Designer 2 Packaging Specialist

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Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems has an opening for a Designer 2 Packaging Specialist to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. This position will be located in Edwards, AFB in California.

The Designer 2 Packaging Specialist will design components or portions of packaging, material handling, storage and transportability (PHS&T) systems as well as modifying existing designs with the intent of developing or improving products to simplify manufacturing, production and logistical engineering support operations. Develop packaging instructions for the shipping of military and commercial parts utilizing military and commercial packaging standards to include hazardous materials shipping. Further to identify, plan, resource and acquire packaging/preservation, handling, storage and transportability (PHS&T) constraints which maximize the availability and usability of DOD assets ensuring survivability for either training or mission support requirements.

Essential Functions:

  • Develop material handling and Parts Protection Specifications, Special Packaging Instructions and Coded Packaging Data
  • Determine packaging specifications according to the nature of the product, cost limitations, legal requirements, and the type of protection required, considering need for resistance to such external variables as moisture, corrosive chemicals, temperature variations, light, heat, rough handling, and tampering
  • Support the Package Engineer in the development of supplier packaging requirements
  • Contribute to the completion of milestones associated with specific projects
  • Function as a Liaison primarily to internal company contacts, (inter-organizational teams) and occasionally with outside customer contacts on routine matters

Basic Qualifications:

  • High school diploma
  • Minimum 3 years of military and commercial packing/shipping and handling/hazmat experience
  • Experience using Word, Excel and PowerPoint to create documents, reports, spreadsheets and slides to present data and requirements
  • Ability to resolve routine questions and problems, and refer more complex questions to upper management
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a Secret Security Clearance and Special Program Access

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Associates or technical degree in mechanical drafting, with computer aided design knowledge (AUTOCAD, SolidWorks, CATIA)
  • 5 years package/shipping and handling/hazmat experience
  • Provide written packaging instructs to support shipping product and hazardous materials both domestic and international along with some crate/tooling design requirements
  • Hazmat certification
  • Active Secret Security Clearance
  • Ability to obtain a SSBI

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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