Northrop Grumman Associate Instrumentation Engineer in El Segundo, California
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Northrop Grumman Aeronautics Systems (NGAS) has an exciting career opportunity for an Associate Instrumentation Engineer to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. This position will be at Northrop Grumman's South Bay Center of Excellence (COE) located in El Segundo, CA.
As an Associate Instrumentation Engineer supporting the System Integration, Test & Evaluation (SIT&E) you will be an integral member of a fast-paced engineering team performing a wide range of structural static and fatigue tests in various test environments utilizing complex data acquisition, load control systems, and new technologies.
Responsibilities include selection and implementation of data acquisition hardware and software, selection and setup of instrumentation sensors such as load cells, strain gages, LVDTs, thermocouples, etc. Candidates will liaison with Test Engineers and Technicians to ensure testing meets requirements. Strong mechanical and electronics theory as well as programming abilities are beneficial.
Setup, program, operate, and maintain data acquisition systems, load control systems, and digital image correlation systems
Provide guidance on selection of instrumentation transducers best suited for test
Ensure test data meets requirements and perform data reduction as needed
Setup and conduct tests, record data, provide real-time information to customer
Strictly adhere to test methods, procedures, and standards while testing
Participate in design reviews, test readiness reviews, and collaborate with Test Engineers, Design Engineers, Technicians, and Customers.
Participate in continuous process improvement initiatives and maintain test records
The selected candidate should thrive in a fast-paced work environment with high expectations, significantly diverse assignments, collaborative/team settings across all levels.
Bachelor's degree in a STEM discipline (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) discipline from an accredited university
General knowledge of sensors or controls concepts
Basic understanding of a test lab environment
Ability to obtain and maintain a U.S. Government (DoD) Department of Defense Secret security clearance plus Special Program Access
Bachelor's or Master's Degree in Electromechanical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or Electrical Engineering with emphasis in electromechanical theory
Experience operating load control systems using feedback and PID controls.
Experience with data acquisition systems and test measurement
Understating of electro-mechanical controls theory and concepts
Understanding of metrology, uncertainty analysis, sources of measurement error
Familiarity with load paths, reaction forces, and related concepts
Ability to perform basic programing and understanding of programing concepts
A current active in-scope U.S. Government DoD Secret or Top Secret clearance with current or previous Special Program Access
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Job Category : Engineering