Engineer, Measurements/Loads Control

    • Palmdale, CA

At Northrop Grumman we develop cutting-edge technology that preserves freedom and advances human discovery. 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 continue to innovate with developments from launching the first commercial flight to space, to discovering the early beginnings of the universe. Our employees are not only part of history, they're making history.

Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems has an opening for a Systems Test Engineer.

The Specialty Test Team in Palmdale Ca. is looking for qualified Junior-level Instrumentation Engineers to join our diverse team. The SST performs all structural testing, both static and fatigue. Ranging from component level to full scale article on both R&D and flight hardware.

Selected Candidate will apply their electrical, mechanical, and computer skills while utilizing complex, state of the art, load control and data acquisition systems to control 100's of load actuators while acquiring feedback /data from 1000's of sensors. Qualified individuals will collaborate with various disciplines and all levels of personnel throughout all phases of Structural Testing, IE: Test Planning, Hardware and Instrumentation design, procurement and or manufacturing, Test Set-up, Test Execution, Data Reduction and Test Report Preparation and presentation.

Selected candidate must be a motivated, driven individual with excellent communication skills. Candidate must have the fundamentals that will enable him to work on and develop strong analytical / troubleshooting skills. Selected candidate must be willing and capable of working for and under the direction of more experienced personnel and willing to execute to written and verbal Instructions.

Selected candidates are expected to perform and or be capable and willing to learn how to perform the following.
• Setup, Program, Operate, and maintain LCS and DAS
• Plan and arrange for the equipment required for testing.
• Interpret Test Requirements and Co-Author and publish Test Procedures.
• Participate in Test Ready Reviews
• Report status of testing and constraints.
• Participate in post-test data evaluation, problem identification, and resolutions.
• Proficient with Micro Soft Office tools, Excel, Power Point, Visio, and Visual Basic
• Have a thorough understanding of Wheatstone Bridge based sensors
• 2D drawings in AutoCAD


Basic Qualifications

Bachelor's Degree in a Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM) discipline from an accredited university and 2+ years in test operations or Master's Degree in STEM with no experience

This position requires the ability to obtain and maintain a DOD Secret or Top Secret Clearance as well as Program Special access within a reasonable period of time, as determined by the company to meet its business needs

Preferred Qualifications:

Secret or Top Secret clearance preferred

3 years direct hands-on experience with test, measurement & control engineering applications.

Experience with structures testing, LCS and DAQ systems

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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