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Principal/Sr Principal Electrical Drafter

Requisition ID: R10058695

  • Category IconCategory: Technical Support
  • Location IconLocation: Huntsville, Alabama, United States of America
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: Secret
  • 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: 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 Defense Systems (NGDS) currently seeks to fill a multidisciplinary role in the Huntsville Hardware Engineering Team. This team provides integration design solutions for land, sea and mobile C4ISR systems.  The qualified applicant will be responsible for supporting a team of approximately 120 engineers and staff in an array of technical design-related areas.

This will consist of communication with engineers at various skill level to communicate design format considerations using tact, persuasion and/or negotiation to ensure that designs are prepared in accordance with standard engineering drafting practices.

Anticipated responsibilities

-- 50% CAD design, drawing, and model checking across multiple programs

-- 20% Support development of common drawing practices and techniques

-- 20% Maintain database of common components and approved vendors

-- 10% Education/Training of personnel to ensure use of correct design formats and techniques

Basic Qualifications:

This requisition may be filled at either a grade level 3 or level 4.

BQs for a Draftman 3 is High School diploma or equivalent and 4 years additional education and/or related experience

BQs for a Draftsman 4 is High School diploma or equivalent and 6 years additional education and/or related experience

-- Minimum 4-6 years of experience designing or checking electrical parts and assemblies and drawings

-- Strong understanding of drafting and modeling standards in accordance with ASME Y14.xxx standards

-- Strong understanding of CAD and product data structure, configuration management practices, technical data packages IAW MIL-DTL-31000, engineering change management practices, and Bills of Material

-- Ability to obtain a Secret security clearance

-- Willingness to assist in orienting, training, assigning and checking the work of lower level employees.

-- Associate degree in a related technical discipline

Preferred Qualifications:

Experience with Model Based Design/Model Based Engineering

-- Experience specifically with TeamCenter PLM systems

-- Strong understanding of cable design standards, practices and specs

-- Experience in communicating with Peers to ensure consistent design practices

-- Active security clearance, level Secret or higher or ability to obtain

-- Direct experience with Solidworks, AutoCAD and Visio and any PDM/PLM application


Salary Range: $49,600 USD - $82,600 USD
Salary Range 2: $59,000 USD - $98,300 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.