Northrop Grumman Metrology Engineer/ Hardware Engineer 2 (Alice Springs, AU) in International, United States

At Northrop Grumman, our employees have incredible opportunities to work on revolutionary systems in air and space that impact people's lives around the world today, and for generations to come. Our work preserves freedom and democracy, and advances human discovery and our understanding of the universe. We look for people who have bold new ideas, courage and a pioneering spirit to join forces to invent the future, and have a lot of 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 is currently seeking a Metrology engineer to join the hardware team in Alice Springs, AU toperform Metrology duties and maintenance of ground system support equipment. The successful candidate's duties will be to:

  • Demonstrate competence in developing and executing unique measurements, repairing and calibrating a wide variety of equipment in different disciplines, and detecting and resolving problems

  • Service, repair and calibrate test and measuring equipment which fail to respond to normal diagnostic and corrective practice

  • Develop diagnostic techniques and adapt equipment to accomplish necessary repairs and measurements

  • Adapt measuring equipment, standards and techniques to accomplish unique measurements beyond their routine uses

  • Research, document, publish and update procedures, methods and systems for performing measurements

  • Assist equipment users in devising methods and procedures for obtaining measurements and may be required to operate the equipment/systems for unique or difficult measurements

  • Contact equipment suppliers to obtain detail technical information on calibration and repair methods and parts information

  • Participate in on-the-job training and related formal education

  • Operate computer software for instrument controllers/computers following established formats and programs

  • Assist calibration technicians with measurement processes and selection of adequate calibration standards

  • Assessing risks and providing analysis concerning calibration extensions

  • Supporting technical compliance to NGAS and Site criteria with attention to in-house calibration laboratory capabilities and external calibration service suppliers

  • Coordinating calibration services with external suppliers

  • Assist Quality Compliance with technical aspects of internal Metrology self-audits

  • Provide engineering for RF support; DC/Low frequency support

A two year commitment is required

A comprehensive overseas compensation package is offered with this position

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Science Degree in a STEM field (Science/Technology/Engineering/Math) with 2 years of related experience in RF and Servo knowledge OR US Armed Forces PMEL or TDME MOS veteran - or ASQ Certified Calibration Technician (CCT or CQE),and2-4 years of directly applicable experience inground service, calibration field service, Metrology, hardware or RF engineeringexperience.

  • Practical working experience with calibration techniques

  • Experience including working with standard electrical equipment:Power Meters, Power Sensors, Attenuators, Frequency Standard, Calibration kits, Network Analyzer, Signal Generator, Phase Noise, and Spectrum Analyzer

  • Must have the ability to obtain and retain a current SCI clearance with a SSBI and counter intelligence polygraph

  • Candidate must pass a physical, psychological and security/polygraph screening

Preferred Qualifications:

  • US Armed Forces PMEL or TDME MOS veteran - or ASQ Certified Calibration Technician (CCT or CQE).

  • Experience with laboratory compliance to ANSI/NCSL-Z540 and/or ISO-17025 industry standards.

  • Strong emphasis in electromechanical and dimensional measurements; Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T); as well as temperature & pressure parameters.

  • Understanding and application of measurement uncertainty and Test Uncertainty Rations (TUR's).

  • Experience with some form of automated calibration procedures (e.g., SureCal, METCAL) and calibration maintenance/asset management system databases (e.g., MET/TEAM, TEAMMS, EMX)

  • Exposure to wider calibration industry through conferences or memberships such as ASQ, MSC, or NCSLi is favorable.

  • Exposure to wider calibration industry through conferences or memberships such as ASQ, MSC, or NCSLi is favorable.

  • Demonstrated experience in progressively more complicated calibration and maintenance, troubleshooting and repair of precision measuring equipment and calibration systems

  • 2 years of experience in metrology calibration of a varied range of K (calibration areas (K1, K2, K3-4, K5-6 & K8)

  • In-depth knowledge of measurement theory application and processes in more than one discipline

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 www.northropgrumman.com/EEO . U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.