GBSD Sr Principal Flight Test & Operations Maintenance Lead

Requisition ID: 21004000

  • Category IconCategory: Engineering
  • Location IconLocation: Vandenberg AFB, California
  • Citizenship IconUS Citizenship Required for this Position: Yes
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: Secret
  • Telecommute IconTelecommute: No –Teleworking not available for this position
  • Shift IconShift: 1st Shift
  • Travel IconTravel Required: Yes, 10 % of the Time
  • Positions IconPositions Available: 1

Embark on a career putting innovative, reliable, and agile products and ideas into orbit, and beyond. Northrop Grumman has opportunities waiting for you that play a vital role in human space exploration, national defense, and scientific discovery, supporting multiple programs across the universe. With us, you’ll discover a culture of curiosity and collaboration that will have you Defining Possible from the day you start. Our space systems connect and protect millions of people on earth every day, now and for the future. Explore your future and launch your career today.   Northrop Grumman Space Systems is seeking a Sr. Principal Flight Test & Operations Maintenance Lead.  This position will be located at Vandenberg AFB, with some travel to Roy and Promontory, Utah, and will support the Ground Based Strategic Deterrent (GBSD) program. Learn more about the GBSD program here.    What You’ll Get To Do:  •Maintenance Team lead for ICBM Flight Test execution for the GBSD program at VAFB •Support operations and maintenance of special vehicles, ground support equipment, launch support system, life support equipment and provide daily leadership for the Maintenance Teams •You will develop, plan, and support all flight and ground test activities and ensure compliance with all safety and security measures associated with launch operations •Candidate will author maintenance plans and ensure readiness of all support equipment and personnel for successful launch operations. •Develop inspection processes, plans, participate in the  inspections, and author reports •Develop and execute with the System Test Team and the customer, support for ground and flight test operations. •Collaborate with other IPTs to define test hardware needs and  support requirements for test activities at VAFB •Produce test conops flows that maximizes the utility of test resources while meeting the stringent schedule and technical requirements. •Ensure compliance of technical orders, safety, environmental protection and nuclear surety standards for ground and flight operations •Enjoy a fast paced work environment with high expectations for success •Be the focal point for trouble shooting of ground support equipment and systems •Interact with the customer and program leadership to define and maintain the facilities and support hardware operations •Able to effectively communicate and present to project and program management, other technical managers, technical peers and customers. •Works well in a team environment and has experience with ICBM operations   As a full-time employee of Northrop Grumman Space Systems, you are eligible for our robust benefits package including:  • Medical, Dental & Vision coverage  • 401k  • Educational Assistance  • Life Insurance  • Employee Assistance Programs & Work/Life Solutions   • Paid Time Off   • Health & Wellness Resources   • Employee Discounts    This position’s standard work schedule is a 9/80. The 9/80 schedule allows employees who work a nine-hour day Monday through Thursday to take every other Friday off. 

Job Qualifications:  You’ll Bring These Qualifications: •Bachelors and at least 9 years of systems test experience; or a Master’s and at least 7 years of systems test experience; or a PhD and at least 4 years of systems test experience. 4 years of experience may be substituted in lieu of the required degree •US Citizenship with an Active Secret Clearance or higher (awarded within the past 5 years)  These Qualifications Would be Nice to Have: •Strong facilities maintenance and operations and maintenance of ICBM support equipment, vehicles, and launch operations equipment •MS Office tools and Project Management experience •ICBM Flight Test Experience •Excellent communication and organizational skills; strong interpersonal and analytic skills; works well in a team environment within all levels of the test integrated team structure •QA Experience working with ICBM or like type missile systems •Tech Engineering background for Troubleshooting of Missile based systems •Tech Order development experience

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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  1. Be part of a culture that thrives on intellectual curiosity, cognitive diversity and bringing your whole self to work.
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  3. Enjoy benefits like work-life balance, education assistance and paid time off.


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