Composites Materials & Process Engineer (level 2/3)Melbourne, FL

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 an Engineer or Principal Materials & Process (M&P) Engineer with composites experience to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals in Melbourne, FL .

The successful candidate will possess substantial experience with autoclave and out-of-autoclave cured composites and environmental criteria development to support corrosion protection in a harsh environment.

Responsibilities include:

  • Performs root cause analysis of material failures, provides effective solutions to production composite issues

  • Generates test plans & reports

  • 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

  • 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.

  • May travel to subcontractor locations

This role may be filled at the Engineer (level 2) or Principal Engineer (level 3) based on the qualifications outlined below.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Engineer : Bachelor's degree in a Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM) discipline from an accredited university and 2 years of related experience; OR Master's Degree in a STEM discipline from an accredited university and 7 years of related experience; OR Ph.D. in related STEM discipline and 4 years of related experience

  • Principal: Bachelor of Science in a related Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM) discipline from an accredited university and 5 years of relevant experience; OR Master of Science in a related STEM discipline from an accredited university and 3 years of relevant experience; OR Ph.D. in related STEM discipline

  • Background in M&P

  • Experience with composite fabrication and design on aircraft

  • Experience with repair processes for composite materials used in aerospace structures

  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a DoD Secret clearance and Special Program Access (PAR/SAP) prior to the commencement of employment

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Degree in Materials Science Engineering or closely related discipline

  • Current, in-scope DoD Secret clearance (or higher)

  • Current Special Access Program clearance (PAR/SAP)

  • Experience with autoclave and out-of-autoclave cured composites

Salary Range: $68,500 - $102,700

Salary Range 2: $84,200 - $126,400

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.