Northrop Grumman Innovation Systems Careers

RF Design and Characterization Engineer

Kettering, OH
Engineering and Sciences


Job Description

Job ID: DBK20183107-46777

At Northrop Grumman, our employees have incredible opportunities to work on revolutionary systems that impact people?s lives around the world today, and for generations to come. Our pioneering and inventive spirit has enabled us to be at the forefront of many technological advancements in our nation?s history - from the first flight across the Atlantic Ocean, to stealth bombers, to landing on the moon. We look for people who have bold new ideas, courage and a pioneering spirit to join forces to invent the future, and have fun along the way. Our culture thrives on intellectual curiosity, cognitive diversity and bringing your whole self to work ? and we have an insatiable drive to do what others think is impossible. Our employees are not only part of history, they?re making history.

Northrop Grumman Innovation Systems designs, builds and delivers space, defense and aviation-related systems to customers around the world. Our main products include launch vehicles and related propulsion systems; missile products, subsystems and defense electronics; precision weapons, armament systems and ammunition; satellites and associated space components and services; and advanced aerospace structures.

Northrop Grumman is currently recruiting an  “EM Structures - RF Design and Characterization” at our Dayton, OH location.

At Northrop Grumman, our employees have incredible opportunities to work on revolutionary systems that impact people’s lives around the world today, and for generations to come. Our pioneering and inventive spirit has enabled us to be at the forefront of many technological advancements in our nation’s history - from the first flight across the Atlantic Ocean, to stealth bombers, to landing on the moon. We look for people who have bold new ideas, courage and a pioneering spirit to join forces to invent the future, and have fun along the way. Our culture thrives on intellectual curiosity, cognitive diversity and bringing your whole self to work — and we have an insatiable drive to do what others think is impossible. Our employees are not only part of history, they’re making history.

Northrop Grumman Innovation Systems designs, builds and delivers space, defense and aviation-related systems to customers around the world. Our main products include launch vehicles and related propulsion systems; missile products, subsystems and defense electronics; precision weapons, armament systems and ammunition; satellites and associated space components and services; and advanced aerospace structures.

Job Description:

This position requires a highly motivated individual, able to work with minimal oversight from senior technical staff. Key roles include individual and team focused research, design, analysis, prototyping, test validation, and manufacturing support in the field of electromagnetic structures and materials. Applicants must demonstrate prior working experience with electromagnetic materials, typical of Low Observable aerospace structures. Examples include loaded honeycomb core and/or similar core geometries, loaded foams and elastomers, MAGRAM, R-Cards, Circuit Analog sheets / absorbers, and Frequency Selective Surfaces. Working experience with various RF test equipment and common test measurement systems for the extraction of electrical material properties is required. Working experience with multi-tensor material characterization / extraction is desirable. Proficiency in Matlab is desirable for design, analysis, and processing of data. Applicants are responsible to monitor the quality of the materials produced, establishing test criteria to ensure that the end products meet specifications. Regular communication with cross-functional teams, management, and customers is expected to be successful.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Ability to obtain Secret Clearance or actively possessing a clearance (Requires US Citizenship)
  • BS Electrical Engineering and/or Physics (4yrs) or MS Electrical Engineering and/or Physics (2yrs)
  • Electromagnetics fundamentals
  • Experience with RF test equipment (e.g.  Network Analyzers, SCI-2K, SCI-IS-HH2, Transmission Tunnel, Std Waveguides, Reflection Arch, and Resonant Cavities)
  • Basic software development (Matlab preferred)
  • Problem Solver
  • Proficient with MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Good communication skills (both written and verbal)
  • Function as an Individual Contributor or in a Cross-Functional Team

Other Desirable Capabilities:

  • Proficiency in Matlab (e.g. data acquisition, instrument control, and data processing)
  • Experience with commercial EM analysis tools (e.g.  HFSS)

Process:

Initial survey and phone interview(s) followed by on-site professional interview, including a presentation demonstrating stated capabilities. A background verification, including references supporting relevant work experience will be required.

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.

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.

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Job Type: Full Time
Desired Travel: less than 25%
Years of Experience: 1-3 Years
Education: Bachelors
Expertise: Engineering
Group: Flight