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Principal Engineer Systems (RAM Engineer)

Company: Northrop Grumman
Location: San Diego
Posted on: January 16, 2022

Job Description:

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 Available: 1

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 failure risks.
  • 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 standards.
  • 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
      Preferred Qualifications:
      • 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 ( 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 U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.

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