System Safety Engineer Elk River, MN

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Northrop Grumman's Weapons Systems - Armament business unit in Plymouth, MN is currently seeking a System Safety Engineer to be part of our Hazards Analysis team supporting several locations within Armament Systems, but home location would be the Elk River, MN facility.

Role description & Responsibilities:

Engineer Systems Safety will perform hazards analysis studies for Armament Systems. Processes and products involving energetic, combustible, and flammable ingredients, propellants, and materials. These studies identify risk and establish safeguards to prevent ignition, injury, or damage, and define necessary actions to negate the hazard or reduce risk to acceptable levels. Engineer Systems Safety works closely with Safety, Process, Tooling, and Design engineers and Operations to complete analysis effort.

Job Duties:

  • Performs complex process safety and/or hazards analysis engineering assignments in support of the development, testing, and production of highly hazardous materials.

  • Often functions in a consulting role or has HA project leadership role in important design, development, and manufacturing projects.

  • Primary role is to apply a physics-based approach to risk identification and mitigation requiring considerable technical experience and ability.

  • Prepares/supports Quantity/Distance analyses, concept, design and process hazards analyses, technical analyses in response to contract data item requirements.

  • End item safety analyses, safety assessment reports, ground operations and support hazards analyses, engineering change proposals

  • Provides technical basis for safety waivers and regulatory interpretations, deviations, and explosives hazard classifications.

  • Supports and defends critical review of the analysis effort in all review forums up to and including executive leadership.

  • Will develop a working knowledge of MIL-STD 882, DoD 4145.26M, DoD 6055.9, OSHA and NFPA regulations.

Skills & Qualifications:

Must have strong multitasking and problem-solving abilities. Well-organized, works effectively with little to no supervision, maintains attention to detail and deals effectively with ambiguity. Must have strong communication skills (written and verbal). You must be able to prepare and deliver briefings of technical information, with clarity, to all levels of management and customer personnel.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Must have 6 years of experience in System Safety Engineering experience. Will consider a bachelor's degree with 2 years of experience, or a master's degree with 0 years of experience.

  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Physics, or Chemistry is highly desired

  • Experience with GFMEA a plus

Salary Range: $73,600 - $110,400

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.

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