Principal Engineer Mechanical

Requisition ID: R10017535

  • Category IconCategory: Engineering
  • Location IconLocation: Palmdale - CA, United States of America
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: None
  • 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 has an opening for a Principal Engineer, Mechanical, to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. This position will be located in Palmdale, CA, and assigned to 1st shift on Weekdays.

The selected candidate will become part of the Liaison Engineering team within the Vehicle Engineering IPT in NGC's Palmdale Manufacturing Center (PMC) supporting the F-35 Program.

Roles and Responsibilities include:

  • Liaison/MRB
  • You will be a member of a multi-disciplined team responsible for providing liaison engineering support for F-35. 
  • You will be working with subsystems installations and composite structures 
  • You will be performing timely dispositions for nonconforming parts, assemblies, and installations. 
  • You will be working as part of a Material Review Board (MRB)
  • You will be working with a team of engineers coordinating with multiple disciplines to determine solutions to problems quickly and efficiently. 
  • Some of the tools you'll be using are CATIA and CPLM.

Basic Qualifications: 

  •  BS degree in a Technical Engineering Discipline (Mechanical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, etc.) and 5 years of aerospace related experience
  • Experience with product build and assembly. 

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Master’s Degree in an Engineering Field.
  • Experience with NX, Catia v5,  and/or MES.
  • Excellent 2-way communication skills (upward and downward)
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Secret or Top Secret clearance preferred

Salary Range: 92000 - 138000

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. With the continuing impacts of COVID-19 around the world, we are taking action to protect the health and well-being of our colleagues and maintain the safety of the communities where we operate. As a federal contractor, and consistent with Executive Order 14042 ( we will require all newly hired employees in the United States to be fully vaccinated by January 18, 2022 or by your start date if it is after January 18th. Federal guidance allows for disability/medical and religious accommodations with respect to the vaccine requirement. Any requested accommodations must be reviewed and approved (if applicable) in advance of your start date.

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.

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We offer an array of benefits to give you the support you need, including matching 401K, tuition assistance, health insurance and wellness options, coaching, mentoring and more.