Standards & Components Engineer Rolling Meadows, IL

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 offers challenging career opportunities in Hardware Engineering within the Mission Systems Sector that play a key role in the mission to protect our military personnel. The Hardware Engineering organization is dedicated to consistently providing high quality product designs in support of multiple product areas. The Hardware Engineering organization provides engineering support services for all programs at the Rolling Meadows campus.

Standards and Components (S & C) Engineering provides structure, guidance and support in the selection of components for all programs. This position will work closely with the Design Engineers and the component suppliers to minimize the number of different components used in NG designs and to ensure that the parts chosen meet all of the needs of our customer, including environmental, reliability and expected product life.

This position provides Obsolescence monitoring, identifying in an analytical report projected lifecycles and continued availability for Semiconductors and Microcircuits. For discontinued components with no exact replacement, the Standards and Components Engineer will identify similar components that could be utilized with minimal impact on the product design.

This position will also identify, qualify and document new components and replace those that have been discontinued. This involves the comparison of specifications and determination of equivalency. The components include nuts, screws, wire, connectors, switches, resistors, capacitors, inductors, transformers, relays, diodes, transistors and integrated circuits.

The Standards and Components Engineering is also the site representative for GIDEP (Government-Industry Data Exchange Program). This function provides two-way interaction for component problem issues. Sharing timely component information between component manufacturers, OEMs and using organizations prevents the inclusion if defective materials in systems. This position is also responsible for vendor interaction, detailed analysis and document preparation, including all styles of drawings, such as Altered Item drawings, Source Control drawings and Northrop Designs.

Basic Qualifications:

  • BS in Engineering or Materials Science with 2+ years of relevant experience.

  • Candidate must possess good oral and written communications skills.

  • US Citizenship and must have the ability to obtain interim secret clearance prior to starting.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Responsibilities include researching electrical components for application.

  • Familiarity with governing regulatory directives (e.g., REACh, RoHS) and Mil-Specs.

  • Ability to be the liaison to several internal organizations and external suppliers.

Salary Range: $73,600 - $110,400

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 health and safety of our employees and their families is a top priority . The company encourages employees to remain up-to-date on their COVID-19 vaccinations. U.S. Northrop Grumman employees may be required, in the future, to be vaccinated or have an approved disability/medical or religious accommodation, pursuant to future court decisions and/or government action on the currently stayed federal contractor vaccine mandate under Executive Order 14042 .

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.

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