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Principal/Sr Principal Mechanical Engineer – Commodity Engineering (Roy, UT or Huntsville, AL)

Requisition ID: R10055524

  • Category IconCategory: Engineering
  • Location Icon Location: Roy, UT, USA   |  Huntsville, AL, USA +1 more
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: None
  • 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
  • Positions IconPositions Available: 2

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.

The Mission

Join Northrop Grumman on our continued mission to push the boundaries of possible across land, sea, air, space, and cyberspace. Enjoy a culture where your voice is valued and start contributing to our team of passionate professionals providing real-life solutions to our world’s biggest challenges. We take pride in creating purposeful work and allowing our employees to grow and achieve their goals every day by Defining Possible. With our competitive pay and comprehensive benefits, we have the right opportunities to fit your life and launch your career today.

Northrop Grumman Space Systems has an opening for a Principal Engineer Level 3 or Senior Principal Engineer Level 4 to join the Global Supply Chain Engineering Team of qualified, diverse individuals.

This position will be located in Roy, Utah or Huntsville, AL and will support the Ground Based Strategic Deterrent (GBSD) program. Learn more about the GBSD program here

The Team

The Global Supply Chain Engineering Team is responsible for supply base technical management related to the acquisition of Space mission electronic and mechanical hardware. The candidate will work within a high performing organization that values its employees and has a strong sense of purpose tied to the vision of Northrop Grumman: To be the most trusted provider of systems and technologies that ensure the security and the freedom of our nation and its allies. The candidate will be able to grow personally and professionally in an ethical and inclusive environment, while being an important part of a great team.  Collaboration, learning, and growth are core to the team’s success. 

The Role

This high visibility position requires a motivated, self-starter with an engineering and hardware background and excellent interpersonal skills to lead efforts in response to program customer product needs and concerns.  The engineer should be able to readily apply mechanical engineering fundamentals to creatively solve problems and learn quickly while managing their projects independently. 

Candidate will be expected to work effectively with Materials & Processes (M&P) and other Engineering organizations to drive technical solutions for supplier and manufacturer activities in support of Global Supply Chain efforts and Space related missions.

Responsibilities include:

  • Perform product capability and producibility reviews
  • Perform technical evaluations of supplier quotes
  • Support internal processes associated with program part/product selection and qualification driven by supplier engineering change requests. 
  • Work closely with project engineers, QA and Suppliers to ensure compliance to flow down requirements from customers.
  • Possess ability to work both independently and as a team player and must demonstrate the ability to multi-task and communicate effectively with varying levels of program customers and functional organization leadership.

Some travel to supplier facilities and other Northrop Grumman facilities, may be required.

Basic Qualifications for Principal Engineer Level 3:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Science, Technical, Engineering, or Math (STEM)
  • 5 years of experience in an Engineering or Manufacturing role
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a DoD Secret clearance

Basic Qualifications for Senior Principal Engineer Level 4:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Science, Technical, Engineering, or Math (STEM)
  • 9 years of experience in an Engineering or Manufacturing role
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a DoD Secret clearance

Basic Qualifications for Principal Engineer (level 3) and Senior Principal Engineer (level 4:_

  • Demonstrated experience to formulate and execute technical solutions to electronic part, assembly, and process engineering challenges
  • Demonstrated experience reviewing engineering specifications, schematics and drawings with the ability to translate customer driven requirements into specifications
  • Demonstrated application of innovative solutions to complex problems that arise within the design, development, and production phases

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Electro-Mechanical and/or Electronic Component/Commodity Engineering experience
  • Experience and understanding of standards for the production of high reliability connectors, cable/harnesses, or printed wiring board fabrication and assembly
  • SAP or other ERP system experience
  • Project Management experience
  • Knowledge of FAR & DFAR requirements
  • Knowledge of ISO 9001/AS9100 requirements

This position reports to Roy, UT, USA, however, this position can also be worked from Huntsville, AL, AL, USA.

Salary Range: $98,700 USD - $155,900 USD
Salary Range 2: $79,700 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

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.