Search All Jobs

Aircraft Crew Systems Responsible Engineer (Transparencies) – Principal Engineer Mechanical / Engineer Mechanical

Requisition ID: R10043428

  • Category IconCategory: Engineering
  • Location IconLocation: Melbourne, Florida, United States of America
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: Secret
  • 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: 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 Aeronautics Systems sector has an opening for an Air Vehicle Engineer / Principal Air Vehicle Engineer specializing in the design of Crew Systems to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. This role will be located in Melbourne, FL and can be hired at a higher grade based on experience. Some travel will be required for this position.

In this role you will be responsible for developing, modifying, and maintaining aircraft crew systems design configurations using current engineering practices and standards.  The individual will be tasked with the technical management the crew systems transparencies in addition to other crew systems components. The engineer’s will be required to support any stage of the aircraft crew systems life cycle activity such as developing primary designs, maturing designs into a system of systems, working as a SMT, supporting fielding of the system, supporting airworthiness activity, supporting testing of the systems.

Key Responsibilities:

  • The candidate will be expected to plan, layout, develop, design and integrate cockpit products, systems and subsystems, to include aerospace transparencies.
  • The candidate will be expected to understand general concepts related to pilot vision and transparencies in order to perform optical evaluations, light spectral measurements, distortion evaluations, structural impact testing, and optical assembly processing.
  • The Candidate will gain familiarity in the following areas of crew systems: Escape Systems, Breathing Gas, Transparencies and Canopies, Cockpit Furnishings and lighting, life support systems, controls and displays, human factors, overall cockpit layout and integration.
  • The candidate will be responsible for producing Supplier and Performance SOW documents.
  • The candidate will be capable of performing Airworthiness artifact development, test procedure development, and artifact resolution related to crew systems.
  • The candidate will perform system level reviews to ensure designs meet customer requirements by assessing systems, determining problems, providing solutions to issues that arise, maintaining systems and implement changes for compliance.
  • The candidate will provide shipside support to resolve integration issues, support ATPs, troubleshoot problems, reach back for RE support as needed (Travel may be required)
  • The candidate may be asked to support requirements traceability and verification, generation of Human interface analysis documentation (including presentation materials, and deliverable data packages), and lead system test activities
  • The candidate will have to validate engineering designs per engineering core principles, design standards, processes and industry best practices.
  • The candidate will directly interface with the customer to resolve disconnects between planning activities and develop path forward.
  • The candidate will have to interface with Engineering disciplines (Electrical, Test, Reliability, Systems, Safety, Manufacturing) and Management teams to ensure coordinated for compliant designs

The selected candidate should thrive in a fast-paced work environment with high expectations, significantly diverse assignments, and collaborative/team settings across all levels. The candidate must be a self-starter capable of flourishing in an environment with minimal direction.  The candidate will need to have excellent communication and writing skills with experience in Microsoft Word and Excel. 

We offer flexible work arrangements, 9/80 work schedule with every other Friday off, phenomenal learning opportunities, exposure to a wide variety of projects and customers, and a very friendly team environment. We are looking for self-motivated, proactive, and goal-oriented people to help us grow our services and become even better at what we do

Basic Qualifications:

  • Basic Qualifications for the Mechanical Engineer are a Bachelor’s degree in a STEM discipline AND 2 years of related professional/military experience in mechanical/aerospace engineering. 
  • Basic Qualifications for the Principal Mechanical Engineer are a Bachelor’s degree in a STEM discipline AND 5 years of related professional/military experience in mechanical/aerospace engineering OR Masters degree in a STEM discipline AND 3 years of related professional/military experience in mechanical/aerospace engineering. 
  • Must have an active DoD Secret clearance or higher (that has a background investigation completed within the last 6 years or is under continuous evaluation).
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain Special Access Programs (SAP) prior to the commencement of employment.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree in Mechanical or Aerospace Engineering or related discipline.
  • Familiarity with NX CAD software and Teamcenter PLM.
  • Mechanical Design experience related to crew systems.

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.



Apply Now

Search All Jobs

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.