Principal Engineer PackagingPalmdale, CA

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 Aeronautics Systems has an opening for a Principal Engineer Packaging to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. This position will be based in Palmdale, CA.

  • 1st shift, 9/80 schedule with every other Friday off!

  • Position is onsite, unable to accommodate a telecommute/hybrid schedule.

Essential Functions:

  • Designs, develops, and tests a wide variety of containers used for the protection, display, and handling of products

  • Determines packaging specifications according to the nature of the product, cost limitations, legal requirements, and the type of protection required, considering need for resistance to such external variables as moisture, corrosive chemicals, temperature variations, light heat, rough handling, and tampering

  • Designs package exteriors considering such factors as product identification, sales appeal, aesthetic quality, printing and production techniques

  • Responsibilities may include documentation management and an understanding of Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs)

Basic Qualifications:

  • Masters degree with 3 years of relevant experience, Bachelors degree with 5 years of relevant experience, an Associates degree with 7 years of relevant experience, or a high school diploma/equivalent with 9 years of relevant experience in lieu of a degree

  • General practice of CAD from any industriesc

  • General knowledge of aerospace packaging and shipping

  • General knowledge of transportability in regard to shipping fixtures

  • Although not required to start, this position requires the ability to obtain and maintain a DoD Secret level clearance and a Program Special Access within a reasonable amount of time as determined by the company to meet its business needs

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Degree in a Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics (STEM) discipline

  • Experience with CAD (CATIA/NX) work within the aerospace/automotive industry

  • Experience with MasterCam work within the aerospace industry

  • Experience with tooling and die work within the aerospace industry

  • Experience with Military Packaging Standards within the aerospace industry

  • 49 CFR Certification

  • Knowledge of cushion curves in regard to transportability and protecting articles from shipment

  • Understanding of parts protection from designing containers

Salary Range: $97,500 - $146,300

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.