Principal Engineer Structural

At Northrop Grumman we develop cutting-edge technology that preserves freedom and advances human discovery. 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 continue to innovate with developments from launching the first commercial flight to space, to discovering the early beginnings of the universe. Our employees are not only part of history, they're making history.

The Antenna Products Department is looking for a Principal Structural Design Engineer to join our department to support the design and production of a Feed Assembly. This position is based in Redondo Beach, CA. The selected candidate will perform the following tasks:

-Design and release metallic and composite parts and assemblies usingCREO/Pro Engineering and Enovia.

-Generate a drawing release plan to meet customer flight delivery schedule.

-Lead and assist in the following tests of the antenna hardware: non-destructive testing, vibration testing, thermal cycle testing, and structural static testing.

-Collaborate with RF electrical, thermal, stress, and manufacturing engineers on design and testing solutions.

-Disposition discrepant hardware during manufacturing and assembly.

-Lead a mechanical design team of 2 junior level engineers.

-Present design solutions to the customer at design reviews.

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Basic Qualifications:

Bachelors of Science in Mechanical, Aerospace, Civil Engineer or other STEM related type degree from an accredited institution and5 Years of experience;3 Years with Masters;0 Years with PhD.

Proficiency of spacecraft structures including primary/secondary structure made of metallic, advance composites, and/or Honeycomb materials and construction

Experience with CREO/Pro Engineering, Catia 5, NX or other 3-D CAD software package

Experience of discrepant hardware processes

Experience with creating and releasing drawings

Preferred Qualifications:

Master's Degree in Mechanical, Aerospace, Civil Engineer or other STEM related type degree from an accredited institution
Minimum of 5years of experience developing space hardware and mechanisms
* Experience with Antenna systems and Architecture
Experience with RF components and assemblies
Experience with electronics integration, packaging, and cable & harness design
Knowledge of A&E Hardware
Ability to perform trade studies
Experience with creating and developing preliminary layouts
Proficiency with Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T)
Experience with Mathlab or Mathcad
*Experience with environmental testing requirements and experience with mechanical testing

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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