Test Conductor 5


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Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems has an opening for a Test Conductor / Test Director 5 to join our Systems Test Integration & Evaluation (SIT&E) team. This position will be located in Palmdale, CA.

The selected candidate will support structural testing of a full-scale airframe, directly responsible for design and manufacture of test fixtures & reaction frame, procurement & integration of test hardware, integration of the Load Control & Data Acquisition System, and conduct of test.

Essential Functions:

  • Test planning & scheduling
  • Cost reduction analysis
  • Optimizing cycle time
  • Test anomaly investigation
  • Creating test procedures & final test reports
  • Customer briefings
  • EVMS duties
  • Responsible for lab safety procedures and developing a test article overload protection plan.
  • Act as the primary interface between Airframe Product Team and the Test Lab Team.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelors in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math) plus 14 Years engineering experience; OR Master's in STEM plus 12 Years engineering experience; OR PhD plus 9 Year's engineering experience
  • Highly qualified candidates may be considered with no degree and 22 years engineering experience
  • Current Active DoD Secret security experience required to start
  • Able and willing to travel short term as required by the statement of work

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills as well as oral/written communication skills evidenced by experience coordinating and communicating issues and status with production managers, maintenance personnel, and responsible engineers.
  • 15 years systems testing experience on large scale structural platforms
  • Current, active DoD Top Secret or SCI security 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 www.northropgrumman.com/EEO. U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.

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