Princ Test Engineer

At Northrop Grumman, our employees have incredible opportunities to work on revolutionary systems that impact people's lives around the world today, and for generations to come. 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 look for people who have bold new ideas, courage and a pioneering spirit to join forces to invent the future, and have 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 Innovation Systems designs, builds and delivers space, defense and aviation-related systems to customers around the world. Our main products include launch vehicles and related propulsion systems; missile products, subsystems and defense electronics; precision weapons, armament systems and ammunition; satellites and associated space components and services; and advanced aerospace structures.

Propulsion Systems is currently seeking a Test Engineer, Energetics Manufacturing Engineer 3, to provide testing support in our Test and Research Operations Value Stream team at the Promontory, Utah site.

Role Description:

As a Test Engineer, Energetics Manufacturing Engineer, develop environmental, structural, dynamic, and static test processes for aerospace components including; rocket motors, rocket motor initiation systems, ordnance devices, and illuminating devices using customer specifications, engineering drawings, test plans and other documentation as applicable. The test preparation process includes: review of requirements, development and coordination of safety protocols, design and integration of support equipment, and documenting the test process. The test engineer is responsible for; selection and integration of test instrumentation and data acquisition systems, development of ordnance initiation process, training test technicians, troubleshooting test anomalies, and review of test data. Test engineers work closely with the Safety and Hazards Analysis departments and support cross functional teams in designing and setting up energetic test processes.Test engineers must have demonstrated ability to manage complex test projects and be non-compromising with regards to safety even when working under pressure.Test engineers must be comfortable presenting technical data to internal/external customers, suppliers, and vendors.Test engineers spend time in test facilities (including at offsite customers) developing solutions to a variety of complex testing challenges.
Experience Requirements:

  • Must be able to qualify for an Alcohol Tobacco and Firearm (ATF) Explosives Possessor designation.
  • Must be able to qualify for a Department of Defense security clearance.
  • Must be disciplined to follow detailed instructions and comply with procedures.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills to create clear and understandable planning for operators.
  • Detail oriented but able to understand the big picture.
  • Have a working knowledge of test instrumentation and data systems.
Experience Preferred :
  • Prior experience supporting Testing Operations.
  • Ability to create/modify simple sketches in CAD or related software for planning sketches.
Education/Certifications
  • B.S. degree in an engineering discipline. Prefer Electronics Engineering Technology or Electrical Engineering.
  • Minimum 5 years applicable experience.

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