Principal Mechanical Engineer

Requisition ID: R10014743

  • Category IconCategory: Engineering
  • Location IconLocation: Dulles - VA, 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: No
  • 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 Space Systems has an opening for a Principal Mechanical Engineer to join the Integration and Test Harness team. This position will be located in Dulles, VA.

The selected candidate will perform a variety of operations and procedures related to the manufacturing of cable/harness products.

The ideal candidate is expected to:

  • Provides regular communication with work center management, engineers, and harness leads on the status of technical issues.
  • Demonstrate general technical knowledge in manufacturing. This includes interpreting complex engineering drawings, schematics, wire list, and diagrams.
  • Ability to pick up new task and learn quickly including turning complex technical documentation into detailed instructions.
  • Ability to work with a diverse team, take/build off of constructive feedback, and understudy with an assigned mentor.
  • Has a proactive attitude that does not need to be micromanaged, and can take direction.
  • Ability to work inside a clean room environment around delicate flight hardware, including hazardous operations, tight spaces, in a safe and effective manner.
  • Ensures work is done with completeness, accuracy, and adherence to ISO procedures/company technical standards, in a fast paced environment on a tight schedule.
  • Ability to have a flexible work schedule with the occasional 3+ week launch campaign trip. Request to work weekend are common to support the dynamic schedules of I&T.

Basic Qualification:

  • A Bachelors degree in a STEM discipline and minimum of 5 years of related experience. A minimum of 9 years of experience required in lieu of the degree
  • Eligible to obtain a U.S. Government Top Secret security clearance (U.S. Citizenship is a pre-requisite)
  • Wire list and schematic knowledge
  • Experience with Engineering software used for modeling and managing drawings (AutoCAD, Creoview, Windchill, Excel, Matlab)
  • Proficient in Microsoft Suite Software
  • Excellent leadership and communication skills

Preferred Qualification:

  • 5 years of aerospace experience.

Aptitude for understanding system and subsystem interactions

Salary Range: 92000 - 120000

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.