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Sr Principal Test Facility Engineer

Requisition ID: R10108062

  • CategoryCategory: Engineering
  • LocationLocation: Sunnyvale, 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
  • 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 Mission Systems (NGMS) is looking for you to join our team as a SR Principal Test Facility Engineer based out of Sunnyvale, CA.

What you’ll get to do:

  • Perform life cycle and root cause failure analysis of steam facility equipment, including boilers, cooling towers, condensers, and other high temperature and pressure systems.
  • Research, plan, design and develop new systems and operating profiles to increase test facility efficiency.
  • Perform thermal and heat transfer analysis on various test facility systems and components. -
  • Support testing of main propulsion and power generation equipment.
  • Prepare technical reports and present to Test Facility Engineering Management.
  • Prepare proposals, statement of work, project planning and coordinate operator/contractor work assignments.
  • Responsible for Test Facility Operational Procedures to ensure safe operations and technical accuracy.
  • Maintain and develop preventative maintenance procedures and corrective maintenance planning for overhaul and repair of systems and components.
  • Develop and maintain program specific Pre and Post Test checklists.



Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics) and 9+ years of mechanical and/or electrical engineering work experience; Master’s Degree and 7+ years of mechanical and/or electrical engineering work experience; PhD and 4 years of mechanical and/or electrical engineering work experience.
  • Ability to read and interpret engineering drawings.
  • Proven Competency in the operation of propulsion and power plant machinery; Fluid and Thermodynamic Systems experience.
  • Project Management Acuity and MS Office competency.
  • Ability to obtain a Secret Clearance.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering.
  • Test Facility and/or Power Generation/Chemical Facility operational experience.
  • FEA modeling experience.
  • Design Software Acuity (AutoCAD, Cero, Solidworks or equivalent).

Salary Range: $117,700 USD - $176,500 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.