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Northrop Grumman Engineer Test in Sunnyvale, California

At the heart of Defining Possible is our commitment to missions. In rapidly changing global security environments, Northrop Grumman brings informed insights and software-secure technology to enable strategic planning. We're looking for innovators who can help us keep building on our wide portfolio of secure, affordable, integrated, and multi-domain systems and technologies that fuel those missions. By joining in our shared mission, we'll support yours of expanding your personal network and developing skills, whether you are new to the field or an industry thought-leader. At Northrop Grumman, you'll have the resources, support, and team to do some of the best work of your career.

Northrop Grumman Mission Systems is a trusted provider of mission-enabling solutions for global security. Our Engineering and Sciences (E&S) organization pushes the boundaries of innovation, redefines engineering capabilities, and drives advances in various sciences. Our team is chartered with providing the skills, innovative technologies to develop, design, produce and sustain optimized product lines across the sector while providing a decisive advantage to the warfighter. Come be a part of our mission!

We are looking for you to join our team as a Test Engineer based out of Sunnyvale, CA.

What You'll get to Do:

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Performs mechanical and metallurgical tests in accordance with internal and external specifications for products and processes.

  • Preparation of test samples by sectioning, mounting, grinding, polishing of specimens

  • Hardness testing: Rockwell, Vickers, or Brinell

  • Macro and micro photography

  • Basic metallurgical testing; coating thickness, case depth, etc.

  • Use of mechanical load frames to perform tensile, compression and shear testing

  • Analyze, record and report results

  • Set up, operate and clean laboratory equipment

  • Assist Operations and Engineering on various non-standard test/inspections as required

  • Test preparations for bonded assemblies

  • Chemical lab testing: chemistry, viscosity, water content, etc.

  • Assist engineering in verification of properties relating to quality notifications


No direct responsibilities


Duties require judgment to work independently toward general results. Must be able to effectively communicate and work with a variety of departments and personnel that are supported.

Remote work not available.


Works with confidential data of major importance which, if disclosed, may be detrimental to the company and U.S. interest. Must be able to obtain SECRET level security clearance granted through DOD.


Basic Qualifications:

  • Minimum 2 years of relevant experience

  • All basic qualifications for a Level 1 engineer.

  • Experience with metallurgical specimen preparation, etching, and analysis

  • Minimum 1-2 years experience operating machine shop tools such as a band saw, horizontal lathe, and abrasive saw

  • Experience with bonding of various adhesives, preferred

  • Knowledge and experience with mechanical testing of molded rubber assemblies, preferred

What We Can Offer You:

Northrop Grumman provides a comprehensive benefits package and a work environment that encourages your growth and supports the mutual success of our people and our company. Northrop Grumman benefits give you the flexibility and control to choose the benefits that make the most sense for you and your family. Your benefits will include the following:

Health Plan

Savings Plan

Paid Time Off

Additional benefits

Education Assistance

Training and Development

9/80 Schedule at Many Sites

Additional Northrop Grumman Information:

Northrop Grumman has approximately 90,000 employees in all 50 states and in more than 27 countries, we strive to attract and retain the best employees by providing an inclusive work environment wherein employees are receptive to diverse ideas, perspectives and talents to help solve our toughest customer challenges: to develop and maintain some of the most technically sophisticated products, programs and services in the world.

Our Values. The women and men of Northrop Grumman Corporation are guided by Our Values. They describe our company as we want it to be. We want our decisions and actions to demonstrate these Values. We believe that putting Our Values into practice creates long-term benefits for shareholders, customers, employees, suppliers, and the communities we serve.

Our Responsibility. At Northrop Grumman, we are committed to maintaining the highest of ethical standards, embracing diversity and inclusion, protecting the environment, and striving to be an ideal corporate citizen in the community and in the world

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.

Job Category : Engineering