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Integration & Test – Principal Engineer Aeronautical

Requisition ID: R10111631

  • CategoryCategory: Engineering
  • LocationLocation: Chandler, AZ, USA
  • Citizenship RequirementsCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Security Clearance TypeClearance Type: Secret
  • TelecommuteTelecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position
  • ShiftShift: Days (United States of America)
  • Travel RequirementsTravel Required: Yes, 25% 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.

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.

Job Summary

Northrop Grumman Space Systems is searching for a Principal Aeronautical Engineer to be part of our Integration (Build) and Test team in Launch Vehicles at our Chandler, AZ facility.

Job Responsibilities

The candidate will serve as an Integration and Test Principal Aeronautical Engineer assigned to the Sentinel Program, requiring the candidate to function in a dynamic multi-disciplinary environment. Daily responsibilities may require direct contact with sensitive launch vehicle flight hardware and ground support equipment. The candidate may be expected to help develop, plan and/or perform integration and testing activities associated with the assembly of flight hardware, testing of assembled systems and components, or execution/support of live fire tests (static and/or flight) at various facilities or launch ranges. Specific duties may include:

  • Hands-on integration or testing

  • Developing/maintaining procedures

  • Incorporating hardware/tooling design changes

  • Developing/planning/coordinating integration activities

  • Coordinating with suppliers and procurement office

  • Creating digital/physical mockups and tools

  • Complying with strict aerospace standards

  • Supporting live fire static testing and flight test events

Basic Qualifications

  • Minimum Education / Experience: 5 Years with Bachelor of Science in Aeronautical or Mechanical Engineering; 3 Years with Master of Science in Aeronautical or Mechanical Engineering

  • Candidate must possess or have the ability to obtain a U.S. Passport for travel

  • Active DoD Secret level security clearance

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills; ability to present to large customer community

  • Hands-on mechanical aptitude

  • Ability to solve problems, support troubleshooting efforts, drive tasks to completion

  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and multi-task

  • Ability to work in a team environment, and lead small projects or teams

  • Ability to travel: Travel expectation 25%

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience performing formal requirements decomposition and/or verification

  • Electrical, Mechanical, Aerospace or Systems Engineering background

  • Experience with aerospace standards/guidelines

  • Experience with external customer interfacing including meetings, presentations & negotiations

  • Experience working with operational hazards such as propulsive devices, pressurized systems, overhead lifting, and high voltage systems

  • Knowledge and experience with CAD software and GD&T

  • Experience working with design, integration, or testing of launch vehicles

  • Hands-on mechanical aptitude and experience

Salary Range: $90,400 USD - $135,600 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

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 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.