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Principal/Sr Principal CAD Administrator

Requisition ID: R10055338

  • Category IconCategory: Engineering
  • Location IconLocation: Ocean Springs, Mississippi, 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 Mission Systems is a trusted provider of mission-enabling solutions for global security.  Our Engineering and Sciences (E&S) organization pushes the boundaries of innovation, redefines engineering capabilities, and drives advances in various sciences. Our team is chartered with providing the skills, innovative technologies to develop, design, produce and sustain optimized product lines across the sector while providing a decisive advantage to the warfighter.  Come be a part of our mission!

We are looking for you to join our team as a Principal/Sr Principal CAD Administrator based out of Ocean Springs, MS. As a Principal/Sr Principal CAD Administrator at Northrop Grumman you will have a challenging and rewarding opportunity to be a part of our Enterprise-wide digital transformation. Through the use of Model-based Engineering, DevSecOps and Agile practices we continue to evolve how we deliver critical national defense products and capabilities for the warfighter.  Our success is grounded in our ability to embrace change, move quickly and continuously drive innovation.  The successful candidate will be collaborative, open, transparent, and team-oriented with a focus on team empowerment & shared responsibility, flexibility, continuous learning, and a culture of automation.

Northrop Grumman Mission Systems (NGMS) is seeking Principal/Sr Principal CAD Administrator to join the Configuration Management team.  As one of our CAD Administrators, you will be in a technical, hands-on role, responsible for the administration of the Computer-Aided Design (CAD) System, Siemens Teamcenter, and PTC Windchill. This individual will work in a dynamic environment with Engineering, Manufacturing, Quality, and Drafting departments to develop CAD standards, validate Engineering 3D Models which are used to manufacture hardware, and be the Engineering subject matter expert on modeling techniques and standards.  Our work is mission critical and directly contributes to national security. 

Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

  • Manage the CAD System (Teamcenter) database to ensure data accuracy
  • Serve as a Subject Matter Expert (SME) to Engineering and Drafting for NX and Teamcenter (version 10.0 or newer) including coaching and mentoring
  • Check 3D model design for compliance against Engineering drawings, or specifications, and verifying soundness of design, and capability of fit between components.
  • Automate processes and standardize through workflows, templates, and other means.
  • Provide administration for CAD software applications, resolving end user issues, and ensuring end user compliance to engineering modeling and drafting standards
  • Develop and implement NX modeling standards in regards to standard parts, templates, formats, and configuration files.
  • Implement and maintain NX Check-Mate ­to meet current business needs
  • Validate released CAD models to released drawings from simple to complex geometry and dimensions accuracy and ASME standards before releasing to Manufacturing for production

The ideal candidate has a thorough understanding of fundamental configuration management principles related to configuration control of 3D models. We are moving to a digital environment, where you will be responsible for ensuring that NX (version 10 and newer) and CREO (version 5 or newer) 3D models generated by Engineering (or Drafting) meet ASME standards. 3D models are used by Manufacturing to machine parts, and by Quality Engineering to inspect parts. You will be responsible for working with Engineering and Drafting to adhere to current modeling standards, which will be presented through formal in-class training, or training materials. If you enjoy working in a team environment, taking on challenging tasks, and being part of a team that is changing the culture and moving towards a digital environment, apply today!

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This position may be filled at a Principal Engineer or Senior Principal level.

Basic Qualifications for Principal:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in a STEM discipline (Science, Technology, Engineering or Math) and 5 years of relevant work experience, or Master’s Degree in a STEM discipline and 3 years of relevant work experience
  • 3 years’ Product Data/Document Management (PDM) experience in a manufacturing environment using Teamcenter and/or Windchill
  • 3 years of hands on CAD modeling experience
  • 2 years of NX10 and/or CREO experience
  • Well versed in both Teamcenter and Windchill as an administrator and user.
  • Ability to create and read engineering drawings, and understanding of ANSI/ASME Y14.5 (Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T)), and ASME Y14.100
  • Proficient in Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and Outlook;
  • U.S. citizen with the ability to obtain a Department of Defense (DoD) Secret clearance

Basic Qualifications for Sr. Principal:   

  • Bachelor’s Degree in a STEM discipline (Science, Technology, Engineering or Math) and 9 years of relevant work experience, or Master’s Degree in a STEM discipline and 7 years of relevant work experience
  • 5 years’ Product Data/Document Management (PDM) experience in a manufacturing environment using Teamcenter and/or Windchill
  • 5 years of hands on CAD modeling experience
  • 2 years of NX10 and/or CREO experience
  • Well versed in both Teamcenter and Windchill as an administrator and user.
  • Ability to create and read engineering drawings, and understanding of ANSI/ASME Y14.5 (Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T)), and ASME Y14.100
  • Proficient in Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and Outlook;
  • U.S. citizen with the ability to obtain a Department of Defense (DoD) Secret clearance

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Familiar with implementing new PLM systems, including designing new workflows within Teamcenter
  • Experience migrating large populations of data in Teamcenter (from other PDM/PLM systems)
  • Experience in Design/Drafting/Documentation (ASME Y 14.100 (Engineering Drawing Practices)). Knowledge of Configuration Management practices (Revision Control)
  • Strong knowledge of data integrity, data security, and long term data storage
  • Knowledge and understanding of Document Control
  • Possess analytical and problem solving skills
  • Deep knowledge of CAD design flows
  • Self-motivated
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to collaborate with other departments and external resources
  • Ability to work independently as well as in a team environment


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.