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Principal / Sr Principal Mechanical Engineer

Requisition ID: R10050281

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

We are seeking a Principal / Sr. Principal Mechanical Engineer - Liaison to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals.

The selected candidate should thrive in a fast-paced work environment with high expectations, significantly diverse assignments, collaborative/team settings across all levels.  Candidate must be comfortable in a shop environment and be able to collaborate closely with other disciplines both engineering and non-engineering related.

This position will be located in Palmdale, CA and is a 4/10 schedule. 

Essential Functions:
The selected candidate will develop and release Engineering dispositions in an MRB system.

  • Interpret Engineering drawings and documentation for Production personnel 
  • Investigate and provide Engineering dispositions for Requests for Information/Change (RCI) 
  • Investigate and provide Engineering dispositions for  Engineering Change Requests (ECR)
  • Provide status to leadership of all work in progress
  • Act as mentor/coach to newer team members
  • Work with CATIA V5 and MES systems

The position may be filled as a Principal level 3 or Sr. Principal Mechanical Engineer level 4

Principal Level 3 Basic Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Aerospace, Mechanical or Civil Engineering with a Minimum of 7 years of engineering experience OR a 5 years with a Master’s
  • Experience developing repairs and other dispositions
  • Experience developing Standard Repairs
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a government issued Security Clearance

Sr. Principal Level 4 Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Aerospace, Mechanical or Civil Engineering with a Minimum of 9 years of engineering experience OR a 7 years with a Master’s
  • Experience developing repairs and other dispositions
  • Experience developing Standard Repairs
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a government issued Security Clearance

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Master’s degree in Engineering
  • Experience with MES to disposition non-conformances
  • Knowledge of, and proficiency with CATIA V5 design system
  • Excellent 2-way communication skills (upward and downward)

Salary Range: $92,200 USD - $138,400 USD
Salary Range 2: $114,300 USD - $171,500 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.