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Northrop Grumman 2019 Equipment Engineer in Clearfield, Utah

Northrop Grumman Innovation Systems is an aerospace, defense, and commercial products company with operations in 21 states, Puerto Rico, and internationally. Northrop Grumman Innovation Systems delivers affordable innovation in developing and manufacturing highly engineered products and solutions to our customers around the world.

Northrop Grumman Innovation Systems Aerospace Structures is the world's top producer of solid rocket propulsion systems and a leading supplier of military and commercial aircraft structures. It also specializes in small and micro-satellites, satellite components and subsystems, and lightweight space deployables and solar arrays.

Northrop Grumman Innovation Systems is looking for a Mechanical Engineer to join our team in Clearfield, UT.

Job Description:

Northrop Grumman Innovation Systems is seeking a Mechanical Engineer to work in a composite aircraft and rocket motor fabrication environment.


  • Designing, assembling, installing, supporting, and continuing thedevelopment of composite manufacturing machines and systems.

  • Manages projects to technical, quality, budget and schedulerequirements.

  • Learning the details of currently implemented mechanical andpneumatic system hardware and becoming familiar with control hardware andsoftware for machines.

  • Supporting production in using the machines and integratingupgrades as needed.

  • Assisting maintenance personnel as needed when troubleshooting theequipment.

  • Participating in R&D efforts to improve system capabilitiesand bring new ideas into projects.

  • Strictly follows and adheres to departmental procedures andprotocols.

  • Works with vendors to ensure successful fabrication and assemblyof machines and systems.

  • Maintains documentation related to machine and systems design,fabrication and proofing.

  • Provides estimates for new equipment and systems.

  • Some travel to fabrication vendors and other Northrop Grummanfacilities required.

  • Preparing, through mentoring, for eventual leadershipopportunities.

Education and ExperienceRequirements:

  • BS/MS in Mechanical Engineering, or related field. Preference given to candidates withexperience in an aerospace manufacturing environment.

  • Screening Criteria

  • Ability to be trained and a willingness to work with others in ateam environment

  • Ability to complete tasks with minimal guidance and with a senseof urgency

  • Ability to create design concepts and evaluate feasibility fromproduct requirements

  • Knowledge of mechanical system design, stress analysis, dynamics,factors of safety, using empirical methods.FEA knowledge a plus

  • Design experience using 3D CAD systems, SolidWork, Inventor, CATIAV5, NX, etc. (preference will be given to CATIA v5 and NX)

  • Ability to read and create 2D drawings, Generate Bill of Materials(BOM's) and apply Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T)

  • Experience with project management including budget, schedule andtechnical

  • Experience with design, fabrication and installation of mechanicalsystems/machines for large structures, Rocket and/or aircraft composite partsand assemblies preferred

  • Experience with general metallic fabrication including welding,machining, and forming.

Desirable Qualities:

  • Proficient with mechanical concepts (i.e. free body diagrams,strengths of materials, material properties, vibrations, kinematics, fastenerdesign, pneumatics and hydraulics, etc.).

  • Good understanding of manufacturing processes (i.e. machining,casting, forging, sheet metal, weldments, injection molding, etc.)

  • Hands on mechanical experience such as work within a machine shop

At Northrop Grumman Innovation Systems, our strategy is to deliver affordable innovation to our customers and grow our core areas while harnessing new technologies that will take our products - and your ideas - into the future. You'll be amazed at what you can do! Northrop Grumman Innovation Systems offers a fast-forward environment for analytical and creative thinkers. Our organization is built on a foundation of outstanding talent and is committed to growing the skills of our workforce. Northrop Grumman Innovation Systems employees experience challenges of national and international significance that can't be overstated. United in pride and shared goals, Northrop Grumman Innovation Systems employees come from diverse backgrounds and work together to deliver innovative solutions. Work with the best and unleash your potential. If you are a dynamic, successful, driven professional, Northrop Grumman Innovation Systems is the company that will further your experience and career growth. We offer a highly competitive salary, comprehensive benefits including, medical, dental, 401k, tuition reimbursement, and much more.

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