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Sr Principal Engineer Material Process

Palmdale, CA, USA | Northrop Grumman

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    7-10 years
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At Northrop Grumman, our employees have incredible opportunities to work on revolutionary systems in air and space that impact people’s lives around the world today, and for generations to come. Our work preserves freedom and democracy, and advances human discovery and our understanding of the universe. We look for people who have bold new ideas, courage and a pioneering spirit to join forces to invent the future, and have a lot of 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 Aerospace Systems located in Palmdale, CA has an opening for a Senior Principal Material and Process Engineer. 

Essential Functions:

Analyzes, researches, designs and develops 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. Applies principles of chemistry, physics, and material behavior to develop metallic, non-metallic and composite material and processing specifications, fabrication and assembly processes. Develops, analyzes and applies material properties and design allowables, processing processes and quality engineering specifications. Material analyses may include failure analysis of components, systems and subsystems, life predictions, and definition and requirement specifications. May review and approve subcontractor material processing procedures. 


Basic Qualifications: 

Bachelor’s Degree in a Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM) discipline from an accredited university and 9+ years of engineeringexperience OR

Master’s Degree in STEM and 7+ years of engineering experience

Coursework or experience in Chemical or Material Sciences

Ability to obtain and maintain a DoD Secret clearance

Preferred Qualifications: 

Bachelor’s or Master’s Engineering Degree in Chemistry, Chemical or Material Sciences is preferred.

Fabrication, assembly, and repair processes for composite or metallic aircraft structures.

A current and active in scope DOD Secret Clearance is preferred.

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