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Engineer Mechanical – Level 3 or 4 Actuator Design

Requisition ID: R10017672

  • Category IconCategory: Engineering
  • Location IconLocation: Elkton - MD, United States of America
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: None
  • Telecommute IconTelecommute: Yes- May Consider Occasional/Part-Time Teleworking 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 is currently seeking a Mechanical Engineer Level 3 or 4 – Actuator Design for our Elkton, Maryland facility.

The Northrop Grumman Propulsion Systems and Controls (PS&C) facility in Elkton, Maryland began solid-propellant rocket operations in 1948. Today, the Elkton PS&C facility designs, develops, and produces solid-propellant propulsion and ordnance systems in programs professionally managed for a wide variety of Government and commercial customers.  The facility also serves as the hub for offsite engineering and test facilities in Ronkonkoma, NY, Palm Beach Gardens, FL and San Jose, CA. 

Elkton, Maryland is located on the Upper Chesapeake Bay, midway between Philadelphia and Baltimore. Discover charming small towns, parks with miles of trails, specialty and antique shops, award winning restaurants, and inns.  You can hike, bike, camp, bird watch, ride horseback, or drop a fishing line.  Five rivers, Chesapeake Bay and the C&D Canal can be explored by boat or by land. Experience panoramic views from Turkey Point Lighthouse on a bluff overlooking the Bay, or from the banks of the C&D Canal where ships from around the globe cruise. https://www.ccgov.org/government/tourism

Overview:

  • Support efforts to develop and mature motion control programs and internal research and development activities.
  • Support propulsion and subsystem IPT leads to ensure technical and cost execution of each system component.
  • Work with IPT leads to establish product build requirements (i.e. engineering, planning and inspection documents, schedule).
  • Check completed layouts and drawings for clarity, completeness, conformity to standards, specifications, and accuracy of dimensioning.
  • Investigate pertinent design factors such as ease of manufacture, availability of materials and equipment, contractual specification requirements and cost, and make recommendations for improvement.
  • Document and present design, manufacturing and testing status as needed.
  • Work closely with manufacturers to ensure that design intent is met in manufacturing of parts.

This position can be filled at either a Principal Mechanical Engineer (3) / Sr. Principal Mechanical Engineer (4) level, depending on years of experience and qualifications.

Principal Mechanical Engineer Basic Qualifications Level 3:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering & 5 years of experience or Master’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering & 3 years of experience or a PhD in Mechanical Engineering
  • Ability to obtain a Secret Clearance which requires US Citizenship as a pre-requisite
  • Prior design experience in comparable positions of technical leadership, actuator or mechanisms development projects
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, writing, presentation and critical thinking skills.
  • Working knowledge of computer aided design (CAD) software
  • Working knowledge of NX
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office suite (Excel, Word, Power Point, Project)
  • Knowledge of ANSI Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T)
  • Working knowledge of manufacturing processes to include, but not limited to, machining, welding and additive manufacture.
  • Understanding of Six Sigma disciplines, design for assembly / design for manufacturing (DFA/DFM).
  • Position will require occasional travel to meet with various customers, in both government and industry, and to interface with suppliers.

Sr. Principal Mechanical Engineer Basic Qualifications Level 4:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering & 9 years of experience or Master’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering & 7 years of experience or a PhD in Mechanical Engineering and 4 years of experience
  • Ability to obtain a Secret Clearance which requires US Citizenship as a pre-requisite
  • Prior design experience in comparable positions of technical leadership, actuator or mechanisms development projects
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, writing, presentation and critical thinking skills.
  • Working knowledge of computer aided design (CAD) software
  • Working knowledge of NX
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office suite (Excel, Word, Power Point, Project)
  • Knowledge of ANSI Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T)
  • Working knowledge of manufacturing processes to include, but not limited to, machining, welding and additive manufacture.
  • Understanding of Six Sigma disciplines, design for assembly / design for manufacturing (DFA/DFM).
  • Position will require occasional travel to meet with various customers, in both government and industry, and to interface with suppliers.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Active Security Clearance

This position falls under a Federal Explosives License issued by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) for this location.  Candidates hired into this role will be required to complete and submit an Employee Possessor Questionnaire to ATF for approval to be a possessor.

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Salary Range: 87800 - 131600
Salary Range 2: 108900 - 163300

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 (https://www.saferfederalworkforce.gov/contractors/) 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 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.


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