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Principal Mechanical Engineer

at Northrop Grumman Corporation

Posted: 7/3/2019
Job Reference #: 19003517

Job Description

At Northrop Grumman, our employees have incredible opportunities to work on revolutionary systems in air and space that impact people's lives around the world today, and for generations to come. Our work preserves freedom and democracy, and advances human discovery and our understanding of the universe. We look for people who have bold new ideas, courage and a pioneering spirit to join forces to invent the future, and have a lot of 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.
Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems is seeking a Principal Mechanical Engineer to work in Redondo Beach, California.
This position will be supporting a space program. The ideal candidate will be required to apply engineering principles to contribute to the timely planning and execution of mechanical integration and test of spacecraft, including reading and understanding engineering drawings, specifications, plans, and requirements documents. This individual will author test products/detailed work procedures to implement and comply with these documents, as well as interact across engineering disciplines to clarify requirements and understand limitations, constraints, and potential conflicts. The selected individual must interact across organizations to coordinate readiness for task execution including facilities, personnel, non-flight hardware/ equipment, flight hardware, configuration.  The position will support problem resolution, paperwork closeout, and requirements verification.
Essential Functions
  • Update work procedures to incorporate lessons learned and any changes to governing documents
  • Provide mechanical test engineering support to the factory floor for clarification, troubleshooting, work procedure modification, post-test critique, break-of-configuration review, and review and evaluation of test data
  • Provide feedback regarding impacts of possible cost and/ or schedule changes
  • Work and execute independently with some technical oversight
  • Mentor junior engineers and provide guidance on best practices
  • 2nd shift and weekend support is expected.
  • Previous technical working experience with CAPE, Solumina and Enovia is strongly preferred.


Basic Qualifications:
  • Bachelors of Science degree in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, or Math) field from an accredited institution and 5 years of engineering experience in an aerospace environment, OR Masters of Science in a STEM field with 3 years of engineering experience in an aerospace environment.
  • Practical work experience with one or more of the following: test products, implement work procedures or comply with work regulations.
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a DoD Secret Security Clearance and SCI access.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Prior experience working in Integration and Test
  • Possesses strong leadership qualities, as well as strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Experience with CAPE or Solumina
  • Active In-Scope Secret Security clearance or SSBI

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.