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Engineer Level 2 or Engineer Level 3

Requisition ID: R10063460

  • Category IconCategory: Engineering
  • Location IconLocation: Redondo Beach, 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: Days (United States of America)
  • Travel IconTravel Required: Yes, 25% 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 Space Systems has an opening for an Engineer 2 or 3 to join our Commodity Engineering team of qualified, diverse individuals. This position will be located in Redondo Beach, CA.

The Commodity Engineering Team (CET) is responsible for supply base technical management related to the acquisition of Space hardware needs. This highly visible position requires a motivated self-starter with a Space mechanism and manufacturing background with excellent interpersonal skills to respond to program customer needs and concerns.  The candidate will require in depth knowledge of at least one of the following Space commodities: Motor, Bearings, Resolvers, Harmonic Drives or Mechanical assemblies and associated materials and processes. Candidate will be expected to work effectively with Mechanism Engineering and Materials & Processes (M&P) organizations to help resolve requirement and technical supplier challenges, as well as support successful execution with Global Supply Chain and Supplier Quality organizations.

Responsibilities also include providing producibility reviews, technical evaluations of supplier’s proposals and supporting the internal processes associated with program part selection, application, qualification and approval, supplier capability approvals and performance monitoring. Support communication and alignment of suppliers with programs part technology developments. Candidate is expected to have the ability to work both independently and as a team player and must have a demonstrated ability to multi-task and communicate effectively with varying levels of program customers and functional organization leadership.

Travel required up to 25%.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in a STEM (Science, Technical, Engineering, or Mathematical) degree, with 2 years of experience in an Engineering or Manufacturing role; OR 0 years with a Master’s Degree in STEM for a level 2

  • Bachelor’s Degree in a STEM (Science, Technical, Engineering, or Mathematical) degree, with 5 years of experience in an Engineering or Manufacturing role; OR 3 years with a Master’s Degree in STEM for a level 3

  • Demonstrated experience to formulate and execute technical solutions to complex part, assembly, and process engineering challenges

  • Demonstrated experience reviewing engineering specifications, schematics and drawings with the ability to translate customer driven requirements into specifications

  • Demonstrated experience using SAP, Windows software packages, and other electronic databases

  • Ability to obtain and maintain a SCI clearance


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Mechanism/Component/Commodity Engineering experience

  • Experience and understanding of standards for the production of Motor, Bearings, Resolvers, Harmonic Drives or Mechanical assemblies and associated materials and processes

  • Project Management experience

  • Knowledge of FAR & DFAR requirements

  • Knowledge of ISO 9001/AS9100 requirements

  • Knowledge of GD&T and ASME Y14.5


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.