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Strategic Space Systems Division (SSSD) is an industry-leading provider for prime satellite and payload capabilities and directed energy and electronics solutions for national security, military, and civil customers. We are built on a heritage of providing innovative, affordable and reliable aerospace and defense products that our customers rely on to achieve mission success. Join the Space revolution and make the impossible, possible.
Northrop Grumman Strategic Space Systems Division (SSSD) has an opening for a Staff Mechanical Engineer - MGSE within the Mechanical Ground Systems Engineering team. This position will be located in Redondo Beach, CA at Space Park.
Mechanical Ground Systems Engineers support the design, fabrication, and use of Mechanical Ground Support Equipment (MGSE). MGSE is non-flight hardware used to support the integration, test, and launch of spacecraft and its various stages of assembly. This includes, but is not limited to, lift slings, transportation systems, robotics, zero-g deployment fixtures, pneumatics, propellant loading systems, etc.
Mechanical Ground Support Equipment Designers are responsible for the following:
Design and Modeling in 3D CAD (Computer-Aided Design) software
Fundamental structural analysis techniques
Drafting using CAD software
Fabrication support at vendors including acceptance testing and inspection
End-user support during integration operations
Integration & Test process flow development
As a Staff Mechanical Engineer , a qualified candidate is expected to be proficient in a majority of some design and analysis principles, processes, and tools. A qualified candidate who can demonstrate leadership abilities if / when they are necessary.
As a full-time employee of Northrop Grumman Space Systems, you are eligible for our robust benefits package including:
Medical, Dental & Vision coverage
Employee Assistance Programs & Work/Life Solutions
Paid Time Off
Health & Wellness Resources
This position's standard work schedule is a 9/80. The 9/80 schedule allows employees who work a nine-hour day Monday through Thursday to take every other Friday off.
Bachelors of Science degree in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, or Math) field from an accredited institution plus 14 years of engineering experience OR Masters of Science degree in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, or Math) field from an accredited institution plus 12 years of engineering experience.
Experience with design modeling and/or drawing efforts using 3-D CAD modeling tools such as CATIA
Proven leadership experience on a project and/or team
Candidate must have, and be able to maintain, at least ONE of the following active U.S. Government security clearances: Department of Defense Top Secret level with a background investigation date within 6 years OR SCI Access with a Single Scope Background Investigation (SSBI) completed within 5 years OR Department of Energy Q clearance with a Single Scope Background Investigation (SSBI) completed within 5 years.
Masters' Degree in Mechanical Engineering
Previous experience in MGSE design, fabrication, and proof load testing
Experience in structural analysis using hand-calculations and Finite Element Methods
Salary Range: $146,000 - $219,000
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.
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