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Staff Engineer Structural 4/10 2nd Shift

Requisition ID: R10038615

  • Category IconCategory: Engineering
  • Location IconLocation: Palmdale, CA, USA
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: Secret
  • Telecommute IconTelecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position
  • Shift IconShift: 2nd Shift (United States of America)
  • Travel IconTravel Required: Yes, 10% of the Time
  • Positions IconPositions Available: 1

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 Aeronautic Systems has an opening for a Staff Structural Analysis Engineer to join our team of qualified diverse individuals.

This position will be located in Palmdale, CA and is assigned to night shift (Monday through Thursday) on a 4 day - 10 hours/day schedule.

Looking for an Engineer who analyzes, researches and develops structural engineering specifications involving metals, non-metallic or composite structural materials for product design, or operation of product to include structures, mechanical, hydraulic, electrical and electronics, power plant, armament, heating and ventilating, equipment and maintenance designs. Analyzes damage tolerance, durability of metal and composite airframe structures. Tools utilized may include NX CAD, Femap, Nastran and a variety of software applications. Primary function is MRB Stress Analysis supporting a high paced production environment.


Essential Functions:

  • Provides stress MRB dispositions for primary and secondary structure.

  • Review of completed analyses, drawings, and repairs for accuracy, clarity, and completeness.

  • Coordination and clear communication with other disciplines during the development of design solutions.

  • Concise presentation and explanation of structural issues/solutions to internal management and customer representatives.

  • Maintains and improves part designs, equipment, and systems in support of production deliveries

  • Develop solutions to difficult problems that are thorough, imaginative, practical, and consistent with program objectives.

  • Evaluation of as built products for conformity to standards, procedures, and specifications.

  • Experience in Structural Analysis Methods and documentation, including hand-sheet analysis, as well as the development and manipulation of large Finite Element Models.

Basic Qualifications:

  • BS degree in Engineering (Aerospace, Mechanical, or equivalent) and a minimum of 15 years of job-related experience or MS degree in Engineering with 12 years of experience.

  • Experience in Bonded Composite Structural Analysis of primary and secondary aircraft structures.

  • Experience in Metallic Structural Analysis of primary and secondary aircraft structures

  • Experience in Structural Analysis Methods and documentation, including hand-sheet analysis, as well as the development and manipulation of large Finite Element Models.

  • Must have an active DOD Secret investigated within the past 6 years 

  • Must have the ability to obtain a program security access prior to starting

    Preferred Qualifications:

    • Experience working on Special Access Programs

    • Experience working on military aircraft

    • Experience as a Lead Engineer managing a small group of analysts

    • Experience with analysis of composite structure and repair methods


        Salary Range: $161,000 USD - $241,400 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.