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Engineer 2 / Principal Engineer 3 Propulsion

Requisition ID: R10046687

  • Category IconCategory: Engineering
  • Location IconLocation: Chandler, AZ, USA
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: Secret
  • Telecommute IconTelecommute: Yes-May consider hybrid teleworking for this position
  • Shift IconShift: Days (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 Propulsion Engineering group is hiring for an Engineer 2 / Principal Propulsion Engineer 3 professional at our Chandler, AZ location.


Position Overview:

Perform analysis, design, or test of one or more complex systems or components related to ordnance, solid rocket motors, and pneumatic control systems. Apply engineering principles, industry standards, company standards and customer requirements to develop solutions for application in launch vehicles.


Essential Functions:

 Perform hands on vehicle integration or test support of ordnance, pneumatic, and hydraulic components, or systems through functional and environmental testing

Perform responsible engineer duties leading the Integrated Product Team of a medium sized subcontract coordinating supplier change notifications, non-conformances, hardware acceptance reviews, etc.

Conduct pre-launch engineering reviews, examining as built vehicle hardware, pre-launch data, assessing flight readiness and working with the flight field teams

Conduct trade studies and evaluate alternative designs

Determine engineering tasks required for project planning and execution; Analyze project requirements and develop detailed planning, conceptual designs, and risk analysis

Interact with internal and external customers; Assist the customer in defining system requirements and in the generation of specifications for products or sub systems

Develop and present materials for project related briefings including design reviews to be given to internal and external customers

Travel up to 10% of the time to supplier, test facilities, and launch facilities


This requisition may be filled at either an Engineer Propulsion 2 or Principal Propulsion Engineer 3


Basic Qualifications


Engineer Propulsion 2

Bachelor's degree in a STEM discipline (Science, Technology, Engineering or Math) with 2 years of related engineering experience; OR a Master’s degree in STEM with 0 years of related engineering experience,

Ability to obtain a DoD Secret Security clearance


Basic Qualifications - Engineer Propulsion 3

Bachelor's degree in a STEM discipline (Science, Technology, Engineering or Math) with 5 years of related engineering experience; OR a Master’s degree in STEM with 3 years of related engineering experience, or a PhD in STEM with no experience


Ability to obtain a DoD Secret Security clearance


Preferred Qualifications:

Active DoD Secret security clearance, or higher

Mechanical or Aerospace Engineering degree

Experience with Matlab and Python

Environmental testing experience

Data acquisition equipment operation

Configuration change management

Supply Chain Management of Subcontractors

Experience presenting of technical data to internal and external customers

Failure investigation techniques

Salary Range: $71,100 USD - $106,700 USD
Salary Range 2: $87,600 USD - $131,400 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.