Northrop Grumman Innovation Systems Careers

NSROC Mechanical Engineer

Wallops Island, VA
Engineering and Sciences

Job Description

Job ID: JSD20182808-47264

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.

Northrop Grumman Innovation Systems designs, builds and delivers space, defense and aviation-related systems to customers around the world. Our main products include launch vehicles and related propulsion systems; missile products, subsystems and defense electronics; precision weapons, armament systems and ammunition; satellites and associated space components and services; and advanced aerospace structures.


Using principles of mechanical engineering; develop, design, analyze, test, and document sounding rocket payload systems, sub-systems, and GSE systems in support of the NASA Sounding Rocket Operations Contract (NSROC).


Job Description/Essential Functions:

Research, develop, design, and analyze sounding rocket mechanical structures, components, and equipment applying principles and techniques of mechanical engineering.

Work with SolidWorks and SolidWorks Simulation for design and analysis efforts.

Create Design and Manufacturing Documentation with SolidWorks, either via Model Based Definition or SolidWorks Drawings

Provide oversight of fabrication in NSROC Machine Shop.

Direct and coordinate activities involved in assembly, operation, problem resolution, and repair of sounding rocket mechanical structures and systems; and create required processes and procedures.

Coordinate with NSROC Environmental Test Lab for testing of sounding rocket components, subassemblies, and full payloads which includes test plans and loads, oversight of testing, validation of new designs, and interpreting results.

Create documentation for design and testing, and present to a panel of peers and customers for review.

Serve as lead mechanical engineer for sounding rocket missions and other program or project efforts.

Brief customers on technical development projects and negotiate design modification if needed.

May be responsible for cost and schedule requirements.

Provide support for field operations when needed.

Multitask on numerous projects & missions at different levels of development, (design, fabrication, testing, etc)

Management of mechanical engineering assignments, and the development of new products and engineering specifications for applicable projects.

Preferred Qualifications:

Working knowledge of SolidWorks and SolidWorks Simulation or similar design and analysis tools.


Education and Experience

Requires BS in Engineering, Math, or Physics & 0-2 years of related experience in Aerospace.

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.

Job Type: Full Time
Desired Travel: less than 25%
Years of Experience: 1-3 Years
Education: Bachelors
Expertise: Engineering
Group: Space