Northrop Grumman Innovation Systems Careers

Entry Level Drafter/Designer

Rocket Center, WV
Engineering and Sciences

Job Description

Job ID: RAP20182903-44732

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.

Our Missile Products Group is currently seeking an Entry Level Drafter/Designer (Associate Design Technician) for our Design Modeling Group in our Rocket Center, WV office.

Job Responsibilities:

As a Mechanical Drafter/Designer your responsibilities will be to model fully defined components and assemblies efficiently using Siemens NX11 managed with Teamcenter UA, and create/revise parametric drawings in conformance with ASME modeling and drawing standards. You will work with various engineering disciplines to accomplish assigned tasks.  Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Accept work direction from other drafters/designers, engineers, and manager on assigned projects.
  • Work from rough engineering notes, drawings, sketches and general instructions to create product/tooling designs and layouts.
  • Designs minor components or portions of major systems and modify existing designs to develop or improve products and facilitate manufacturing operations.
  • Mechanical modeling utilizing either I-deas NX6.4, or NX11.
  • Create/revise parametric drawings in conformance with drawing standards.
  • Review work to ensure accuracy and completeness on schedule and budget.
  • Proficient computer skills to improve data entry tasks a plus.

Required Skills:

  • HS diploma or equivalent required.  Associate’s Degree in formal educational program in Mechanical Drafting/Design/CAD or Technical design preferred.
  • 0 - 2 years minimum CAD experience, experience with Siemens NX a plus.
  • Ability to model fully defined components and assemblies efficiently.
  • Ability to create/update parametric drawings in conformance with ASME 3D modeling and drawing standards.
  • Familiar with Geometric Dimensioning & Tolerancing and ASME Y14.5M.
  • Microsoft Office experience.
  • US Citizen and ability to obtain a clearance.
  • Good written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to work independently as well as in a team environment.
  • Strong mechanical skills.
  • Good business ethics, personal organization and trustworthiness.
  • Strong willingness and ability to learn.
  • Strong interpersonal, analytical, problem solving, and time management skills.
  • Candidate must be comfortable working extended periods of time at a work station.

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: 0-1 Year
Education: High School/GED
Expertise: Engineering
Group: Defense