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I&T Mechanical Engineer / Principal I&T Mechanical Engineer – Top Secret

Requisition ID: R10068232

  • Category IconCategory: Engineering
  • Location IconLocation: Gilbert, AZ, USA
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: Top Secret
  • Telecommute IconTelecommute: Yes-May consider hybrid teleworking for this position
  • Shift IconShift: Any (United States of America)
  • Travel IconTravel Required: Yes, 10% of the Time
  • Positions IconPositions Available: 2

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 Tactical Space Systems is seeking an I&T Mechanical Engineer / Principal I&T Mechanical Engineer – Clearance Required to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals in Gilbert, AZ supporting I&T.

The qualified candidate will become part of Northrop Grumman’s Tactical Space Systems.

In this position, you will perform duties contributing to Integration and Test (I&T) activities for space vehicle systems and their supporting hardware. I&T Mechanical Engineers coordinate and oversee mechanical build and production operations performed by the technical staff. You will support and/or be responsible for developing detailed work instructions or test procedures, providing technical insight to processes, support hardware designs, etc. that adhere to the requirements for the space vehicle being tested. Tasks may include ensuring the work center is set up and all elements are in place for work each day, including maintaining a safe, clean and productive work environment, reporting daily status to I&T Managers, addressing off nominal and non-conforming conditions, creating robust corrective actions and providing mentor guidance to other engineers and support staff. Other duties include testing space flight hardware where it is expected that the systems under test are well understood, and the test constraints and hazards identified to ensure the safety of personnel and the space flight hardware at all times. You must be knowledgeable in aerospace systems, spacecraft subsystems design, or mission operations. You will be working in a team environment where the team will be responsible for all I&T activities for the space vehicle from the generation of work instructions, through test and often including launch activities. You will have the opportunity to interact with many cross functional organizations.

This requisition may be filled at either the Engineer or Principal Mechanical Engineer level.

This position may be filled at the higher grade based on the qualifications below.

Mechanical or Manufacturing Engineer Typical Minimum Education / Experience: 2 Years with Bachelor of Science; 0 with Masters Degree in an engineering or other STEM related discipline.

Principal Mechanical or Manufacturing Engineer Typical Minimum Education / Experience: 5 Years with Bachelor of Science; 3 with Masters; 0 Years with PhD Degree in engineering or other STEM related discipline.

Basic Qualifications for both levels:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in STEM - Science, Technology, Engineering, Math, or related area.
  • Experience in one or more of the following areas: integration, test, mechanical operations, or manufacturing
  • Must have an active DoD Top Secret clearance and a background investigation within the scope of six years with the ability to obtain and retain SCI and/or SAP clearances.

Preferred Qualifications for both levels:

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in Mechanical or Manufacturing Engineering
  • Experience providing direct engineering support for spacecraft assembly, equipment, and processes
  • Experience working in a highly regulated industry with strict customer/process requirements
  • Experience in defense or related industry
  • Demonstrated ability/desire to lead a team of less experienced engineers
  • Practical experience with 5S/FOD, ESD and Six Sigma and/or Lean manufacturing techniques
  • Experience with design modeling and drawing efforts using 3-D modeling tools


Salary Range: $75,000 USD - $88,000 USD
Salary Range 2: $93,000 USD - $108,000 USD

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 https://www.saferfederalworkforce.gov/contractors/.

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.



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What's great about
Northrop Grumman

  1. Be part of a culture that thrives on intellectual curiosity, cognitive diversity and bringing your whole self to work.
  2. Use your skills to build and deliver innovative tech solutions that protect the world and shape a better future.
  3. Enjoy benefits like work-life balance, education assistance and paid time off.


Did you know?

Northrop Grumman leads the industry team for NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope, the largest, most complex and powerful space telescope ever built. Launched in December 2021, the telescope incorporates innovative design, advanced technology, and groundbreaking engineering, and will fundamentally alter our understanding of the universe.