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Requisition ID: R10088514
Category: Engineering
Location: Elkton, MD, USA
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: No
Relocation Assistance: Relocation assistance may be available
Positions Available: 1

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.

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 Defense Systems is currently seeking a Test Engineer for our Elkton, Maryland office. 

The Northrop Grumman Defense Systems Propulsion Systems and Controls (PS&C) facility in Elkton, Maryland began solid-propellant rocket operations in 1948. Today, the Elkton PS&C facility designs, develops, and produces solid-propellant propulsion and ordnance systems in programs professionally managed for a wide variety of Government and commercial customers.  The facility also serves as the hub for offsite engineering and test facilities in Ronkonkoma, NY, Palm Beach Gardens, FL and San Jose, CA.

This position can be filled at the Associate level 1 Engineer or the level 2 Engineer.  The level to be hired depends upon qualifications and exhibited experience.

Job Summary:

Under broad direction, develop system testing scope, plan and estimates in collaboration with QA. Evaluate and recommend changes and/or tools to improve processes. This position supports physical hardware testing, this is not a software testing position.

Job Responsibilities:

Provides technical support in the office and field as the mechanical test engineer. Review testing requirements, develop Test Plans and write Test Procedures. Executes tests, manages and prioritizes problems/failures. Reviews and evaluates test results and provides summary reports. Works with cross functional, multi?discipline test teams. Interfaces with technicians, customers, vendors and management teams to resolve problems. Works directly with energetic test arrangements in the field and provides onsite mechanical and electrical/instrumentation troubleshooting support. Participate in an Integrated Product Team (IPT) environment.

Basic Qualifications Associate Test Engineer (level 1):

Requires Bachelors In STEM, preference is Aerospace, Mechanical or Industrial Engineering
Proficient ability to use Microsoft Office applications
Ability to read and understand manufacturing drawings and standards
Must have good communication skills and be able to write and deliver presentations.
Ability to obtain a Secret Clearance which requires US Citizenship as a prerequisite
Work well as a member of a project team

Basic Qualifications Test Engineer (level 2):

Requires Bachelors In STEM, preference is Aerospace, Mechanical or Industrial Engineering and 2 years of experience.  Will also consider those with a Masters degree and 0 years of experience.
Experience working in a manufacturing environment
Experience with laboratory or manufacturing test system design, hardware integration and support.
Proficient ability to use Microsoft Office applications
Ability to read and understand manufacturing drawings and standards
Must have good communication skills and be able to write and deliver presentations.
Ability to obtain a Secret Clearance which requires US Citizenship as a prerequisite
Work well as a member of a project team

Preferred Qualifications:

Environmental testing experience: thermal conditioning, shock and vibration testing
Experience working with explosives and/or hazardous environments
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This position falls under a Federal Explosives License issued by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) for this location.  Candidates hired into this role will be required to complete and submit an Employee Possessor Questionnaire to ATF for approval to be a possessor.

Salary Range: $60,900 USD – $91,300 USD
Salary Range 2: $73,600 USD – $110,400 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

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