Northrop Grumman Innovation Systems Careers

Princ Mechanical Engineer- Lead I&T- C4 Motors

Chandler, AZ
Engineering and Sciences

Job Description

Job ID: MH20181010-48109

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.

Job Summary

Perform analysis, design, or test of one or more moderately complex or portions of complex materials, structural components, and functional systems of company products. Generally work from preliminary studies developed by higher graded engineers. Analyze requirements for materials, structural component, 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. Release results as design data after review by higher graded engineer. Develop original ideas and elaborate on preliminary design concepts. Evaluate completed design with supervisor and other technical groups and make modification necessary to achieve the most ideal design. Develop and coordinate the conduct of test programs requires to evaluate design work.

Job Responsibilities

Northrop Grumman Innovation Systems is currently seeking an experienced Integration and Test Engineer to provide leadership of the C4 motor processing coordination efforts that will be conducted at Northrop Grumman Propulsion Systemss- Promontory, Utah for the ICBM and MRBM-T3c2 target programs.

  • This position will reside in Chandler, AZ with regular travel to Northrop Grumman Propulsion Systems Promontory, Utah.
  • Role Description & Responsibilities:
    • The ICBM/MRBM-T3c2 Integration and Test Promontory C4 Motor Lead  is required to function in a dynamic multi-disciplinary environment with minimal oversight/direction. 

Daily responsibilities require direct contact with launch vehicle flight hardware and solid rocket motors.

The  candidate will development/maintain and help execute the concept of operation for all integration and test activities related to the C4 motor that are conducted at Northrop Grumman Propulsion Systems in Promontory, Utah.

Specific duties may include:

  • Hands on testing at a systems level.
  • Developing and maintaining processes and procedures for the assembly and test of launch vehicle systems.
  • Coordinating integration activities with supervisors, program engineers and various customer organizations.
  • Incorporating design changes on work in process or completed assemblies; documenting and dispositioning hardware discrepancies and pursuing root cause and corrective actions.
  • Designing and developing tooling to aid in the integration and test process.
  • Evaluating and implementing Lean solutions to decrease cycle times.
  • Maintaining incorporation of lessons learned/best practices between the ICBM and MRBM-T3c2 target programs as they pertain to C4 motor design, integration and testing.
  • Hands on integration experience with multiple sub-systems or components is required.

The successful candidate will be able to work independently and complete assigned tasks without direct supervision.

  • The candidate should possess strong technical problem solving, written and verbal communication skills to generate and document launch vehicle procedures. 
  • Some interface with program management, engineering staff and external customers is expected.
  • The candidate should be willing to occasionally work during odd hours (nights/weekends) and occasionally longer than normal (>40 hrs/wk) to meet deadlines. 
  • The candidate should possess a strong resolve to drive tasks to completion autonomously.
  • The candidate should possess demonstrated customer interface / external stakeholder soft skills to maintain strong working relationships between Northrop Grumman Innovation Systems divisions. 

Education and Experience

Requires BS in Engineering & 7 years or Masters in Engineering & 5 years or PhD & 2 years.

Candidate is desired, but not required to have a DoD Secret level security clearance which generally requires US Citizenship as a prerequisite.

Education and Experience

Requires BS in Engineering & 7 years or Masters in Engineering & 5 years or PhD & 2 years.

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: 8-10 Years
Education: Bachelors
Expertise: Engineering
Group: Flight