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Non Destructive Test (NDT) Engineer

at Northrop Grumman Corporation

Posted: 9/6/2019
Job Reference #: 19015960
Keywords: electronics

Job Description

At 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 Innovation Systems designs, builds and delivers space, defense and aviation-related systems to customers around the world. Our products include launch vehicles, propulsion systems, missile products, subsystems and defense electronics, precision weapons, armament systems and ammunition, satellites and space components and services, and advanced aerospace structures.


Northrop Grumman Innovation Systems is currently seeking an NDT Engineer to join our team in Rocket Center, WV, just outside of Cumberland, MD. The Allegany Ballistics Laboratory (ABL) site in Rocket Center designs, develops and manufactures tactical rocket motors, medium caliber ammunition, composite components and end items, and fuze and electronics equipment. For decades, the dedicated and highly skilled team at ABL has supported national security efforts by developing and building defense systems for DoD customers and U.S. allies.


•Designs, develops, and implements non-destructive testing (NDT) methods and equipment, ensuring customer requirements are met
•Provides guidance and recommendations regarding design concepts, specification requirements and cost estimates for NDT processes
•Supports NDT operations by developing, documenting and/or approving techniques and procedures that assure product conformance and contract compliance
•Compiles data and defines changes required in NDT equipment, procedures, and/or manufacturing processes
•Provides written and oral presentations to management and customers regarding NDT results
•Applies lean manufacturing principles / strategies to new and current NDT processes
•Provides technical support to supervisors, technicians and program IPTs
•Provides technical support for both internal and external audits as well as suppliers and sub-contractors
•Occasionally performs NDT on production hardware


Basic Qualifications:
BS in Engineering or a STEM degree. 

2 years of experience
Ability to obtain Secret Clearance which requires US Citizenship as a prerequisite

Mechanical related background or skills

Preferred Qualifications:
Technical and practical experience in Aerospace component NDT preferred
Ability to become NDT certified in accordance with NAS 410
Excellent oral and written communication, data analysis and problem solving skills
Proficient with MS office; knowledge of Minitab and FMEAs preferred
Ability to document, plan and manage projects


This position falls under a Federal Explosives License issued by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) for this location.  Candidates hired into this role will be required to complete and submit an Employee Possessor Questionnaire to ATF for approval to be a possessor.

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.