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Northrop Grumman Electrical Engineer/ Principal Electrical Engineer in Stafford, Virginia

Northrop Grumman Space Systems sector is seeking a Electrical Engineer to join the Payload and Ground Systems Division.

What You Will Do:

• Support Operations and Maintenance by providing proactive and reactive maintenance on large antenna platforms and associated equipment in the generation of Radio Frequency (RF) signals and communications systems

• Maintain, service and repair tracking antennas, antenna drive trains, gear boxes/motors, motor controllers/servo amplifiers, synchros, encoders, RF switches, and feeds

• Maintain and calibrate different types of coaxial transmission lines and waveguides

• Troubleshoot and repair Traveling Wave Tube (TWT) and Solid State amplifiers, custom RF switching units, fiber optics transmitters and receivers and other related electronic signal generation and verification equipment

• Use and operate test equipment to include: spectrum analyzer, oscilloscope, power meter, signal generator, pulse generator, multi-meter or Digital Volt Meter (DVM), fiber optic testers

• Responsibilities include analyzing equipment problems, isolating causes and taking proper action to resolve problems

• Perform preventative maintenance and integrate approved equipment modifications into the existing customer baseline.

• This position does require shift work - 1st/2nd shift with rotating weekend supports ( - every 14 weeks)

• This requisition may be filled at a higher grade based on qualifications listed below.


This requisition may be filled at either a level 2 or a level 3.

Basic Qualifications:

Level 2: Bachelor Degree with 2 years of experience or 6 years of exp in lieu of degree.

Level 3 : 5 Years with Bachelors in Science; 3 Years with Masters; 0 Years with PhD, or 9 years of experience in lieu of degree.

• Skills required are in line with military electronics equivalent training in ratings such as, Navy CTM, ET, FCT and Army 35T Series

• Four years of work-related experience in technical/electronics field completing system maintenance and electronic equipment troubleshooting

• Ability to work within a group or independently where collaboration and attention to detail is critical to mission success

• Ability to climb ladders and use personnel lifts for heights to approximately 50 feet (using approved fall protection equipment), ascend and descend 60 feet of stairs

• Ability to install and uninstall (lift) devices weighing 50 pounds

• Ability to work closely with other contractors and government customers

• Ability to obtain and maintain a Top Secret security clearance with SCI and successfully complete a CI polygraph

• Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite and technical writing skills

• Valid driver's license

• Successful completion of skills assessment required.

Preferred Qualifications:

• Active TS-SCI clearance with CI Poly

• Work related experience with electronic test equipment to include: spectrum analyzer, oscilloscope, power meter, signal generator, pulse generator, multi-meter or Digital Volt Meter (DVM), fiber optic testers

• Work related experience on RF and Microwave systems

RF verification in the frequency domain and time domain.

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Job Category : Engineering