Materials & Process Engineer (level 3/4) Clearfield, UT

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 Principal Materials and Process ( M&P) Engineer (level 3) or Senior Principal Materials and Process (M&P) Engineer (level 4) to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals in Clearfield, UT .

In this role, you will be a part of an Integrated Product Team supporting production and new design releases. Our team works with cutting edge exotic materials and novel products to innovate within our mission, working across the facility supporting large composite structures Are you interested in working on state-of-the-art composites? Come join us!

Responsibilities :

  • Build and revise material specifications and product specifications

  • Advise customer on product innovations

  • Resolve material concerns for production operations including MRB evaluations

  • Develop ground-breaking solutions for design and manufacturing

  • Verify manufacturing limits and ensure specifications are maintained

  • Develop requirements for structural and chemical testing

  • Lead root cause and corrective action requirement analysis

Our M&P team works independently but interacts constantly with other engineering groups and customers to achieve expectations. We're empowered to make decisions but can draw upon corporate resources to support us when needed. Each member of the team is tasked with identifying ways to improve efficiency in the team in the pursuit of continuous improvement. We're looking for a fellow self-starter who enjoys assessing and understanding risk to join us.

This role can be filled at the Principal Engineer or Sr Principal Engineer level depending on the qualifications below.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Principal Engineer: Bachelor of Science (BS) in a relevant Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM) discipline and 5 years of related experience; OR a Master of Science (MS) in a relevant STEM discipline and 3 years of related experience; OR a Ph.D. in a relevant STEM discipline

  • Sr Principal Engineer: Bachelor of Science (BS) in a relevant Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM) discipline and 9 years of related experience; OR a Master of Science (MS) in a relevant STEM discipline and 7 years of related experience; OR a Ph.D. in a relevant STEM discipline and 4 years of related experience

  • Knowledge of or experience with composites and related materials (such as coatings, resins, epoxy or polyimide adhesives, prepregs, fabrics, etc.)

  • Familiarity with polymeric materials or composite test methods and process development, and qualification

  • Must have the ability to obtain and maintain a DoD Secret and Special Access Program (SAP) clearance prior to the commencement of employment

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Current active Secret clearance (or higher)

  • Degree in Materials Science, Chemical, or Ceramic Engineering, or other closely related discipline

  • Experience in composite materials testing methods, procedures, failure modes, environmental effects, and bonded composite joints

  • Composite fabrication experience and planning

  • Experience supporting composite primary and secondary structures, metallic, vendor supplied material certifications, approved materials list, and support forensic activities as required

  • Experience or familiarity with composite processing techniques

  • Experience with production control systems (SAP/Visual Mfg/etc.)

  • Knowledge of or laboratory experience in materials characterization techniques (DSC, TGA, SEM, optical microscopy, mechanical testing, etc.)

  • Experience in working on business or engineering full life-cycle projects from project inception through launch

Competencies for Success:

  • Commitment to divide time between office, laboratory, and production floor wherever demand is required to achieve outcomes

  • Effective presentation and writing/communication skills

  • Self-motivated, willing to learn, and interested in working in a team environment

Salary Range: $82,000 - $123,000

Salary Range 2: $101,600 - $152,400

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 .

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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