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Principal Engineer Propulsion

Company: Northrop Grumman
Location: Chandler
Posted on: June 20, 2022

Job Description:

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.

This position is for a Principal Engineer in our Propulsion Engineering group within the Launch Vehicle Division at our Chandler, AZ facility.

Job Summary:
Perform analysis, design, and test of one or more moderately complex ordnance, pneumatics and motor components and systems with the Propulsion Engineering department. Analyze requirements for materials, structural components, or functional systems. Select applicable analytical data from previous products, determine the technical principles involved, mathematically define the problem and compute the engineering characteristics consistent with the specifications, design needs, and requirements of other portions of the product. Develop original ideas and elaborate on preliminary design concepts, evaluate completed design with other technical groups, and make modification necessary to achieve the most ideal design. Develop and coordinate the conduct of test programs required to evaluate design work.

Job Responsibilities:
Perform mechanical engineering duties on ordnance, pneumatic and motor hardware to include component and system design, integration and testing. Perform Environmental Lot Acceptance and Qualification Testing to include environmental, non-destructive and function testing. Perform complex engineering design, development and analysis of components and propulsion systems. Conduct trade studies and evaluate alternative designs. Based on broadly defined problems, study basic design concepts and criteria for complex materials, components, or functional systems and applies the engineering principles involved to develop new designs. Anticipate customer needs and find innovative ways to provide for those needs. Originate and develop constructive ideas. Consistently look for ways to modify or change existing methods or processes to improve outcomes. Determine engineering tasks required for project planning and execution; Analyze project requirements and develop detailed planning, conceptual designs, and risk analysis. Interact with internal and external customers; Assist the customer in defining system requirements and in the generation of specifications for products or sub systems. Develop and present materials for project related briefings including design reviews to be given to internal and external customers. Support new business and prepare proposal material.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Requires BS in Engineering & 5 years of experience or MS in Engineering & 3 years of experience
  • Mechanical or Aerospace Engineering degree preferred

    Experience Required
  • Demonstrated experience performing ordnance, pneumatic or motor product development and test
  • Candidate must have a minimum of five years of related experience
  • Or equivalent combination of education and experience will be considered
  • Ability to travel 10%
  • U.S. Citizenship is required

    Experience Preferred:
  • Supply chain management
  • Product development
  • Ordnance, pneumatic, or motor testing
  • Configuration change management Salary Range: $87,600 USD - $131,400 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.

Keywords: Northrop Grumman, Chandler , Principal Engineer Propulsion, Engineering , Chandler, Arizona

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