Principal Materials & Process Engineer - Space Components

    • San Diego, CA

At Northrop Grumman, our employees have incredible opportunities to work on revolutionary systems and technology 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 are making history.

Northrop Grumman's Space System's sector is looking for a Principal Materials & Process Engineer to support the Space Components organization/business unit located in San Diego, CA.

Primary Responsibilities:
• Review of down-flowed engineering process requirements to ensure applicability to part type.
• Documentation and implementation, including training, of any new processes introduced. Implementation and monitoring of SPC methodologies into manufacturing.
• Establishment of 'lessons learned' evaluation of projects and implementation of such lessons into future programs. Development and refinement of manufacturing tools.
• Lead and/or support for Failure Analysis/Cause and Corrective Action activities.
• Design of Experiments (DOE) activities for manufacturing efficiency and quality improvement. Validation and qualification of new equipment.
• Drawing review and approval


Basic Skills/Abilities
• Bachelor's in Material Science or related degree with 5+ years' experience, Master's degree with 3 years' experience
• Good communication and written skills.
• Prior experience in an Aerospace hardware manufacturing environment
• Hands on working experience with composites manufacturing processes
• Demonstrated analytical approach to problem solving and data analysis
• US Citizenship

Preferred Skills/Abilities
• Working knowledge of high performance carbon/epoxy and carbon composites systems, core materials, adhesives, surface treatment.
• Prior experience in an Aerospace or Space hardware manufacturing environment.

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