Principal/Sr Principal NDT Engineer (Shearography)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 or Senior Principal Engineer NDT with Shearography experience to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals in Clearfield, Utah. We support multiple prime contractors for military and commercial programs. Our work protects our country from enemy threats. Are you interested in development of Nondestructive Testing (NDT) for state-of-the-art composites? Come join us!

Northrop Grumman regularly wins awards for our work-life balance, and we provide a proven suite of benefits including health, retirement, education, etc. This role is day shift with some off hours support for NDI Operations running 24/7. Travel is estimated to be less than 10% to support other sites (Iuka, MS, and Dayton, OH) during system and process qualification as required. We work a 9/80 schedule, which gives you every other Friday to pursue passions outside of the office.

You will be a part of an Inspection Development Group responsible for:

  • Development of advanced NDT inspection technologies and sensors including laser ultrasound, phased array ultrasound, air coupled ultrasonic, THz and GHz, thermography, shearography, digital x-ray and computer aided data analysis

  • Design, fabrication, installation and testing of automated inspection systems for internal use

  • Integration of advanced NDT inspection technologies into automated systems and their qualification for the production

  • NDT Support of production programs during their whole life cycle

Responsibilities include:

  • Develop and implement in production Shearography non-destructive inspection techniques (automated and hand-held), including training of production personnel

  • Perform inspections of various composite structures in support of production; evaluation and interpretation of indication for the Structural Engineers in an expeditious time frame to allow rapid MRB response; support other MRB activities including writing SWI for additional inspections

  • Write technique sheets, procedures, including SWI and EWIs, and reports, as required

  • Assist with the design, fabrication & qualification of defect standards

  • Qualify Shearography and other NDT techniques and automated inspection systems for the programs

  • Provide NDT cost estimates for the programs

  • Assist with training & certification of NDT personnel

  • Assist with instrument & system calibrations, support internal and external audits

Our team works in a fast-paced work environment with high expectations and significantly diverse assignments. We are comfortable both in a lab environment and on the production floor, and we collaborate closely with NDT technicians, test engineers and quality control engineers, program and operation managers, and customers. We're a small group and a close-knit team. Our work is highly dynamic, and our activities will vary from project to project. We are NDT development team integrated within a top tier defense contractor. We are looking for innovators!

This position may be filled at a Principal or Senior Principal Engineer level based on the qualifications outlined below.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Principal Engineer: Bachelor's degree in a relevant STEM discipline plus 5 years of relevant experience; OR Master's degree in a relevant STEM discipline and 2 years of relevant experience; OR Ph.D. in a relevant STEM discipline and 0 years of experience. Note: An additional 4 years of relevant work experience may be considered in lieu of a Bachelor's degree

  • Senior Principal Engineer: Bachelor's degree in a relevant STEM discipline plus 9 years of relevant experience; OR Master's degree in a relevant STEM discipline and 7 years of relevant experience; OR Ph.D. in a relevant STEM discipline and 4 years of relevant experience. Note: An additional 4 years of relevant work experience may be considered in lieu of a Bachelor's degree

  • Experience with Thermal and Vacuum Shearography.

  • Able to obtain and maintain a DoD Secret and special program access clearances prior to start

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Level 2 NAS410 certification in Shearography Testing (ST)

  • ASNT Level 3 in ST

  • Current, in-scope Secret clearance

  • Degree in Mechanical or Electrical Engineering

  • Experience in ST of composite materials in aerospace or manufacturing environment

  • Experience in Ultrasonic Testing and current NAS410 certification

  • Experience in Ultrasonic Phased Array technology

  • Experience in Thermography

  • Experience operating automated inspection systems

  • Experience supporting high-rate programs with multiple shifts

  • Proficiency with CAD/solid modeling software

What We Offer

At Northrop Grumman, we are on the cutting edge of innovation -- building the next generation of sophisticated aircraft to protect our country. Our diverse portfolio of programs means there are endless paths to cultivate your career. We are well-known for our inclusive, family environment, phenomenal learning opportunities, and exposure to a wide variety of projects and customers. We also offer exceptional benefits/healthcare, a great 401K matching program, and 14 Employee Resource Groups inclusive of all employees!

Salary Range: $84,200 - $126,400

Salary Range 2: $104,400 - $156,600

The above salary range represents a general guideline; however, Northrop Grumman considers a number of factors when determining base salary offers such as the scope and responsibilities of the position and the candidate's experience, education, skills and current market conditions.

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 application period for the job is estimated to be 20 days from the job posting date. However, this timeline may be shortened or extended depending on business needs and the availability of qualified candidates.

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 all positions with a government clearance and certain other restricted positions.