Engineering Liaison

Northrop Grumman - Wallops Island, VA4.0

Full-timeEstimated: $56,000 - $83,000 a year
EducationSkills
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.

Overview:
Perform operation, preventive and corrective maintenance, troubleshooting, testing, onboard maintenance training, assessment, inspection, groom, calibration, alignment, removal/installation, overhaul, repair, restoration/refurbishment, modernization, and/or upgrade of fixed and mobile NASA Sounding Rocket Launch systems at the NASA Wallops Flight Facility and other sites located worldwide.

Duties & Responsibilities:
Provides technical support for operations and technology development of Launcher Equipment performed under the NSROC program.
Able to be self-directing and lead operations in the field for launcher maintenance and testing.
Maintains ground support equipment used in space launch operations including lifting, proof loading, and operating mechanical, pneumatic, and hydraulic components, umbilical's, and launch accessories.
Charged with preparing, maintaining, and operating mobile LN2 Generation Plant for remote launch campaigns.
Logs and Reports field activities to management.
Supports design and implementation of facility upgrades and supporting system modifications to enhance capabilities.

Qualifications:
Minimum of six years technical experience with mechanical systems in an operational and/or test environment.
Preferredexperience in operating, maintaining, troubleshooting, and performing electronic, electrical and mechanical assessments, alignments and fault corrections and inspections.
Experience working with large and/or distributed mechanical systems, complex mechanisms, and motion control systems is highly preferred.
Experience with Commercial HVAC, Industrial Controls and High Voltage Circuits.
Experience writing detailed operational procedures incorporating technical, quality, and safety elements is required.
Familiarity with NASA Wallops launch ground support equipment, processes, procedures, and documentation is preferred. Familiarity with NSROC lifting standards is desirable.
Required skills may include pneumatic/hydraulic system fabrication, orbital welding, structural welding, machinist skills, familiarity with calibrated measuring instruments, steel fabrication skills, layout work.

Additional Qualifications:
Ability to use MS Office products for word processing, editing spreadsheets, and accessing databases.
Excellent communication, and team skills are necessary.
Must be mechanically inclined and proficient with all types of hand tools
Ability to work with a team or independently
Ability to gather, verify and arranges data from multiple sources
Ability to read, understand and follow detailed schematics, drawings and instructions
Over-head crane, forklift, and man-lift proficient
General physical fitness is required for some work areas.
Ability to lift heavy objects is required in this position (>45 lbs.)
Ability to work at elevated heights
Typically exposed to work in extreme outdoor environments heat, cold, rain

Travel:
Job Duties will require travel 35% of the year up to 50%. Must be able to get a US Passport.

Other Knowledge Skills & Abilities:Training or certification in the following may be required:
Crane Operator Certification per NASA-STD-8719.9 & NPR 8715.3
Confined Space Training
Lock out / Tag out
Mobile Area Platform
Crimp, Cable, and Harness Certification per NASA-STD-8739.4
Electrostatic Discharge ESD Control per GPR 8730.6
Forklift Operator Certification per GPR 8719.1
General Safety Awareness
Soldered Electrical and Electronic Assemblies per ANSI/J-STD-001
Shift work may be required
Must be able to travel. Ability to obtain a U.S. Passport required.
U.S. citizenship required

Education and Experience:
High School Diploma with minimum of six years (6) technical experience with mechanical systems in an operational and/or test 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.