Mechanical Design Manager 1

Avionics and Tactical Networks (ATN) is an operating unit within the Communications Business Unit of Northrop Grumman Mission Systems. ATN is located in the Rancho Carmel facility in San Diego, California.

Our expertise is in delivering complex equipment to enable modern battlefields and support aviation missions. Our focus is on the world of avionics, radio and electronic warfare product applications to enable networked communications. As part of the corporation's business focus area on Communications, we are the "equipment providers." Our team of communication systems experts is developing next-generation ground radios for land forces, and our Electronic Warfare subject matter experts are creating the next generation of Improvised Explosive Device (IED) countermeasures to keep our soldiers safe when in harm's way

The Mechanical Design Manager S01 will be a member of the Mechanical Engineering management team and will report directly to the ME Manager. Provides technical leadership and functional management (mentoring, monitoring, rewarding, recognizing, performance evaluation, and career development) for 6 - 10 mechanical engineers in the development of communication equipment for avionics and ground applications. Will participate in staffing, recruiting, process improvement, tool development and training activities. Job responsibilities are anticipated to require 4 - 8 hours per week. Remainder of time is to be spent directly supporting hardware development efforts.


Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelors degree and at least 5 years of relevent experience
  • Requires interpersonal and leadership skills, as well as experience in mechanical design of one or more of the following: RF or digital products, antenna products, infrastructure products, and test hardware products, including avionics and ground modules/units, racks, backplanes, antennas and interface test adapters.
  • Shall have experience with electronics packaging design, including tolerance analysis, producibility constraints, solid modeling techniques, GD&T, corrosion control, EMI concerns. Shall be able to support electrical-mechanical tradeoffs and physical qualification testing for new designs. Must have the ability to interpret the results of thermal/structural analyses.
  • Shall have effective verbal and written communication skills, and the demonstrated ability to function within a small technical team.
  • Shall be capable of designing to a hardware requirements specification. Military avionics experience is required.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Proficiency in the use of the CATIA V5, Patran/Nastran and/or Flowtherm tools is preferred.
  • Previous experience as a technical team leader is desirable.

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