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Structural Design Engineer – Active DoD Secret Clearance Required

Requisition ID: R10069400

  • Category IconCategory: Engineering
  • Location IconLocation: Clearfield, UT, USA
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: Secret
  • Telecommute IconTelecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position
  • Shift IconShift: Days (United States of America)
  • Travel IconTravel Required: Yes, 10% of the Time
  • Positions IconPositions Available: 3

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.

Northrop Grumman Aeronautics Systems has an opening for a Structural Design Engineer to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. This position will be located in Clearfield, UT.  As a member of our team, you will support metallic and composite design for both commercial and military programs. Working directly as a team member with other internal engineering disciplines and departments, you will design complex aerospace structures, address/resolve manufacturing issues, and ensure the on-time delivery of structures and assemblies to both internal and external customers.

Essential Functions:

  • Research, develop, design, and document solutions to engineering composite and metallic components and assemblies
  • Apply sound mechanical engineering judgement, concepts, and techniques to produce high quality manufacturable designs
  • Maintain and improve part designs, equipment, and systems in support of production deliveries
  • Support other functions throughout the design and build process
  • Provide manufacturing floor support for design issues
  • Dimensional Management - Apply sound GD&T principles to analyze parts and assemblies and provide the best dimensioning plans.

As a Structural Design Engineer at Northrop Grumman, you will be able to design unique and complex parts and then be able to advise and assist as those parts are made and installed. You will have the unique opportunity of watching your designs go from concepts in CAD to detail parts and complete assemblies. In this fast-paced environment expectations are high, and you will have the opportunity to work on a wide variety of assignments. You will be able to see the implications of your designs as you observe them going through the various build stages and collaborate closely with the manufacturing engineers, system engineers, technicians and integration/test engineers.

Northrop Grumman supports a 9/80 work schedule with limited occasional travel to support company initiatives and program requirements.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelors in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering or Math) discipline and 2+ years of relevant work experience or a Master's Degree in a STEM Discipline
  • Active DoD Secret clearance
  • Ability to obtain and maintain special program access clearance
  • Experience with composite and/or metallic design
  • Experience utilizing GD&T principles in detail part design
  • Experience with 3D modeling software
  • Experience with PLM software
  • Experience utilizing 3DCS software or equivalent for tolerance and variation analysis

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with NX 3D modeling software
  • Experience with Teamcenter PLM software
  • Experienced designing parts and assemblies utilizing GD&T
  • Practical understanding of composite structures
  • General understanding of Aerospace practices, policies, and procedures

What We Offer:

At Northrop Grumman, we are on the cutting edge of innovation -- building the next generation of sophisticated aircraft to protect our country. Our diverse portfolio of programs means there are endless paths to cultivate your career. We are well-known for our inclusive, family environment, phenomenal learning opportunities, and exposure to a wide variety of projects and customers. We also offer exceptional benefits/healthcare, a great 401K matching program, and 14 Employee Resource Groups inclusive of all employees!


Salary Range: $71,100 USD - $106,700 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.