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Northrop Grumman Principal Engineer Mechanical in Palmdale, California

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 Aerospace Systems located in Palmdale, CA has an opening for a Structural Design Engineer. The selected candidate will perform structural design for bonded/composite airframe structures and metallic airframe structures.

Essential Functions:

  • Develop solutions to difficult problems that are thorough, imaginative, practical, and consistent with program objectives.

  • Coordination and clear communication with other disciplines during the development of design solutions.

  • Concise presentation and explanation of structural issues/solutions to internal management and customer representatives.

  • Development and review of completed models, drawings, and repairs for accuracy, clarity, and completeness.

  • Evaluation of engineering products for conformity to standards, procedures, and specifications.


Basic Qualifications:

  • This position requires the ability to obtain and maintain a DOD Secret or Top Secret Clearance as well as Program Special access within a reasonable period of time, as determined by the company to meet its business needs.

  • BS degree in Engineering (Aerospace, Mechanical, or Civil) and a minimum of 5 years of experience in Aerospace structural design or MS degree in Engineering (Aerospace, Mechanical, or Civil) with a minimum of 3 years of experience in Aerospace structural design.

  • Experience in the design of bonded composite primary and secondary aircraft structures.

  • High level of proficiency using Unigraphics NX or CATIA V5 in the development of aircraft structures and components.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Secret or Top Secret clearance preferred.

  • 5 years or more Aerospace structural design experience using Unigraphics NX.

  • Experience working on Special Access Programs

  • Experience working on military aircraft

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.

Job Category : Engineering