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Northrop Grumman GBSD Engineer - Material Process in Huntsville, Alabama

Embark on a career putting innovative, reliable, and agile products and ideas into orbit, and beyond. Northrop Grumman has opportunities waiting for you that play a vital role in human space exploration, national defense, and scientific discovery, supporting multiple programs across the universe.

With us, you'll discover a culture of curiosity and collaboration that will have you Defining Possible from the day you start. Our space systems connect and protect millions of people on earth every day, now and for the future. Explore your future and launch your career today.

Northrop Grumman Space Systems is seeking a Material Engineer. This position will be located in Huntsville, AL and will be part of the Ground Based Strategic Deterrent (GBSD) program (Minuteman III ICBM replacement) development contract. Learn more about the GBSD program here.

Northrop Grumman supports the Air Force's sustainment, development, production and deployment of hardware and system modifications for Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) Ground and Airborne Launch Control Systems, Launch Facilities and associated infrastructure.

What you will get to do:

A Materials and Process Engineer analyzes, researches, designs and develops materials and their related fabrication and application processes to develop and optimize materials for use in engineering design of and/or application in structures, systems and subsystems. Applies principles of chemistry, physics, and material behavior to develop metallic, non-metallic and composite material and processing specifications, fabrication and assembly processes. Develops, analyzes and applies material properties and design allowables, processing processes and quality engineering specifications. Material analyses may include failure analysis of components, systems and subsystems, life predictions, and definition and requirement specifications. May review and approve subcontractor material processing procedures.

Specific duties to include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Select and qualify materials and parts for a national strategic deterrence program

  • Be a part of qualification test at the material, unit and system levels

  • Support the design and production of electronics and structural hardware

  • Interact with subcontractors as part of Parts and Materials and Process surveillance activities

As a full-time employee of Northrop Grumman Space Systems, you are eligible for our robust benefits package including:

  • Medical, Dental & Vision coverage - 401k - Educational Assistance - Life Insurance - Employee Assistance Programs & Work/Life Solutions - Paid Time Off - Health & Wellness Resources - Employee Discounts

This positions standard work schedule is a 9/80. The 9/80 schedule allows employees who work a nine-hour day Monday through Thursday to take every other Friday off.



You'll Bring These Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree in a Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics or Software discipline from an accredited university with Minimum 5 years of experience in Material Science, OR Materials Engineering, OR Chemical Engineering, with a bachelor's degree; 3 years' experience with a related Master's degree

  • Ability to obtain DoD Secret Clearance within reasonable time

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills

These Qualifications Would be Nice to Have:

  • Active Secret clearance granted or investigated in the last six years

  • Experience in Materials selection for missiles or space environments and fabrication problem solving experience

  • Experience with MILCON construction materials selection and testing, Materials Qualification experience

  • Strategic Electronic parts Program Experience, TRITON Materials selection experience

  • Practical working experience supporting integration and test (I&T) activities for missile systems

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills of the English language is desired

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.

Job Category : Engineering