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Requisition ID: R10055151

  • CategoryCategory: Non-CJCS
  • LocationLocation: Sunnyvale, CA, USA
  • Citizenship RequirementsCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Security Clearance TypeClearance Type: None
  • TelecommuteTelecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position
  • ShiftShift: Not Applicable (United States of America)
  • Travel RequirementsTravel Required: No
  • 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.

We are looking for you to join our team as a NX CADD DRAFTER based out of Sunnyvale, CA. In this role at Northrop Grumman you will have a challenging and rewarding opportunity to be a part of our Enterprise-wide Hardware Engineering Organization. Through the use of Model-based Engineering, Agile practices and robust engineering, we continue to evolve how we deliver critical national defense products and capabilities for the warfighter. 

Our success is grounded in our ability to embrace change, move quickly and continuously drive innovation.  The successful candidate will be collaborative, open, transparent, and team-oriented with a focus on team empowerment & shared responsibility, flexibility, continuous learning, and a culture of automation.

What you’ll get to do:

This position focuses on developing solid models and engineering drawings within the Sunnyvale Marine Hardware Engineering Department. Primary responsibilities include developing solid models and drawings using NX with Teamcenter; develop complex mechanical 2D/3D layouts, executing engineering changes to revise existing models, drawings and electronic images.

The drafting group is a represented team (union). This is a full time onsite position.

Your responsibilities include:

  • Plan and prepare design disclosure solid models, layouts and engineering drawings.
  • Responsible for ensuring that all detail drawings made from layout will describe parts that will go together into a complete assembly.
  • Check military and commercial layouts and working drawings for accuracy and conformance to national drafting standards
  • Check own work for accuracy and completeness.

Basic Qualifications:

  • AA degree in drafting from a college or advanced technical training, or its equivalent in experience.
  • Proficient in NX11 +, with 2000 hours minimum of NX CAD software modeling experience. CREO experience a plus.
  • Must have working knowledge and understanding of GD&T, and Drawing/Drafting Standards such as ASME Y14.100, ASME Y14.5, and MIL-SPEC.
  • Incorporate design intent into the solid model by managing parent/child relationships; assigning functional relations; using simplified reps or similar functions to control designs.
  • Must be able to read and understand a 2D drawing, and visualize in a 3D environment.
  • Have thorough understanding of Top Down-Designing.
  • Knowledgeable with Engineering process, and document configuration control
  • Strong working knowledge of all aspects of machine design such as casting, forging, welding, brazing, and machining.
  • Strong, effective communication skills
  • Must be able to work under minimal supervision and in a team environment
  • May require a Secret government security clearance


  • Must take a GD&T evaluation exam
  • Must take a NX modeling evaluation exam

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.