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Mgr Engineering 2

Requisition ID: R10033358

  • CategoryCategory: Engineering
  • LocationLocation: Palmdale, CA, USA
  • Citizenship RequirementsCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Security Clearance TypeClearance Type: Secret
  • TelecommuteTelecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position
  • ShiftShift: Any (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: 2

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.

The Specialty Test Team in Palmdale Ca. is looking for a qualified Instrumentation Engineering Manager to lead a team of Instrumentation engineers for Full Scale Test execution using Loads Control and Data Acquisition Systems in Structural Testing applications. The selected candidate should thrive in a fast-paced work environment with elevated expectations, be result oriented and be capable of overseeing multiple unique Test Set-up and Test Execution. The STT performs all structural testing, both static and fatigue. Ranging from component level to full scale article on both R&D and flight hardware. 
The ideal candidate will apply their electrical, mechanical, and leadership skills while utilizing complex, state of the art, load control and data acquisition systems to control hundreds of load actuators while monitoring/recording data from thousands of instrumentation acquisition channels. Qualified individuals will collaborate with various disciplines and all levels of personnel throughout all phases of Structural Testing, IE: Test Planning, Hardware and Instrumentation design, procurement and or manufacturing, Test and network architecture set-up, Test Execution, Data Reduction and Test Report Preparation and presentation. Candidate must have Structural Test experience and an extensive understanding of the hardware and methodology employed during a large variety of different testing environments and scenarios. Candidate must have considerable knowledge/experience with operation, concepts, and components comprised within data acquisition and load control hardware as well as related instrumentation such as: LVDTs, Strain Gages, String Pots, Load Cells, pressure transducers, etc. 
The ideal candidate must be a motivated, driven individual with excellent communication skills and possess the ability to lead, mentor, and motivate their team of engineers. 

Responsibilities for the role include, but are not limited to:
  • General understanding of and experience with Control and Data Acquisition Systems
  • Understanding and implementation of effective budget and schedule roadmap planning and management in support of efficient project execution
  • Plan and arrange for the equipment and personnel required for testing. 
  • Interpret and fulfill Test Requirements and author/publish/review Test Procedures, requirements documents, etc.
  • Develop/Lead/Contribute to Readiness/Design Reviews, Customer Briefings, Scheduling & Budgeting Plans, etc.  
  • Test anomaly investigation
  • Participate in post-test data evaluation, problem identification, and resolutions 
  • Skilled with Microsoft Office tools, Excel, Power Point, Visio, and Visual Basic 

Basic Qualifications:

  • ABET accredited Bachelor’s Degree in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, or Math) discipline along with 9 years of relevant experience, and/or Master’s Degree in a STEM discipline with 7 years of relevant experience.
  • Extensive experience with Full Scale Static or Fatigue structural testing
  • A DoD Secret Clearance within 5 years scope and the ability to obtain and maintain a Special Program access within a reasonable period of time, as determined by the company to meet its business needs.
  • This position requires the ability to obtain and maintain a DoD Top Secret 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 5+ years direct hands-on experience with test, measurement & control engineering applications
  • Excellent interpersonal, organizational, oral and written communication skills 
  • Comprehensive experience/knowledge with structures testing, Load Control and Data Acquisition systems (Particularly experience with MOOG and Pacific systems)
  • Foundational knowledge of/experience with emerging measurement technologies such as Digital Image Correlation and Fiber Optic Strain Sensors
  • Hydraulic/pneumatic control system, set up, commissioning and checkout experience. 
  • Experience in mechanical assembly & test, analog electronics, transducers, strain gage design & installation experience
  • Experience with and understanding of complete cradle-to-grave structural testing cycle, interfaces, and integrations from hydraulic & pneumatic system design, structural analytics and design, and instrumentation system designs.
  • Secret or Top Secret clearance preferred, retaining position dependent upon acquiring and maintaining a SAP clearance

Salary Range: $130,500 USD - $195,700 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.