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Wind Tunnel Operations and Test Conductor

Northrop Grumman
Hawthorne, CA 90251
At Northrop Grumman, our employees have incredible opportunities to work on groundbreaking systems in air and space that impact people's lives around the world today, and for generations to come. Our work preserves freedom and democracy, and advances human discovery and our understanding of the universe. We look for people who have bold new ideas, courage and a pioneering spirit to join efforts to invent the future, and have a lot of fun along the way. Our culture thrives on intellectual curiosity, cognitive diversity and bringing your whole self to work - and we have an insatiable commitment to do what others think is impossible. Our employees are not only part of history, they're making history.

Northrop Grumman Aeronautics Sector is seeking a highly qualified, mission oriented Wind Tunnel Facility Operations Test Conductor located in Hawthorne, CA with responsibilities including but not limited to the following:

The selected candidate will be independent, motivated self-starter responsible for the company's Low Speed Wind Tunnel and Inlet & Duct facility in Hawthorne, CA. The facility was built in 1957 and has undergone major renovations and technological upgrades throughout the past several decades. It is a vital lab for NGAS capable of producing high quality data that is critical for supporting existing programs and future proposals. In addition to operating the facilities during testing periods, the candidate will perform and track periodic and preventative maintenance schedules, make necessary repairs to and troubleshoot a variety of systems spanning a variety of disciplines (mechanical, electrical, pneumatic, hydraulic, instrumentation, etc.), and track and order consumable supplies to ensure the facility is continually in top operational condition. The selected candidate will need outstanding written and oral communication skills to keep leadership informed of facility status, risks, and issues and support development of indirect and capital investment requests to maintain and improve facility capabilities.

**Qualifications:**

**Basic Qualifications**

+ Bachelor's of Science degree and 2 years of relevant experience OR 0 years with a Master's degree
+ Familiarity and confidence with mechanical, electrical, pneumatic, hydraulic, and test instrumentation systems in an industrial environment
+ Ability to work well both independently and within team; be adaptive and effectively communicate with various personality types and experience levels
+ Strong communication skills and ability to effectively and efficiently relay technical information to senior leadership
+ Candidate must be able to obtain and maintain an active U.S. Government security clearance at the DoD Secret level

**Preferred Qualifications**

+ Active DoD Secret or Top Secret clearance, NG SAP clearances
+ Experience with Wind Tunnel Testing
+ Experience maintaining and/or operating industrial equipment and systems
+ Leadership experience, leading a test crew or an integration / R&D environment

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

**Job Category** : Mission and Quality Assurance
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Posted: 2020-05-21 Expires: 2020-06-20

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