Principal Engineer / Senior Principal Engineer NDT - Military And Commercial Composites

Northrop Grumman Clearfield , UT 84016

Posted 1 week ago

US CITIZENSHIP REQUIRED FOR THIS POSITION: Yes

RELOCATION ASSISTANCE: Relocation assistance may be available

CLEARANCE TYPE: Secret

TRAVEL: Yes, 10% of the Time

Description

Join Northrop Grumman on our continued mission to push the boundaries of possible across land, sea, air, space, and cyberspace. Enjoy a culture where your voice is valued and start contributing to our team of passionate professionals providing real-life solutions to our world's biggest challenges. We take pride in creating purposeful work and allowing our employees to grow and achieve their goals every day by Defining Possible. With our competitive pay and comprehensive benefits, we have the right opportunities to fit your life and launch your career today.

Northrop Grumman Aeronautics Systems has an opening for an Engineer NDT to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. This position will be located in Clearfield, Utah.

You will be a part of an Inspection Development Group responsible for:

  • Development of advanced NDT inspection technologies and sensors including laser ultrasound, phased array ultrasound, air coupled ultrasonic, THz and GHz, thermography, shearography, digital x-ray and computer aided data analysis

  • Design, fabrication, installation and testing of automated inspection systems for internal use

  • Integration of advanced NDT inspection technologies into automated systems and their qualification for the production

  • NDT Support of production programs during their whole life cycle

We support multiple prime contractors for military and commercial programs. Our work protects our country from enemy threats. Are you interested in development of NDT for state-of-the-art composites? Come join us!

Responsibilities:

  • Develop and implement non-destructive inspection techniques (automated and hand-held), including training of production personnel;

  • Perform inspections of various composite structures in support of production; evaluation and interpretation of indication for the Structural Engineers in an expeditious time frame to allow rapid MRB response; support other MRB activities including writing SWI for additional inspections;

  • Assist with the design, fabrication & qualification of defect standards;

  • Write technique sheets, procedures, including SWI and EWIs, and reports, as required;

  • Qualify NDT techniques and automated inspection systems for the programs

  • Provide NDT cost estimates for the programs

  • Assist with training & certification of NDT personnel;

  • Perform inspections of various composite structures in support of development, production startup, MRB, or other activities, as required;

  • Assist with instrument & system calibrations; support internal and external audits.

Our team works in a fast-paced work environment with high expectations and significantly diverse assignments. We are comfortable both in a lab environment and on the production floor, and we collaborate closely with NDT technicians, test engineers and quality control engineers, program and operation managers, and customers. We're a small group and a close-knit team. Our work is highly dynamic and our activities will vary from project to project. We are NDT development team integrated within a top tier defense contractor. We are looking for innovators!

Northrop Grumman regularly wins awards for our work-life balance, and we provide a proven suite of benefits including health, retirement, education, etc. This role is day shift with some off hours support for NDI Operations running 24/7. Travel is estimated to be less than 10% to support other sites (Iuka, MS, and Dayton, OH) during system and process qualification as required. We work a 9/80 schedule, which gives you every other Friday to pursue passions outside of the office.

This position may be filled at a Principal Engineer or Senior Principal Engineer level.

Basic Qualifications:

Principal Engineer

  • Bachelor of Science in a STEM discipline plus 4 years of relevant experience; 2 years with Master's Degree; 0 years with PhD. Note: An additional 4 years of relevant work experience may be considered in lieu of a Bachelor's degree.

  • Level 3 certification per NAS410 in Ultrasonic Testing (certification will be verified).

  • Must have an active DoD Secret clearance within 5 years of last investigation.

  • Must have the ability to obtain and maintain a special program access clearance.

Senior Principal Engineer

  • Bachelor of Science in a STEM discipline plus 8 years of relevant experience; 6 years with Master's Degree; 3 years with PhD. Note: An additional 4 years of relevant work experience may be considered in lieu of a Bachelor's degree.

  • Level 3 certification per NAS410 in Ultrasonic Testing (certification will be verified).

  • Must have an active DoD Secret clearance within 5 years of last investigation.

  • Must have the ability to obtain and maintain a special program access clearance.

  • Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in Ultrasonic Testing of composite materials in aerospace or manufacturing environment

  • Education in Electrical Engineering or Physics.

  • Experience in Ultrasonic Phased Array technology

  • Experience in Thermography and Shearography

  • Experience in operating automated ultrasonic inspection systems

  • Experience in support high-rate program with multiple shifts

  • Functional knowledge of instruments, systems, and software used for ultrasonic inspection of composites using manual or automated pulse echo, through transmission, pitch-catch, and phased array techniques

  • Must be capable of setting up and performing inspections, and interpreting results using available equipment & software, given general guidelines and requirements with a limited amount of supervision

  • Must be able to interpret codes, standards, and other contractual documents that control NDT method(s)

  • Must be capable of selecting the method and technique for a specific inspection

  • Must be capable of preparing and verifying the adequacy of procedures, work instructions, reports & presentations

  • Must be capable of training NDT personnel and supporting the examination and certification of personnel

  • Experience analyzing data quantitatively, for example generating porosity correlations

  • Proficiency with CAD/solid modeling software

What We Offer

At Northrop Grumman, we are on the cutting edge of innovation -- building the next generation of sophisticated aircraft to protect our country. Our diverse portfolio of programs means there are endless paths to cultivate your career. We are well-known for our inclusive, family environment, phenomenal learning opportunities, and exposure to a wide variety of projects and customers. We also offer exceptional benefits/healthcare, a great 401K matching program, and 14 Employee Resource Groups inclusive of all employees!

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Salary Range: $82,000.00 - $123,000.00Salary Range 2: $101,600.00 - $152,400.00

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 https://www.saferfederalworkforce.gov/contractors/.

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 http://www.northropgrumman.com/EEO. U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.


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