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Principal Test Conductor

Requisition ID: R10101845

  • CategoryCategory: Mission and Quality Assurance
  • LocationLocation: Redondo Beach, CA, USA
  • Citizenship RequirementsCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Security Clearance TypeClearance Type: SCI
  • TelecommuteTelecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position
  • ShiftShift: 1st Shift (United States of America)
  • Travel RequirementsTravel Required: Yes, 25% of the Time
  • 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.

Strategic Space Systems Division (SSSD) is an industry-leading provider for launch systems capabilities serving national security, military, civil and commercial customers. We are built on a heritage of providing innovative, affordable and reliable aerospace and defense products that our customers rely on to achieve mission success. Join the Space revolution and make the impossible, possible.

The Thermal Test Department is seeking a Principal Test Conductor (Thermal Test Lab Operations) with electronics and mechanical skill set to support thermal vacuum and cycle testing of complex flight and development hardware. Candidate must possess strong communication and technical writing skills, a demonstrated understanding of mechanical principles, and an ability and desire to learn and problem solve.  Preferred candidate will be a self-starter able to work independently and lead small teams. This position will be located in Redondo Beach, California.

Responsibilities include:

  • Directly support Thermal Test Management to plan and perform test operations with limited oversight, across disciplines and departments.

  • Define and manage team tasking, supervise and mentor technicians during assembly and test of hardware

  • Provide training to junior personnel in procedure execution, technical concepts, test setup and equipment maintenance\

  • Provides feedback to management for individual performance of assigned Thermal Technicians.

  • Review testing requirements and provide hardware/test recommendations to procedures or components to achieve testing specifications

  • Lead advanced troubleshooting activities to assess anomalies and develop resolutions in conjunction with Test and Quality Engineering

  • Lead the configuration, maintenance, and operation of Thermal Test equipment.

  • Ability to perform touch labor when required.

  • Ability to work off hours and weekends.

  • Execute special assignments in support of the functional home room

As a full-time employee of Northrop Grumman Space Systems, you are eligible for our robust benefits package including:

  • Medical, Dental & Vision coverage

  • 401k

  • Educational Assistance

  • Life Insurance

  • Employee Assistance Programs & Work/Life Solutions

  • Paid Time Off

  • Health & Wellness Resources

  • Employee Discounts

This position’s standard work schedule is a 9/80. The 9/80 schedule allows employees who work a nine-hour day Monday through Thursday to take every other Friday off.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree with a minimum 5 years’ of combined experience supporting integration, test or assembly of mechanical hardware; OR Master’s Degree with a minimum 3 years’ of combined experience supporting integration, test or assembly of mechanical hardware; OR High School Diploma or General Education Diploma (G.E.D) plus 9 years’ of combined experience supporting integration, test or assembly of mechanical hardware

  • Leadership experience on a project and/or team

  • Demonstrated experience in executing procedures and setting up tests.

  • Ability to obtain and maintain active in-scope SCI clearance access.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience handling space flight hardware

  • Experience with Thermal Testing, including operating and maintaining thermal chambers and support equipment

  • Active in-scope SCI clearance access.

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.