Northrop Grumman engineer  Amy Jo wins distinguished award

Northrop Grumman engineer Amy Jo wins distinguished award

 January 15, 2019

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Northrop Grumman engineer Amy Jo Moore has received the Society of Women Engineers Distinguished New Engineer Award for her outstanding technical performance and leadership in the early stages of her career.

Fulfilling her childhood dream

Amy knew she wanted to build rockets when she grew up as far back as elementary school. Now, Amy Jo is the mechanical engineering department manager for the Engineering and Systems Integration Operating Unit in Ogden, Utah. She leads a department of more than 100 mechanical engineers working on multiple missile programs in Utah and California.

Amy spends most of her time as a technical contributor on the ground subsystems support contract launch control center block upgrade program, responsible for the design, manufacture, test and requirement verification of the oxygen regeneration unit replacement. This unit provides a breathable atmosphere in a contained environment.

“I’m doing the kind of important work I’ve always wanted and working with some amazing people on top of that,” says Amy Jo.

Rewarding passion and performance

Amy Jo’s passion shows in her performance, and it was because of this that she was recently awarded the Society of Women Engineers (SWE) Distinguished New Engineer Award during the 2018 Society of Women Engineers Conference in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The award is given to women who have shown outstanding technical performance, as well as leadership in professional organizations and the community, in the first 10 years of their career.

Active involvement in SWE

Amy Jo has been active in SWE since she was an undergraduate at Utah State University and has contributed to the organization at the collegiate, professional and society levels. As she has advanced through her career, she has also held many leadership roles with SWE, including professional section representative, professional senator and mega issues committee chair, as well as deputy and speaker of the senate.

Amy Jo believes that it is thanks to these SWE roles that she has learned many of the soft skills she has today and she recommends women to join organizations such as SWE for opportunities in professional development and networking.

“I’ve developed numerous soft skills in communication and leadership that you generally won’t develop otherwise,” says Amy Jo.

Representing Northrop Grumman

Amy Jo represents her local Northrop Grumman organization at SWE events, both professional and collegiate. She is also one of the liaisons between Utah State University and Northrop Grumman in Ogden, Utah, and is one of the outreach and recruiting points of contact for the Ogden facility.

Amy Jo is involved with various employee resource groups and outreach activities at Northrop Grumman and leads events with the Ogden Astro Camp, local schools and SWE collegiate sections, promoting STEM careers to school-aged children and showing them how engineering can unleash their potential.

“I love what I do, and I am proud of the work we do at Northrop Grumman that helps protect our country and allies,” says Amy Jo. “It is important to me to help contribute to that crucial mission.”

Join talented women like Amy Jo at Northrop Grumman

Northrop Grumman is a prime employer for women and leads the way in shattering perceptions about women technologists. If you want to join talented women at Northrop Grumman, search and apply for many fabulous career opportunities. 

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