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Material Evaluation Process Engineer/Principal Material Evaluation Process Engineer

Requisition ID: R10042652

  • Category IconCategory: Engineering
  • Location IconLocation: Rolling Meadows, Illinois, 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: No
  • 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.

Job Description

Northrop Grumman Mission Systems has an opening for a Level 2/3 Materials Engineer to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. This position is located in Rolling Meadows, IL and will report to the site Material Evaluation Laboratory Manager.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Shelf-Life Evaluation Program
    • Set Shelf-Life requirements in SAP for New Items
    • Review and approve exceptions to Shelf-Life requirements for Incoming Receiving
    • Extend Shelf Life for items that are approaching Shelf-Life expiration date by reviewing data sheets and performing various tests to ensure that Shelf Life can be extended
  • Support production issues related to adhesives, potting/encapsulation materials, and the like
  • Various testing methods may include:
    • Mechanical testing
    • Thermal analysis
    • Chemical analysis
    • Material evaluation
    • Failure analysis
    • Perform cross-section analysis
    • X-ray inspection
  • Support Operations, Procurement, Engineering, and Supply Chain Processes
  • Learn and work with a broad range of lab equipment
  • Review Clean Room particle count data for approval.

Basic Qualifications:

Material Evaluation Lab Process Engineer

Relevant experience in laboratory analysis work

Qualifications:

  • Bachelors Degree in Material Science and/or Engineering, Metallurgy, or Chemical Engineering and minimum of 2 years of relevant work experience. 
  • Manage the Shelf-Life Evaluation Program for various materials that have passed their expiration date to determine if it can be extended for a limited period or time through analysis and research of past extensions.
  • Familiar with or willing to learn basic failure analysis techniques such as materials testing (tensile and viscosity), thermal analysis, and chemical analysis.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Highly proficient in Root Cause Analysis (RCA) and Corrective Action investigations.
  • Demonstrate highly effective interpersonal and collaborative skills.
  • Excellent oral and written communication and presentation skills with ability to interact at all professional levels.
  • US Citizen and ability to obtain DoD Security Clearance (not mandatory).
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Office applications (Access, Excel, Word, OneNote)

Principal Material Evaluation Lab Process Engineer

Relevant experience in laboratory analysis work

Qualifications:

  • Bachelors Degree in Material Science and/or Engineering, Metallurgy, or Chemical Engineering and minimum of 5 years of relevant work experience. 
  • Manage the Shelf-Life Evaluation Program for various materials that have passed their expiration date to determine if it can be extended for a limited period or time through analysis and research of past extensions.
  • Familiar with or willing to learn basic failure analysis techniques such as materials testing (tensile and viscosity), thermal analysis, and chemical analysis.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Highly proficient in Root Cause Analysis (RCA) and Corrective Action investigations.
  • Demonstrate highly effective interpersonal and collaborative skills.
  • Excellent oral and written communication and presentation skills with ability to interact at all professional levels.
  • US Citizen and ability to obtain DoD Security Clearance (not mandatory).
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Office applications (Access, Excel, Word, OneNote)

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Six Sigma Green Belt Certified.
  • Experience in defense, aerospace, or automotive industries.
  • Experience with SAP or other Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems.

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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.