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Engineer Electromechanical – Level 2 or 3 – AHT

Requisition ID: R10025819

  • Category IconCategory: Engineering
  • Location IconLocation: Elkton, Maryland, 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 seeking an Engineer Electromechanical Level 2 or 3 to join our team at our Elkton, Maryland location.

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 and Palm Beach Gardens, FL.

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

Job Description:

Applies electrical, electronic and mechanical principles to components and systems, including assembly, analysis, and documentation of results; construction of developmental assemblies, sub-assemblies and components; and quality testing. Supports and participates in the design, test, modification, fabrication, and assembly of prototype electromechanical systems. The team is responsible for integration and testing of avionics systems on solid rocket motor and other high-performance systems.

This position can be filled at either the Engineer Electromechanical (Level 2) or a Principal Electromechanical Engineer (Level 3), depending on years of experience and qualifications.

Basic Qualifications Engineer Electromechanical (Level 2):

  • Requires a Bachelors’ degree from an accredited college in Electrical Engineering with a minimum of 2 years of professional experience; or a Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering
  • Requires strong knowledge of electrical and electronic theory, the ability to apply that knowledge to duties involved in engineering functions such as design, development, evaluation, testing, installation and maintenance of electronic equipment. 
  • Strong skills in electrical design practices, basic understanding of control systems, ability to complete electrical engineering drawings, manage requirements, and software development (C / C++ or LabVIEW).  
  • Ability to follow strict safety protocols, elevate concerns, follow highly detailed instructions, document discrepancies and resolve conflicts in instructions, tasks or designs. 
  • Detail oriented and an ability to remain highly focused during complex test processes. 
  • Must meet requirements to obtain a secret security clearance. 
  • Ability to lift 50 lbs on a routine basis. 
  • Must be a U.S. Citizen and be able to obtain a DoD Secret Clearance.

Basic Qualifications Principal Engineer Electromechanical (Level 3):

  • Requires a Bachelors’ degree from an accredited college in Electrical Engineering with a minimum of 6 years of professional experience; or a Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering with 4 years of professional experience
  • Requires strong knowledge of electrical and electronic theory, the ability to apply that knowledge to duties involved in engineering functions such as design, development, evaluation, testing, installation and maintenance of electronic equipment. 
  • Strong skills in electrical design practices, basic understanding of control systems, ability to complete electrical engineering drawings, manage requirements, and software development (C / C++ or LabVIEW).  
  • Ability to follow strict safety protocols, elevate concerns, follow highly detailed instructions, document discrepancies and resolve conflicts in instructions, tasks or designs. 
  • Detail oriented and an ability to remain highly focused during complex test processes. 
  • Must meet requirements to obtain a secret security clearance. 
  • Ability to lift 50 lbs on a routine basis. 
  • Must be a U.S. Citizen and be able to obtain a DoD Secret Clearance.

Preferred Skills:

  • Experience to include; reading, drawing and interpreting schematic diagrams, practical circuit design experience, practical software development experience, configuring and operating data collection systems such as LabView / National Instruments.  
  • The ability to specify, design, develop, setup and install complex rocket motor test arrangements using engineering direction, drawings and instructions. 

Preference given to military electronics or avionics experience, Navy nuclear experience, or engineering technology degree. 

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: $78,600 USD - $118,000 USD
Salary Range 2: $96,900 USD - $145,300 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.