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Northrop Grumman Test Engineer / Principal Engineer - External Protection Material in Clearfield, Utah


RELOCATION ASSISTANCE: Relocation assistance may be available


TRAVEL: Yes, 25% of the Time


Join Northrop Grumman on our continued mission to push the boundaries of possible across land, sea, air, space, and cyberspace. Enjoy a culture where your voice is valued and start contributing to our team of passionate professionals providing real-life solutions to our world’s biggest challenges. We take pride in creating purposeful work and allowing our employees to grow and achieve their goals every day by Defining Possible. With our competitive pay and comprehensive benefits, we have the right opportunities to fit your life and launch your career today.

Northrop Grumman Aeronautics Systems has an opening for a Test Engineer to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. This position will be located in Clearfield, UT.

You will be a part of an Engineering and Manufacturing Development Team supporting the process development and product design of an external protection material. Our team works with cutting edge exotic materials and novel products to innovate within our mission. Are you interested in working on state-of-the-art material design and application? Come join us!


  • Develop test matrices, test data requirements, success criteria and test fixture details

  • Work with department subject matter experts to determine test sample configuration, author test plans, and coordinate with Global Supply Chain for test house contracts

  • Prepare and conduct Test Readiness Reviews with internal and external customers

  • Participate in product testing at various test sites across the United States

  • Prepare test reports and present on findings internally and externally

Our team enjoys a positive work environment with high expectations, significantly diverse assignments, and collaboration across all levels. We are comfortable in a lab environment and work closely with engineering technicians, technology scientists, operations staff, and engineers in other disciplines. We’re empowered to make decisions, but can draw upon corporate resources to support us when needed. Our team values teammates who have a positive, can-do attitude with a healthy dose of curiosity, a desire to improve the world around you, and who are unafraid to jump in to solve a problem.

This role is day shift with minimal off hour support. We work a 9/80 schedule, which gives you every other Friday off to pursue interest outside of work. A typical work day is 7:00AM to 4:30PM with daily team start up meeting at 7:30AM.

Travel is up to 25%, all within the continental US and involves support at test sites when product is scheduled to be tested. Typical business travel is 2 - 5 days.

This role may be filled at an Engineer or Principal Engineer level depending on the qualifications below.

Basic Qualifications:


  • Bachelor's Degree in a STEM field (Science, Technology, Engineering, or Math) with 2+ years of engineering experience; or Master's degree in STEM with 0+ years engineering experience

  • Experience in materials test design and execution activities

  • Ability to obtain and maintain a secret security clearance from the Department of Defense

Principal Engineer

  • Bachelor's Degree in a STEM field (Science, Technology, Engineering, or Math) with 5+ years of engineering experience; or Master's degree with 3+ years of engineering experience; or PhD with 0+ years of engineering experience

  • Experience in materials test design and execution activities

  • Ability to obtain and maintain a secret security clearance from the Department of Defense

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Aerospace, Mechanical, Manufacturing, or Chemical Engineering

  • Basic understanding of rubber / polymer materials and processes

Salary Range: $71,100.00 - $106,700.00Salary Range 2: $87,600.00 - $131,400.00

Employees 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.

The health and safety of our employees and their families is a top priority. With the continuing impacts of COVID-19 around the world, we are taking action to protect the health and well-being of our colleagues and maintain the safety of the communities where we operate. As a federal contractor, and consistent with Executive Order 14042 ( https://www.saferfederalworkforce.gov/contractors/ ), we will require all newly hired employees in the United States to be fully vaccinated by their start date. Federal guidance allows for disability/medical and religious accommodations with respect to the vaccine requirement. Any requested accommodations must be reviewed and approved (if applicable) in advance of their start date.

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 http://www.northropgrumman.com/EEO . U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.