Associate Test Engineer

Requisition ID: 20026001

  • Category IconCategory: Engineering
  • Location IconLocation: Ronkonkoma
  • Citizenship IconUS Citizenship Required for this Position: Yes
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: None
  • Telecommute IconTelecommute: No –Teleworking not available for this position
  • Shift IconShift: 1st Shift
  • Travel IconTravel Required: No
  • Positions IconPositions Available: 1

Join Northrop Grumman on our continued mission to push the boundaries of possible across land, sea, air, space, and cyberspace. Enjoy a culture where your voice is valued and start contributing to our team of passionate professionals providing real-life solutions to our world’s biggest challenges. We take pride in creating purposeful work and allowing our employees to grow and achieve their goals every day by Defining Possible. With our competitive pay and comprehensive benefits, we have the right opportunities to fit your life and launch your career today.   Discover careers that change the world and further advancements in defense, technology, and engineering today at Northrop Grumman. Use your experience to grow your career and support our global customers with the technology, systems, and solutions they need to enable their missions on the front lines and secure our world every day. With Northrop Grumman, you’ll discover a culture built on diversity, respect, and above all teamwork. Together with our group of experts across the technical spectrum, you’ll discover opportunities to make a difference in our world and start solving some of the world’s most critical problems in the most innovative ways.    Northrop Grumman Weapon Systems, Missile Products Business Unit with an office located in Ronkonkoma, New York is a provider of research, development, test and evaluation services to the aerospace and defense industry, specializing in the development of advanced AeroPropulsion and structural systems.  The Ronkonkoma site is currently seeking an Associate Test Engineer to support the wind tunnel test facility testing capabilities in support of Ramjet and Scramjet Propulsion programs.       Job Responsibilities:
  • Support efforts to develop and mature ramjet and scramjet programs and internal research and development activities.
  • Support propulsion and subsystem test program hardware integration in the test cell and test execution
  • Work with lead Test Engineers to implement program testing requirements (i.e. engineering, schedule, hardware installation and test preparation).
  • Support fluid system design in support of testing requirements, includes schematic generation, hardware specification and technician support for installation and checkouts
  • Prepare and present preliminary, critical and test readiness reviews in support of test programs
  • Support the installation of test hardware on test stand, integration and verification of instrumentation, support lead Test Engineer in test execution and troubleshooting.
  • Assist with post test data analysis and communication of results.

Basic Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical/Aerospace Engineering with 1 or more years of experience
  • Ability to obtain a Secret Clearance, which requires US Citizenship as a pre-requisite
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, writing, presentation and critical thinking skills.
  • Must be able to work effectively in a dynamic laboratory setting with a diverse technical team environment characterized by frequently changing tasks, new priorities and quick responses.
  • Experience with laboratory test system design, hardware integration and support.
  • Experience in designing fluid systems, component specification, failure analysis and communication of requirements to technician staff
  • Experience in reading and understanding fluid system schematics, mechanical drawings, and parts lists.
  • Experience in the analysis of large datasets, troubleshooting and presenting findings.
  • Experience working in a highly regulated industry with strict customer/process requirements
  • Proficient ability to use Microsoft Office suite (Excel, Word, Power Point, Project)
  Preferred Qualifications:
  • A high degree of computer literacy and proficiency with Microsoft Office (Word ,Excel and PowerPoint), familiarity with Microsoft Visio, Microsoft Project, AutoCAD and other drawing packages
  • Experience with laboratory test system design, hardware integration and support.
  • Experience in designing fluid system design, component selection and flow calculations
  • Must have good communication skills and be able to write and deliver presentations in front of senior management and customers.
  • Comfort with hands on interaction with various test hardware and tooling, instrumentation and facility support piping systems such as Hydrogen, Oxygen and fuel
  This position falls under a Federal Explosives License issued by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) for this location.  Candidates hired into this role will be required to complete and submit an Employee Possessor Questionnaire to ATF for approval to be a possessor. 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 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.