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Staff Engineer Mechanical

Requisition ID: R10075377

  • Category IconCategory: Engineering
  • Location IconLocation: Plymouth, MN, USA
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: 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.

Our Missile Products Division in Plymouth, MN has an excellent opportunity for a Staff Mechanical Design Engineer whose duties and required experience are described below.

As a Staff Mechanical Design Engineer in Fuzing and Warheads Development Group, your responsibilities will be as a technical contributor / team member / team leader on various product development or production programs. You will work with other engineers, technicians, program managers and administrative personnel to accomplish the programs objectives.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Mechanical design engineering lead across multiple ordnance programs, managing assigned responsibilities and directing work of other engineers, technicians, drafting personnel, and administrative personnel to accomplish program goals.
  • Conduct design trade studies to select the best possible design solution, taking into account factors including but not limited to, system performance and functionality, material selection, strength to weight ratio, manufacturability and cost.
  • Responsible for the design, fabrication and testing components and assemblies in the high shock environments related to fuzes and warheads.
  • Three-dimensional mechanical modeling (CAD- computer aided design)
  • Presentation of assigned work at program technical reviews and in written technical reports.
  • Management of cost and schedule for assigned projects.
  • Preparation and planning of cost estimates and written technical proposals.
  • Compilation and analysis of test data including a comparison to estimated pretest performance predictions. The high volume of data involved often requires analysis with various computer programs. Experience with computer coding programs is desired.
  • Act as design support to programs that are in the production phase (on one or more programs).
  • Act as an integrated product team lead, guiding the design activities of a small team of engineers and designers, while maintaining cost and schedule control.

Basic Qualifications:

  • BS in engineering required with 14 years of direct mechanical engineering experience or a MS in engineering with 12 years of direct mechanical engineering experience.
  • Strong computer aided design (CAD) skills, preferably with PTC Creo (Pro-E)
  • Strong mechanical skills and exposure to ASME Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T) and ASME Y14.5
  • Ability to work independently as well as in a team environment.
  • Ability to multitask and organize/prioritize job assignments in a rapidly changing, short turn-around environment.
  • Working knowledge of manufacturing processes to include, but not limited to, machining, gauging, welding, and injection molding.
  • Advanced understanding of structural and thermal dynamics.
  • Material selection experience of both metals and plastics.
  • Understanding of design for assembly / design for manufacturing (DFA/DFM)
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft office (Excel, Word, Power Point, Project)
  • Experience leading either a technical or program team.
  • Ability to travel domestically (approximately 5 to 8 times per year to meet with customers and suppliers)
  • Security regulations require that the individual must be a U.S. citizen and must have the ability to obtain a DoD security clearance to a level of Secret.
  • Previous defense industry experience including experience working DoD programs specifically through each phase in the Defense Acquisition Life Cycle.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience developing electronics packaging solutions for challenging environmental condition: shock, temperature, electromagnetic and others.
  • Electromechanical mechanism or electro-explosive device design and analysis experience.
  • Possess an understanding of finite element analysis techniques and tools.
  • Possess an understanding of Six Sigma disciplines.
  • Possess an active DoD security clearance to a level of Secret.

Salary Range: $135,400 USD - $203,200 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.