2020 Associate Materials and Process Design Engineer- Promontory, Utah

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 Innovation Systems designs, builds and delivers space, defense and aviation-related systems to customers around the world. Our main products include launch vehicles and related propulsion systems; missile products, subsystems and defense electronics; precision weapons, armament systems and ammunition; satellites and associated space components and services; and advanced aerospace structures.

We are currently seeking an entry-level Materials and Process Design Engineer.

The candidate will be responsible for supporting a diverse team of engineers through various test efforts, data analysis activities and engineering document updates for various programs. The candidate will also be required to provide technical support and guidance for production issues as they arise. The primary work location is at the Promontory, Utah campus.

Role description & Responsibilities:

The Materials and Process Engineer is a technical expert in the behavior of inert and/or energetic materials and their integration with flight systems. The primary accountabilities are:
• Technical owner of design requirements for select materials and processes for multiple programs
• Design support for Promontory Motor VSO and/or Nozzle VSO and KSC Integration with focus on production and resolution of production issues
• Principle investigator and contributor for test efforts involving materials and processes, including troubleshooting and problem resolution
• Resolution of material obsolescence issues and evaluation of replacements
• Recommended design/material changes to address legacy production challenges
Job Duties:
• Define and manage requirements for inert materials and processes
• Define test objectives, author engineering test plans, prepare test reports, and provide oversight for test activities
• Development, qualification, execution, and on-going support of new test specimens and methods as dictated by program needs
• Provide technical design and production support to the Promontory Motor VSO, Nozzle VSO, and KSC Integration (focus on production and resolution of issues) as necessary
• Provide MRB support and disposition as needed to maintain production or testing schedule and ensure compliance with test requirements
• Coordinate with functional organizations (component design engineering, project engineering, process engineering, quality engineering, analysis engineering, program management, procurement, research and development laboratories) in the development and implementation of materials
• Represent the M&P discipline to internal customers, external customers, and team members
• Coordinate peer reviews, analysis, project status, and customer reviews
• Ensure work product and deliverables comply with requirements and standards
• Primary interface will be with R&D scientists, Test and Research Operations, Process Engineers, Quality Engineers, Structural Analysts, Ballisticians, program leadership, and cross functional product teams that support NASA, DoD, and commercial programs.

Skills & Qualifications:
• Excellent written and oral communication skills, with the capability to address high levels of management, detail oriented design and analysis engineers, and both internal and external customers and suppliers
• Interpersonal skills and organizational savvy to ensure success: easily relate well to a wide variety of diverse styles, build diverse networks, be quick to find common ground, and collaborate well with others
• Excellent time management and organizational skills
• Detail-oriented but able to understand the big picture
• Demonstrated critical problem solving skills
• Lead or significant contributor on IRAD or technical development projects


Basic Qualifications:

A candidate, regardless of age and hiring source, must meet ALL of the below criteria. The candidate must:

• Be completing or has completed their degree (Bachelor's, Master's, or PhD) from an accredited institution.
• Be majoring in or having majored in position Chemical, Mechanical, Aerospace, or Material Science Engineering
• Have an overall cumulative GPA of 3.0/4.0 or higher (unofficial academic transcripts must be provided at time of application by uploading the documents to your application or profile)
• Be able to obtain and maintain a U.S. Government security clearance (U.S. citizenship is a pre-requisite)

Preferred Qualifications:

• Have an overall cumulative GPA of 3.25/4.0 or higher
• Previous internship/co-op or other work experience, leadership & teamwork capabilities, interpersonal communication skills, and activities (professional/community/extracurricular).

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

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