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Staff Engineering Drawing Checker

Requisition ID: R10111291

  • CategoryCategory: Engineering
  • Location Location: Linthicum, MD, USA   |  Annapolis Junction, MD, USA +1 more
  • Citizenship RequirementsCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Security Clearance TypeClearance Type: Polygraph
  • TelecommuteTelecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position
  • ShiftShift: Days (United States of America)
  • Travel RequirementsTravel Required: Yes, 10% of the Time
  • Number of Positions AvailablePositions Available: 2

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.

The Northrop Grumman Mission Systems (NGMS) Advanced Processing Solutions (APS) Business pushes the boundaries of innovation, redefines the leading edge of exotic new technologies, and drives advances in the sciences. One of our most challenging new fields is Transformational Computing, which combines the unique properties of superconductivity and quantum mechanics to develop radical, new energy-efficient computing systems. Our team is chartered with providing the skills to transform computing beyond Moore’s Law, advancing development of computer architectures, processing/memory subsystems, and large-scale high-performance computing systems. You’ll work in a fast-paced team environment alongside a broad array of scientists and engineers to make these processing solutions a reality and deliver remarkable new advantages to the warfighter.

The Network Information Solutions (NIS) APS sector is seeking a Staff Engineer Drawing Checker to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals who will be responsible for examining drawings of various mechanical design efforts, such as microelectronics packaging design, cryogenic component design, and other related efforts. In this role, you will 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 bracketry, mechanical fixtures, tooling. You are expected to have experience in mechanical design or analysis principles, processes, and tools, including skill in the use of standard design tools, such as 2D CAD platforms (preferably AutoCAD), and 3D CAD platforms (preferably SolidWorks and/or Siemens NX). You are also expected to be familiar with current fabrication/machine shop practices to provide guidance to engineers for design manufacturability and drawing clarity. You must be able to obtain and maintain a TS/SCI clearance requiring a CI polygraph.

This position requires work onsite at our Advanced Technologies Laboratory located in the Linthicum, MD and/or Annapolis Junction, MD area.

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Reviewing 10-50 engineering drawings per week for technical accuracy
  • Providing subject matter expert (SME) input at configuration change boards (CCBs) and design review (DR) meetings
  • Training and developing junior engineers in sound engineering design and documentation practices
  • Supporting the design of cutting-edge mechanical components for use in cryogenic systems and subsystems - interfacing with electrical design counterparts, physicists, thermal and structural analysts, and manufacturing teams throughout the entire project lifecycle
  • Supporting the drafting of engineering documentation associated with mechanical design and assembly.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in an engineering or science subject area with 14+ years of experience in mechanical design engineering or related area, Master's Degree with 12+ years of experience, or PhD with 9+ years of post-doctorate experience. An additional 4 years of relevant experience in mechanical design engineering or related area in lieu of degree.
  • Experience with reviewing engineering design documentation
  • Strong understanding of current fabrication/machine shop practices
  • Experience in mechanical design or analysis principles, processes, and tools
  • Experience with SolidWorks, Siemens NX, or other 3D modeling software
  • Subject Matter Expert (SME) with Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T)
  • High attention-to-detail
  • Experience with mentoring junior engineers in skill development
  • Must be able to obtain a TS/SCI clearance; U.S Citizenship is a prerequisite.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Active DOD TS/SCI Clearance
  • Effective verbal and written communication, ability to work in a team environment.
  • Strong passion and ability to learn new information quickly and apply technical skills.
  • Experience with cryogenic systems
  • Experience with electronics packaging and cabling
  • Experience with PCB design and drafting.
  • Experience with wiretabs and assembly instructions
  • Experience with AutoCAD

This position reports to Linthicum, MD, USA, however, this position can also be worked from Annapolis Junction, MD, MD, USA.

Salary Range: $139,400 USD - $209,000 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.