Principal Engineer Systems (RAM Engineer)
Company: Northrop Grumman
Location: San Diego
Posted on: January 16, 2022
Requisition ID: R10021564
Category: EngineeringLocation: San
Diego - CA, United States of AmericaCitizenship Required: United
States CitizenshipClearance Type: SecretTelecommute: No-
Teleworking not available for this positionShift: 1st Shift (United
States of America)Travel Required: Yes, 10% of the TimePositions
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.
Seeking Principal Reliability & Maintainability Engineer Systems to
support our portfolios at the San Diego CoE location. The selected
candidate must have knowledge of reliability technical standards,
principles, theories, concepts, and statistical techniques. The
candidate must have demonstrated expertise in phases of
reliability, availability, maintainability, supportability,
logistics, system integration and testing, Environment Stress
Screening (ESS), Accelerated Lifetime Testing (ALT), Highly
Accelerated Lifetime Testing (HALT), Maintainability
Demonstrations, Reliability Demonstrations, Growth Planning and
Testing, and Sparing analysis.The candidate will develop,
coordinate and conduct technical reliability studies and
evaluations of engineering design concepts and design of
experiments (DOE) constructs. Recommends design or test methods and
statistical process control procedures for achieving required
levels of product reliability. Complies and analyzes performance
reports and process control statistics; investigates and analyzes
relevant variables potentially affecting product and processes.
Ensures that corrective measures meet acceptable reliability
standards. Analyzes preliminary plans and develops reliability
engineering programs to achieve company, customer and governmental
agency reliability objectives. May develop mathematical models to
identify units, batches or processes posing excessive failure
risks. As necessary, proposes changes in design or formulation to
improve system and/or process reliability. May determine units
and/or batches requiring environmental testing, and specifies
minimum number of samples to obtain statistically valid data.
Essential Functions:The applicant will perform a subset of the
following Reliability and Maintainability (RAM) task:
- Provide reliability, availability, and maintainability guidance
and leadership/support to various IPTs, ensuring program
requirements and performances are understood.
- Develop, coordinate, and conduct technical reliability studies
and evaluations of engineering design concepts.
- Develop reliability math models and allocations, Reliability
Block Diagrams, Reliability and Maintainability Program Plans.
- Perform parts derating, reliability parts count/stress and
process grades analysis and reliability simulations.
- Assess reliability data of fielded systems for the purpose of
assessing and documenting RAM and Logistics metrics and reliability
(cumulative and instantaneous) growth trends.
- Perform reliability (MTBF, MTBCF, MTBUR, Ao, Am) analysis,
maintainability and logistics (LRU, MTBM, MTTR, MDT, LDT, TAT)
analysis, sparing analysis, and simulations which support military
and industry standards.
- Recommend design or test methods and statistical analysis
(AMSAA Planning Model and Reliability Growth Curves,
- Bayesian, Weibayes, Monte Carlo, Exponential, Poisson,
Binomial, Weibull, Duane, Crow-AMSAA, etc.) for achieving required
levels of product and system reliability.
- Compile and analyze performance reports and process statistics;
investigate and analyze relevant variables potentially affecting
reliability and maintainability.
- Develop mathematical models to identify items posing excessive
- Propose changes in design or formulation to improve system
and/or reliability processes.
- Determine items requiring environmental testing and number of
samples to obtain statistically valid data.
- Develop FMECA to identify criticality levels based on failure
rates and severity of the effects of failures.
- Develop and perform Reliability and Maintainability
Demonstrations, Fault Detection/Fault Isolation analysis, and
Prognostic Health Management analysis.
- Develop and execute ESS, ALT, and HALT plans and procedures and
provide inputs from past experiences.
- Lead FRACAS meetings, perform FRACAS data mining and trend
analysis, failure analysis, corrective actions; develop technical
materials for presentation to the Failure Review Board, Problem
Report and Resolution Board, and Ad Hoc reports.
- Ensure that corrective measures meet acceptable reliability
- Contribute to the completion of milestones associated with
specific projects and requirements.
- Provide solutions to a variety of technical problems of
increasing scope and complexity as assigned.
- The applicant must have excellent interpersonal and
communications skills and excellent ability to prepare and present
briefings to senior program leadership. Must also have excellent
skills with Microsoft Office products (Word, Excel, PowerPoint,
Access, MS Project) and wide array of experiences with multiple
modeling tools, such as ReliaSoft/RELEX Toolset (Reliability,
Maintainability, OpSim, FMECA, Fault Tree, FRACAS, RGA, and
Weibull++), AMSAA Models, VMETRIC, RAPTOR, etc.), used for
reliability and sparing analysis.Basic Qualifications:
- Bachelor's Degree in a Science, Technology, Engineering or
Mathematics (STEM)or related discipline and at least 5 years of
Reliability and or Maintainability (3 years with Master's) OR
another engineering field of experience
- Must have basic knowledge of Microsoft products
- Must be able to obtain and maintain a DoD Secret Clearance
- Active DOD Clearance
Salary Range: 101200 - 151800
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 health and safety of our employees and their families is a top
priority. With the continuing impacts of COVID-19 around the world,
we are taking action to protect the health and well-being of our
colleagues and maintain the safety of the communities where we
operate. As a federal contractor, and consistent with Executive
Order 14042 (https://www.saferfederalworkforce.gov/contractors/) we
will require all newly hired employees in the United States to be
fully vaccinated by January 18, 2022 or by your start date if it is
after January 18th. Federal guidance allows for disability/medical
and religious accommodations with respect to the vaccine
requirement. Any requested accommodations must be reviewed and
approved (if applicable) in advance of your start date.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://www.northropgrumman.com/EEO. U.S.
Citizenship is required for most positions.
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