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Sr. Principal Opto-mechanical Engineer

Company: Northrop Grumman
Location: Redondo Beach
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Category: Engineering Location: Redondo Beach, California US Citizenship Required for this Position: Yes Clearance Type: None Telecommute: No -Teleworking not available for this position Shift: 1st Shift Travel Required: Yes, 10 % of the Time Positions Available: 2

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. Strategic Space Systems Division (SSSD) is an industry-leading provider for launch systems capabilities serving national security, military, civil and commercial 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. SSSD has an opening for a Senior Principal Opto-mechanical Engineer to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. This position will be located in Redondo Beach, CA. The Senior Principal Opto-mechanical Engineer will perform mechanical design and analysis for space, ground and airborne optical systems, tooling, and test equipment; this includes leading engineering design efforts of complex electro-optical and opto-mechanical systems, designing hardware that satisfies system requirements, documenting design approaches, and detailing part and assembly drawings to support the development, manufacture, and test of optical systems. This role offers cradle-to-grave hardware ownership from product conception to full rate production. Additionally, you will support new business opportunities and help develop junior engineers, designers, and technicians. Essential Functions:

  • Perform electro-mechanical and opto-mechanical engineering on multiple projects through all phases of development and manufacturing
  • Represent the organization as the prime technical contact on contracts and projects involving electro-optical and opto-mechanical subsystems and configured items
  • Spearhead technical specifications, conceptual designs, trade studies, detail designs, procedures, assembly, testing, and reports
  • Create and review technical data packages including fabrication, source control, and assembly drawings in accordance with ASME Y14.5 and internal drawing standards
  • Perform engineering analysis to validate design solutions with respect to alignment prescriptions, proper fit, environmental durability, manufacturability, schedule and cost
  • Provide technical solutions to complex problems which require regular use of technical acumen, ingenuity and creativity
  • Incorporate Design for Excellence (DFx) into product design to support transition from development to production
  • Support the on-time execution of development programs by proactively mitigating risks, pursuing opportunities, and coordinating across a multi-disciplinary team
  • Author and conduct internal design reviews to receive, provide, and incorporate feedback from peers and management ahead of key program milestones
  • Provide engineering leadership to material review boards and failure review boards
  • Work with agility and minimal direction to establish priorities and complete tasks on schedule
  • Employ strong interpersonal and communication skills while leading an integrated product team
  • Contribute content to cost, schedule, and technical volumes of outgoing bids and proposals
  • Demonstrate accountability to obtain results and achieve major organizational objectives

Northrop Grumman offers a competitive and robust benefits program As a full-time employee of Northrop Grumman, 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
  • Flexible Schedules: For example the ability to work a 9/80 work schedule, which allows an employee to work a nine-hour day Monday through Thursday and take every other Friday off of work

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Basic Qualifications:

  • B.S. in Mechanical Engineering or related STEM technical discipline from an ABET accredited university with 9 years of engineering professional experience; OR M.S degree in Mechanical Engineering or related STEM technical discipline from an ABET accredited university with 7 years of engineering professional experience; OR PhD in Mechanical Engineering or related STEM technical discipline from an ABET accredited university with 4 years of engineering professional experience
  • Must have 7 or more years of consistent use in Creo, Solidworks, NX, or CATIA V5 industry CAD software
  • Must have 4 or more years of experience involving design of electro-optical or opto-mechanical hardware for Aerospace and Defense applications
  • Must have experience dispositioning non-conforming opto-mechanical hardware at the component level taking into consideration system level impacts
  • Must have experience with Geometric Dimensioning & Tolerance (GD&T) applications per ASME Y.14-5
  • Candidate must be able to obtain and maintain an active U.S. Government security clearance at the Top Secret level

Preferred Qualifications:

  • M.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering or related STEM technical discipline from an ABET accredited university
  • Active U.S. Government security clearance at the Top Secret level with a background investigation date within 6 years, OR an active U.S. Government SCI access with a Single Scope Background Investigation (SSBI) completed within the last 5 years
  • Experience with decomposition and verification of opto-mechanical alignment requirements
  • Experience with selection and use of materials to achieve athermal optical systems
  • Experience with structural, thermal, and dynamic analysis pertaining to opto-mechanical hardware
  • Experience with application of Design for Excellence (DFx) pertaining to opto-mechanical hardware
  • Experience with metrology tools, interferometers, theodolites, coordinate measuring machines, laser trackers, Faro/Romer arms, alignment scopes, autocollimators, etc.
  • Cognizance of design, manufacturing, and verification processes associated with Class A Space hardware

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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