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MRB/Liaison Engineer or Principal MRB/Liaison Engineer

Requisition ID: R10047308

  • Category IconCategory: Engineering
  • Location IconLocation: Mojave, CA, USA
  • 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 Aerospace Systems has an opening for an MRB/Liaison Engineer to join our team of qualified diverse individuals.

This position is intended to support a 4/10 schedule, however, alternate hours or schedules may be discussed.

Candidate will perform the duties of an MRB/Liaison Engineer to support manufacturing personnel in the assembly of aerospace products, by assisting with the disposition of withhold tags.  Candidate will research, plan, design, develop, and analyze mechanical or electrical products and systems.

Candidate should have experience with designing repairs for discrepant detail parts and assemblies fabricated from composite materials. Strong communication and collaboration skills are a must. Knowledge of metallic or composite primary and secondary aircraft structures or subsystems (mechanical, fuel, hydraulic, propulsion, or electrical) manufacturing and design requirements is necessary.  Must be knowledgeable in a 2D/3D CAD software, such as Siemens NX or CATIA V5.  Knowledge of Manufacturing Execution System, MES, and a Northrop Grumman MRB EN signature is a plus.  

Responsibilities will include and are not limited to: 

  • Providing timely and high-quality repair dispositions for discrepant material tags

  • Interfacing directly with stakeholder groups such as Structural Analysis, Materials & Processing and Manufacturing personnel in various design and build facilities

  • Collaborating with a multi-disciplinary team of engineers and non-engineers to determine effective technical solutions which are innovative, practical, and consistent with organizational objectives 

  • Recommending parts/assemblies for scrap when the non-conforming condition is beyond economic repair, and providing detailed technical analysis reports to support such a determination

  • Periodically participating in working groups, as needed, to represent engineering design intent while maintaining awareness and consideration of manufacturing priorities 

This position may be filled at an Engineer or Principal Engineer grade, depending on qualifications.

Qualifications for an MRB/Liaison Engineer: 

  • Bachelor's degree in an engineering discipline from an accredited institution with a minimum of 2 years of related professional experience (Master's degree may qualify as 2 years experience)

  • Experience with military specs and standards

  • Experience using 2D/3D CAD software (NX, CATIA V5, or similar)

  • Experience working with composite materials used in aerospace structures

  • Must have an active DOD Secret Clearance (investigated within the past 6 years)

  • Must have the ability to obtain and retain additional program security access

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Current NGAS MRB buyoff authority; "EN"

  • Experience working in an aircraft manufacturing facility

  • Experience writing repairs for aircraft parts & assemblies

  • Experience interfacing with a military customer

  • Experience using NX, VisPro, MES, TeamCenter, and CATIA tools

Qualifications for a Principal MRB/Liaison Engineer:

  • Bachelor's degree in an engineering discipline from an accredited institution with a minimum of 5 years of related professional experience to include a background in composite airframe structures (Master's degree may qualify as 2 years experience)

  • Experience with military specs and standards

  • Experience using 2D/3D CAD software (NX, CATIA V5, or similar)

  • Experience writing repair processes for composite materials used in aerospace structures

  • Must have an active DOD Secret Clearance (investigated within the past 6 years)

  • Must have the ability to obtain and retain additional program security access

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master's degree in Mechanical or Aeronautical Engineering

  • Current NGAS MRB buyoff authority; "EN"

  • Experience working in an aircraft manufacturing facility

  • Experience interfacing with a military customer

  • Experience using NX, VisPro, MES, TeamCenter, and CATIA tools


Salary Range: $74,900 USD - $112,300 USD
Salary Range 2: $92,200 USD - $138,400 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.