Sr. Prncpl Mechanical Engineer

    • Merritt Island, FL

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 Space 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.

The Propulsion Systems division is currently seeking an experience Sr. Principle Mechanical Engineering to join our Design Engineering team in our Kennedy Space Center, FL offices.

Roles and Responsibilities:

The Principle Mechanical Engineer is responsible for the design and processing of aerospace structures and hardware to contract requirements. The candidate's major responsibilities include (though not exclusively):

  • Coordinate major design efforts based on knowledge and experience
  • Design Booster hardware elements using processing knowledge and solid modeling software.
  • Develop engineering documentation products (drawings, specifications, design and analysis reports, test plans, test reports, etc.)
  • Conduct, support, and present MRB analysis/dispositions
  • Oversee and plan testing for development and qualification of flight hardware products.
  • Support team to include task and schedule planning to meet major project milestone objectives

Job Duties:
  • Design Booster hardware using Northrop Grumman's systems and tools.
  • Create and revise engineering drawings and specifications and conduct engineering reviews with stakeholders in order to optimize hardware for fabrication and lowest end cost.
  • Support shop floor and vendor hardware fabrication efforts.
  • Support Program Management office on engineering labor estimates, schedule, and procurement activities.
  • Support other element Integrated Product Teams in integration and optimization of engineering products and processes.
  • Write test plans, oversee testing, analyze test data, and make revisions to design based on results.
  • Support hardware discrepancy (MRB) activities by authoring, analyzing, and presenting dispositions to Material Review Boards.
  • Learn and help maintain standard design processes.

  • Broad understanding and knowledge of aerospace hardware design and manufacturing processes
  • Solid experience with the design and analysis of flight structures.
  • Sound knowledge of solid modeling software with the ability to quickly learn new software.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced dynamic environment as part of a multi-discipline team
  • Excellent written and oral communications skills.
  • Excellent time management and organization skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills working in a team environment.


Experience Requirements:
  • Candidate must have a minimum of 9 years of engineering design and analysis of aerospace structures experience with a BS in Mechanical, Aerospace, Civil (Structural) Engineering or equivalent. BS degree with 9 years' experience or MS with 7 years' experience is required.

Experience Preferred:
  • Experience with Material Review Board and resolving discrepant hardware - preferred.
  • Previous experience with Space Shuttle hardware or similar - preferred.
  • Proficiency with Siemens NX solid modeling software - preferred.
  • Working experience with drafting standards (ASME Y14.100) and Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (ASME Y14.5 GD&T) - preferred.

  • BS/MS degree in Mechanical, Civic or Aerospace Engineering required.
  • BS degree with 9 years or experience, or MS with 7 years of experience

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