Engineer Mechanical


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.

Summary of Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Support program requirements by applying a diverse set of mechanical engineering design and analysis skills in development of individual missions, support equipment, and critical ground support equipment
  • Research, develop, design, and test mechanical components, equipment, and systems
  • Apply principles and techniques of mechanical engineering for routine, non-routine, and complex assignments
  • Define and coordinate environmental testing to produce, regulate, and record effects of actual or simulated conditions
  • Design mechanical structures and systems and coordinate fabrication, operation, application, installation, testing, and repair systems
  • Design, develop, troubleshoot, and analyze new and advanced projects
  • Other duties include: conceptual thinking; designing and developing plans, processes, procedures, functional and data requirements analysis; complex system analysis, documentation preparation for complex systems
  • Manage and contribute to development of new engineering products or specialty products
  • Manage development of engineering specifications for applicable projects
  • Prepare technical reports for management and customer to document project status
  • Ability to develop design documentation
  • Participate in engineering problem resolution
  • Develop or provide input to mechanical engineering related QMS processes, procedures, and work instructions
  • Capable of being field engineer for integration and launch activities
  • Post flight analysis and evaluation
  • Responsible for design of motor ignition systems, tail can and fin assemblies, and other vehicle systems
  • Assign vehicle system assets to flight missions, configuration control of the systems, and oversight of systems during and after the missions
  • Ability to work with shop and technician staff for assembly of vehicle systems hardware sets
  • Ability to organize and track vehicle systems assets and resolve scheduling challenges
  • May require thorough and comprehensive understanding of solid rocket motor design, test, modeling/analysis, and post flight performance analysis
  • Perform other related duties as required


Basic Qualifications
  • Requires a Bachelor's Degree in Engineering with a minimum of 2 years of related experience
  • Knowledge of mechanical engineering discipline as it relates to sub-orbital vehicles, including complex mechanical and structural design and analysis, environmental analysis of structures, separating bodies, separation systems, solid propellant motors, motor ignition systems, flight fin hardware, fabrication of mechanical hardware, integration, test, and launch procedures.
  • Knowledge of principles associated with solid rocket vehicle components, including motors, igniters, electro-explosive devices, hardware, and electrical systems.
  • Analysis skills applicable to review and analysis of structural, mechanical, and thermal design, including environmental test
  • Working knowledge of common design and analysis tools such as CAD (preferably SolidWorks, Finite Element Analysis (FEA), and other software for mathematical computation
  • Ability to communicate effectively in oral and written form
  • Knowledge of Word, Excel, and Windows

Training and certification in the following may be required:

  • CAD (preferably 3D solid modeling), FEA, and other software for mathematical computation
  • General Safety Awareness, IT Security, Environmental Compliance, and Personnel Safety and Health
  • SharePoint training
  • Hazardous Materials HandlersOrdnance/Pyrotechnics Certification
  • Electrostatic Discharge (ESD) Control

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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