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Northrop Grumman Principal Engineer Mechanical/Sr. Principal Engineer Mechanical-I&T in Chandler, Arizona

Embark on a career putting innovative, reliable, and agile products and ideas into orbit, and beyond. Northrop Grumman has opportunities waiting for you that play a vital role in human space exploration, national defense, and scientific discovery, supporting multiple programs across the universe. With us, you'll discover a culture of curiosity and collaboration that will have you Defining Possible from the day you start. Our space systems connect and protect millions of people on earth every day, now and for the future. Explore your future and launch your career today.

Job Summary

Northrop Grumman Space Systems is searching for an Engineer/Principal/ Sr. Engineer Principal of either Electrical or Mechanical discipline to serve on the Strike Weapons program and be part of our Integration and Test team in Launch Vehicles at our Chandler, AZ facility.

Job Responsibilities

  • Role Description& Responsibilities:The candidate will serve as the electrical or mechanical engineer for the Strike Weapons Program requiring the candidate to function in a dynamic multi-disciplinary environment. Daily responsibilities will require direct contact with launch vehicle flight hardware and solid rocket motors. The candidate will help develop the concept of operation for all integration and test activities associated with preparation and execution of flight test operations at the launch range.

Specific duties may include:

  • Establish NGIS system tools to be used for program execution

  • Writing and reviewing work instructions

  • Planning and scheduling day to day tasks

  • Hands-on testing at a systems level.

  • Developing and maintaining processes and procedures for the assembly and test of launch vehicle systems.

  • Coordinating integration activities with supervisors, program engineers and various customer organizations.

  • Incorporating design changes on work in process or completed assemblies; documenting and dispositioning hardware discrepancies and pursuing root cause and corrective actions.

  • Other duties as assigned by supervisors.

  • Hands on integration experience with multiple sub-systems or components is required.

  • The successful candidate will be able to work independently and complete assigned tasks without direct supervision.

  • The candidate must be willing to occasionally work during odd hours (nights/weekends) and occasionally longer than normal (>40 hrs/wk) to meet program deadlines.

  • The candidate must be willing to travel for long durations (4-8 weeks) to support field operations at the launch range.

  • Travel to but not limited to US west coast, possible international travel, requiring a passport. The candidate should possess a strong resolve to drive tasks to completion autonomously.

Experience Requirements:

  • System integration, testing, production and launch operations experience is required.

  • Skills to write test procedures and review test data to ensure that hardware is tested properly and has passed all required tests.

Experience Preferred:

  • Experience with Northrop Grumman LV I&T standards/guidelines and expectations is desired.

  • Experience with external customer interfacing (meetings, presentation, negotiation) is desired.

  • Experience working with operational hazards such as propulsive devices, pressurized systems, overhead lifting, and high voltage systems is desired.

  • Experience with proposal writing is desired.

  • MES (Manufacturing Execution System) software file creation, plant floor layout, production build experience, BOE (Basis of Estimate) creation, and Costpoint system knowledge

  • Skills and Qualifications

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills; ability to present to large customer community

  • Ability to solve problems, support troubleshooting efforts, drive tasks to completion

  • Ability to work in a fast paced environment and multi-task

  • Ability to work in a team environment, and lead small projects or teams

  • Experience working with design, integration, or testing of launch vehicles is highly desired.

  • CAD experience is preferred

  • Ability to travel: Travel expectation 25% This position may be offered at the Principal Engineer Mechanical Level 3 or Sr. Principal Engineer Mechanical Level 4


Basic Qualifications:

If offered at Principal Engineer Level 3:

Minimum Education / Experience: 5 Years with Bachelors in Science; 3 Years with Masters; 0 Years with PhD.

If offered at Sr. Principal Engineer Level 4:

Minimum Education / Experience: 9 Years with Bachelors in Science; 7 Years with Masters; 4 Years with PhD.

U.S. Citizenship is required

Ability to obtain an secret security clearance

Ability to travel is required

Preferred Qualifications:

A current/active secret/DoD clearance a plus

Experience performing formal requirements decomposition and/or verification

Electrical, Mechanical, Aerospace or Systems engineering background

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