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Sr. Principal Structural Engineer – MRB Engineering – Week Day Night Shift – Clearance Required

Requisition ID: R10066745

  • 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: 2nd 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 Sr. Principal Structural Engineer to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. This position will be located in Clearfield Utah. The MRB Structural Engineering team analyzes and determines suitability of nonconforming hardware in the final product to support the production line. This exciting position will give you the opportunity to collaborate and develop your skills in design, manufacturing, production flow, and more. Do you enjoy creative problem solving? Come join our team!


  • Design repairs and determine engineering dispositions of nonconforming materials as part of the Material Review Board (MRB) process
  • Evaluate and resolve engineering related production problems related to manufacturing, design, quality and material engineering
  • Analyze engineering specifications and drawings; confer with quality, material, manufacturing and subcontractors to provide and acquire technical information; investigate reports of defective, damaged or malfunctioning parts, assemblies, equipment or systems; and reviews production schedules
  • Participate in Root Cause and Corrective Action (RCCA) activities

Our team works closely with Systems, Manufacturing, M&P, and Analysis engineers in an integrated product team to support groundbreaking development and production activities. We work in a highly-flexible environment and take initiative to tackle problems and drive issues to resolution. Our team is cooperative, eager to share information and elevate the team as a whole. A mixture of proven interpersonal skills and technical skills will allow you to excel in this job.

In support of the production floor we have a need for one night shift position (B shift). B shift hours are Monday to Thursday 3PM – 1AM (4 days x 10 hours).

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in a STEM field (Science, Technology, Engineering or Math) with 9 years relevant work experience, or Masters STEM degree and 7 years of experience
  • Active Secret DoD Clearance last investigated within 5 ½ years
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a special program access clearance
  • Experience addressing manufacturing discrepancies through a formal MRB process

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Education in Aerospace, Mechanical, or Manufacturing Engineering
  • Experience supporting the production fabrication of composite and metallic structural details and assemblies
  • Functional knowledge of production control systems (SAP/Visual Mfg/etc)
  • Microsoft Office applications, Teamcenter, and NX10

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: $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

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.