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Field Engineer / Principal Field Engineer – 4/10 1st Shift

Requisition ID: R10094872

  • CategoryCategory: Engineering
  • LocationLocation: Edwards AFB, 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 Aeronautics Systems has an opening for a Field or Principal Field Engineer to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals within our Vehicle Engineering organization. This role is located in Edwards Air Force Base, CA.


In this role, the selected candidate will be responsible for assessing, coordinating, and dispositioning non-conformances, as they occur in a test environment. The selected candidate will author detailed engineering instructions by collaborating with a multi-disciplinary team of engineers ensuring the functional integrity of the product. The candidate must be willing to support a dynamic work schedule, willing to travel to potentially remote locations, and frequently respond to pressing needs on short notice. The candidate must be equally comfortable briefing a government customer, members of program leadership, and working closely with engineers and maintenance personnel.  Excellent verbal and non-verbal communication skills are essential in this role.

Key Responsibilities

  • Collaborate with a multi-disciplinary team of engineers to determine effective technical solutions that are innovative, practical, and consistent with organizational objectives.
  • Troubleshoot technical problems to determine solutions in accordance with product and customer specification.
  • Assess, coordinate, and disposition non-conformance as they arise in the test environment.

We offer flexible work arrangements, 4 day - 10 hours/day schedule (Monday - Thursday) on day shift, phenomenal learning opportunities, exposure to a wide variety of projects and customers, and a very friendly team environment. We are looking for self-motivated, proactive, and goal-oriented people to help us grow our services and become even better at what we do.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s of Science degree in a STEM discipline with 2 - 9 years of directly related professional/military experience (4 additional years of relevant professional experience may be considered in lieu of a Bachelor's degree) (Masters degree may count towards an additional 2 years of experience)
  • Experience with the conceptual operation, and troubleshooting of, typical aircraft subsystems
  • Experience briefing leadership on team progress and goals
  • Must have an active DoD Secret clearance (with a background investigation completed within the last 6 years or currently enrolled into Continuous Evaluation)
  • Must have the ability to obtain and maintain Special Access Program (SAP) clearance prior to the commencement of employment.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Advanced degree in Mechanical Engineering or Aerospace Engineering
  • Experience with CATIA V5, NX, Visualization Pro, TeamCenter, MES, or other CAD programs
  • Experience working in an aircraft manufacturing facility
  • Experience interfacing with a military customer
  • Experience with aircraft subsystem design
  • Previous MRB/LE Authority for Engineering

Salary Range: $70,200 USD - $105,200 USD
Salary Range 2: $86,300 USD - $129,500 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.