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Field Engineer/ Principal Field Engineer

Requisition ID: R10068377

  • Category IconCategory: Technical Support
  • Location IconLocation: Unknown City, Virginia, United States of America
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: Secret
  • Telecommute IconTelecommute: Yes- May Consider Full Time Teleworking for this position
  • Shift IconShift: 1st Shift (United States of America)
  • Travel IconTravel Required: Yes, 75% of the Time
  • Positions IconPositions Available: 2

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.

Duties of the Field Services Engineer may include (but are not limited to) overseeing the installation, repair and troubleshooting of mechanical aspects of the Northrop Grumman Marine Systems marine machinery onboard naval vessels in accordance with Northrop Grumman drawing and processes.

Position responsibilities include project planning and management, customer interface, providing technical direction to shipyard or Northrop Grumman trade personnel, technical report writing, expense reporting and accounting, initiation of design changes when necessary and occasional hands on labor. The Field Service Engineer should be comfortable working and traveling independently.

Work will be performed at customer locations such as San Diego, CA, Norfolk, VA, Groton, CT, Bremerton, WA, Pearl Harbor, HI and Kittery, ME.

Basic Qualifications

Field Service Engineer 2:

  • High School diploma or equivalent and 2 years additional education and/or related experience.

  • Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical Engineering or Marine Engineering.

  • 3 + years working on shipboard marine machinery or similar equipment.

  • Capable of performing work onboard a ship which can involve climbing steep stairways, vertical ladders and working an extended work day. - Strong communications skills both oral and written.

  • US Citizen and the ability to obtain a Secret Clearance are essential qualifications

Field Service Engineer 3:

  • High School diploma or equivalent and 5-8 years additional education and/or related experience.

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical or Marine Engineering.

  • 5 + years working on shipboard marine machinery or similar equipment.

  • Capable of performing work onboard a ship which can involve climbing steep stairways, vertical ladders and working an extended work day.

  • US Citizen and the ability to obtain a secret clearance are essential qualifications.

  • Ability/Willingness to frequently work extended hours (often 12 hour shifts, 7 days a week).

  • Strong customer service facing including positive attitude.

  • Ability to read engineering drawings and schematics.

  • Strong communication skills both oral and written.

Preferred Qualifications:

- Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering or Marine Engineering with hands on experience and theoretical knowledge of steam driven shipboard propulsion and power generation equipment and their associated subsystems.


Salary Range: $45,500 USD - $75,800 USD
Salary Range 2: $54,000 USD - $90,000 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.