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Sentinel (GBSD) Principal/Senior Principal Mechanical Engineer – Global Supply Chain Liaison – 9846; 9847; 9848

Requisition ID: R10108176

  • CategoryCategory: Engineering
  • LocationLocation: Roy, UT, 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: 3

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.

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 systems connect and protect millions of people on earth every day, now and for the future. Explore your future and launch your career today.

Northrop Grumman Space Systems is seeking a Principal / Senior Principal Mechanical Engineer to join the Global Supply Chain Engineering Team. This position is located in Roy, UT and supports the Ground Based Strategic Deterrent (GBSD) program. Final grade level offered will be based on candidate level of experience.

The Global Supply Chain (GSC) Engineering Team is responsible for supply base technical management related to the acquisition of Space mission electronic and mechanical hardware. The GSC Engineering Team is the technical liaison between Programs, Design Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering, Supply Chain, Quality and Suppliers. The Team manages the technical translation and implementation of engineering requirements between Northrop Grumman and its suppliers into cost effective and quality supplier products. The Team is also responsible for proactively resolving producibility or technical acquisition issues. The selected candidate will apply engineering fundamentals to creatively solve problems while managing their projects independently. The candidate will work closely with other departments and suppliers to drive technical solutions for supplier and manufacturer activities in support of Global Supply Chain efforts and Space related missions.

What You’ll Get To Do:

The selected candidate will become part of the Global Supply Engineering team and responsibilities include:

  • Serve as the technical liaison between Programs, Design Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering, Supply Chain, Quality and Suppliers.

  • Apply the principles of engineering to resolve technical issues and provide technical support for mechanical, electro-mechanical and electronic devices and highly engineered, complex systems.

  • Support non-conformance investigations, identification of root causes and implementation of corrective actions.

  • Perform technical evaluations of supplier quotes.

  • Perform supplier product capability and producibility reviews.

  • Conduct industry and supplier market research of technical capabilities and cost benchmarking in support of sourcing strategy and execution.

  • Support supplier selection, qualification and technical reviews.

  • Work both independently and as a team player while managing multiple tasks and projects.

  • Some travel to supplier facilities and other Northrop Grumman facilities may be required.

As a full-time employee of Northrop Grumman Space Systems, you are eligible for our robust benefits package including:

  • Medical, Dental & Vision coverage
  • 401k
  • Educational Assistance
  • Life Insurance
  • Employee Assistance Programs & Work/Life Solutions
  • Paid Time Off
  • Health & Wellness Resources
  • Employee Discounts

This positions standard work schedule is a 9/80. The 9/80 schedule allows employees who work a nine-hour day Monday through Thursday to take every other Friday off. Relocation assistance may be available.

You'll Bring These Qualifications:

Principal Engineer: Bachelor of Science degree in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) discipline and 5 years of experience; 3 years with Masters degree; 0 years with PhD

Sr. Principal Engineer: Bachelor of Science degree in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) discipline and 9 years of experience; 7 years with Masters degree; 4 years with PhD

  • Experience reviewing engineering specifications, schematics and drawings with the ability to translate customer driven requirements into specifications.

  • Experience resolving issues and providing technical support during the design, development and production phases.

  • Familiarity with engineered commodity items including mechanical, electro-mechanical and electronic devices.

  • Knowledge of mechanical design principles

  • US Citizenship with ability to obtain/maintain a DoD Top Secret clearance

These Qualifications Would Be Nice to Have:
  • An Engineering or Engineering Technology Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical or Manufacturing Engineering

  • Current DoD Secret or Top Secret clearance.

  • Demonstrated experience in the design, production and technical support of engineered commodity items including mechanical, electro-mechanical and electronic devices.

  • Demonstrated experience in the design, production and technical support of complex, highly engineered parts and systems.

  • Experience working in cross-functional teams including Design Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering, Quality, Supply Chain and Suppliers to resolve technical issues.

  • Experience with non-conformance investigations, root cause identification and corrective action implementation.

  • Experience working directly with suppliers for technical qualification, capability and capacity assessment, production issues, part qualification and non-conformance resolution.

  • Project Management experience with proven success managing multiple projects and tasks simultaneously.

  • 2D/3D CAD experience and working knowledge of PLM systems.

  • Material Resource Planning/Enterprise Resource Planning system experience.

  • Knowledge of FAR & DFAR requirements.

  • Knowledge of ISO 9001/AS9100 requirements.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, leadership, and problem solving abilities.


Salary Range: $82,000 USD - $123,000 USD
Salary Range 2: $101,600 USD - $152,400 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.