Principal / Senior Principal Test Conductor - Flight Test Integration

Northrop Grumman

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(26)

Edwards Air Force Base, CA

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    Position summary

    Flight Test Integration** to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals within our Test and Evaluation organization. This position will be located in Edwards AFB, CA.

    This requisition may be filled at either a Principal OR Sr. Principal level based on the qualifications listed, below

    In this role, the selected candidate will plan and schedule test and MX events, work with Flight Test Engineers, System Test Engineers, and Responsible Engineers (REs) to develop ground test procedures, perform test article operations - both on and off an active flight line - and maintain a test point data base within the Strike FTO team. They will plan, coordinate, and conduct test operations as an approved test conductor, to include Acceptance Test Procedures (ATPs), Special Check out Procedures (SCOPs), Sustainment Technical Order Certification and Verification (TO C&V), and Support Equipment Evaluations Testing (EET). The selected candidate will conduct briefs/debriefs and will lead our team through test missions as the link between the Maintenance team and the Mission Control Room Flight Test Engineering and Test Operations teams.

    Key Responsibilities:

    • Plans, schedules, and reviews results of ATPs, SCOPs, TO C&V, and EET.
    • Provides support for post-test data analysis and documentation as required to support test objectives.
    • Flows back requirements for Data Module and Support Equipment design changes or procedure updates to the Product Support team.
    • Provides first line integration support for maintenance, repairs, and modifications to systems under test, supervision, and direction to maintenance personnel for maintenance, repairs, and modifications to systems under test.
    • Analyzes and interpret test data, provides recommendations to engineering and leadership for alternate means of compliance as required, and supports development and execution of test objectives.
    • Evaluate flight test field support requirements and recommend tools and test equipment to support long range program milestones.
    • Assists with the review of flight test practices, procedures and processes seeking avenues to improve efficiency and effectiveness and reduce risk to product quality.
    • Establishes equipment and calibration requirements for future sustainment of air vehicles. Integrates between flight test maintenance and operations organizations to ensure parts, people and processes are in place for maintenance tasks and flight test missions.
    • Assesses program performance and risks and determines resources to ensure mission assurance. Works closely with the department managers and program managers to define and implement the program strategy.

    The selected Candidate must be willing to work various shifts depending on the business needs: 4x10 schedule (Mon-Thurs) 1st shift; 4x10 (Mon-Thurs) 2nd shift; 3x10 schedule (Fri, Sa, Su) 2nd shift; 3x10 schedule (Fri, Sa, Su) 1st shift.

    Basic Qualifications (Principal):

    • Must have a High School Diploma/GED AND 9 years of qualifiable, related professional/military experience in lieu of a collegiate degree to include a background in a systems test environment OR an Associate of Science degree AND 7 years of qualifiable, related professional/military experience to include a background in a systems test environment OR a Bachelor of Science degree AND 5 years of qualifiable, related professional/military experience to include a background in a systems test environment OR a Master of Science degree AND 3 years of qualifiable, related professional/military experience to include a background in a systems test environment OR a Ph.D. AND 0 years of qualifiable, related professional/military experience to include a background in a systems test environment
    • Must have an active DoD Secret or higher clearance (with a background investigation completed within the last 6 years or currently enrolled into Continuous Evaluation)
    • Must have the ability to obtain and maintain Special Access Program (SAP) clearance prior to the commencement of employment
    • Must be willing to work various shifts depending on the business needs: 4x10 schedule (Mon-Thurs) 1st shift; 4x10 (Mon-Thurs) 2nd shift; 3x10 schedule (Fri, Sa, Su) 2nd shift; 3x10 schedule (Fri, Sa, Su) 1st shift

    Basic Qualifications (Sr. Principal):

    • Must have a High School Diploma/GED AND 13 years of qualifiable, related professional/military experience in lieu of a collegiate degree to include a background in a systems test environment OR an Associate of Science degree AND 11 years of qualifiable, related professional/military experience to include a background in a systems test environment OR a Bachelor of Science degree AND 9 years of qualifiable, related professional/military experience to include a background in a systems test environment OR a Master of Science degree AND 7 years of qualifiable, related professional/military experience to include a background in a systems test environment OR a Ph.D. AND 4 years of qualifiable, related professional/military experience to include a background in a systems test environment
    • Must have an active DoD Secret or higher clearance (with a background investigation completed within the last 6 years or currently enrolled into Continuous Evaluation)
    • Must have the ability to obtain and maintain Special Access Program (SAP) clearance prior to the commencement of employment
    • Must be willing to work various shifts depending on the business needs: 4x10 schedule (Mon-Thurs) 1st shift; 4x10 (Mon-Thurs) 2nd shift; 3x10 schedule (Fri, Sa, Su) 2nd shift; 3x10 schedule (Fri, Sa, Su) 1st shift

    Preferred Qualifications:

    • BS, MS, or PhD degree in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, or Math) discipline
    • Experience that includes test planning, execution, and operations
    • Experience in an aircraft maintenance/operations environment
    • Active DoD Top Secret clearance
    • Active Special Program Access (SAP)

    Salary Range: $97,500 - $146,300
    Salary Range 2: $120,900 - $181,300

    The above salary range represents a general guideline; however, Northrop Grumman considers a number of factors when determining base salary offers such as the scope and responsibilities of the position and the candidate's experience, education, skills and current market conditions.

    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 application period for the job is estimated to be 20 days from the job posting date. However, this timeline may be shortened or extended depending on business needs and the availability of qualified candidates.

    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://https://www.northropgrumman.com/EEO . U.S. Citizenship is required for all positions with a government clearance and certain other restricted positions.

    Why you should apply for a job to Northrop Grumman:

  • 93% say the CEO supports gender diversity
  • Ratings are based on anonymous reviews by Fairygodboss members.
  • Back-up Care Advantage offers employees a safety net for those days when regular care arrangements fall through.
  • Sitter City offers access to babysitters, dog walkers & caregivers who can assist with special needs, companion care, housekeeping & more.
  • We’ve partnered with College Coach, an organization that can assist employees and their families through important educational challenges.