Associate Ordnance Design/ Ordnance Design Engineer

Requisition ID: R10018108

  • Category IconCategory: Engineering
  • Location IconLocation: Corinne - UT, United States of America
  • 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.

Northrop Grumman is currently looking for a Associate Ordnance Design/ Ordnance Design Engineer to work in our Promontory, UT location.

Roles & Responsibilities:

The Ordnance Design Engineer (Engineer Propulsion) is responsible for the development, qualification, and sustainment of energetic and pyrotechnic systems, sub-systems, and components for propulsion elements within our major launch vehicle and missile systems.  The Principal Design Engineer will be responsible for developing new systems and system upgrades by managing supplier requirements and integrated changes in a disciplined, broad reaching process, to ensure our propulsion systems perform to specification and satisfy every customer need.
Within Northrop Grumman Space Systems, Ordnance Design Engineering, provides a gateway to many other opportunities and could include project engineering, systems engineering, and engineering management.

Job Duties:

  • Analyze the needs of the system and translate into verifiable performance and design requirements to be flowed to ordnance suppliers.

  • Manage the technical elements of qualifying and maintaining energetic hardware.

  • Determine qualification methodology and approach.

  • Evaluate results of verification processes and validate results against system requirements

  • Integrate customer directed changes into the system and facilitate implementation of changes within a change management system. 

  • Create and Manage Change Requests, Drawing updates, and other related engineering command media.

  • Work with the project Chief Engineer, Program Manager, and other supporting organizations Quality, DCMA, DD&I, to service the needs of operations and our customers.

  • Coordinate and communicate with all stakeholders, including customers, all things related to ordnance.    

Preferred Experience

Candidates familiar with any of the following:

  • Our customers

  • Our competitors
    Boeing, Lockheed Martin, Raytheon, United Launch Alliance, Space X, Airbus, Thales

  • Ordnance Industry suppliers
    Goodrich, Collins Aerospace, Ensign Bickford Aerospace & Defense, Pacific Scientific, Chemring Energetic Devices

  • Ordnance testing providers:
    Dayton T Brown
    Grey’s Engineering
    Experior Labs
    Environmental Associates


  • BS degree in Mechanical or Aerospace Engineering is required & 0 years of experience

  • Position may be filled at higher level, 5 years and BS or 3 years and MS.

  • Consideration will be given to candidates with a BS or MS degree in other engineering disciplines with relevant experience.

Salary Range: 58800 - 88200
Salary Range 2: 70528 - 105792

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. With the continuing impacts of COVID-19 around the world, we are taking action to protect the health and well-being of our colleagues and maintain the safety of the communities where we operate. As a federal contractor, and consistent with Executive Order 14042 ( we will require all newly hired employees in the United States to be fully vaccinated by January 18, 2022 or by your start date if it is after January 18th. Federal guidance allows for disability/medical and religious accommodations with respect to the vaccine requirement. Any requested accommodations must be reviewed and approved (if applicable) in advance of your start date.

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?

We offer an array of benefits to give you the support you need, including matching 401K, tuition assistance, health insurance and wellness options, coaching, mentoring and more.