Sr. Principal Engineer Reliabi

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 Aerospace Systems has an opening for a Reliability Engineer 4 to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. This position will be located in Melbourne, FL

The Engineer will be assigned work in the Global Logistics & Modernization organization performing System Reliability & Maintainability (R&M) Engineering Analysis. Candidate will be responsible for establishing, monitoring and verifying subsystem R&M performance requirements for all design changes and new development efforts to ensure that R&M program requirements are achieved. The primary responsibility of the position will be reliability, maintainability, and testability.

Essential Functions:

  • Perform R&M allocations and predictions
  • Develop Failure Modes Effects and Criticality Analysis (FMECA) analysis
  • Perform Built In Test (BIT) testability analysis
  • Develop mission reliability analysis
  • Support the development of teams in the investigation of issues
  • Familiarity with Fault Tree Analysis (FTA)
  • Experience with Failure Reporting Analysis and Corrective Action System (FRACAS)
  • Experience with maintainability demonstrations
  • Experience with Highly Accelerated Life Testing (HALT), Reliability Growth Testing (RGT), and Environmental Stress Screening (ESS)
  • Liaison with Integrated Product Teams (IPT) and suppliers for the R&M of assigned subsystems

The selected candidate should thrive in a fast-paced work environment with high expectations, significantly diverse assignments, collaborative/team settings across all levels. Candidate must be able to collaborate closely with system engineers, hardware designers, and integration/test engineers. The engineer may develop, coordinate and conduct technical reliability studies and evaluations of engineering design concepts and design of experiments (DOE) constructs. Recommend design or test methods and statistical process control procedures for achieving required levels of product reliability. Compile and analyze performance reports and process control statistics; investigate and analyze relevant variables potentially affecting product and processes. Ensure that corrective measures meet acceptable reliability standards. Analyze preliminary plans and develop reliability engineering programs to achieve company, customer and governmental agency reliability objectives. May develop mathematical models to identify units, batches or processes posing excessive failure risks. As necessary, propose changes in design or formulation to improve system and/or process reliability. May determine units and/or batches requiring environmental testing, and specify minimum number of samples to obtain statistically valid data.


Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree in a Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics discipline from an accredited university and 9 years of engineering experience OR Master's Degree in STEM and 7 years of engineering experience.
  • Experience in Reliability and Maintainability discipline
  • An active in-scope DoD Secret or Top Secret clearance within last 5 years
  • The ability to obtain program access

    Preferred Qualifications:
    • Bachelor's degree in Mechanical, Aerospace or Electrical Engineering or similar Engineering Degree
    • Knowledge of Reliability and Maintainability discipline
    • Excellent 2-way communication skills (upward and downward)
    • Excellent communication, interpersonal skills, and the ability to interface with all levels of employees and management
    • Active, In scope DoD Top Secret or SCI clearance

    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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