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Mechanical Engineer

Requisition ID: R10068144

  • Category IconCategory: Engineering
  • Location IconLocation: Plymouth, Minnesota, 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: Days (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 is seeking a  Mechanical Design Engineer for our location in Plymouth, MN.

Job Summary
• Perform analysis, design, or test of one or more moderately complex or portions of complex materials, structural components, and functional systems of company products.
• Generally work from preliminary studies developed by higher graded engineers. Analyze requirements for materials, structural component, or functional systems.
• Select applicable analytical data from previous products, determine the technical principles involved, mathematically define the problem and compute the engineering characteristics consistent with the specifications, design needs and requirements of other portions of the product.
• Release results as design data after review by higher graded engineer. Develop original ideas and elaborate on preliminary design concepts.
• Evaluate completed design with supervisor and other technical groups and make modification necessary to achieve the most ideal design.
• Develop and coordinate the conduct of test programs requires to evaluate design work.

Job Responsibilities
• Establish requirements for materials, structural components, and functional systems.

• Determine engineering tasks required for project planning and execution.
• Perform analysis, design, or test of one or more moderately complex or portions of complex materials, structural components, and functional systems.
• With limited supervision, apply theoretical knowledge and engineering techniques to the solution of more complex components, structures, and sub-assemblies.
• Respond in a timely manner to all requests and explore all avenues within authority and make appropriate referrals to other sources.
• Make thoughtful and valuable suggestions and recommendations for improving own work and/or group‘s work.
• Develop original ideas on preliminary design concepts with other technical groups and make modifications necessary to achieve the most ideal design.
• Document results of analysis, test, and design activities.

• Release results as design data after review from other engineers.

Basic Qualifications:
• BS in Mechanical Engineering required
• 2 years of direct Mechanical Engineering Experience or a Master’s Degree or PHD in Engineering.
• Strong analytical skills and the ability organize/prioritize job assignments and tasks.
• Knowledge of related disciplines.
• Working knowledge of mechanical computer aided design (CAD) software, preferably CREO (PTC). Working knowledge of Microsoft Office suite (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Project).
• Knowledge of ANSI Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T).
• Working knowledge of manufacturing processes to include, but not limited to, machining, gauging, welding, and injection molding.
• Material selection experience of both metals and plastics.
Preferred Qualifications:
• Experience developing electronics packaging solutions for challenging environmental condition: shock, temperature, electromagnetic and others.
• Electromechanical mechanism or electro-explosive device design and analysis experience.
• Possess an understanding of finite element analysis techniques and tools.

Salary Range: $71,500 USD - $107,300 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

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.

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.