Principal/ Sr. Principal Mechanical Engineer

  • Full Time
  • USA
  • Posted 3 weeks ago
  • Salary: $92,000.00 - $138,000.00 and $114,100.00 - $171,100.00
  • US CITIZENSHIP REQUIRED FOR THIS POSITION; Active Top Secret Clearance with SCI eligibility

Company Details

Northrop Grumman solves the toughest problems in space.

RELOCATION ASSISTANCE: Relocation assistance may be available


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.

Northrop Grumman Mission Systems is a trusted provider of mission-enabling solutions for global security. Our organization is chartered with providing the skills, innovative technologies to develop, design, produce and sustain optimized product lines across the sector while providing a decisive advantage to the warfighter.

We are looking for you to join our team as a Mechanical Engineer based out of Ventura, CA. As a Mechanical Engineer at Northrop Grumman you will have a challenging and rewarding opportunity to be a part of our Enterprise-wide digital transformation. Through the use of Model-based Engineering, DevSecOps and Agile practices 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:

The team designs, develops, tests, delivers, and operates advanced prototype, unique marine systems. The candidate will have the opportunity to support a variety of unique mechanical equipment designed for marine applications. This involves a broad spectrum of engineering disciplines including mechanical design; structural analysis; bolted joint design; thermal analysis; pressure vessels; material selection; hydraulic and pneumatic system design, component selection, troubleshooting, and repair; and metallic and non-metallic fabrication techniques that will leverage the candidate’s existing skills and challenge them to develop new skills.

The Mechanical Engineer will have the opportunity Researches, plans, designs and develops mechanical products and systems such as instruments, controls, robots, engines, machines and mechanical, thermal hydraulic or heat transfer systems for production, transmission, measurement, and use of energy. Applies research to the planning, design, development, and testing of mechanical and/or electromechanical systems, instruments, controls, engines, and/or machines. Candidate must be able to work closely with customer personnel and other engineers and work within challenging schedules. Good written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills are required. Willingness to deploy for 45-day durations as a mechanical engineering subject matter expert is a bonus. This position requires an active top secret clearance.

This position may be filled at a higher grade based on the requirements below.

Basic Qualifications Principal Mechanical Engineer:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering or closely related curriculum and a minimum of 5 years of relevant experience (or 3 years with a MS)

Basic Qualifications Sr. Principal Mechanical Engineer:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering or closely related curriculum and a minimum of 5 years of relevant experience (or 3 years with a MS)

Basic Qualifications Principal and Sr. Principal Mechanical Engineer:

  • Exposure to 3D mechanical CAD tools, MS Office suite tools
  • Active Top Secret Clearance with SCI eligibility

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with SolidWorks 3D CAD software
  • Marine environment engineering experience
  • Proficient with textbook calculations and finite element analysis
  • Experience with cranes and weight handling equipment
  • Experience with hydraulic and pneumatic design, component selection, and troubleshooting
  • GD&T proficiency
  • Team player capable of working closely with customer personnel
  • Desire to deploy with customer

What We Can Offer You:

Northrop Grumman provides a comprehensive benefits package and a work environment that encourages your growth and supports the mutual success of our people and our company. Northrop Grumman benefits give you the flexibility and control to choose the benefits that make the most sense for you and your family.

Your benefits will include the following:

  • Health Plan
  • Savings Plan
  • Paid Time Off
  • Education Assistance
  • Training and Development
  • Flexible Work Arrangements

Additional Northrop Grumman Information:

Northrop Grumman has approximately 85,000 employees in all 50 states and in more than 25 countries, we strive to attract and retain the best employees by providing an inclusive work environment wherein employees are receptive to diverse ideas, perspectives and talents to help solve our toughest customer challenges: to develop and maintain some of the most technically sophisticated products, programs and services in the world.

Our Values. The women and men of Northrop Grumman Corporation are guided by Our Values. They describe our company as we want it to be. We want our decisions and actions to demonstrate these Values. We believe that putting Our Values into practice creates long-term benefits for shareholders, customers, employees, suppliers, and the communities we serve.

Our Responsibility. At Northrop Grumman, we are committed to maintaining the highest of ethical standards, embracing diversity and inclusion, protecting the environment, and striving to be an ideal corporate citizen in the community and in the world.

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.

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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