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Northrop Grumman Systems/Mechanical Test Engineer in Palmdale, California

The Specialty Test Team has several openings for qualified Structural Test Engineers with Design Experience. The selected candidate must poses the skills and experience that will enable him to execute in the capacity of a Test

Engineer as well as a Mechanical Design Engineer. The Specialty Test Team is part of the Systems Integration, Test and Evaluation Organization (SIT&E) within Northrop Grumman, Aerospace Systems.

Selected candidates are expected to perform the following:

Test Engineer:

Interpret Test Requirements and Co-Author and publish Test Procedures.

Plan and arrange the labor, schedules, and equipment required for testing and evaluating Flight and R&D hardware.

Participate in post-test data evaluation and problem identification and resolution.

Maintain metrics on status of testing and constraints.

Designer/ Mechanical Engineer:

Participate in design/test criteria reviews with Internal Customers, Vendors, Test Engineering, EHS and Facilities


Evaluate design factors taking into account ease manufacturing, cost, safety, maintenance and end user.

Identify design errors, omissions, and other deficiencies, and recommend revisions and/or improvements.

Analyze damage tolerance, durability, design allowables and structural modeling

This position requires strong written and oral communications skills as well as a team centric approach to problem solving.

Candidate will be working under the guidance of senior engineering personnel and must be willing and able to follow directions and execute with minimal oversight. Work well in a large team environment as well as an individual contributor.

Candidate must be self-motivated, detail oriented and must be willing to learn additional engineering discipline areas.

Basic Qualifications:

STEM BS Degree plus 2 yr. experience in test operations.

Musthave an active in-scopeDoD Secret clearance

Must be able to obtain and maintain PAR

Ability and willingness to work non-standard shifts/overtime

CAD experience

Willing/Capable of Learning NX10 and GD&T

Preferred Qualifications:

Secret clearance within 5 yr. scope

Structural Test experience, Multiple disciplines

Strong interpersonal and leadership skills

Current PAR

Extensive NX10 and GD&T experience

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Job Category : Engineering