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Staff Engineer Mechanical – Space Systems

Requisition ID: R10098213

  • CategoryCategory: Engineering
  • LocationLocation: Gilbert, AZ, 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.

Join Northrop Grumman on our continued mission to push the boundaries of possible across land, sea, air, space, and cyberspace. Enjoy a culture where your voice is valued and start contributing to our team of passionate professionals providing real-life solutions to our world’s biggest challenges. We take pride in creating purposeful work and allowing our employees to grow and achieve their goals every day by Defining Possible. With our competitive pay and comprehensive benefits, we have the right opportunities to fit your life and launch your career today. Your opportunities for achievement are limitless with Northrop Grumman Space Systems. 

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 work connects and protects millions of people on earth every day, now and for the future. Explore your future and launch your career today. 

Northrop Grumman Tactical Space Systems Division (TSSD) is seeking a Staff Level Mechanical Engineer supporting Mechanical Ground Support Equipment (MGSE) for I&T. This position will be located at our Space Systems Sector in Gilbert, AZ. 

The qualified candidate will become part of Northrop Grumman’s Tactical Space Systems.  

This position is defined as a Staff Mechanical Engineer, Mechanical Ground Support Equipment (MGSE) design engineer. Mechanical Ground Support Equipment is used to support the integration, test, and launch of spacecraft. As a Staff Mechanical Engineer, you will be responsible for engineering the preliminary, conceptual, and detailed design of MGSE components, including the creation of detailed models through drawing release, and the coordination of manufacturing, integration, test, and delivery to I&T.

Additional responsibilities include:

  • Lead, mentor, and train a team of engineers
  • Provide technical oversight
  • Responsible for cost and schedule associated to SOW
  • Collaborate with IPT in the development of the delivery schedule
  • Resolve issues and constraints, such as stress, structural integrity, and critical clearances
  • Perform requirements definition, conceptual design, preliminary / layout, and detail design, drawing release, design review presentations, and support to fabrication/integration
  • Work closely with stress, manufacturing, M&P, and test to develop design requirements, define structural load paths, develop CAD models and prepare engineering drawings to fabricate hardware.
  • Interface with other cross-functional groups, customers, and vendors
  • Provide I&T Sustaining support
  • Responsible for source control drawings, interface control drawings, & installation drawings.
  • Lead and participate in system-level trades to ensure the design meets all physical, mechanical, and environmental requirements while accommodating the required payload, power, propulsion, thermal, communications , and attitude control system requirements
  • Supports Program milestone reviews (SRR, PDR, CDR, IDR, etc.) and Gate Closure/Lien Closures
  • Create a culture of trust

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics) discipline from an accredited university with 14 Years of engineering experience; OR Master's Degree with 12 Years of engineering experience; OR Ph.D. with 9 Years of engineering experience
  • Prior work experience in space subsystems design and integration, mechanical design integration, or related engineering experience.
  • Proficiency in PTC Creo
  • Candidate should be able to undergo and maintain an active U.S. Government security clearances process: Dept of Defense Top Secret level - OR - SCI access with a Single Scope Background Investigation (SSBI)

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Previous experience in MGSE design, fabrication, and proof load testing
  • Experience in structural analysis using hand calculations and Finite Element Methods  
  • Active DoD Top Secret Clearance or SCI
  • Master’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering or Aerospace Engineering
  • EVMS/CAM, and Project Management experience

Salary Range: $145,000 USD - $173,000 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

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.