Principal Designer

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.

We are currently looking for an experienced Principal Designer to join our Mechanical Engineering Design team at our Chandler, AZ facility.

Job Summary

The Principal Designer will create models and engineering drawings utilizing Siemens NX 11.0 managed with Teamcenter. Will also be responsible for checking drawing/design packages for proper content and to ensure compliance with applicable industry and military standards. Duties will include checking designs for fit, function, manufacturability, and economy of fabrication and be able to perform tolerance analysis. Responsibility will further include liaison with Engineering, Manufacturing, Quality, and Materials. Some vendor liaison will be required as well.

Prepare working plans, detailed drawings, and complete mechanical or electrical drawings of complex components and assemblies from notes, verbal instructions, and rough or detailed sketches for engineering or manufacturing purposes. Verify completed work, check dimensions, material and quantities to be used. May provide guidance and supervision to staff.

Job Responsibilities

1. Discuss projects with supervisor and engineering to review functions of mechanical or electrical machines or equipment and make engineering computations, and make adjustments to drawings or specifications.

2. Illustrates and describe scale drawings of each component delineating contours and dimensions for engineering or manufacturing purposes.

3. Review schematics with appropriate personnel verifying completed work, checking dimensions, materials and quantities to be used.

4. Verify completed work checking dimensions, materials and qualities to be used.

5. As requested, may supervise and direct the activities of staff.

6. Perform related duties as assigned or required.
Knowledge of Word, Excel, Windows and CAD required.
Thorough knowledge of CAD drafting practices.
Good communication skills, both written and verbal.
Ability to work quickly and accurately while under schedule pressure and exhibit a large degree of patience.
Strong time management and organizational skills.

Basic Qualifications:

Minimum Education / Experience: 5 Years with Bachelors in Science; 3 Years with Masters; 0 Years with PhD
2 year Technical Degree in CAD/Drafting & 6 years related experience or BS in Engineering and 4 years of related experience
Must be experienced with geometric dimensioning and tolerating per ASME Y14.5M. ASME GDTP Professional Certification Preferred
Must be experienced with weld design per AWS D17.1 and D1.1. AWS CWI certification Preferred.
Experienced with Digital Product Definition/Model Based Definition per ASME Y14.41
Must be a U.S. Citizen and have ability to obtain DoD secret security clearance
Experience working with DoD programs preferred
Must have knowledge of standard manufacturing processes including CNC Mill and Lathe operations
Must be experienced with Siemens NX 11.0 and Teamcenter
A working knowledge of ASME Y14.100 and Mil-Standard 100 is also desired.
Ability to work independently as well as in a team environment
Candidate must be comfortable working extended periods of time at a work station

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 . U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.

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