Mechanical Engineer 2/3 - Thermal Design

Northrop Grumman Mission Systems is seeking a cryogenics thermal engineer to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. The qualified cryogenics thermal engineer researches and implements new thermal management technologies, develops analytical models to predict thermal performance of cryogenic systems, and designs, develops, and performs testing on thermal systems operating in the cryogenic realm. The ideal engineer will have experience in developing detailed thermal models, interfacing with hardware designed for cryogenic systems (including dewars and refrigerators), and have some mechanical design experience.

This position focuses on developing hardware and testing facilities designed to be cooled with liquid helium. Knowledge of liquid helium operations is a plus. Knowledge of thermal analysis software (COMSOL, IcePak, Sinda/Fluint) or similar platforms is preferred. The ability to work with an integrated product team of diverse engineers is necessary. The ability to follow, improve, and develop cryogenic thermal engineering processes is desirable. Knowledge of cryogenic safety systems is a plus.

This is a dual band requisition, candidates will be considered for both a level 2 and level 3 position based on the qualifications below.
Basic Qualifications 2:

  • Bachelors of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering, Applied Physics, or related field, specializing in thermodynamics, with 2 or more years of cryogenic experience ora M.S Degree with 0 years experience.
  • Hands on experience handling liquid helium
  • Computer skills in thermal analytical tools
  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to work in an interactive group environment are essential
  • The ability to obtain and maintain a secret clearance, U.S. citizenship is a pre-requisite
Basic Qualifications 3:
  • Bachelors of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering, Applied Physics, or related field, specializing in thermodynamics, with5 or more years of cryogenic experience,a M.S Degree with3 years experience or a Ph. D with 0 years experience.
  • Hands on experience handling liquid helium
  • Computer skills in thermal analytical tools
  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to work in an interactive group environment are essential
  • The ability to obtain and maintain a secret clearance,U.S. citizenship is a pre-requisite.


Preferred Qualifications:
  • A Master or PhDdegree in one or more of the fields mentioned above
  • Working knowledge of ADRs and Dilution Refrigeration
  • Electronics cooling experience
  • Design and analysis experience with superconducting circuitry
  • CAD/CAM experience
  • Ability to get a Secret or higher clearance


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.${descr2}${descr3}


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