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Principal / Senior Principal Engineer Research and Development

Company: Northrop Grumman
Location: Clearfield
Posted on: November 22, 2021

Job Description:

Requisition ID: RCategory: Research and SciencesLocation: Clearfield - UT, United States of AmericaCitizenship Required: United States CitizenshipClearance Type: SecretTelecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this positionShift: Days (United States of America)Travel Required: Yes, 10% of the TimePositions Available: 1At 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 Aeronautics Systems has an opening for a Research and Development Engineer to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. This position will be located in Clearfield, UT. Our Research and Development team works to support process development and automation of composite aerospace structures. We engineer the latest composite structures for military/commercial aircraft and launch structures, and are leaders in next-generation composite development. We operate as principal investigators over IRAD and Process Service project schedules and budgets. Would you like to work on the cutting edge of aerospace? Come join our team!Responsibilities:Develop processes and optimize material solutions for pilot scale fabrication of complex composite materials. Plan and execute the transition to production scale manufacturing and assist in defining equipment and floor plan needs.Develop new material systems that are amenable to additive manufacturing, fiber placement and other automated composite fabrication techniques.Solve technical issues using root cause methodologies based on underlying scientific principals and an understanding of chemical processesIdentify and develop technical solutions that meet IRAD and Process Service project goalsProvide technical decisions and recommendations based on data and project outcomesLead development efforts to reduce cost, increase process efficiency, and ensure consistent quality in support of current and future programsWork with internal and external partners to champion and ensure success of R&D projectsAct as principal investigator on selected new proposals and projectsManage execution of the project requirements to cost and schedule objectivesFoster an environment of cooperation and teamwork within the Process and Technology Development teamOur team enjoys a significantly diverse range of assignments, and collaborates with many Northrop Grumman teams to provide innovative solutions to complex and exciting problems. We are part of the composites technology development organization and work closely with Design and analysis engineers, engineering technicians, tooling engineers, and process engineers to provide state-of-the-art solutions to the most engaging problems. Safety is near and dear to our hearts; we are proud of our record of 1100+ days without a recordable incident.We work a 9/80 work week, which gives us every other Friday off to pursue passions outside the office. Travel for a Principal Engineer is up to 10%, all within the continental US and typically involves a 2-3 day trip once per year. Travel for the Senior Principal level is up to 25%. We work with our team to try and allocate travel responsibilities to those who enjoy travel. Northrop Grumman offers a full suite of benefits to our employees. We are regularly voted among the top companies for work life balance. Our Clearfield location is surrounded by the beautiful Wasatch Mountains which provide numerous opportunities for outdoor recreation. Do you enjoy skiing, hiking, or biking? Picture yourself in Utah!This role may be filled at a Principal or Senior Principal Engineer level depending on the qualifications below.Basic Qualifications:PrincipalBachelor's Degree in STEM field (Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics) and 5+ years of engineering experience or Masters in a STEM field and 3+ years of engineering experienceMaterial and Process Engineering experience in composite material systemsMust have an active DoD Secret clearance within 5 -- years of last investigation.Must have the ability to obtain and maintain a special program access clearanceSenior PrincipalBachelor's Degree in STEM field (Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics) and 9+ years of engineering experience; or Masters in a STEM field with 7+ years of engineering experienceMaterial and Process Engineering experience in composite material systemsMust have an active DoD Secret clearance within 5 -- years of last investigation.Must have the ability to obtain and maintain a special program access clearancePreferred Qualifications:Aerospace composite manufacturing methodsStatistical analysis methodsActive, In scope DoD Top Secret or SCI clearanceSalary Range: 87400 - 131200Salary Range 2: 108400 - 162600Employees 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.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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