Northrop Grumman Innovation Systems Careers

Mechanical Engineer-Dynamics

Chandler, AZ
Engineering and Sciences

Job Description

Job ID: KF20180608-46888

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.

Northrop Grumman Innovation Systems is currently recruiting for an entry level engineer to join our Dynamics Engineering Organization in our Chandler, AZ facility.

Job Summary:

Under the guidance of a lead engineer, the candidate will develop dynamic models of launch vehicles, verify model quality, and determine static and dynamic launch vehicle loads.  Candidate must be able to understand the scope of a task, perform analysis utilizing appropriate classical and computer aided techniques, and prepare results for presentation orally and in writing. 

Education and Experience:

Position requires a BS in Mechanical or Aerospace engineering with a minimum of two years related work experience or a MS in Mechanical or Aerospace engineering with some related work experience preferred. 

Job Requirements:

  • Background in vibration theory, dynamics, statistics, and finite element method
  • Working knowledge of MATLAB
  • Ability to apply fundamental analytical techniques and prepare written analyses
  • Position requires an active security clearance which generally requires U.S. citizenship


Preferences for the job include:

  • Prior experience with coupled loads and modal analysis  
  • Prior or current clearance
  • MS in Mechanical or Aerospace Engineering


This position can be filled at a lower level requiring a BS in Aerospace or Mechanical engineering with some related work experience preferred.


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.

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