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Northrop Grumman 2019 Associate Engineer Mechanical in Wallops Island, Virginia

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 Innovation Systems designs, builds and delivers space, defense and aviation-related systems to customers around the world. Our main products include launch vehicles and related propulsion systems; missile products, subsystems and defense electronics; precision weapons, armament systems and ammunition; satellites and associated space components and services; and advanced aerospace structures.

Northrop Grumman Innovation Systems is looking for an Associate Mechanical Engineer to join our team in Wallops Island, VA. As an integral member of the Antares integration, test, and launch operations team, the Associate Mechanical Engineer will support and manage various aspects of the assembly, integration, test, and launch of the Antares launch vehicle to deliver supplies and scientific equipment to the International Space Station under the NASA Commercial Resupply Services (CRS2) contract. Candidates will contribute to the final assembly, integration, test and flight of various orbital and sub-orbital space launch vehicle systems.

Specific duties may include:

  • Hands-onmechanical integration of flight hardware;

  • Developing/maintainingprocesses and procedures for the assembly, test, and flight of launch vehiclesystems;

  • Designingand developing tooling to aid in the integration and test process;

  • Coordinatingintegration activities with supervisors, program engineers and various customerorganizations;

  • Incorporatingdesign changes on work-in-process or completed assemblies;

  • Documentingand dispositioning hardware discrepancies and pursuing root cause andcorrective actions;

  • Evaluatingand implementing Lean solutions to decrease cycle times;

  • Otherduties as assigned by supervisors.

Performance standards that anincumbent must have to be successful in this position include:

  • Leadership andteamwork capabilities

  • Interpersonalcommunication skills

  • Extracurricularactivities (campus organizations, clubs, student organizations, communityservice)

  • Ability toeffectively articulate technical challenges and solutions

  • Exceptionalwritten and oral communication skills


  • The candidate willpossess an understanding of mechanical system design, integration and test.

  • Candidate mustpossess skills needed to write test procedures and review test data to ensurethat hardware is tested properly and has passed all required tests.

  • Documentationskills and experience on common PC desktop applications are also required.

ProspectQualifications: Aprospect, regardless of age and hiring source must meet all of the below criteria:

  • Bachelors Degree(BS) in MechanicalEngineering or Aerospace Engineering

  • Possessan overall cumulative GPA of 3.25/4.0 or higher

  • Beeligible to obtain a U.S. Government security clearance (U.S. citizenship is apre-requisite)

  • Ability to work ina fast pace team environment and multi-task

  • Strong written andverbal communication skills

  • Willing to work overtimeand 2nd shift operations on occasions as required

  • Travel less than 5%

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Minimumoverall GPA of 3.7

  • Priorinternship or research experience in related field

  • Proficiencyin Microsoft office suite

Northrop Grumman iscommitted to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are proud to be anEqual Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, making decisions without regardto race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity,marital status, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any otherprotected class. For our complete EEO/AA and Pay Transparency statement, pleasevisit U.S. Citizenship is required for mostpositions

Job Category : Engineering