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Associate Propulsion Engineer/Designer

Requisition ID: R10088547

  • CategoryCategory: Engineering
  • Location Location: Corinne, UT, USA   |  Magna, UT, USA +1 more
  • Citizenship RequirementsCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Security Clearance TypeClearance Type: None
  • TelecommuteTelecommute: Yes-May consider hybrid teleworking for this position
  • ShiftShift: 1st Shift (United States of America)
  • Travel RequirementsTravel Required: Yes, 10% of the Time
  • Relocation AssistanceRelocation Assistance: Relocation assistance may be available
  • Number of Positions AvailablePositions 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.

NG Space Systems – Propulsion Systems is currently seeking an Associate Propulsion Engineer/Designer in our Digital Design & Integration team supporting several locations within the Flight Systems with home location at the Promontory (Brigham), UT facility.

Role description & Responsibilities:

This position is involved in the world of Model Based Design (MBD) and individuals will be a member of the Integrated Product team and support efforts to produce new rocket motor designs.   Our MBD designers support design by integrating all the 3D CAD design with PMI and ensuring that the interactions between the various components meet all requirements and work as intended.  The 3D CAD model is the heart of the design and as the design matures and our MBD designers do GD&T work using PMI annotations.  This role often allows the MBD designer to see the big picture and participate intimately in the design.

The MBD designer will work under general instruction in Digital Design and Integration supporting modeling, drafting, and engineering design support. Individual will have overall responsibility for modeling and drafting of mechanical components, electrical harnesses, assemblies and design support in the aerospace industry.

Specific roles and responsibilities for this position include the following:

  • Support rocket motor design and development with advanced modeling methods using Siemens Teamcenter for PLM and NX for CAD. 

  • Prepare engineering products in accordance with ASME Y 14.41 standards for PMI annotation on CAD for mechanical design, electrical harnesses and booster integration.

  • Prepare engineering products in accordance with ASME Y14.100 and Y14.5 for 2D and 3D drawing definition and model-based GD&T practices.

  • Within Teamcenter Unified Architecture maintain and work on configuration controlled CAD models with a solid understanding of assembly level access and program controlled interactions.

  • Incorporate Checkmate process and tool to verify integration compatibility between parts, assembly-level models, and outside consumers such as tooling or analysis.

  • Support design for manufacturability and inspect ability using model-based methods of optimization.

  • Provide both featured and de-featured models for 3D prints, design reviews, analysis needs, process simulation overviews, and integration requests. Designs are often used in a highly immersive visualization environment like Virtual or Augmented Reality.

  • Provide coaching, training and technical assistance to internal and external customers in the interrogation and use of 3D model-based design elements

  • Create and deliver integrated design package with lightweight models, EBOM, notes and drawing views as required.

Responsive to – technical, cost, and schedule targets

Job Duties: 

Daily work with members of the Digital Design and Integration group to create and update 2D and 3D Models/Drawing and Model/PMI.  Work in Siemens NX and make all documentation changes as requested by the team.  Support design reviews and other team needs as required.

Basic Qualifications:  

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering or related field.

  • Good written and oral communication skills

  • Must be able to obtain a Security Clearance

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with Siemens NX with PMI in Teamcenter Unified Architecture

  • Experience in Design, Drafting, Manufacturing. or Quality

  • Experience working in a team setting

  • Good time management and organizational skills

This position reports to Corinne, UT, USA, however, this position can also be worked from Magna, UT, UT, USA.


Salary Range: $60,600 USD - $91,000 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.