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Associate Test Conductor

Requisition ID: R10092573

  • CategoryCategory: Mission and Quality Assurance
  • LocationLocation: Palmdale, CA, USA
  • Citizenship RequirementsCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Security Clearance TypeClearance Type: Secret
  • TelecommuteTelecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position
  • ShiftShift: 1st Shift (United States of America)
  • Travel RequirementsTravel Required: Yes, 10% of the Time
  • Number of Positions AvailablePositions 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.

Northrop Grumman Aeronautic Systems has an immediate opening at our Palmdale, California facility for a Associate Test Conductor. The test team is seeking a candidate that can develop and publish integrated test plans, detailed test plans, test schedules, and test procedures for developmental testing. 

The primary job responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following: 

  • Contribute to the development of detailed test plans, test schedules, and test procedures and provide support for integration testing.
  • Support and host test planning working groups. 
  • Contribute to test card development and review in collaboration with other engineering disciplines, system test and engineering management.
  • Interface with design and analysis functions to develop test and test data requirements.
  • Coordinate test equipment and personnel requirements for safe and efficient execution of tests.
  • Provide test execution support and make real-time decisions regarding safety, efficiency, and effectiveness.
  • Participate in post-test data evaluation and discrepancy resolution. 
  • Serve as the subject matter focal point to interface with internal and external organizations to develop test and test data requirements. 
  • Excellent communication skills required, must work well in a team environment, and must work independently to solve a variety of complex problems. 

Basic Qualifications for a Test Conductor:

  • Bachler's degree and 0 years of exp. Will accept experience in lieu of degree High School Diploma/GED and 3 years of industry-related experience.
  • A DoD Secret clearance as well as the ability to obtain and maintain a Special Program Access clearance.

  • Experience working in a production or test environment.
  • Basic computer proficiency (Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook)

Preferred Qualifications:

  • In depth knowledge of or test experience, test equipment use and troubleshooting, and knowledge of control room monitoring.
  • Able to work both within a team environment and independently; must be self-motivated, thorough, and detailed; and must be willing to learn additional engineering discipline areas.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office and Integrated Analysis & Data System (IADS). Overtime, odd shifts, and weekend work will occasionally be required.


Salary Range: $63,800 USD - $95,800 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.