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Northrop Grumman Staff Flight Test Engineer/MCR Test Director in Palmdale, California



Climb to new heights on your journey when you start Defining Possible with Northrop Grumman. Enjoy a purposeful career in aeronautics that is crucial to the way we connect and protect our world across land, sea, and air. Bring your experience and take advantage of this opportunity to discover how you can start to push past possible and achieve your goals today. Enjoy a diverse, collaborative environment with professionals across the nation ready to help launch your career.

Northrop Grumman Aeronautics Systems has an immediate opening for a Sr. Principal Flight Test Engineer/MCR Test Director at our Palmdale, California facility. The primary job responsibilities are, but not limited, to the following:

Serve as the senior test representative responsible for the safe conduct and execution of test. Provide safety oversight and range coordination in the control room environment and ensure the accomplishment of all test objectives. Develop and publish detailed test plans, test schedules, and test procedures for developmental testing. Support and host test planning working groups. Contribute to test card development and review in collaboration with other engineering disciplines and test operations personnel. Conduct test readiness reviews, and pre/posttest briefings. Provide mission control room support and make real-time decisions regarding safety, efficiency, and effectiveness. Interface with test article design and analysis teams to define test configuration and data requirements. Conduct mission rehearsal training. Define test article configuration and identify assets, range, and frequency requirements. Conduct mission safety briefings including communications, safety limits, control room resource management (CRM), mishap procedures and the appropriate test hazard analysis (THAs).

Job Category : Engineering