Principal Aeronautical Integration and Test Engineer (Level 3) OR Sr Principal Aeronautical Integration and Test Engineer (Level 4) Huntsville, AL

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 Launch Vehicles 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.

Northrop Grumman Space Systems is currently seeking a Principal Aeronautical Integration and Test Engineer (Level 3) OR Sr. Principal Aeronautical Integration and Test Engineer (Level 4) to join the Integration & Test team with Launch Vehicles in Huntsville, AL.

Candidate shall possess a strong mechanical engineering background and have a thorough understanding of system-level manufacturing concepts as they apply to integration of complex systems.

Duties will require daily contact with space launch vehicle hardware and solid rocket motors.

Candidate will be responsible for providing leadership and guiding and mentoring less senior staff in the final system-level integration and test of air launched and ground launched target vehicles.

Specific duties may include:

  • Contributing to the development of detailed work instructions, processes and procedures directing the assembly and test of launch vehicle systems.

  • Ensuring consistent application of assembly processes and philosophies across all products.

  • Reading and interpreting complex engineering drawings and translate requirements into work instructions.

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

  • Documenting hardware defects and test anomalies, and developing and implementing robust and effective corrective actions.

  • Identifying opportunities for continuous process improvement and participating in implementation.

  • Supporting launch operations, as required.

This job supports a manufacturing floor that requires candidate to be present at facility, therefore is not a work from home job.

This is a dual level req, which can be filled as a Principal Aeronautical Integration and Test Engineer (Level 3) OR Sr Principal Aeronautical Integration and Test Engineer (Level 4)

Basic Qualifications:

For Level 3: Minimum Education / Experience: Bachelor of Science in Engineering +5 years of relevant experience OR Masters Degree + 3 years of experience OR PhD + 0 years of experience-Stem degree required

For Level 4: Minimum Education / Experience: Bachelor of Science in Engineering +9 years of relevant experience OR Masters Degree + 7 years of experience OR PhD + 4 years of experience--Stem degree required

Additional Required Qualifications for both levels:

  • Ability to obtain Interim DoD Security Clearance

  • Experience with testing, system integration, and vehicle launch operations

  • Experience mentoring and/or training engineers

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Science in Aeronautical or Mechanical Engineering

  • Active Interim or Secret DoD Security Clearance

  • Experience with the following is preferred:

  • 3D CAD modeling (Siemens NX preferred or Solid Works)

  • Manufacturing Execution System (MES)

  • Ordnance Handling

  • Pneumatics/Hydraulics Experience

  • Hazardous Lifting

Salary Range: $95,100 - $142,700

Salary Range 2: $117,900 - $176,900

Employees may be eligible for a discretionary bonus in addition to base pay. Annual bonuses are designed to reward individual contributions as well as allow employees to share in company results. Employees in Vice President or Director positions may be eligible for Long Term Incentives. In addition, Northrop Grumman provides a variety of benefits including health insurance coverage, life and disability insurance, savings plan, Company paid holidays and paid time off (PTO) for vacation and/or personal business.

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.