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Principal/ Engineer Tool – Space Components

Requisition ID: R10077739

  • Category IconCategory: Engineering
  • Location IconLocation: San Diego, 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: 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.

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.

The Payload and Ground Systems organization within the Northrop Grumman Space Systems pushes the boundaries of innovation, redefines engineering capabilities, and drives advances in various sciences. Our team is chartered with providing the skills, innovative technologies to develop, design, produce and sustain optimized product lines across the sector while providing a decisive advantage to the warfighter. Come be a part of our mission.

Within the Payload and Ground Systems organization, Northrop Grumman Space Components Business Unit designs, manufactures and operates small and medium-class spacecraft for communications, imaging, scientific, exploration and national security space applications. The Group is leading supplier of space components that power and enable satellites of all classes, provides technical engineering services to government agencies and laboratories, and is developing exciting new satellite servicing and advanced space flight technologies.

Northrop Grumman Space Components Business Unit is seeking a Tooling Engineer to join our team.

This position will be located in San Diego, CA or Magna, UT with occasional travel to San Diego, CA.

This position may be filled at a level 2 or level 3.

Job Summary: 

     

Highly motivated Tool Design Engineer to join the Northrop Grumman Tooling team with the following responsibilities:

  • Designs production molds, assembly fixtures, handling fixtures, drill jigs, machining fixtures, test fixtures, inspection fixtures, and other tooling required for manufacturing, handling and test
  • Investigates pertinent design factors such as ease of manufacture, availability of materials and equipment, interchangeability, strength, contractual specification requirements, and cost
  • Contributes to the design of major components or major portions of a functional system to develop or improve products and facilitate manufacturing operations
  • Utilizes computer-aided design (CAD) equipment, develops basic data, completes preliminary analysis for material sizing, and makes preliminary layouts, sketches and notes necessary to present design proposals and/or concepts to internal and external customers
  • Creates layouts and drawings of complex assemblies and details parts of devices, mechanisms, and structures
  • Checks completed layouts and drawings for clarity, completeness, conformity to standards, procedures, specifications, and accuracy of calculations and dimensioning
  • Identifies design errors, omissions, and other deficiencies, and recommends revisions and/or improvements in design layout to fellow responsible engineers or designers
  • Works with internal and external customers and suppliers to support the design and procurement process
  • Supports development of technical solutions to complex problems which require regular use of ingenuity and creativity
  • Applies current technology and aids in the development of new technologies
  • Interacts with senior internal and external personnel on technical matters often requiring coordination between organizations

Education/Experience:

  • Level 2
    • BS degree in Mechanical or Aerospace Engineering and 2 years related experience or,
    • MS degree in Mechanical or Aerospace Engineering and 0 years related experience
  • Level 3
    • BS degree in Mechanical or Aerospace Engineering and 5 years related experience or,
    • MS degree in Mechanical or Aerospace Engineering and 3 years related experience

Required Skills & Qualifications:

  • Design experience required/ tool design experience a plus
  • CAD solid modeling (experience with NX a plus) and drafting experience required
  • Knowledge and experience with Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T)
  • Experienced with MS Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Ability to clearly present technical information
  • Strong customer service skills
  • Ability to work in a fast paced dynamic environment as part of a multi-discipline team

Preferred Skills & Qualifications:

  • MS in Mechanical Engineering or Aerospace Engineering
  • Knowledge of composite materials manufacturing processes
  • Experience with Teamcenter

Additional Requirements:

  • Able to work seated/standing at a desk in five hour increments
  • Requires repetitive arm, hand, and wrist movements in five hour increments
  • Occasionally lift up to 25 pounds


Salary Range: $64,600 USD - $112,300 USD
Salary Range 2: $79,700 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.