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Principal / Senior Principal Engineer Systems – Mass Properties

Requisition ID: R10030571

  • Category IconCategory: Engineering
  • Location IconLocation: Clearfield, Utah, United States of America
  • 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: 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.

Northrop Grumman Aeronautics Systems has an opening for Mass Properties Engineer to join our Systems Engineering team of qualified, diverse individuals. This position will be located in Clearfield, UT.

Our team advances the Aerospace Structures Business Unit through the application of multidisciplinary engineering approaches and problem solving capabilities.  We pride ourselves on technical excellence and our ability to drive positive change.

You will lead a small team of mass properties and systems engineers to maximize the performance of advanced composite structures and assemblies and ensure challenging weight targets are achieved.

Responsibilities:

  • Implement a Mass Properties Management and Control Plan
  • Estimate and optimize the weight of an advanced product to maximize vehicle performance and fulfill weight based program metrics
  • Maintain accounting and reporting systems to inform the customer and management of current and projected mass properties trends
  • Review mass property impacts to design changes
  • Define procedures for and support mass properties testing of components and assemblies
  • Support the Systems Engineering team as the subject matter expert for mass properties

Travel is minimal, no more that 10%, typically to meet with customers. We work a 9/80 schedule, which gives you every other Friday off to pursue interests outside of work.  Northrop Grumman has won awards for our work life balance.

This role may be filled at the Principal or Senior Principal Engineer level depending upon the qualifications below. 

Basic Qualifications:

Principal Engineer

  • Bachelors of Science degree in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, or Math) field from an accredited institution and 5++ years of engineering experience in and aerospace environment OR Masters of Science degree in a STEM field (Science, Technology, Engineering, or Math) field from an accredited institution and 3+ years of engineering experience in and aerospace environment
  • Experience with Mass Properties of composite and metal aerospace components and assemblies
  • High level of competency with spreadsheet and other software used for mass properties calculation and tracking
  • Active In-Scope DoD Secret Clearance
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a SAP clearance

Senior Principal Engineer

  • Bachelors of Science degree in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, or Math) field from an accredited institution and 9+ years of engineering experience in and aerospace environment OR Masters of Science degree in a STEM field (Science, Technology, Engineering, or Math) field from an accredited institution and 7+ years of engineering experience in and aerospace environment
  • Experience with Mass Properties of composite and metal aerospace components and assemblies
  • High level of competency with spreadsheet and other software used for mass properties calculation and tracking
  • Active In-Scope DoD Secret Clearance
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a SAP clearance

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with advanced composite and metal aerospace structure design and manufacturing techniques
  • Aircraft Weight and Balance Certification
  • Proficiency with Siemens NX
  • Automated Weight and Balance System (AWBS) experience
  • Systems Engineering Experience

Salary Range: $87,600 USD - $131,400 USD
Salary Range 2: $108,600 USD - $163,000 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.