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Mechanical Engineer- OKC (AHT)

Requisition ID: R10091906

  • CategoryCategory: Engineering
  • LocationLocation: Oklahoma City, OK, 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, 25% 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.

Our Defense Systems Sector is seeking a Mechanical Engineer to join our growing team in Oklahoma City, OK. to support projects associated with the design and development of communication, navigation, radar, avionics, power and/or electrical systems architecture, components, circuits, and products or aircraft maintenance. The employee will research, develop, design, and test electrical components, equipment, systems, and products for defense systems or commercial purposes.

This engineer will support the Lead Engineer in execution of various program activities, to include program reviews, test procedure, report, and control plan development and review, requirements management, automated test software development, test execution and witnessing, and hardware selection and specification development.


  • Works to modify or upgrade flight decks and mission systems on a wide variety aircraft
  • Studies and engages with current Integrated Avionics and Mission Systems technologies, concurrent product definition, architecture definition, design synthesis and verification on a variety of different aircraft platforms
  • Research, plans, designs, and develops / and or modifies mechanical products and systems such as aircraft structure, instruments, controls, and mechanical, thermal hydraulic, or heat transfer systems for production, transmission, measurement, and use of energy
  • Authors repairs to damaged aircraft components
  • Applies research to the planning, design, development, and testing of mechanical and/or electromechanical systems, instruments, and controls
  • Prepares, develops, and presents status reports and designs trade studies

Basic Qualifications:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering or related discipline with a minimum of 2 years of engineering experience or a Master’s degree in mechanical engineering or related discipline with a minimum of 0 years of engineering experience
  • Must have basic knowledge of aircraft structure, design criteria, strength of materials, and loading conditions
  • Familiarity with fundamental (classical) stress hand calculations
  • Understanding of static stress analysis (FE and free body)
  • Metallic Materials Properties Development and Standardization (MMPDS)
  • Ability to interface effectively in a cross functional team environment
  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • Computer Aided Design (CAD, NX/Solid works, et al.)
  • Ability to obtain a U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) secret security clearance
  • Ability to obtain/maintain base access for Hill AFB , Tinker AFB or Warner Robins AFB

Preferred Qualifications:

  • DoD Secret Clearance
  • The preferred candidate will have a familiarity with the following documents and aerospace engineering applications
  • Niu: Airframe Structural Design Bruhn Analysis and Design of Flight Vehicle Structures
  • Flabel: Practical Stress Analysis for Design Engineers MIL-STD-461G, Requirements for the Control of Electromagnetic Interference Characteristics of Subsystems and Equipment MIL-STD-464, Electromagnetic Environmental Effects


    Salary Range: $63,000 USD - $94,600 USD
    Salary Range 2: $0 USD - $78,800 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.