1+ months

Principal Materials Process Engineer / Sr. Principal Materials Process Engineer

Northrop Grumman
Oxnard, CA 93032

RELOCATION ASSISTANCE: No relocation assistance available


TRAVEL: Yes, 10% of the Time


Join Northrop Grumman on our continued mission to push the boundaries of possible across land, sea, air, space, and cyberspace. Enjoy a culture where your voice is valued and start contributing to our team of passionate professionals providing real-life solutions to our worlds biggest challenges. We take pride in creating purposeful work and allowing our employees to grow and achieve their goals every day by Defining Possible. With our competitive pay and comprehensive benefits, we have the right opportunities to fit your life and launch your career today.

Northrop Grummans Payload and Ground Systems (PGS) division, Spacecraft Components is a leading designer, producer, and supplier of spacecraft components that power and enable satellites of all classes. Products include spacecraft panels, bus structures, precision optical structures, deployable structural systems and mechanisms, solar arrays, and antenna reflectors. Our products are on virtually every U.S. satellite built in the last 20 years.

Learn more about Spacecraft Components at our website: https://www.northropgrumman.com/space/spacecraft-components/ .

We are currently seeking a **Principal / Senior Principal Material Process Engineer** to support the Materials and Process Engineering activities for our **Deployables** group at the **Oxnard, CA** site. This role will be responsible for providing technical engineering guidance to the team.

**Primary Responsibilities:**

+ Recommend and support the selection, qualification, testing, and failure analysis of materials and processes for military and commercial space subsystems.
+ Analyze, research, design and develop materials and their related fabrication and application processes to develop and optimize materials for use in engineering design of and/or application in structures, systems and subsystems.
+ Apply principles of chemistry, physics, and material behavior to develop metallic, non-metallic & composite material and process specifications.
+ Develop, analyze and apply material properties to develop design allowables, processing methods and quality engineering specifications.
+ Conduct failure analysis of systems / subsystems, material hardware life predictions, definition and requirement specifications.
+ Review and approve subcontractor material processing procedures.
+ Create parts, materials, and process (PMP) plans in compliance of customer technical documents
+ Participate in anomaly resolution by supporting Failure Review Boards (FRB) and providing non-conformance and failure analysis assessments.
+ Review and approve analysis and engineering drawings
+ Interact with internal and external customers.
+ Develop and present materials for project related briefings including design reviews to be given to internal and external customers.
+ Collaborate with other disciplines including design, manufacturing, quality, and procurement.

**Basic Qualifications for a Level 3:**

+ 5 years of relevant experience with a Bachelor of Science degree in a STEM discipline; 3 years of relevant experience with a Masters' degree; 0 years of relevant experience with a PhD
+ Experience in a materials and processes (M&P) technical engineer position.
+ Must be a U.S. Citizen

**Basic Qualifications for a Level 4:**

+ 9 years of relevant experience with a Bachelor of Science degree in a STEM discipline; 7 years of relevant experience with a Masters' degree; 4 years of relevant experience with a PhD
+ Experience in a materials and processes (M&P) technical engineer position.
+ Experience leading and managing technical projects.
+ Must be a U.S. Citizen

**Preferred Qualifications:**

+ Familiarity with common manufacturing processes, chemical coatings, metals and their treatments in the manufacturing of satellite subsystems. (Solar Arrays, Deployable Mechanical Systems)
+ Understanding of challenges encountered for materials in space applications. (outgassing, atomic oxygen, cold welding, dissimilar metals).
+ Prefer experience with 3D modelling software such as Creo & SolidWorks
+ Prefer ability to obtain a security clearance.

Salary Range: $95,000.00 - $142,400.00Salary Range 2: $117,700.00 - $176,500.00

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 https://www.saferfederalworkforce.gov/contractors/ .

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 http://www.northropgrumman.com/EEO . U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.

We are a pioneering company.

With careers across all areas: air, cyber, land, sea and space our 90,000 employees work as one to defend and define the future. Northrop Grumman careers and internships are as varied as your interests, with a lifetime of potential that will give you every opportunity to do your best work. Working together with people from many backgrounds, personal passions and disciplines, we share a drive to push the boundaries of science, technology and engineering to meet the ever evolving needs of our customers worldwide.


Posted: 2023-01-24 Expires: 2023-03-26

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