Materials & Process Engineer / Principal Materials & Process Engineer, Beavercreek, Oh +1 More

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Beavercreek, OH +1 more

Requisition ID: R10070385
Category: Engineering
Location: Beavercreek, OH, USA +1 more
Citizenship Required: United States Citizenship
Clearance Type: Secret
Telecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position
Shift: 1st Shift (United States of America)
Travel Required: Yes, 10% of the Time
Relocation Assistance: Relocation assistance may be available
Positions Available: 2

At Northrop Grumman, our employees have incredible opportunities to work on revolutionary systems that impact people’s lives around the world today, and for generations to come. Our pioneering and inventive spirit has enabled us to be at the forefront of many technological advancements in our nation’s history – from the first flight across the Atlantic Ocean, to stealth bombers, to landing on the moon. We look for people who have bold new ideas, courage and a pioneering spirit to join forces to invent the future, and have 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 Aeronautics Systems has an opening for a Materials and Processes Engineer / Sr. Materials and Processes Engineer to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. This position will be located in Beavercreek, Ohio, and requires onsite presence due to the nature of the role. 

RESPONSIBILITIES

The selected candidate’s responsibilities may include, but not limited to:

Execute and document research on high temperature materials for functional RF structures (~75%)
Support active programs with materials selection and establishing processing routes for ceramics, polymers, metals, and composites (~20%)
Support various business critical functions (~5%)
Develop, support, and/or lead R&D or direct programs, test plans and reports, finance tracking, proposals, and presentations.  At any one time, the individual will serve in roles ranging from supporting engineer to team lead. 
Apply knowledge and expertise in materials science, chemistry, physics, and related fields to provide technical information, guidance, and solutions to engineers and scientists in support of R&D and production programs. 
Author, assist, and/or maintain material specifications and process standards, work instructions, and other engineering?related documentation.
Collaborate cross?functionally across functional Engineering Teams, Operations, Supply Chain, Finance, to support business needs, including active communication with suppliers.
Support hands?on composites fabrication, mechanical testing of composites, thermal analysis and materials characterization, chemical analysis, qualification testing, and more. 

We offer flexible work arrangements, 9/80 work schedule with every other Friday off, phenomenal learning opportunities, exposure to a wide variety of projects and customers, and a very friendly team environment. We are looking for self-motivated, proactive, and goal-oriented people to help us grow our services and become even better at what we do.

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS:

This requisition may be filled at either a Materials and Processes Engineer level or a Sr. Materials and Processes Engineer level based on the qualifications below.

Materials and Processes Engineer

Bachelor’s Degree in STEM with 2 Years of related engineering experience ; Masters Degree in STEM
Familiarity with composites and related materials (coatings, resins, epoxy or polyimide adhesives, prepregs, fabrics, etc.)
Familiarity with polymeric materials or composite test method and process development, and qualification
Ability to prioritize and divide time between office, laboratory, and production floor wherever demand is required to achieve outcomes
Ability to obtain and maintain a DOD Secret level clearance, including Special Access Program within a reasonable period, as determined by the company to meet its business needs

Principal Materials and Processes Engineer

Bachelor’s Degree in STEM with 5 Years of related engineering experience ; Masters Degree in STEM with 3 Years of related engineering experience ; PhD
Familiarity with composites and related materials (coatings, resins, epoxy or polyimide adhesives, prepregs, fabrics, etc.)
Familiarity with polymeric materials or composite test method and process development, and qualification
Ability to prioritize and divide time between office, laboratory, and production floor wherever demand is required to achieve outcomes
Ability to obtain and maintain a DOD Secret level clearance, including Special Access Program within a reasonable period, as determined by the company to meet its business needs

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

Bachelor’s of Science in Materials Science and Engineering, Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Materials Engineering, or Ceramic Engineering
Ability to execute research with a moderate level of guidance
Possess basic or advanced knowledge or laboratory experience in materials characterization techniques (DSC, TGA, SEM, optical microscopy, mechanical testing, etc.)
Understanding of processing property relationships of both structural and electrical properties of ceramics 
Familiarity with principals of engineering thermo-structural ceramics
Experience or familiarity with powder processing techniques
Experience or familiarity with composite processing techniques
Good presentation and writing/communication skills
Self-motivated, willing to learn, and interested in working in a team environment
Experience in working on business or engineering full life-cycle projects from project inception through launch
A passion and desire to work in a research-oriented role
Strong commitment and proven capability to work on multiple programs of varying size and scope at any given time, organize workload, achieve deliverables, and manage time effectively
Support or lead R&D programs, process development, direct testing, or qualification for composite and polymer materials.
Direct experience and desire in authoring or maintaining material specification, test reports, work instructions, and relevant documentation.
Direct experience with additive manufacturing (i.e., 3D printing) for thermoset or thermoplastic materials, either in lead role, including modeling and optimization, operation, and troubleshooting. 
Direct experience with mechanical testing including tensile, shear, compression, and flexural testing (e.g., MTS, Instron, related platforms). 
General or advanced knowledge in thermal analysis and materials characterization techniques including FTIR, DSC, TGA, GC/MS, rheology, including formulation chemistry and interfacial science and coatings. 
Expertise managing or leading projects as Principal Investigator (PI) while working with minimal supervision in either team setting or independently. 

This position reports to Beavercreek, OH, USA, however, this position can also be worked from Kettering, OH, OH, USA.

Salary Range: $68,100 USD – $102,100 USD
Salary Range 2: $83,800 USD – $125,800 USD

Employees may be eligible for a discretionary bonus in addition to base pay. Annual bonuses are designed to reward individual contributions as well as allow employees to share in company results. Employees in Vice President or Director positions may be eligible for Long Term Incentives. In addition, Northrop Grumman provides a variety of benefits including health insurance coverage, life and disability insurance, savings plan, Company paid holidays and paid time off (PTO) for vacation and/or personal business.

The health and safety of our employees and their families is a top priority. The company encourages employees to remain up-to-date on their COVID-19 vaccinations. U.S. Northrop Grumman employees may be required, in the future, to be vaccinated or have an approved disability/medical or religious accommodation, pursuant to future court decisions and/or government action on the currently stayed federal contractor vaccine mandate under Executive Order 14042 https://www.saferfederalworkforce.gov/contractors/.

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 http://www.northropgrumman.com/EEO. U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.

Northrop Grumman / Equal Opportunity Employer

JBNGJ-R10070385 2023.01.14

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