Search All Jobs

Principal Electromechanical Engineer

Requisition ID: R10073636

  • Category IconCategory: Engineering
  • Location IconLocation: Redondo Beach, CA, USA
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: None
  • Telecommute IconTelecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position
  • Shift IconShift: 1st Shift (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.

Strategic Space Systems Division (SSSD) is an industry-leading provider for systems capabilities serving national security, military, civil and commercial 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.

SSSD has an opening for a Principal Electro-mechanical Engineer to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. This position will be located in Redondo Beach, CA.

The Principal Electro-mechanical Engineer will fulfill mechanical engineering activities for precision moving electro-mechanical products.  This includes leading engineering development efforts for complex mechanized and opto-mechanical units with cradle-to-grave hardware ownership from product conception to production.

Roles & Responsibilities:

  • Contribute to the completion of specific programs and projects as a responsible engineer

  • Possess technical responsibility for product end-item performance at the configured item level

  • Represent the organization in providing solutions to difficult technical issues on specific projects

  • Develop technical specifications, conceptual designs, trade studies, detail designs, procedures, reports

  • Substantiate design with supporting analysis and buy-in from adjacent stakeholder disciplines

  • Collaborate with suppliers and external partners for technology and business development needs

  • Develop preliminary and critical design review content for peer and customer presentations

  • Create and review technical data packages including fabrication, source control, and assembly drawings

  • Provide engineering leadership during prototype and production hardware assembly & test

  • Provide as needed engineering support to material review boards and failure review boards

  • Serve as a technical mentor within the organization by sharing of lessons learned and best practices

  • Work with agility and minimal direction to complete concurrent program tasks on schedule

  • Employ strong interpersonal and communication skills while operating within an integrated product team

Northrop Grumman offers a competitive and robust benefits program. As a full-time employee of Northrop Grumman, you are eligible for:

Medical, Dental & Vision coverage
Educational Assistance
Life Insurance
Employee Assistance Programs & Work/Life Solutions 
Paid-Time off 
Health & Wellness Resources 
Employee Discounts
Flexible Schedules:  For example the ability to work a 9/80 work schedule, which allows an employee to work a nine-hour day Monday through Thursday and take every other Friday off of work

For more details, please view Northrop Grumman Benefits.

Basic Qualifications:

  • B.S. in Mechanical Engineering or related STEM technical discipline with 5 years of engineering experience; OR M.S degree in Mechanical Engineering or related STEM technical discipline from with 3 years of engineering experience; OR PhD in Mechanical Engineering or related STEM technical discipline with 0 years of engineering experience

  • Must be able to obtain and maintain an active U.S. Government security clearance at the Top Secret level

Preferred Qualifications:

  • M.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering or related STEM technical discipline

  • Active U.S. Government security clearance at the Secret level with a background investigation date within 10 years

  • Experience with successful design, development, analysis, and verification of mechanized or opto-mechanical products in Aerospace and Defense

  • Demonstrated application of hardware systems engineering associated with the integration of products into complex Aircraft and/or Spacecraft subsystems

  • Experience with development of process improvements and standardized tools

  • Experience with ENOVIA/SMARTEAM Product Lifecycle Management

  • Have 3 or more years of experience using in Creo, Solidworks, NX, or CATIA V5 industry CAD software

  • Have 3 or more years of experience with development, qualification, or production of mechanized or opto-mechanical products for end-use in harsh environmental conditions

  • Have experience with Geometric Dimensioning & Tolerance (GD&T) applications per ASME Y.14-5 and tolerance stack analysis

  • Have experience with first order structural and thermal analysis and relevant analysis tools


Salary Range: $101,200 USD - $151,800 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

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.

Apply Now

Search All Jobs

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.