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Principal Mechanical Design Engineer 3 / Sr. Principal Mechanical Design Engineer 4 — Tactical Space Systems Division

Requisition ID: R10061367

  • Category IconCategory: Engineering
  • Location IconLocation: Gilbert, Arizona, United States of America
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: None
  • 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

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 Group is seeking an mid-level to senior-level Mechanical Designer Engineer to perform mechanical design tasks on one or more spacecraft systems or subsystems.

he Mechanical Designer will work with other designers and engineers on Spacecraft Structures, Subsystems, Mechanisms, MGSE, or Proposals across the three business areas to develop and enhance critical technical capabilities that drive our businesses.

Skills include, but not limited to, Computer Aided Design (CAD), knowledge of Geometric Dimension and Tolerancing (GD&T), Engineering Drawings, and Design for Manufacturing.

Essential Functions:

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

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

  • Produce Mechanical drawings using industry standard GD&T processes.

  • Interface with Mechanical design and engineering team to produce efficient and manufacturable spacecraft parts and assemblies.

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

Basic Qualifications:

This requisition may be filled at either a Principal Mechanical Design Engineer 3 level or Sr. Principal Mechanical Design Engineer 4.

Basic Qualifications for Principal Mechanical Designer 3:

  • 5 Years with Bachelors in Science; 3 Years with Masters; 0 Years with PhD.

  • Experience with performing mechanical tasks associated with design and manufacturing of structures.

  • Experience with CreoParametric Computer Aided Design (CAD) software.

  • Be eligible to obtain a U.S. Government security clearance (U.S. citizenship is a pre-requisite)

Basic Qualifications for Sr. Principal Mechanical Designer 4:

  • 9 Years with Bachelors in Science; 7 Years with Masters; 4 Years with PhD.

  • Experience with performing mechanical tasks associated with design and manufacturing of structures.

  • Experience with CreoParametric Computer Aided Design (CAD) software.

  • Be eligible to obtain a U.S. Government security clearance (U.S. citizenship is a pre-requisite)

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with the fundamentals of spacecraft layout and design.

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

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

  • Proficiency in Microsoft office suite.


Salary Range: $79,700 USD - $119,500 USD
Salary Range 2: $98,700 USD - $148,100 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.