Sr. Principal Mechanical Engineer

    • Rolling Meadows, IL



At the heart of Defining Possible is our commitment to missions. In rapidly changing global security environments, Northrop Grumman brings informed insights and software-secure technology to enable strategic planning. We're looking for innovators who can help us keep building on our wide portfolio of secure, affordable, integrated, and multi-domain systems and technologies that fuel those missions. By joining in our shared mission, we'll support yours of expanding your personal network and developing skills, whether you are new to the field or an industry thought-leader. At Northrop Grumman, you'll have the resources, support, and team to do some of the best work of your career.

Northrop Grumman Mission Systems is a trusted provider of mission-enabling solutions for global security. Our Engineering and Sciences (E&S) organization pushes the boundaries of innovation, redefines engineering capabilities, and drives advances in various sciences. Our team is chartered with providing the skills, innovative technologies to develop, design, produce and sustain optimized product lines across the sector while providing a decisive advantage to the warfighter. Come be a part of our mission!

Northrop Grumman Corporation is offering a challenging and rewarding career as a 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.

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