Sr. Principal Mechanical Engineer- OKCOklahoma City, OK

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.

NGC is seeking a Sr. Principal Mechanical Engineer (Level 4) to join our team of qualified and diverse individuals in Oklahoma City, OK. You will become part of a Northrop Grumman team of professionals who are actively developing Avionics Testing Solutions and Specialized Test Equipment for the B-2 Stealth Bomber and LGM-35A Sentinel Missile platforms.


  • Oversight and ownership of engineering design as well as 2D/3D drawing formats and standards for a wide array of mechanical products:

  • Product details

  • Product assemblies

  • Test Bench/Bay assemblies

  • Top Level installations

  • Act as a Lead and help provide technical guidance and mentorship to junior design engineers

  • Development and coordination for internal and customer design reviews for the mechanical and system level designs of our products

  • Development of supporting documentation (operating / user manuals, etc.) for our products

  • Assist in troubleshooting of lab equipment as failures occur

  • Coordination with engineering manager(s) to ensure product technical data packages meet project schedule commitments

  • Coordinate between several internal and external stakeholder groups (Software Development, System Test, Cyber Operations, Procurement, etc.) to achieve contractual commitments

Basic Qualifications:

  • Must have a Bachelor's degree in Mechanical/Aerospace Engineering (or equivalent) with 9 years of related engineering experience; OR a Master's degree with 7 years of related engineering experience; OR a PhD with 5 years of related engineering experience

  • Ability to listen effectively, take direction, and possess initiative to accomplish assigned tasks and complete work in a timely fashion

  • Ability to read engineering drawings and specifications

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen with ability to obtain a DoD SECRET security clearance & special program access

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Active DoD SECRET or higher security clearance with investigation in the last five (5) years

  • Active Program clearance

  • Master's Degree in Mechanical/Aerospace Engineering

  • Experience leading multi-disciplinary technical teams

  • Experience in Aerospace or Defense industry (development or test)

  • Experience in Additive Manufacturing or 3D-Print design & technologies

  • Experience in an Agile development environment

  • Experience in Instrumentation or Avionics Systems

  • Experience with any of the following CAD Software Tools and Data Management Products: CATIA, SolidWorks Mechanical/PDM, Siemens NX/Capital, Enovia SmarTeam, Team Center, Ansys, Femap/Nastran/Patran

Salary Range: $99,000 - $148,400

The above salary range represents a general guideline; however, Northrop Grumman considers a number of factors when determining base salary offers such as the scope and responsibilities of the position and the candidate's experience, education, skills and current market conditions.

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.

The application period for the job is estimated to be 20 days from the job posting date. However, this timeline may be shortened or extended depending on business needs and the availability of qualified candidates.

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 all positions with a government clearance and certain other restricted positions.