Northrop Grumman Innovation Systems Careers

Sr. Composite Structure Design Engineer III (Current-Active Security Clearance is required)

Clearfield, UT
Engineering and Sciences

Job Description

Job ID: TS20181210-48150

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 is currently seeking a Structural Design Engineer to join our team in our Clearfield, UT offices. 

Must have Active DOD Secret Clearance

Role description & Responsibilities:

Highly motivated design engineer with experience designing composite and metallic structures, assemblies and installations for military and/or commercial aircraft. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the design of pre-preg laminates and sandwich structures, machined and formed metallic parts and assemblies, and bonded and bolted assemblies and installations. Ability to work autonomously to a given specification and to provide a design that meets all the given requirements, including GD&T requirements.

Experience Requirements:

  • Must have an active clearance with an investigation within the last 4.5 years (or 4 years 6 months)
  • BS in Engineering with a minimum of 3 years related experience in design engineering function
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience with Siemens NX or Catia V5 for component and assembly design
  • Assembly level design including establishment of datum schemes and tolerance analysis
  • Knowledge of GD&T ANSI Y14.5
  • Knowledge of composite materials and manufacturing processes
  • Knowledge of metallic materials and manufacturing processes
  • Good communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Ability to solve complex engineering problems
  • Ability to work in a fast paced dynamic environment as part of a multi-discipline team

Experience Preferred:

  • BS or MS in Aeronautical or Mechanical Engineering with 5 years experience in a related field
  • Experience creating composite layups and ply patterns using Fibersim and Siemens NX
  • 5 or more years designing composite and metallic structures for aerospace applications
  • Experience designing with higher temp composite pre-preg laminates
  • Experience creating complex assembly and installation drawings that include both composite and metallic components
  • Experience working in a liaison role for composite structures

Skills & Qualifications:

  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to work with a team
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills are required
  • Ability to make sound decisions
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Ability to prioritize and manage time effectively


  • BS degree in Civil, Mechanical, Aerospace Engineering, or related

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.

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Ryan Rowley

Job Type: Full Time
Desired Travel: less than 25%
Years of Experience: 3-5 Years
Education: Bachelors
Expertise: Engineering
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