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Northrop Grumman Principal Material Process Engineer in Santa Rosa, California

Climb to new heights on your journey when you start Defining Possible with Northrop Grumman. Enjoy a purposeful career in aeronautics that is crucial to the way we connect and protect our world across land, sea, and air. Bring your experience and take advantage of this opportunity to discover how you can start to push past possible and achieve your goals today. Enjoy a diverse, collaborative environment with professionals across the nation ready to help launch your career.

Northrop Grumman Aeronautic System's subsidiary, Sonoma Photonics, Inc. has an opening for a Principal Material Process Engineer to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. This position will be located in Santa Rosa, CA.

Essential Functions:

  • Analyzes, researches, designs and develops materials and their related fabrication and application processes to develop and optimize materials for use in engineering design of/or application in structures, systems and subsystems.

  • Applies principles of chemistry, physics, and material behavior to develop metallic, non-metallic and composite material and processing specifications.

  • Perform optical coating design, tolerancing, analysis and process engineering of optics for projects related to optical technologies.

  • Apply, as well as design and develop new techniques and coatings to meet product needs.

  • Individually contribute to product development or program completion.

  • The successful candidate can expect to receive technical guidance from more senior engineers, program managers, and supervisory review on proposed plans.

  • Work will be conducted in both an office and lab/mfg. environment with various temperatures and possible exposure to chemicals.


Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Science Degree in STEM(Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) from an accredited University and 5 years of engineering experience OR 3 years engineering experience with Master's in STEM OR 0 years engineering experience with Ph.D.

  • Ability to obtain and maintain DoD Top Secret clearance upon hire

  • Experience with statistical methods and analysis.

  • Ability to clearly present and communicate ideas, concepts, and plans.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with optical thin films; thin film modeling software (TFCalc, Optilayer, etc.) preferred.

  • Minimum 6 years industry experience.

  • Strong background in electromagnetics preferred.

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 : Engineering