Associate/Principal Mechanical Engineer (Space Components) 2/3

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 are making history.

Northrop Grumman Innovation Systems Division 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.

The Innovation Systems Space Components Group is seeking an entry level Mechanical Engineer to assist an experienced team of mechanical engineers to perform mechanical, systems, and design engineering on one or more spacecraft systems or subsystems.

This position can be located in San Diego, CA or Magna, UT.

Responsibilities may include the following:

Support existing and upcoming programs and will participate in the resolution of complex mechanical design problems for space based platforms and missions involving composite structures.
Perform mechanical design of structures and deployables.
Perform requirements definition, conceptual design, preliminary / layout, and detail design, drawing release, design review presentations, and support to fabrication.
Perform work packages including interfacing with customer, technical support, and directing and mentoring junior engineers.
Work closely with stress, manufacturing, materials and processes, and test to develop design requirements.
Define structural load paths, develop CAD models and prepare engineering drawings to fabricate flight and structural test articles.

Basic Qualifications:

This position may be performed at a level 2 or level 3 engineer depending on the qualifications, skills, and experience of the candidate.

Mechanical Engineer 2 - Bachelor's Degree in STEM - Science, Technology, Engineering, Math or related area (Degrees in Aerospace or Mechanical Engineering highly preferred) and 2+ years of experience, Master's Degree and 0+ years of experience. Experience in both Composite and Metallic Mechanical Design.

Mechanical Engineer 3 - Bachelor's Degree in STEM - Science, Technology, Engineering, Math or related area (Degrees in Aerospace or Mechanical Engineering highly preferred) and 5+ years of experience, Master's Degree and 3+ years of experience. Experience in both Composite and Metallic Mechanical Design.

Must be a US Citizen with the ability to obtain government clearance.
Ability to perform structural engineering tasks associated with design, manufacturing, and testing of structures.
Experience with the fundamentals of spacecraft (or similar hardware) to include layout, design, and build.
Experience with Computer Aided Design (CAD) software, preferably CREO.
Preferred Qualifications:
Experience with Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T) standards and preparation of manufacturing documentation.
Experience with 3D Printing, Design for Manufacturing, and hands-on hardware fabrication.
Proficiency in Microsoft office suite.

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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