Staff Engineer Tool

Requisition ID: 20020840

  • Category IconCategory: Engineering
  • Location IconLocation: Redondo Beach
  • Citizenship IconUS Citizenship Required for this Position: Yes
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: None
  • Telecommute IconTelecommute: No –Teleworking not available for this position
  • Shift IconShift: 1st Shift
  • Travel IconTravel Required: Yes, 10 % of the Time
  • Positions IconPositions Available: 1

Embark on a career putting innovative, reliable, and agile products and ideas into orbit, and beyond. Northrop Grumman has opportunities waiting for you that play a vital role in human space exploration, national defense, and scientific discovery, supporting multiple programs across the universe. With us, you’ll discover a culture of curiosity and collaboration that will have you Defining Possible from the day you start. Our space systems connect and protect millions of people on earth every day, now and for the future. Explore your future and launch your career today. Northrop Grumman, Strategic Space Systems Division, is seeking an Staff Engineer Tool to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals in support of the Materials, Manufacturing, Integration, Test & Launch (M2IT&L) directorate located in Redondo Beach, CA. Staff Tool Engineer job duties in the Tooling Department involve the following: Designs industrial machinery and equipment, tools, dies, gauges, jigs, fixtures, and machine attachments required for production or experimental use, considering such factors as accessibility, economy, mobility, and performance requirements.
Designed tools should consider such factors as accessibility, economy, mobility, and performance. The position also supports offsite tooling efforts including: managing tooling suppliers, solving technical fabrication concerns at suppliers, traveling to suppliers to ensure NGC tooling requirements are met, coordinating with the analyst team for supplier bids and schedules.
Staff Tool Engineers are expected to provide technical solutions to a wide range of complex and difficult problems. They are problem solvers who have the ability to provide results that are innovative, thorough, practical, and consistent with organization objectives. We seek a Staff Engineer Tool that uses a unique skill set that includes a hands-on approach and act as a technical representative voice for the Tooling organization.LosAngelesSpace

Basic Qualifications:
  • Bachelors Degree plus 14 years' of tool design experience OR Masters Degree plus 12 years' of tool design experience OR 18 years' of tool design experience plus a High School Diploma/General Education Diploma (G.E.D).
  • Proven record of tooling design capability and innovation at all levels of complexity.
  • Experience with one or more of the following: Machine shop experience, metal/composite fabrication experience or experience with aerospace tooling.
  • Candidate must be able to obtain and maintain a DoD Top Secret or SCI security clearance if required.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Bachelors of Science in a Science, Technology, Engineering or Math (STEM) discipline.
  • Aerospace/Satellite tool design production experience using composite materials.
  • Proficiency with CATIA V5 and/or NX solid modelling.
  • Proficiency with TeamCenter and/or Smarteam.
  • Strong communication skills.
  • Dedication to providing high quality work within specific time constraints.


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 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.


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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.