Associate Engr Matl Process

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.

Job Summary

Analyzes, researches, designs and develops materials and their related fabrication and application processes to develop and optimize materials for use in engineering design of and/or application in structures, systems and subsystems. Applies principles of chemistry, physics, and material behavior to develop metallic, non-metallic and composite material and processing specifications, fabrication and assembly processes. Develops, analyzes and applies material properties and design allowables, processing processes and quality engineering specifications. Material analyses may include failure analysis of components, systems and subsystems, life predictions, and definition and requirement specifications. May review and approve subcontractor material processing procedures.

Job Responsibilities

  • Materials analysis/characterization, failure analysis and cause-and-effects analysis as it applies to spacecraft systems/subsystems failure, destructive and non-destructive investigative work in the laboratory.
  • Theoretical modelling and analysis of thermal and mechanical stress effects on space components.
  • Approval of drawings, engineering notes, materials and processes plan and usage list, bill of materials.
Required Skills
  • Knowledge of metallic and non-metallic materials, composites, thermal and mechanical processing of materials, welding, brazing, other common processes.
  • Knowledge of failure analysis, root cause analysis, common failure modes, materials characterization.
  • Knowledge of laboratory analytical equipment including scanning electron microscopy, energy dispersive spectroscopy, infrared spectroscopy, x-ray radiography is preferred.
  • Strong theoretical background on metallurgy, materials science, and some aspects of physics/chemistry.
Education and Experience
  • Requires B.S. in Materials Science, Metallurgy, or Physics with materials specialization with 2 years of experience in the industry
  • Experience in the aerospace industry and familiarity with aerospace standards a big plus
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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