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Principal/ Sr. Principal Materials & Processes Design Engineer

Requisition ID: R10090972

  • CategoryCategory: Engineering
  • LocationLocation: Corinne, UT, USA
  • Citizenship RequirementsCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Security Clearance TypeClearance Type: None
  • TelecommuteTelecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position
  • ShiftShift: 1st Shift (United States of America)
  • Travel RequirementsTravel Required: Yes, 10% of the Time
  • Relocation AssistanceRelocation Assistance: Relocation assistance may be available
  • 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 Space Systems – Propulsions Division is currently looking for a Principal/ Sr. Principal Materials & Processes Design Engineer to work in our Promontory, UT location.

Description & Responsibilities:

The design engineering position is a technical expert in the materials and processes associated with liners, adhesives, and thermal protections materials. The primary functions are design support for process development and production support located at the Promontory Utah facilities with focus on production and resolution of production issues. They are also the principal investigator and contributor for test efforts involving materials and processes associated with the mixing and application of adhesives, liners, and thermal protection systems. This includes troubleshooting and problem resolution involving material obsolescence issues and evaluation of replacements and recommended design/material changes to address legacy production challenges.

Responsibilities include:

  • Defining and managing requirements for materials and processes

  • Design ownership of material specifications and drawings

  • Leading test efforts including authoring test plans, providing instructions to the lab for how to perform testing, providing oversight, and reporting on test results

  • Addressing material obsolescence issues

  • Performing compliance assessment of product design against customer requirements

  • Design support for the production application of liners, adhesives, and thermal protection systems, including production data review and non-conformance response

Minimum Requirements:

  • Candidate must have a minimum of 5 years of experience in engineering or related field (3 years with a Masters).

  • Knowledge of solid rocket motor and production, including related manufacturing processes

  • Hands-on experience with production processing or laboratory testing

  • Demonstrated team leadership skills

  • Travel expectation of 0% – 5%, with primary work location at Promontory, Utah.

Preferred Requirement's:

  • Technical knowledge in either viscoelastic materials, liners, adhesives, or thermal protection systems

  • Familiarity with material obsolescence and vendor process change evaluation and qualification

  • Knowledge of M&P engineering design, R&D, analysis, test, and manufacturing processes

  • Previous team leadership experience, and hands-on design and/or analysis

  • Experience with NASA, commercial and strategic programs and configuration management requirements


  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering (aerospace, chemical, electrical, mechanical, material sciences engineering, or physics) required with 5 years of experience or MS with 3 years of experience.

  • Position can be filled one level higher, 9 years with BS or 7 years with MS

Salary Range: $87,600 USD - $131,400 USD
Salary Range 2: $108,600 USD - $163,000 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

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 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.