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Mechanical Systems Engineer- Life Support Engineer

Requisition ID: R10092242

  • CategoryCategory: Engineering
  • LocationLocation: Annapolis, MD, 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
  • 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.

The Naval & Oceanic Systems business unit headquartered in Annapolis, MD is seeking dependable individuals willing to work in a collaborative environment and that are interested in expanding their horizons. The Mechanical Engineering Department is seeking a Principal Mechanical Systems Engineer with a life support system design background in manned submersibles to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals.

Essential Functions:

As a Life Support Engineering team member, you will drive and contribute to design and development of critical components and systems for man rated systems.  You will be developing new designs from concept through detailed design, manufacture, and test phases.  Job responsibilities also include supporting manufacturing activities on existing production contracts. Travel may be required to support supplier and customer meetings.

The candidate must be able to collaborate in a team environment, prioritize and adjust tasks to accomplish the project result, prioritize multiple responsibilities and/or accomplishing them simultaneously, and comprehend and analyze complex problems and develop solutions. Excellent verbal and written communication skills are required.

Basic Qualifications for a Principle Mechanical Systems Engineer:

  • Bachelors in a STEM discipline (Science, Technology, Engineering or Math) and 5+ years of relevant work experience
  • General knowledge in mechanical engineering principles including developing design concepts, performing trade studies, and conducting supporting evaluations and analyses
  • General knowledge in piping system design including compressible gases.
  • CAD experience such as CREO or NX
  • A basic knowledge of ANSI Y14.5 drawing standards and geometric dimensioning and tolerancing (GD&T)
  • Ability to work as a contributing engineering team member
  • US citizen with the ability to obtain and maintain a DoD Secret clearance

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Masters degree in a STEM discipline and 3+ years of work experience
  • Recent experience in life support system design
  • Detailed knowledge in life support system design concepts including, but not limited to, applicable industry and military specifications and standards, diving physics, diving physiology, decompression theory, carbon dioxide removal systems, chamber environmental control, and metallic and non-metallic material selection for oxygen and high oxygen partial pressure compatibility
  • Proficiency in GD&T and solid modeling NX
  • Current active DoD Secret clearance

Salary Range: $99,800 USD - $149,800 USD
Salary Range 2: $123,800 USD - $185,800 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.