Engineer 3- Contamination Control Engineer

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Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems has an opening for a Contamination Control Engineer to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. This position will be located in Redondo Beach, CA.

The selected candidate will act as a Contamination Control Engineer for the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST).

Essential Functions:

  • Support all phases of a Space program as a Contamination Control Engineer.
  • Provide Lab support where needed.
  • Work within a multidisciplinary team to insure program requirements and goals are met.
  • Provide support to the JWST Integration and Test team, performing contamination inspections, tests, cleanings and process and hardware controls where needed.

The selected candidate should thrive in a fast-paced work environment with high expectations, significantly diverse assignments, collaborative/team settings across all levels. Candidate must be comfortable in a lab environment and be able to collaborate closely with system engineers, hardware designers, and integration/test engineers and technicians.

Basic Qualifications:

  • BS Degree in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Materials Science, Mechanical Engineering or related engineering field with 2 years experience orMS Degree in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Materials Science, Mechanical Engineering or related engineering field.
  • Must have knowledge and understanding of mechanical and physical properties of materials, chemical processes, and space

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Ability to multitask, and be self-directed
  • Good written and oral communication skills, be team oriented, and have problem solving analytical skills
  • Experience working in a cleanroom and with contamination-sensitive hardware
  • Have the communication skill to work across organizational and discipline boundaries to achieve results, and have the demonstrated ability to interface with all levels of functional and project management
  • Experience working with space hardware and engineering teams
  • Active, In scope DoD Top Secret or SCI clearance
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