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Principal Test Conductor

Requisition ID: R10104813

  • CategoryCategory: Mission and Quality Assurance
  • Location Location: Palmdale, CA, USA   |  Edwards AFB, CA, USA  |  Mojave, CA, USA +2 more
  • 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: 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 Principal Test Conductor to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. This position is located in Palmdale, Ca, Mojave, Ca and Edwards AFB , Ca .


  • Responsible to ensure engineering tests serve mission objectives and mechanisms are in place to execute the tests.
  • Responsible for testing all customer samples.
  • Oversees the operational aspects of engineering tests and serves as liaison to program, engineering, and line management.
  • Reviews status of test requirements, manages schedules, and prepares reports.
  • Selects and supervises technicians during test.
  • Assesses anomalies and develops resolutions to documented procedures in conjunction with Test and Quality Engineering.
  • This position requires outstanding written and oral communications skills.
  • Individual will be required to serve as a principal subject matter focal point between maintenance, test operations - contractor and customer.
  • Individual must be able to work without direction to develop solutions to complex problems; must be 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.

Basic Qualifications:

Principal Test Conductor:

  • Bachelor’s Degree and 5 years of industry-related experience OR a HS Diploma with 9 years industry-related experience        
  • Ability to work non-standard hours and multiple shifts on a part-time basis
  • Active DoD Secret Clearance within scope of five years
  • Experience working in a production or test environment.
  • Must be able to work from extended work platforms at elevated heights and for an extended period of time
  • Basic computer proficiency (Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook)
  • Must have experience with aircraft maintenance, systems check-out, pre and post-flight processes. 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Active DoD Top Secret Clearance within scope of five years
  • Must be able to obtain Special Program Access

This position reports to Palmdale, CA, USA, however, you are able to work from any of the additional 2 locations listed above.

Salary Range: $95,000 USD - $142,400 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.