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Structural Analysis Loads and Methods Development

Requisition ID: R10037200

  • 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: 1st Shift (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 a Structural Loads and Methods Engineer to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. This position will be located in Clearfield, UT.

Our team works with experienced engineers, supporting sophisticated structural analysis of both composite and metallic materials of aerospace structures. We engineer the latest composite structures for military/commercial aircraft and launch structures, and are leaders in next-generation structure development. Would you like to work on the cutting edge of aerospace? Come join our team!

Responsibilities:
  • Understanding of the requirements and methods of analyzing composite structures to determine structural viability that leads to certification
  • Perform structural analysis including static, dynamics, stability, and damage tolerance analysis.
  • Build Finite Element Models (FEMs) using CAD geometry, meshing, and running solutions
  • Able to manipulate large scale finite element models
  • Document structural analysis methods and implementation using calculation aids and propose new methods depending on the needs of the project
  • Compute margins using appropriate analysis methods
  • Able to support material review board (MRB) and nonconformance to ensure we have sound structural substantiation
  • Solid understanding and background in loads development, preliminary and detailed design, static analysis, FEM, D&DT, fatigue, bolted and bonded interfaces, repair, structural test, and in-service mods, repairs and extensions.

Our team enjoys a significantly diverse range of assignments, and collaborates with many Northrop Grumman teams to provide innovative solutions to complex and exciting problems. We are part of the ACS program and work closely with research & development engineers, engineering technicians, structure design and analysis engineers, and process engineers to provide state-of-the-art solutions to the most engaging problems.

We work a 9/80 work week, which gives us every other Friday off to pursue passions outside the office.

Northrop Grumman offers a full suite of benefits to our employees. We are regularly voted among the top companies for work life balance. Our Clearfield location is surrounded by the beautiful Wasatch Mountains which provide numerous opportunities for outdoor recreation. Do you enjoy skiing, hiking, or biking? Picture yourself in Utah!

This role may be filled at a Principal Engineer or Senior Principal Engineer depending on the qualifications below.

QualificationsPrincipal Engineer
  • Bachelors degree in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering or Math) and 7+ years engineering work experience -OR- Masters in a STEM field and 5+ years of engineering work experience
  • Experience with finite element modeling
  • Experience in performing static, dynamic, fatigue, damage tolerance analysis of both composites and metallic materials
  • A solid understanding of loads development and analysis methods and the ability to provide recommendation on appropriate loads to use by other engineering teams
  • Experience in writing technical reports and presenting data in a clear and concise manner 
  • Experience with structural analysis methods and implementation using calculation aids and proposing new analysis methods
  • Active DOD Secret Clearance & ability to obtain Special Program Access

Senior Principal Engineer
  • Bachelors degree in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering or Math) and 10+ years engineering work experience -OR- Masters in a STEM field and 8+ years of engineering work experience
  • Experience with finite element modeling
  • Experience in performing static, dynamic, fatigue, damage tolerance analysis of both composites and metallic materials
  • A solid understanding of loads development and analysis methods and the ability to provide recommendation on appropriate loads to use by other engineering teams
  • Experience in writing technical reports and presenting data in a clear and concise manner 
  • Experience with structural analysis methods and implementation using calculation aids and proposing new analysis methods
  • Active DOD Secret Clearance & ability to obtain Special Program Access
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience with any of the following software packages: Siemens NX, AFGROW, ANSYS Abaqus CAE, Femap, Nastran, Matlab, Visual Basic
  • Experience with scripting for software packages
  • Experience with aircraft certification for both military and commercial airplanes
  • Metallic and Composite structural analysis methods development
  • A solid understanding of loads development used for structural analysis
  • Knowledge of composite materials
  • Experience in test planning, test support, and data reduction
  • Experience supporting MRB


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.