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Principal Engineer Mechanical

Requisition ID: R10111737

  • CategoryCategory: Engineering
  • LocationLocation: Sunnyvale, CA, USA
  • Citizenship RequirementsCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Security Clearance TypeClearance Type: Secret
  • 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.

Northrop Grumman Mission Systems – Marine Systems (NGMS-MS) is seeking a Mechanical Engineer/Principal Mechanical Engineer to participate in the development and ongoing support of new and existing launcher hardware design, hardware procurement, production, and test activities.

Responsibilities can include but not limited to:

  • Design of missile launch hardware using solid modeling tools
  • Select and evaluate materials suitable for underwater systems
  • Participate in the resolution of technical and complex issues related to launcher hardware
  • Participate in the generation and revision of engineering drawings, reports, and procedures
  • Interface directly with customer and management to status activities
  • Coordinate planning and scheduling of major activities

Occasional domestic travel will be required.

Basic Qualifications for Principal Mechanical Engineer:

  • Minimum of five (5) years of experience with Bachelor’s degree or three (3) years of experience with a Master’s degree in Mechanical or Aerospace Engineering
  • Ability to plan tasks and execute to the established schedule
  • Strong communication (written and verbal) and organizational skills
  • Ability to work independently on projects with minimal lead or management oversight
  • Must be a US citizen with the ability to obtain a DOD secret clearance

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with CAD modeling (NX, CREO, SolidWorks, or equivalent)
  • Experience in ASME Y14.5 and ASME Y14.100 Dimensioning, Tolerancing, and Engineering Drawing Practices
  • Experience in developing design concepts, performing trade studies, and conducting evaluations and analyses
  • Strong background in machine design, strength of materials, and materials technology
  • Experience in executing projects in cross-functional matrix organization with other engineering disciplines
  • Experience in technical presentation and interfacing with customers
  • Experience in working with vendors and suppliers
  • An active DOD Secret clearance

Salary Range: $95,000 USD - $142,400 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.