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Mechanical Systems Engineer / Principal Mechanical Systems Engineer 2 / 3 (Space Systems Gilbert, AZ) – (Ability to obtain clearance)

Requisition ID: R10037071

  • Category IconCategory: Engineering
  • Location IconLocation: Gilbert, Arizona, United States of America
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: SCI
  • Telecommute IconTelecommute: Yes-May consider hybrid teleworking for this position
  • Shift IconShift: 1st Shift (United States of America)
  • Travel IconTravel Required: Yes, 10% of the Time
  • Positions IconPositions Available: 4

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.

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.
 

The Tactical Space Systems Division is seeking an entry to mid-level Mechanical Engineer to assist an experienced team of mechanical engineers to perform mechanical, systems, and design engineering on one or more spacecraft systems or subsystems. This position is located in Gilbert, AZ.

Essential Functions:

Responsibilities may include the following:

  • Work on all Spacecraft Structures and/or Payload mechanical hardware from requirements all the way through integration and test.

  • Perform detailed design tasks using Computer Aided Design (CAD) and other software tools to develop and document designs for manufacturing and ultimately assembly into spacecraft.

  • Interfacing and communicating with customers, program and functional management, other spacecraft engineering disciplines, and component suppliers.

  • Develop test plans and procedures and support structural testing at the component and spacecraft levels

  • Perform cost and schedule planning for projects and proposals.

  • Expected to be self-motivated and provide technical solutions to a wide range of difficult problems under general supervision.

  • Skills include, but not limited to, Computer Aided Design (CAD), knowledge of Geometric Dimension and Tolerancing (GD&T), 3D Printing, Design for Manufacturing, and Mechanics of Metallic and Composite Materials.

This requisition may be filled at a higher grade based on qualifications listed below.

Basic Qualifications:

This position may be performed at a level ME Systems Engineer 2 or Principal ME Systems Engineer 3.

Basic Qualifications for Mechanical Engineer 2:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in STEM - Science, Technology, Engineering, Math or related area (Degrees in Aerospace or Mechanical Engineering highly preferred) and 2+ years of related work experience, Master’s Degree and 0+ years of experience.

  • Must be a US Citizen with the ability to obtain government clearance.

  • Ability to perform structural engineering tasks associated with design, manufacturing, and testing of structures.

  • Experience with the fundamentals of spacecraft (or similar hardware) to include layout, design, and build.

  • Experience with Computer Aided Design (CAD) software, preferably CREO

Basic Qualifications for Mechanical Engineer 3:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in STEM - Science, Technology, Engineering, Math or related area (Degrees in Aerospace or Mechanical Engineering highly preferred) and 5+ years of related work experience, or Master’s Degree and 3+ years of related work experience; or a PhD.

  • Must be a US Citizen with the ability to obtain government clearance.

  • Ability to perform structural engineering tasks associated with design, manufacturing, and testing of structures.

  • Experience with the fundamentals of spacecraft (or similar hardware) to include layout, design, and build.

  • Experience with Computer Aided Design (CAD) software, preferably CREO

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T) standards and preparation of manufacturing documentation.

  • Current TS/SCI

  • Experience with 3D Printing, Design for Manufacturing, and hands-on hardware fabrication.

  • Demonstrated leadership experience.

  • Proficiency in Microsoft office suite.


Salary Range: $64,600 USD - $97,000 USD
Salary Range 2: $79,700 USD - $119,500 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.