Engineer Material Process 3

At Northrop Grumman, our employees have incredible opportunities to work on revolutionary systems in air and space that impact people's lives around the world today, and for generations to come. Our work preserves freedom and democracy, and advances human discovery and our understanding of the universe. We look for people who have bold new ideas, courage and a pioneering spirit to join forces to invent the future, and have a lot of 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 Aerospace Systems has an opening for a Materials and Processes Engineer 3 to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. This position will be located in El Segundo, CA.

The selected candidate will develop and implement software integration plans in a lab environment supporting various space, aircraft, and ground systems.

Essential Functions:

  • Perform mechanical testing, thermal analysis, environmental conditioning, cross-sectional analysis, and failure analysis on materials and design elements
  • Perform developmental composite fabrication processes
  • Ensure consistency and quality of material fabrication and test plans/procedures
  • Act as a resourceful point of contact for both the test and development teams
  • Support the development of teams in the investigation of issues

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.

Basic Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's Degree in a Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM) discipline from an accredited university and at least5 years of materials and processes engineering development and test experience OR Master's Degree in STEM and at least3 years of materials and processes engineering experience
  • The ability to obtain DoD Secret and program accessclearances


Preferred Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree in Materials Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or Electrical Engineering
  • Excellent 2-way communication skills (upward and downward)
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal skills, and the ability to interface with all levels of employees and management
  • Active, In-scope DoD Secret or SCI clearance


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.${descr2}${descr3}


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