Principal Engineer Structural / Sr. Principal Engineer Structural - Metallics (3/10 Day Shift)Palmdale, 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 sector is seeking a Principal or Sr. Principal Structural Analysis Engineer for the 3/10 (Friday, Saturday, and Sunday) day shift. This position will be located in Palmdale, California.

Essential Functions:

Metallic & Composite Structural Analysis Engineer - Position requires experience in composite and metallic structural analysis methods and documentation, detailed analysis procedures, load paths, load distribution, sizing, fittings/fasteners/joints/splices, acoustics/vibration familiarity, structural integrity plan, design criteria, stability, crippling, durability analysis and finite element modeling of structure. Anticipated skillset includes familiarity with traditional closed form analysis, numerical FEM analysis, durability and damage tolerance analysis, and understand material allowable for layout and design sizing of aircraft structures. The position is responsible for all types of aircraft structural parts as well as assembly analysis associated with installation of parts and subsystems.

This position can be filled at the Principal Engineer Structural or Sr. Principal Engineer Structural levels:

Basic Qualifications for a Principal Mechanical Engineer:

  • Bachelor's of Science degree in a STEM discipline AND 5 years of related professional/military experience in Engineering, OR a Master's degree AND 3 years of related professional/military experience in Engineering, OR a PhD with 0 years of experience.

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Powerpoint, Outlook)

  • Excellent communication, interpersonal skills, and the ability to interface with all levels of employees and management.

  • Experience with commercial or military aircraft.

  • Ability to obtain and maintain a DoD security clearance.

Basic Qualifications for a Senior Principal Mechanical Engineer:

  • Bachelor's of Science degree in a STEM discipline AND 9 years of related professional/military experience in Engineering, OR a Master's degree in a STEM discipline AND 7 years of related professional/military experience in Engineering, OR a PhD in a STEM discipline AND 4 years of related professional/military experience in engineering.

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Powerpoint, Outlook)

  • Excellent communication, interpersonal skills, and the ability to interface with all levels of employees and management.

  • Experience with commercial or military aircraft.

  • Ability to obtain and maintain a DoD security clearance.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Previous experience performing structural analysis on the F35 Program, and familiar with the Lockheed Martin tools such as IMAT, IDAT, and PDM. Experience in finite element analysis/modeling techniques, including manipulation of large finite element models.

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.

Salary Range: $104,600 - $157,000

Salary Range 2: $129,700 - $194,500

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 http://www.northropgrumman.com/EEO . U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.