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Designer 2

Requisition ID: R10066943

  • Category IconCategory: Technical Support
  • Location IconLocation: Palmdale, California, 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.

Aeronautics Systems sector is seeking a Designer 2 – Packaging Specialist to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. This position is located in Palmdale, CA.

  • 1st shift, 4/10s schedule Monday – Thursday, with EVERY Friday off!
  • Position is onsite, unable to accommodate a telecommute/hybrid schedule.

Essential Functions:

  • Design components or portions of packaging, material handling, storage and transportability (PHS&T) systems as well as modifying existing designs with the intent of developing or improving products to simplify manufacturing, production and logistical engineering support operations.
  • Develop packaging instructions for the shipping of military and commercial parts utilizing military and commercial packaging standards to include hazardous materials shipping.
  • Further to identify, plan, resource and acquire packaging/preservation, handling, storage and transportability (PHS&T) constraints which maximize the availability and usability of DOD assets ensuring survivability for either training or mission support requirements.
  • Develop material handling and Parts Protection Specifications, Special Packaging Instructions and Coded Packaging Data
  • Determine packaging specifications according to the nature of the product, cost limitations, legal requirements, and the type of protection required, considering need for resistance to such external variables as moisture, corrosive chemicals, temperature variations, light, heat, rough handling, and tampering
  • Support the Package Engineer in the development of supplier packaging requirements
  • Contribute to the completion of milestones associated with specific projects
  • Function as a Liaison primarily to internal company contacts, (inter-organizational teams) and occasionally with outside customer contacts on routine matters

Basic Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent with at least 2 years of additional education and/or related experience
  • Military and/or commercial packing/shipping and handling/hazmat experience
  • Experience creating documents, reports, spreadsheets and slides to present data and requirements using Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a DoD Secret level security clearance

Preferred Qualifications

  • Active DoD Secret level clearance
  • CFR 49 Certification
  • IATA Certification
  • IMDG Certification
  • AF-MAN 24-604 Certification


Salary Range: $54,500 USD - $90,900 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.