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Northrop Grumman Staff Aircraft Mechanical Systems Design 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.


Northrop Grumman's Manned Aircraft Design Center of Excellence located in Melbourne Florida has an immediate opening for a Staff Aircraft Mechanical Systems Design Engineer specializing in mechanical systems design and integration.

Essential Functions:

  • Primary role is to serve as a mechanical design lead for mechanical systems design on a major program located at the Manned Aircraft Design Center of Excellence (MADCOE) located in Melbourne, FL.

  • The candidate will be part of a small team of mechanical design engineers supporting the preliminary design, development and integration of mechanical system components onto an aircraft platform.

  • The chosen candidate will have a demonstrated ability to perform design and analysis of aircraft landing gear and/or general aircraft mechanisms (utilities, flight controls, uplocks etc.).

  • The chosen candidate will have a demonstrated team leadership experience and the ability to perform mechanical system analysis and integration activities.

  • Experience in the procurement of aircraft actuation hardware (electrically and hydraulically powered) with related supplier management skills is also desired.

  • As needed, candidate must also attend internal program, customer and/or supplier technical exchange meetings and/or formal program milestone reviews to provide and/or obtain progress status updates.

  • Other responsibilities and duties include assisting IPT lead in managing team cost and schedule and mentoring junior engineers in mechanical design.

The selected candidate should thrive in a fast-paced work environment with high expectations, significantly diverse assignments, and collaborative/team settings across all levels.

This position will be permanently located in Melbourne, FL. Some travel is required



Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics) discipline from an accredited university and 14 years of engineering experience OR Master's Degree and 12 years of engineering experience.

  • Experience with industry standard CAD tools and processes such as NX and CATIA V5.

  • A current active in-scope U.S. Government DoD Secret security clearance is required to start with the ability to obtain and maintain Special Program Access (PAR/SPA).

  • Working knowledge of mechanical systems design and integration on aircraft applications.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master's Degree in Mechanical or Aerospace Engineering or related discipline.

  • Familiarity with NX CAD software an Teamcenter PLM.

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Job Category : Engineering