180970 - Sr Principal Systems/Mechanical Test Engineer 4
CA-S.Cali-Los Angeles/Orange Counties
$62 to $65.00 DOE
1 year

Chipton-Ross is seeking a Sr. Principal Systems/Mechanical Test Engineer 4 for an opportunity in Palmdale, CA.

The Specialty Test Team has several openings for qualified Structural Test Engineers with Design Experience. The selected candidate must poses the skills and experience that will enable him to execute in the capacity of a Senior Structural Test Engineer as well as a Mechanical Design Engineer. Candidate must also have proven experience in a leadership role, leading / mentoring less experienced Engineers thru complete product design life cycle. The Specialty Test Team is part of the Systems Integration, Test and Evaluation Organization (SIT&E) within Northrop Grumman, Aerospace Systems.
Selected candidates are expected to perform the following:
o Mentor and lead less experienced Engineers thru all phases of Static, Fatigue / Structural Test lifecycle.
o Author and publish Test Procedures.
o Plan and arrange labor, schedules, and equipment required for testing and evaluating Flight and R&D hardware.
o Facilitate collaboration across disciplines during technical interchanges.
o Interpret Test Data, determine and suggest changes in test configuration, equipment, procedures or manufacturing processes.
o Collaborate with AVT personnel to develop test and test data requirements.
o Participate in post-test data evaluation and problem identification and resolution.
Designer/ Mechanical Engineer
o Mentor and lead design Team, review designs for compliance, technically and requirements.
o Lead and provide mentorship to less experienced Engineers during CDR / PDR.
o Coordinate design criteria with Internal Customers, Vendors, Test Engineering, EHS and Facilities Personnel.
o Evaluate design factors taking into account ease manufacturing, cost, safety, maintenance and end user.
o Identify design errors, omissions, and other deficiencies, and recommend revisions and/or improvements.
o Analyze damage tolerance, durability, design allowables and structural modeling.

Must have STEM Degree with 9 years relevant experience; 7 yrs. with Masters; or 4 yrs. with PhD.
CAD experience.
Willing/Capable of Learning NX10 and GD&T.
This position requires strong leadership, written and oral communications skills as well as a team centric approach to problem solving.
Candidate must be able to work with little to no direction and be capable and willing to lead and oversee the work of less experienced engineers.
Must work well in a large team environment as well as an individual contributor.
Candidate must be self-motivated, detail oriented and must be willing to learn additional engineering discipline areas.
Preferred Qualifications:
Structural Test experience, multiple disciplines.
Strong interpersonal and leadership skills.
Extensive NX10 and GD&T experience.

STEM Degree, Master's degree, or PhD is required.
School must be accredited.

4/10 workweek.
Ability and willingness to work non-standard shifts/overtime.

Applicants responding to this position will be subject to a government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements by currently possessing the ability to view classified government information.

Employment will be contingent on clearing a drug screen and background check. Both must clear prior to start date.

Kevin Suk
420 Culver Boulevard
Playa Del Rey, CA 90293

Phone: (310) 414-7800 x230 or (800) 927-9318 x230

Candidates responding to this posting must currently possess the eligibility to work in the United States. No third parties please.

Employment will be contingent on candidate clearing pre-employment drug screen and background check.

Chipton-Ross provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy), age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, protected veteran status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by Federal, State or local law. This policy governs all areas of employment at Chipton-Ross, including recruiting, hiring, training, assignment, promotions, compensation, benefits, discipline, and terminations.