Principal/Sr. Principal Mechanical Engineer

    • Rolling Meadows, IL

Northrop Grumman Corporation is offering a challenging and rewarding career as a Principal/Sr. Principal Mechanical Engineer within the Mission Systems Sector located at the Rolling Meadows - Illinois facility.

This position will support the development, build, and test validation of ruggedized electronic equipment for military applications. The candidate will work within the Mechanical & Optical Technology organization. It is a high performing organization that values its employees and has a strong sense of purpose tied to the vision of Northrop Grumman: To be the most trusted provider of systems and technologies that ensure the security and the freedom of our nation and its allies. The candidate will be able to grow personally and professionally in an ethical and inclusive environment, while
being an important part of a great team.

The team is seeking a senior engineer to apply and expand their experience in hardware design, analysis, documentation, and integration of electro-mechanical systems. Strong communication skills are required for success in all phases of the role. The engineer will serve on and typically lead engineering teams, interfacing heavily with other mechanical engineers and analysts, as well as engineers from related disciplines, program management, and customers/stakeholders. The engineer is expected to manage schedule
and budget for assigned projects, with the ability to identify and communicate any issues that may impact these goals.

The engineer will be responsible for solving challenging technical problems with innovative solutions that meet performance, cost, and schedule requirements. This expertise will be applied at all phases of the product life cycle, including requirements analysis, concept definition, detailed design, production, and environmental test. The engineer will be expected to present the team's design solutions and analysis during internal and external design reviews,
document the design through drawing generation and release, provide factory and supplier support, and support change incorporations.

As a senior level contributor, the engineer will be expected to contribute to the overall knowledge base and skill level of the organization via coaching, knowledge transfer, and process improvement activities.

Qualifications:

Basic Qualifications:

This position may be filled at either a Principal or Sr. Principal level based on the qualifications below.

Basic Qualifications for Principal Engineer:

- Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical or Aerospace Engineering with a minimum of 5 years of experience in electronics packaging or a Master's degree with 3 years of experience
- Experience with hardware development and electro-mechanical packaging, including at least one of the following subjects: thermal analysis, structural analysis, microelectronics design, opto-mechanical design, environmental testing
- Proficiency with 3D CAD Tools (Siemens NX is preferred) and product data management tools
- Demonstrated capability or experience in leading small to moderately sized teams during the product development process
- Demonstrated application of innovative solutions to complex problems that arise within the design, development, and production phases
- Strong written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills including experience presenting at design reviews and customer/stakeholder briefings
- U. S. citizen with the ability to obtain a U.S. Government security clearance

Basic Qualifications for Sr. Principal Engineer:

- Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical or Aerospace Engineering with a minimum of 9 years of experience in electronics packaging or a Master's degree with 7 years of experience
- Extensive experience with hardware development and electro-mechanical packaging, including at least one of the following subjects: thermal analysis, structural analysis, microelectronics design, opto-mechanical design, environmental testing
- Proficiency with 3D CAD Tools (Siemens NX is preferred) and product data management tools
- Demonstrated leadership of small to moderately sized teams during the product development process including the review of technical work products
- Demonstrated application of innovative solutions to complex problems that arise within the design, development, and production phases
- Strong written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills including experience presenting at design reviews and customer/stakeholder briefings
- Displayed ability to exercise latitude in determining most appropriate technical

Preferred Qualifications:

- Master of Science degree in Mechanical or Aerospace Engineering
- Expertise with ANSYS and/or other tools used for design analysis
- Familiarity with opto-mechanical engineering
- Working knowledge of military and commercial process specifications
- Proficiency in geometric dimensioning and tolerancing
- Demonstrated success leading others within an integrated product team (IPT), supporting the development of junior engineers and cross functional collaboration for overall project success
- Experience with project management metrics, including earned value management, to monitor and manage engineering budget and schedule requirements
- Experience in design, manufacturing, and integration of electronic assemblies including appropriate material selections and use of off the shelf components
- Experience contributing to technical and cost proposal development
- Leadership in process improvement or knowledge transfer (i.e. publication) activities

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.


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