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Sr. Principal Mechanical Lab Design Engineer

at Northrop Grumman Corporation

Posted: 6/6/2019
Job Reference #: 19009408
Keywords: electrical

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 has an opening for a Sr. Principal Mechanical Lab Design Engineer to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. This position will be located in Melbourne, FL.
Essential Functions:
  • Responsible for leading a team of mechanical design engineers and assisting a team of mechanical designers in the development of primary and secondary metal and composite structure parts and assemblies for both new and existing Laboratories
  • Work within an Integrated Product Team (IPT) environment, interfacing with IPT leadership, suppliers, customers, and other technical disciplines
  • Use the NX-Teamcenter tool suite or similar CAD program and the ability to work with product build packages
  • Participate in on-site support at product manufacturing and integration sites
  • Tasks include designing operator workstations, consoles, Test Stations, equipment racks, primary and secondary structures, modifying structures and systems, design detailed parts such as brackets, equipment chassis, circuit breaker panels etc
  • Responsible for the creating NX/AutoCad layouts and detail drawings of electrical components installations and relating support structures for Laboratories
  • Visualize and develop structure within a 3-dimensional environment and supporting laboratory structures (NX, AutoCad etc.)
  • Review and approval design packages
  • Oversight of suppliers and external design teams
  • This position may require travel, but will be permanently located in Melbourne, Florida
The selected candidate should thrive in a fast-paced work environment with high expectations, significantly diverse assignments, collaborative/team settings across all levels.


Basic Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's Degree in a Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM) discipline from an accredited university and 9 years of mechanical engineering experience OR
  • Master's Degree in a Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM) discipline from an accredited university and 7 years of mechanical engineering experience OR
  • PhD Degree in a Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM) discipline from an accredited university and 4 years of mechanical engineering experience
  • A current DoD Secret or Top Secret/SCI level security clearance, to include a Single Scope Background Investigation, a periodic reinvestigation, or an original adjudication date completed within the last 6 years
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain program access
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's or Master's Degree in Mechanical or Electrical Engineering
  • Experience with structure design
  • Experience with hydraulic systems design
  • Experience leading or managing a team of engineers
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal skills, and the ability to interface with all levels of employees and management

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.