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Engineer Mechanical (level 2/3)

Requisition ID: R10067404

  • Category IconCategory: Engineering
  • Location IconLocation: Oxnard, California, United States of America
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: None
  • 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: 4

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.

Join Northrop Grumman on our continued mission to push the boundaries of possible across land, sea, air, space, and cyberspace. Enjoy a culture where your voice is valued and start contributing to our team of passionate professionals providing real-life solutions to our world’s biggest challenges. We take pride in creating purposeful work and allowing our employees to grow and achieve their goals every day by Defining Possible. With our competitive pay and comprehensive benefits, we have the right opportunities to fit your life and launch your career today.

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, instrument booms, extendible support structures, and reflector boom antennas/deployable booms/mast. We are looking for a Mechanical Engineer to join our team. This position may be filled out of Goleta, CA or Oxnard, CA.

This position may be filled at either a level 2 or a level 3

Job Summary

Prepare conceptual layouts and designs of tools and fixtures based on engineering definition of requirements and constraints.

Role and Responsibilities:

  • Establish and maintain the master geometry 3D Solid Model Database.

  • Establish critical dimensions and tolerances; specify material, finishes and other data necessary for other drafters to prepare simple layouts or detail and assembly drawings.

  • Coordinate all activities of the project in the area of CAD information exchange, maintain project standards and guidelines.

  • Coordinate project tasks for other Designers and CAD Drafters.

  • Operate within the Product Data Management (PDM) system.

  • Understand and implement any departmental procedure manuals and procedures.

  • Create illustrations and animations for proposals, presentations and documents.

  • Create design modifications to existing hardware.

  • Perform basic analysis and make adjustments to drawings or specifications.

  • Create Manufacturing Instructions to plan and meet the requirements of the design.

  • Utilize MRP system to obtain material and parts to meet schedule.

  • Track progress of tools and fixtures from project proposal to hardware integration completion.

Basic Requirements for a level 2:

  • B.S. Degree in STEM and or equivalent work experience and 2+ years’ experience in mechanical or electro/mechanical design/drafting

  • General knowledge of manufacturing practices and comprehensive working knowledge of ASME Y14.5, ASME Y14.100-200 and MIL-DTL-31000

  • Experience in CAD systems; NX CAD, SolidWorks or CREO

  • Knowledge and experience with MS Office (Word, Excel, Power Point, Outlook)

  • Knowledge and experience with a MRP system writing purchase orders and manufacturing orders

  • Good time management and prioritization in completing tasks on schedule and on budget

Basic Requirements for a level 3:

  • B.S. Degree in STEM and or equivalent work experience and 5+ years’ experience mechanical or electro/mechanical design/drafting

  • Practical knowledge of manufacturing practices and comprehensive working knowledge of ASME Y14.5, ASME Y14.100-200 and MIL-DTL-31000

  • Experience in CAD systems; NX CAD, SolidWorks or CREO

  • Experience with MS Office (Word, Excel, Power Point, Outlook)

  • Experience with a MRP system writing purchase orders and manufacturing orders

  • Excellent time management and prioritization in completing tasks on schedule and on budget

Preferred Requirements

  • BS Degree in Mechanical Engineering

  • Experience in aerospace structures and mechanisms


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.