Sr. Principal Test Conductor-20002998

Location: Palmdale
US Citizenship Required for this Position: Yes
Relocation Assistance: Yes
Clearance Type: Secret
Number of Openings : 1
Shift : 1st Shift

At Northrop Grumman we develop cutting-edge technology that preserves freedom and advances human discovery. Our pioneering and inventive spirit has enabled us to be at the forefront of many technological advancements in our nations history - from the first flight across the Atlantic Ocean, to stealth bombers, to landing on the moon. We continue to innovate with developments from launching the first commercial flight to space, to discovering the early beginnings of the universe. Our employees are not only part of history, theyre making history.

The Specialty Test Team is looking for a level 4 Test Conductor to lead a team of Technicians thru all phases of component level to full scale Structural Testing. The selected candidate must poses good communication skills and a team centric approach. Candidate shall possess the skills and experience that will enable him to interface with Engineers and lead a multi-discipline team of technicians in the development, modification, assembly and check-out of Test Stands used in the Structures Laboratory. Candidate must have verifiable Structural Test experience and a deep understanding of hardware and methodology used in closed loop hydraulic load controls, test set-ups in addition to familiarity with data acquisition hardware as well as related sensors, IE: LVDT, Strain Gages, string Posts Load cells Torque Transducers, etc.  

The selected individual is expected to work with minimal engineering direction and oversight. As a Test Conductor the candidate is expected to provide mentorship and leadership beyond the technical scope of our SOW. Candidate must poses the soft skills that will enable him to manage the task at hand in addition to interpersonal issues. 
Duties as follows..  
 Lead a team thru the development, fabrication and assembly of mechanical and electromechanical components, sub-assemblies, systems and full scale test stands. 
 Spearhead the development and documentation of sub-system and system test methodology. 
 Preside over / conduct test and integration efforts, execute to test plans
 Ensure that the crew maintain compliance with Operational as well as Environmental Health and Safety directives.
 Recommend modifications to components or test set-up or procedure to meet desired Test Objectives.
 Prioritize, plan, organize and assign tasks and ensure proper and safe execution  
 Participate in talent transfer efforts, Mentorship assignments.
This position requires multiple shift operations and overtime work. Individual must be able to meet and maintain the specific process certifications to support daily task assignments.


Basic Qualifications: 

 High School Diploma or General Education Diploma (G.E.D) plus 13 years of exempt experience in Testing, as a Technician, Test Conductor or Engineer; or 9 years with a Bachelors; 7 years with Masters; 4 years with PhD
 Verifiable leadership experience, leading a crew, structural / flight test or an integration / R&D environment.
 Familiarity with Mechanical Engineering, Assembly and Test Operations department (standard) operating procedures/policies
 DoD, Secret clearance, in scope within the last 5 yrs. and capable of obtaining and maintaining special program access
 Must be able to work from EWPs at elevated heights and for extended period of time.
 Must be able to lift 30 lb.

Preferred Qualifications: 

 Leadership position, 6 yrs. Structural Test experience, set-up thru test execution.
 Extensive Hydraulic system, set up and checkout experience.
 Verifiable Technical lead experience, leading a crew
 DoD, Secret clearance, in scope with SAP, Strike
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 ID: 20002998

What's great about
Northrop Grumman

  1. Be part of a culture that thrives on intellectual curiosity, cognitive diversity and bringing your whole self to work..
  2. Use your skills to build and deliver innovative tech solutions that protect the world and shape a better future.
  3. Enjoy benefits like flexible work schedules, education assistance and paid time off.
Secret Required
Yes, 10 % of the Time
No - Teleworking not available for this position