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Principal/Sr. Principal Engineer Mechanical – Swing Shift Production Support Engineer

Requisition ID: R10074521

  • Category IconCategory: Engineering
  • Location IconLocation: Sunnyvale, 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.

Principal/Sr. Principal Engineer Mechanical

Northrop Grumman Marine Systems is seeking a full time on-site swing shift mechanical engineer capable of working with a cross-functional team to maintain production efficiency for surface ship and submarine propulsion and power generation systems for the US Navy.  Must be able to apply engineering principles, industry practice to maintain quality of hardware.  Must be able to lead and develop design concepts, perform trade studies and conduct supporting evaluations and analysis.  Will prepare and present formal technical briefings as required.

This position focuses on rotating machinery design and general design engineering for ship and submarine propulsion and power generation systems involving steam turbines, gearboxes and generator sets additional activities include developing new designs from concept, through detailed design, manufacture and test phases. Job requirements also include supporting manufacturing activities on existing production contracts. 

Basic Qualifications T3:

  • Bachelor of Science degree in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) discipline with 5 or more years engineering experience; Master's of Science degree in a STEM discipline with 3 or more years of experience
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a DoD Secret level security clearance is required
  • Computer skills including developing designs using solid modeling software, such as CREO/NX is required.
  • A working knowledge of ANSI Y14.5 drawing standards and geometric tolerance is also necessary
  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to work in an interactive group environment are essential
  • Must be fluent in mechanical engineering principles, and must be proficient in developing design concepts, performing trades-studies, and conducting supporting evaluations and analyses

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Knowledge in GD&T and solid modeling NX
  • Current active DoD Secret clearance

Basic Qualifications for a Level 4:

  • Bachelors of Science degree in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) discipline with 9 or more years engineering experience; Masters of Science degree in a STEM discipline with 7 or more years’ experience
  • Ability to obtain a DoD Secret Clearance is required.
  • Computer skills including developing designs using solid modeling software such as ProE, is required.
  • A working knowledge of ANSI Y14.5 drawing standards and geometric tolerance is also necessary.
  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to work in an interactive group environment are essential.
  • Must be fluent in mechanical engineering principles, and must be proficient in developing design concepts, performing trades-studies, and conducting supporting evaluations and analyses.
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a Secret security clearance.

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Masters degree in Engineering Discipline.
  • 2 years’ experience in rotating machinery.
  • Local candidates preferred.

Salary Range: $95,000 USD - $142,400 USD
Salary Range 2: $117,700 USD - $176,500 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.