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Field Engineer or Principal Field Engineer (DoD SkillBridge)

Requisition ID: R10082465

  • 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: 2

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.

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.

As a Field Engineer or Principal Field Engineer at Northrop Grumman you will have a challenging and rewarding opportunity to be a part of our Enterprise-wide digital transformation. Through the use of Model-based Engineering, DevSecOps and Agile practices we continue to evolve how we deliver critical national defense products and capabilities for the warfighter. Our success is grounded in our ability to embrace change, move quickly and continuously drive innovation. The successful candidate will be collaborative, open, transparent, and team-oriented with a focus on team empowerment & shared responsibility, flexibility, continuous learning, and a culture of automation.

What You’ll get to Do:
 

Installs, operates, maintains, repairs and modifies equipment. Performs a variety of maintenance and technical support on products such as equipment, integrated systems and subsystems, and software at customer and/or field locations. Analyzes and evaluates products and related performance. Troubleshoots and diagnoses malfunctions to eliminate problem in minimum time. Installs, upgrades and removes products ensuring coordinative engineering field change. Maintains effective customer communications and relations. May provide onsite training of customer support personnel. work remotely close to customer sites. The Field Engineer or Principal Field Engineer will primarily work from the Rolling Meadows area but will be expected to travel to other customer sites as required (post DoD SkillBridge Program Participation). (Minimal OCONUS travel possible)

Roles & Responsibilities:

  • Troubleshoot AN/AAQ-28 LITENING pod hardware/software issues
  • Perform hardware/software upgrades, supporting flight tests, monitoring and engaging with the customer support line
  • Provide onsite training of customer support personnel
  • Coordinating maintenance and training activities with squadron operations and maintenance staff
  • Other duties include but are not limited to, supporting any engineering investigations and product improvement activities, preparing test reports and summary reports, and creation of procedures.
  • Will be expected to work alone at a field site but within a team structure consisting of members located at other sites.
  • Travel to other customer sites as necessary (typically 5-7 days, but occasionally up to 16 days).
  • Think critically to resolve problems.
  • Effectively communicate and utilize good organizational skills to manage hardware in the field and maintain good customer relations.

This position may be filled as a Field Engineer or Principal Field Engineer based on the qualifications listed below.”

Basic Qualifications for Field Engineer:

  • BS Degree and a minimum of 2 years experience. An additional 4 years of experience may be considered in lieu of a degree.
  • Basic knowledge of EO/IR fundamentals
  • Experience with military flightline operations, support systems and maintenance
  • Effective verbal and written communication, and ability to work in a team environment
  • Ability and willingness to travel to customer locations that include business trips and short term travel to customer facilities at CONUS locations and occasional OCONUS locations. (Up to 75% travel may be required)
  • Must have a minimum of an active interim Secret Clearance. Must be able to obtain and maintain a Secret clearance if selected.

Basic Qualifications for Principal Field Engineer:

  • BS Degree and a minimum of 5 years experience . An additional 4 years of experience may be considered in lieu of a degree.
  • Basic knowledge of EO/IR fundamentals
  • Experience with military flightline operations, support systems and maintenance
  • Effective verbal and written communication, and ability to work in a team environment
  • Ability and willingness to travel to customer locations that include business trips and short term travel to customer facilities at CONUS locations and occasional OCONUS locations. (Up to 75% travel may be required
  • Must have a minimum of an active interim Secret Clearance. Must be able to obtain and maintain a Secret clearance if selected.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Active Secret clearance obtained or investigated within the last 5 years
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Operating Systems
  • Knowledge of military logistical systems
  • Experience in troubleshooting and maintenance of military EO/IR systems and avionics
  • Experience with test and evaluation process
  • Experience with testing of software applications


Salary Range: $67,000 USD - $100,400 USD
Salary Range 2: $82,400 USD - $123,600 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.