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Principal Mechanical Design Engineer (Additive Manufacturing)

Company: Northrop Grumman
Location: Redondo Beach
Posted on: March 18, 2023

Job Description:

Principal Mechanical Design Engineer (Additive Manufacturing)

  • Clearance Type: None
  • Telecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position
  • Shift: 1st Shift (United States of America)
  • Travel Required: Yes, 10% of the Time
  • Relocation Assistance: Relocation assistance may be available
  • Positions 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.

    Strategic Space Systems Division (SSSD) is an industry-leading provider of prime satellite and payload capabilities and directed energy and electronics solutions for national security, military, and civil customers. We are built on a heritage of providing innovative, affordable, and reliable aerospace and defense products that our customers rely on to achieve mission success. Join the Space revolution and make the impossible, possible.
    Northrop Grumman Strategic Space Systems Division (SSSD) has an opening for a Principal Mechanical Design Engineer (Additive Manufacturing) to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals in the Vehicle & Software Engineering Department. This position will be located in Redondo Beach, California .
    Position Overview:
    • Performs design of additively manufactured products, supports additively manufactured product manufacturing and testing, and executes research and development tasks supporting the maturation of novel additive manufacturing technologies.
    • Participates in the resolution of complex Mechanical Design problems for space-based platforms and missions involving the analysis of propulsion systems, and metallic and composite structures.
    • Designs, researches and develops structural engineering specifications involving metals, non-metallic, or composite structural materials for product design, or operation of product to include structures, mechanical, hydraulic, electrical and electronics, power plant, armament, heating and ventilating, equipment and maintenance designs.
    • Analyzes damage tolerance, durability, design allowables, and structural modeling.
    • Tools utilized may include: CATIA, 3DX, nTopology, and a variety of other software applications.
      In addition, the Mechanical Design Engineer will be responsible for the following:
      • Develop additively manufactured component designs
      • Perform Mechanical Design of propulsion systems, structures, and deployables.
      • Perform requirements definition, preliminary analysis of layouts, detail designs, and final drawing release.
      • Work closely with analysis, manufacturing, materials and processes, and test to develop design requirements, define structural load paths, develop CAD models and perform detailed design for engineering drawings to fabricate flight and structural test articles.
      • Layout sizing, and structural integrity evaluations.
      • Review of requirements for materials, structure systems & subsystems.
      • Participate and present in internal and external (customer) design reviews.
      • Manage and track multiple priorities while maintaining focus on common project goals.
        Basic Qualifications:
        • Bachelor's Degree in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics) discipline from an accredited university with 5 years of engineering experience OR Master's Degree in STEM with 3 years of engineering experience OR Ph.D. in STEM with 0 years of engineering experience.
        • Experience in Composite and Metallic materials Mechanical Design
        • Experience with additive manufacturing processes
        • Experience with Computer Aided Design (CAD) Tools.
        • Candidate must be able to obtain and maintain a Dept of Defense Top Secret level -AND/OR - SCI access with a Single Scope Background Investigation (SSBI)
          Preferred Qualifications:
          • Prior Additively Manufactured Space Products experience
          • Minimum of two years of experience with applying additive manufacturing and 3D printing technologies to the development and/or production of deliverable products
          • Experience with powder bed fusion and/or directed energy deposition metallic additive manufacturing processes
          • Proficiency in CATIA or 3DX.
          • Experience with metallic and composite structures sizing.
          • Experience with Finite Element Analyses Tools.
          • Active Dept of Defense Top Secret clearance with a background investigation date within 6 years -AND/OR - Active SCI access with a Single Scope Background Investigation (SSBI) completed within 6 years
            Northrop Grumman offers a competitive and robust benefits program. As a full-time employee of Northrop Grumman, you are eligible for:
            • Medical, Dental & Vision coverage
            • 401k
            • Educational Assistance
            • Life Insurance
            • Employee Assistance Programs & Work/Life Solutions
            • Paid Time Off
            • Health & Wellness Resources
            • Employee Discounts Salary Range: $104,600 USD - $157,000 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.
              • Be part of a culture that thrives on intellectual curiosity, cognitive diversity and bringing your whole self to work.
              • Use your skills to build and deliver innovative tech solutions that protect the world and shape a better future.
              • 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.

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