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Staff Design Checking Engineer

Requisition ID: R10098574

  • CategoryCategory: Engineering
  • LocationLocation: Redondo Beach, CA, USA
  • Citizenship RequirementsCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Security Clearance TypeClearance Type: None
  • TelecommuteTelecommute: No- Teleworking not available 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.

Strategic Space Systems Division (SSSD) is an industry-leading provider for prime satellite and payload capabilities and directed energy and electronics solutions for national security, military, and civil customers. We are built on a heritage of providing innovative, affordable and reliable aerospace and defense products that our customers rely on to achieve mission success. Join the Space revolution and make the impossible, possible.

Northrop Grumman Strategic Space Systems Division (SSSD) has an opening for a Staff Engineer Mechanical Design Checker within the Mechanical Ground Systems Engineering team. This position will be located in Redondo Beach, CA at Space Park.

Mechanical Ground Systems Engineers support the design, fabrication, and use of Mechanical Ground Support Equipment (MGSE). MGSE is non-flight hardware used to support the integration, test, and launch of spacecraft and its various stages of assembly. This includes, but is not limited to, lift slings, transportation systems, robotics, zero-g deployment fixtures, pneumatics, propellant loading systems, etc.

Mechanical Ground Support Equipment Designers are responsible for the following:

  • Design and Modeling in 3D CAD (Computer-Aided Design) software

  • Fundamental structural analysis techniques

  • Drafting using CAD software

  • Fabrication support at vendors including acceptance testing and inspection

  • End-user support during integration operations

  • Conceptual design

  • Requirements definition

  • Integration & Test process flow development

As a Staff Engineer Design Checker in this specific role, a qualified candidate is expected to examine engineering drawings and related documents for soundness, efficiency, and simplicity in design; completeness, clarity, and dimensional accuracy; correctness of materials and processes; conformity to design/drafting standards, design specifications, and practicability; and economy of fabrication, assembly, and installation. Types of hardware includes weldments, bracketry, mechanical fixtures, tooling.  The candidate is expected to have experience in design or analysis principles, processes, and tools.  In addition, the candidate is expected to be familiar with current fabrication/machine shop practices to provide guidance to engineers for design manufacturability and drawing clarity. 

As a full-time employee of Northrop Grumman Space Systems, you are eligible for our robust benefits package including:

  • Medical, Dental & Vision coverage

  • 401k

  • Educational Assistance

  • Life Insurance

  • Employee Assistance Programs & Work/Life Solutions

  • Paid Time Off

  • Health & Wellness Resources

  • Employee Discounts

This position’s standard work schedule is a 9/80. The 9/80 schedule allows employees who work a nine-hour day Monday through Thursday to take every other Friday off.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's of Science degree in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, or Math) discipline plus 14 years of engineering experience OR Master's of Science degree in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, or Math) discipline plus 12 years of engineering experience.

  • Experience creating or peer reviewing complex mechanical assembly and piece part drawings.

  • High level of experience and comfort with Geometric Dimensioning or Tolerancing (GD&T).

  • Candidate must be willing to obtain and maintain a DoD Top Secret Clearance AND/OR SCI Access.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelors and or Masters’ Degree in an Engineering discipline

  • Active/In Scope DoD Top Secret Clearance AND/OR SCI Access

  • Previous experience in MGSE design, fabrication, and proof load testing.

  • Excellent communication skills and ability to mentor junior engineers.

  • Experience with design modeling and/or drawing efforts using 3-D CAD modeling tools such as CATIA.

  • Experience with machine shop fabrication best practices, processes, and capabilities.

  • Experience in structural analysis using hand-calculations and Finite Element Methods.

  • Familiar with MIL-STD, NAS, ASME specs/standards documentation.

  • Experience with commonly used mechanical off-the-shelf hardware (ie. fasteners, shims, washers, etc)

Salary Range: $132,700 USD - $199,100 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.