Principal Engineer Metrology

    • Redondo Beach, CA

Engineering

Qualifications:

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 Space Systems has an opening for a Principal Metrology Engineer to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals and maintain our world class capabilities in a dynamic environment. This position will be located in Redondo Beach CA.

The qualified candidate will become part of Northrop Grumman's Material, Process and Services team.

Essential Functions:
• Maintain laboratory recognition/accreditation
• Conduct technical audits of the calibration laboratory (including suppliers) to verify traceability of standards and compliance with published standards and guidelines
• Develop and lead technical audits of the calibration laboratory (including suppliers) to verify traceability of standards and compliance with published standards and guidelines
• Perform technical assessments for personnel performance reviews
• Develop, document, and maintain procedures, based on principles of measurement science, technical analysis of measurement problems and accuracy and precision requirements
• Develop calibration systems and procedures, based on principles of measurement science, technical analysis of measurement problems and accuracy and precision requirements
• Inspect and evaluate new calibration standards for proper operation before releasing to calibration laboratory
• Recommend standards for use in calibration applications, including Test Equipment Justification
• Design and document measurement reference material for laboratory use
• Research and develop calibration standards & systems
• Provide technical input to quotes
• Perform Equipment Performance Report evaluations
• Perform interval analysis
• Design, develop and validate calibration and measurement software
• Perform calibrations as required
• Assist projects in trouble shooting and root cause analysis of measurement issues or measurement system problems and advise project engineers in measurement techniques & equipment operation
• Perform state-of-the-art or special measurements
• Develop, implement and maintain the calibration laboratory's quality systems per published standards and guidelines
• Evaluate and recommend M&TE for use in measurement applications
• Evaluate supplier's products and provide feedback; work with suppliers to resolve product issues and make improvement recommendations
• Train technicians and engineers in calibration methodologies and measurement principles
• Perform uncertainty evaluation and analysis for measurement standards and associated measurement processes


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