Principal Engineer Material Process

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Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems is seeking a Parts, Materials, and Process Engineer 3 to work in Redondo Beach, California.

This PM&P Engineer will be tasked with supporting the Metallurgy and Metals Processing section. The ideal candidate will have technical working experience with heat treatment, brazing, welding, forging, and/or chemical processing.

The PM&P Engineer analyzes, researches, designs and develops materials and their related fabrication and application processes to develop and optimize materials for use in engineering design of and/or application in structures, systems and subsystems. This individual applies principles of chemistry, physics, and material behavior to develop metallic, non-metallic and composite material and processing specifications, fabrication and assembly processes. The candidate develops, analyzes and applies material properties and design allowables, processing processes and quality engineering specifications.

Essential Functions

  • Material analysis

  • Failure analysis of components, systems, and subsystems
  • Material life predictions
  • Definition and requirement specifications.
  • Review and approve subcontractor material processing procedures

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelors of Science degree in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, or Math) field from an accredited institution and5 years of engineering experience in an aerospace environment OR
  • Masters of Science degree in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, or Math) field from an accredited institution and3 years of engineering experience in an aerospace environment
  • Practical working experience with heat treatment and chemical processing
  • Technical experience with material analysis, failure analysis, and component analysis
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a DoD Secret Security Clearance and SCI access

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Possesses strong leadership qualities, as well as strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Active In-Scope Secret Security Clearance with SCI Program Access
  • Experience applying principles in material behavior to develop metallic processing specifications

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