Northrop Grumman Principal Aircraft Loads Engineer in Melbourne, Florida
At Northrop Grumman, our employees have incredible opportunities to work on revolutionary systems in air and space that impact people's lives around the world today, and for generations to come. Our work preserves freedom and democracy, and advances human discovery and our understanding of the universe. We look for people who have bold new ideas, courage and a pioneering spirit to join forces to invent the future, and have a lot of 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.
We have an exciting opportunity for a Principal Loads Engineer in a fast paced Aircraft Development Loads and Dynamics team. As a Loads Engineer you will provide support to airframe loads to include the definition, analysis, and application of structural design criteria and resulting airframe loads for various aerospace projects.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Participate in the day-to-day activities of assigned functional area assisting in the completion of tasks as required
Participate in selected engineering design, tests, and reviews
Assist in applying knowledge to analyze, investigate, and resolve non-routine problems.
Assist in developing reports and memos
Flight loads analysis including steady state maneuvers, abrupt maneuvers, gust response, control surface hinge moments, and aero-elastic effects
Ground loads analysis including ground handling conditions and dynamic landing conditions
Miscellaneous loads analysis including canopy, doors, pressurization, engine mount, external stores, tie-down, and aerial refueling
Support flight test and ground test activities
Bachelor's degree in a Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM) degree in Aerospace Engineering or related technical discipline from an ABET accredited university with5 years' of work experience OR a Master's degree in a Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM) degree in Aerospace Engineering or related technical discipline from an ABET accredited university with3 years' of work experience
Experience or University coursework includingaircraft statics, dynamics along with having a fundamental understanding of aircraft aerodynamics
Knowledge of MATLAB, Nastran and basic programming concepts
This position requires the ability to obtain and maintain a DOD Secret Clearance as well as Program Special access within a reasonable period of time, as determined by the company to meet its business needs.
Ideal candidate will be proactive, highly-motivated self-starter
Have the ability to quickly understand new concepts and apply them accurately
Follow general and detailed instructions as well as organizational policies and procedures
Must possess good communication and interpersonal skills to enable effective interface with internal professionals
Must possess the ability to work independently and in a team environment
Minimum of 2 years' experience producing flight and/or ground loads, and practical experience building analysis models to conduct static and dynamic simulations, interpret, and report results
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 www.northropgrumman.com/EEO . U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.
Job Category : Engineering