Materials & Process Engineer - NDI (level 3/4)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 a Principal or Senior Principal Engineer, Nondestructive Inspection (NDI) - Materials and Process (M&P) to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals in Melbourne, FL . The successful candidate should have substantial experience with ultrasonic non-destructive inspection methods with regards to composite materials.

In this role, you will be a part of an Integrated Product Team supporting production and new design releases. Our team is focused on supporting inspection development for large composite structures. Are you interested in working on state-of-the-art composites? Come join us!

Key responsibilities include:

  • Perform material inspections to identify flaws/defects

  • Generate inspection plans, validation/verification plans & reports

  • Analyze, research, design, and develop NDI processes to develop and optimize for use in engineering design of and/or application in structures, systems and subsystems

  • May review and approve subcontractor material inspection procedures

  • May travel to subcontractor locations

This role can be filled as a Principal Engineer (level 3) or Sr Principal Engineer (level 4) depending on the qualifications below.

Basic Qualifications:

Principal: Bachelor's degree in a relevant discipline with 5 years of relevant experience; OR Master's degree in a relevant discipline with 3 years of relevant experience. Note: An additional 4 years of relevant work experience may be considered in lieu of a degree.

Sr Principal: Bachelor's degree in a relevant discipline with 9 years of relevant experience; OR Master's degree in a relevant discipline with 7 years of relevant experience. Note: An additional 4 years of relevant work experience may be considered in lieu of a degree.

  • Experience in NDI

  • Experience with performing Phased Array Ultrasonic Testing (PAUT) on composites

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

  • Experience with ultrasonic (UT) NDI methods with regards to composite materials

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

Preferred Qualifications:

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

  • Current Special Program Access (PAR/SAP)

  • Bachelor's degree or higher in a relevant Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM) discipline such as Materials Science

  • Experience dispositioning engineering allowances in NDI

Salary Range: $82,000 - $123,000

Salary Range 2: $101,600 - $152,400

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 most positions.