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Staff Engineer Mechanical-Weapons Integration

Requisition ID: R10075791

  • 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 a Staff Weapons Integration Engineer to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. This role will be located in Melbourne, FL. Some travel will be required for this position.

In this role you will be responsible for developing, modifying, maintaining the Weapons Systems Mechanical Architecture using engineering practices and standards.  The selected candidate will have responsibility over the physical and 3D digital architectures for weapons carriage related hardware.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Primary role is to serve as a mechanical designer for weapons integration on a major program.
  • The candidate will be part of a small team of mechanical design engineers supporting the design, development and integration of weapons onto a military aircraft.
  • Candidate will develop requirements documentation to capture weapon carriage hardware types and quantities, weapon suspension and release equipment (S&RE), and weapon load crew equipment and adapters based on limited customer input.
  • Candidate will also ensure these weapon requirements are represented in the overall Air Vehicle System Specification document and that they are aligned with mission systems and operational analysis to ensure weapon types, weapon quantities, and estimated weapon launch parameters satisfy target defeat requirements.
  • The candidate will also develop the weapon/S&RE layout configurations, Interface Control Drawings (ICDs) and overall weapon carriage and release volume/clearance requirements, and coordinate them with other aircraft IPTs (such as structures and subsystems) to help define/develop hard points for S&RE attachment, weapon bay size, weapon bay door configuration, weapon bay door drive system, door up-locks, subsystem routing, and electrical harness routing, while also ensuring sufficient weapon bay volume exists for weapon loading crew personnel to physically and safely perform required weapon loading tasks.
  • As needed, candidate must also attend internal program, customer and/or supplier technical exchange meetings and/or formal program milestone reviews to provide and/or obtain progress status updates.
  • Other responsibilities and duties include assisting IPT lead in managing team cost and schedule and mentoring junior engineers in weapons integration and mechanical design.

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 PowerPoint, 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:

  • Must have a Bachelor’s degree in a STEM discipline AND 14 years of related professional/military experience in mechanical/aerospace engineering that includes a background in weapons integration, OR a Master's degree AND 12 years of related professional/military experience in mechanical/aerospace engineering that includes a background in weapons integration, OR a Ph.D. AND 9 years of related professional/military experience in mechanical/aerospace engineering that includes a background in weapons integration.
  • 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.
  • Managerial / Team Lead experience

Salary Range: $122,500 USD - $183,700 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

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 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.