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Electromechanical Components Engineer

Requisition ID: R10059755

  • Category IconCategory: Engineering
  • Location IconLocation: Oxnard, California, 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.

We are looking for an Electromechanical Components Engineer 2-4 to support our Northrop Grumman facilities in Oxnard/Goleta CA. (% allocation varying throughout year based on site project goals/needs). The Northrop Grumman Space Systems, Payload and Ground Systems Division, Strategic Business Deployables Operating Unit specializes in deployable systems for spacecraft such as solar arrays, deployable booms, extendible support structures, reflectors, and antennas.

As a key strategic member of the Northrop Grumman Space Components and Strategic Businesses-Deployables engineering team, the Electromechanical Components Engineer is responsible for deriving requirements for release devices, motors, actuators, telemeters, and electrical interconnect hardware.

The electromechanical components engineer supports the design and fabrication of solar arrays and deployable mechanical systems on a large variety of commercial and military programs. The primary responsibility will be to provide electromechanical component technical guidance and direction to engineering team in the design, test, production, and maintenance phases of a project. Tasks will include recommending and supporting the selection, qualification, testing, and failure analysis of components for military, science, and commercial space subsystems.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Deriving requirements for release devices, motors, actuators, telemeters, and electrical interconnect hardware.

  • Communicate available component capabilities & limitations to internal and external customers to arrive at best solutions

  • Generate drawings & documents including source control drawings

  • Applies electrical, electronic and mechanical principles to components and systems, including assembly, analysis, and documentation of results; construction of developmental assemblies, sub-assemblies and components; and quality testing.

  • Supports and participates in the design, test, modification, fabrication, and assembly of prototype electromechanical systems.

  • Ensures the logical and systematic conversion of customer or product requirements into component systems solutions that acknowledge technical, schedule, and cost constraints.

  • Performs functional analysis, timeline analysis, detailed trade studies, requirements allocation and interface definition studies to translate customer requirements into hardware specifications.

  • Recommend and support the selection, qualification, testing, and failure analysis of components for military, science, and commercial space subsystems.

  • Use independent, advanced knowledge and ideas to guide the development and implementation of technical solutions to highly complex problems.

  • Participate in anomaly resolution by supporting Failure Review Boards (FRB) and providing non-conformance and failure analysis assessments.

  • Review and approve analysis and engineering drawings.

  • Interact with internal and external customers.

  • Develop and present materials for project related briefings including design reviews to be given to internal and external customers.

  • Collaborate with other disciplines including design, manufacturing, quality, and procurement.

Basic Qualifications:

  • B.S. in Engineering

  • A minimum of 3 years of relevant work experience with a Bachelor’s Degree, or 1 year experience with a Master’s Degree

  • Excellent communication skills – presentation, oral, written, and listening.

  • Ability to provide technical communication and coordination with internal and external customers

  • Experience in providing technical guidance and direction to support engineering activities in the design, test, production, and maintenance phases of a project.

  • Understanding of mechanics including loads and stress calculations, stiffness, strength

  • Understanding of electricity and magnetism, including circuits, Ohms Law, power, heat generation/dissipation,                inductance, magnetic permeability, insulation, capacitance, ESD & mitigation

  • Ability to prioritize multiple responsibilities and/or accomplish them simultaneously.

  • Ability to travel between the Oxnard, CA and Goleta, CA sites and travel to support customers.

  • Ability to obtain and maintain a Security Clearance is required. (Secret)

  • US Citizenship required

Preferred Qualifications:

  • MS degree in Engineering

  • 5 years of relevant work experience with a Bachelor’s Degree, or 3 year experience with a Master’s Degree


Salary Range: $82,400 USD - $123,600 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.