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DARC Mechanical Design Drafting Engineer

Requisition ID: R10077216

  • Category IconCategory: Engineering
  • Location IconLocation: Colorado Springs, CO, USA
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: Interim Secret
  • Telecommute IconTelecommute: Yes-May consider hybrid teleworking for this position
  • Shift IconShift: 1st 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.

Embark on a career putting innovative, reliable, and agile products and ideas into orbit, and beyond. Northrop Grumman has opportunities waiting for you that play a vital role in human space exploration, national defense, and scientific discovery, supporting multiple programs across the universe. With us, you’ll discover a culture of curiosity and collaboration that will have you Defining Possible from the day you start. Our space work connects and protects millions of people on earth every day, now and for the future. Explore your future and launch your career today.

The Payload and Ground Systems organization within the Northrop Grumman Space Systems pushes the boundaries of innovation, redefines engineering capabilities, and drives advances in various sciences. Our team is chartered with providing the skills, innovative technologies to develop, design, produce and sustain optimized product lines across the sector while providing a decisive advantage to the warfighter. Come be a part of our mission!

We’re seeking a Mechanical Design Engineer/Drafter to join our diverse and talented engineering organization in support of our National Defense as part of the Deep Space Advanced Radar Capability (DARC) Program. Join an exciting and new program as we embark to solve complex and novel engineering challenges.

As a DARC Mechanical Design Drafting Engineer, you will be responsible for

  • The planning, execution, and management of the DARC HW Drawing component.

  • Create and maintain engineering drawings, specifications, and as-built documentation

  • Check completed layouts and drawings for clarity, completeness, conformity to standards, procedures, specifications, and accuracy of calculations and dimensioning

  • Identify design errors, omissions, and other deficiencies, and recommend revisions and/or improvements in design layout to responsible engineers or designers.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree & 5 years of relevant experience. Or 3 years and a Master’s degree. An additional 4 years of experience required in lieu of a degree.

  • Interim DoD Secret required to start.

  • Strong design drafting experience and be able to work collaboratively with an experienced engineering and program management team to meet our customer’s needs.

  • Ability to travel up to 10%

  • Understanding of mechanical design principles, analysis, and GD&T.

  • Ability to perform project engineering type function to small group of engineers (task management, customer interactions, working with program management to address schedules and work scope)

  • Ability to present and articulate complex designs to both internal and external customers

  • Strong skills in effectively learning and applying new concepts and tools

  • Demonstrated ability to get work done in an environment of established systems and procedures

Preferred Qualifications

  • An active DoD Secret clearance

  • Ability and willingness to travel OCONUS up to 10%

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills

  • Excellent time management and organizational skill

  • Experience working to conclusion design drawings and specifications

  • Experience/knowledge working design verification and verification reporting

  • Experience designing and modeling mechanical hardware interfaces (such as mounting bracketry).

  • Experience with integrated electrical systems setup, testing and issue resolution

  • Experience integrating instrumentation (mechanical and electrical) including electrical checkout of sensors and data acquisition hardware

  • Demonstrated experience in participating in engineering teams

  • Knowledge of test design and execution

  • Work experience in a government contracting environment

  • Experience authoring in AutoCAD and SolidWorks

  • Experience in USAF/DoD radar systems

  • Experience with USAF Technical Orders

  • Ability to perform tasks in both an isolated and team environments

  • Experience with cable management and cable assembly requirements for RF and fiber optic applications

  • Experience with AGILE, SCRUM, DevOps, etc.


Salary Range: $83,800 USD - $125,800 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 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.