Sentinel (GBSD) Mechanical Engineer / Principal Mechanical Engineer - Lab Design - 10044 Roy, UT

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Northrop Grumman Space Systems is seeking a Mechanical Engineer or Principal Mechanical Engineer - Lab Design . This position will be located in Roy, UT and will support the Sentinel GBSD Program. Final grade level offered will depend on overall candidate experience.

What You'll Get To Do:

The selected candidate will join a lab design team researching, planning, designing, and implementing test-specific mechanical and electrical systems and instrumentation. You will engineer design solutions to challenging problems through the development of Product Definition Packages (PDP). PDPs consists of 2D drawings and 3D models (NX), various design analyses/assessments (structural/thermal), bill of materials and parts lists, and requirements. Candidate must be able to work independently, function in a dynamic environment, and be flexible to changing direction.

Specific duties to include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Design of rigs for testing mechanical components

  • Design of mounting solutions for electronic components

  • Thermal analyses of test hardware

  • Design of instrumentation systems for collecting thermal, stress/strain, and current/voltage information from systems under test

  • Work across disciplines and functional groups to maintain list of measurements and instrumentation requirements

  • Design of test-specific cables and wiring harnesses

  • Lab floorplan and interconnect diagram design/maintenance

As a full-time employee of Northrop Grumman Space Systems, you are eligible for our robust benefits package including:

  • Medical, Dental & Vision coverage

  • 401k

  • Educational Assistance

  • Life Insurance

  • Employee Assistance Programs & Work/Life Solutions

  • Paid Time Off

  • Health & Wellness Resources

  • Employee Discounts

This positions 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. This role may offer a competitive relocation assistance package.

You'll Bring These Qualifications:

  • Mechanical Engineer: Bachelor of Science degree in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) discipline and 2 years of experience; 0 years with Master's Degree

  • Principal Mechanical Engineer: Bachelor of Science degree in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) discipline and 5 years of experience; 3 years with Master's Degree; 0 years with PhD.

  • Active DoD Secret clearance with a reinvestigation date occurring in the last 6 years.

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen and have the ability to obtain and maintain Special Program Access (SAP) as a condition of continued employment.

  • Experience using CAD design tools (i.e. NX, CATIA, etc.)

  • Experience with electro-mechanical or instrumentation system development and design

  • Experience in creating a PDP or PDP-like PLM product experience

These Qualifications Would be Nice to Have:

  • Relevant Engineering Degree

  • Master's Degree or PhD in a STEM discipline

  • Has been previously approved for special access programs

  • Experience in ICBMs or Aerospace programs

  • Experience with NX and Teamcenter

  • Experience with Siemens Capital (AKA Mentor Capital)

  • Experience with Cameo and/or DOORS

  • Experience with Scrum, Agile, and Model Based Systems Engineering

  • Strong sense of urgency and work ethic in ensuring engineering meets customer and program expectations in a timely and efficient manner

  • Experience in leading/supporting a development engineering team

  • Demonstrated experience working with customers to ensure project success

  • Ability to operate independently with minimal supervision

  • Ability to communicate effectively with customer counterparts and other engineering disciplines


Salary Range: $66,600 - $99,800

Salary Range 2: $82,000 - $123,000

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.

The health and safety of our employees and their families is a top priority . The company encourages employees to remain up-to-date on their COVID-19 vaccinations. U.S. Northrop Grumman employees may be required, in the future, to be vaccinated or have an approved disability/medical or religious accommodation, pursuant to future court decisions and/or government action on the currently stayed federal contractor vaccine mandate under Executive Order 14042 .

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.

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