mechanical, Electrical or Systems engineering.

- Experience as a Test Engineer, Test Conductor/Director that includes test planning, execution and operations

- Experience in a production line environment

- Experience in an aircraft flight line maintenance environment

- FAA Airman certification (A&P, Flight Engineer, Pilot)

- Active Program clearance


Salary Range: $74,900 USD - $112,300 USD
Salary Range 2: $92,200 USD - $138,400 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.