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Mechanical Engineer/Principal Mechanical Engineer-OKC

Requisition ID: R10074002

  • Category IconCategory: Engineering
  • Location IconLocation: Oklahoma City, OK, USA
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: Secret
  • 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

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 Defense Systems Sector is seeking a Mechanical Engineer to join our growing team in Oklahoma City, OK. to support projects associated with the design and development of communication, navigation, radar, avionics, power and/or electrical systems architecture, components, circuits, and products or aircraft maintenance. The employee will research, develop, design, and test electrical components, equipment, systems, and products for defense systems or commercial purposes.

This engineer will support the Lead Engineer in execution of various program activities, to include program reviews, test procedure, report, and control plan development and review, requirements management, automated test software development, test execution and witnessing, and hardware selection and specification development.


  • Works to modify or upgrade flight decks and mission systems on a wide variety aircraft

  • Studies and engages with current Integrated Avionics and Mission Systems technologies, concurrent product definition, architecture definition, design synthesis and verification on a variety of different aircraft platforms

  • Researches, plans, designs, and develops / and or modifies mechanical products and systems such as aircraft structure, instruments, controls, and mechanical, thermal hydraulic, or heat transfer systems for production, transmission, measurement, and use of energy

  • Applies research to the planning, design, development, and testing of mechanical and/or electromechanical systems, instruments, and controls

  • Prepares, develops, and presents status reports and designs trade studies

Basic Qualifications Required:
  • Level 2: A Bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering or related discipline with a minimum of 2 years of engineering experience OR a Master’s degree in mechanical engineering or related discipline with a minimum of 0 years of engineering experience

  • Level 3: A Bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering or related discipline with a minimum of 3 years of engineering experience OR a Master’s degree in mechanical engineering or related discipline with a minimum of 1 years of engineering experience

  • MIL-STD-31000, Technical Data Packages

  • Metallic Materials Properties Development and Standardization (MMPDS)

  • MIL-STD-130, Identification Marking of U.S. Military Property

  • Computer Aided Design (CAD, NX/Solidworks, et al.)

  • Ability to obtain a U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) secret security clearance Ability to obtain/maintain base access for Hill AFB, Tinker AFB or Warner Robins, AFB

Preferred Qualifications:

  • IL-STD-1472, Human Engineering MIL-STD-461G,

  • Requirements for the Control of Electromagnetic Interference Characteristics of Subsystems and Equipment MIL-STD-464, Electromagnetic Environmental Effects

  • Requirements for Systems MIL-STD-46855, Human Engineering

  • Requirements for Military Systems, Equipment, and Facilities MIL-STD-810, Environmental Engineering Considerations and Laboratory Tests SAE AS9017, Control of Aviation Critical Safety Items AFGROW Non-contact 3D Metrology MIL-HDBK-61, Configuration Management MIL-STD-1530, Aircraft Structural Integrity Program (ASIP) TO 1-1B-50, Aircraft Weight and Balance AS9102 First Article Inspection

  • Requirement Analytical experience with metallic and composite structures

  • General Aerospace Liaison Engineering Processes Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Part 23/Part 25/Part 145


Salary Range: $1 USD - $1 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.

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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.