Northrop Grumman Innovation Systems Careers

Lead Integration and Test Engineer – Princ Mechanical Engineer -Active Secret Security Clearance

Chandler, AZ
Engineering and Sciences


Job Description

Job ID: MH20181508-47039

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

Northrop Grumman Innovations Systems is searching for an experienced Lead Integration and Test Engineer – Princ Mechanical Engineer to join our Systems Engineering Integration and Test team in the Launch Vehicle Division at our Chandler, AZ facility. The Lead Integration and Test Engineer – Princ Mechanical Engineer will support Business Development.

Job Responsibilities

  • Role Description & Responsibilities:
    • The Princ. Mechanical Engineer will serve as the Lead Integration and Test (I&T) Engineer for the Business Development efforts requiring the candidate to function in a dynamic multi-disciplinary environment. 
    • Daily responsibilities may require direct contact with launch vehicle flight hardware and solid rocket motors.
    • The Lead I&T Engineer will develop the concept of operation for all integration and test activities from development through launch.
    • 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.
      • Other duties as assigned by supervisors.
    • 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 must be willing to occasionally work during odd hours (nights/weekends) and occasionally longer than normal (>40 hrs/wk) to meet proposal delivery deadlines. 
    • The candidate should possess a strong resolve to drive tasks to completion autonomously.
      • Experience Requirements:  
        • Candidate must have a minimum of 7 years of related work experience.
        • Candidate must have a DoD Secret level security clearance which generally requires US Citizenship as a prerequisite.
  • Experience Preferred: 
    • A strong experienced-based and academic foundation in Systems Engineering fundamentals is desired. 
    • Experience with Northrop Grumman Innovation Systems LVD SEIT standards/guidelines and expectations is desired.
    • Experience with external customer interfacing (meetings, presentation, negotiation) is desired.
    • System testing and launch operations experience is desired.
    • Experience working with operational hazards such as propulsive devices, pressurized systems, overhead lifting, high voltage systems is desired.
    • Skills to write test procedures and review test data to ensure that hardware is tested properly and has passed all required tests.
    • Experience with proposal writing is desired.
  • Education:
    • Requires BS in Engineering

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 www.northropgrumman.com/EEO. U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.


Job Type: Full Time
Desired Travel: less than 25%
Years of Experience: 5-8 Years
Education: Bachelors
Expertise: Engineering
Group: Flight