Engineer 5 - Senior Contamination Control Engineer

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Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems is seeking a Senior Contamination Control Engineer5 to work in Redondo Beach, California.

This position is for a Senior Contamination Control Engineer on the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST). He/she will coordinate contamination control support (resolution of technical issues involving contamination control for manufacturing, integration, test and launch of spacecraft) for the JWST program.
This person will be providing senior level contamination support for a major program. Included in the tasks will be to derive contamination control related requirements, write and revise Contamination Control Plans, verify requirements, and support contamination issue resolution. This person will be asked to regularly brief senior program, company, and customer leadership on status and issue resolution. Outstanding written and oral communication is required.
Additionally, this person will have to provide Contamination Control support to the Integration and Test Environment, including hardware inspections and sampling. This support includes review of contamination control plans, cleaning procedures, and AI&T documentation; performance of cleanliness inspections and surface analysis of spacecraft hardware; and witness of various production activities to verify that contamination control requirements are met.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelors of Science degree in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, or Math) field from an accredited institution and14 years of engineering experience in an aerospace environment ORMasters of Science degree in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, or Math) field from an accredited institution and12 years of engineering experience in an aerospace environment.
  • Knowledge and experience in Contamination Control Engineering in a space environment
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a DoD Secret Security Clearance
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Masters' Degree in Aerospace or Mechanical Engineering
  • PhD degree in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, or Math) field from an accredited institution and 9 years of engineering experience in an aerospace environment
  • 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
  • Possesses strong leadership qualities, as well as strong verbal and written communication skills
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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