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Northrop Grumman Space & Satellite Principal Engineer Mechanical in Baltimore, Maryland

Northrop Grumman Payload and Ground Systems (located in Linthicum, MD) is seeking a motivated Principal Mechanical Engineer or a Senior Principal Mechanical Engineer to join our high performance team.

The qualified candidate will work with a diverse and talented team of engineers developing innovative and cost effective systems that support a broad range of products and business areas across the lifecycle of a program. The candidate will support the design of space hardware and associated support equipment for antennas / electro-optical sensors, sensor structures, electronics chassis, circuit card assemblies, modules, and electronic subassemblies and components.

The engineer will also be involved during all phases of space programs from concept design through hardware integration and test efforts.

Typical roles and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Responsible for all aspects of hardware development. This will encompass all phases of design, including concept and detailed design development, CAD modeling efforts, documentation release, fabrication, integration, factory support and testing.

  • Responsible for understanding technical performance of mechanical requirements of space program hardware or subsystems of major satellite programs to assure cost, schedule and technical performance is achieved.

  • Understand the integration and test process of space hardware and the special tooling that may be required.

  • Present technical solution and technical data at milestone reviews.

  • Understand space environments and impact to space hardware.

  • Research and develop procedures, methods, and tools for testing space hardware conformance to documented and derived system requirements.

  • Sensitivity to cost, schedule and quality as well as Northrop Grumman policies and procedures is imperative.

  • Ability to successfully read and interpret schematics, block diagrams, sketches, oral and written instructions, manufacturer's specifications/operation manuals, and analyze hardware configurations.

  • Ability to work independently and collaborate as part of a cross-functional team with other engineers, management and contractors.

  • Support program meetings in developing root cause and corrective actions.

  • Troubleshoot or support technicians in troubleshooting issues with hardware designs during integration and test and provide suggestions for improvement and optimization.

  • Verify space equipment designs and performance by making necessary calculations.

This requisition may be filled as a Principal Mechanical Engineer or a Senior Principal Mechanical Engineer based upon the candidate's previous experience and qualifications.


Basic Qualifications:

  • Level 3: B.S degree in a STEM field with 5 years of engineering experience; Master's Degree in STEM and 3 years of engineering experience

-Level 4: B.S. degree in a STEM field with 9 years of engineering experience; Master's Degree in STEM and 7 years of engineering experience or PhD and 4 years of engineering experience

  • Strong experience using CAD modeling software and tools

  • Ability to develop clear and concise documentation and review materials

  • Active, in scope DoD Top Secret or SCI clearance

  • U.S. citizenship is a pre-requisite

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience designing mechanical ground support equipment and usage documentation

  • Excellent communication, interpersonal skills, and the ability to interface with all levels of employees and management

Employees may be eligible for discretionary bonus in addition to base pay. Annual bonuses are designed to reward individual contributions as well as allow for employees to share in company results. In addition, Northrop Grumman provides a variety of of benefits including healthcare insurance coverage, life and disability insurance, savings plan, company paid holidays and paid time off (PTO) for vacation and/or personal business. Learn about Northrop Grumman Total Rewards and Benefits.

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.

Job Category : Engineering