Principal Mechanical Integration & Test Engineer

    • Huntsville, AL



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.

Job Summary:

Candidate shall possess a general mechanical engineering background and have an understanding of system-level manufacturing concepts as they apply to integration of complex systems. Duties will require daily contact with space launch vehicle hardware and solid rocket motors. Candidate will be responsible for providing leadership and for guiding and mentoring less senior staff in the final system-level integration and test of air launched and ground launched target vehicles. Specific duties may include: contribute to the development of detailed work instructions, processes and procedures directing the assembly and test of launch vehicle systems, ensuring consistent application of assembly processes and philosophies across all products; read and interpret complex engineering drawings and translate requirements into work instructions; coordinate integration activities and schedules with operations supervisors, program engineers and various customer organizations; document hardware defects and test anomalies, and develop and implement robust and effective corrective actions; identify opportunities for continuous process improvement and participate in implementation; support launch operations, as required. Ability to write in clear technical terms, and good interpersonal skills required as well as the ability to communicate with engineers from various backgrounds. Knowledge of standard PC application software is required. Basic knowledge of electrical and electronic system design is a plus. Occasional business travel may be required.

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