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Northrop Grumman Principal Mechanical Design Engineer in Melbourne, Florida

Climb to new heights on your journey when you start Defining Possible with Northrop Grumman. Enjoy a purposeful career in aeronautics that is crucial to the way we connect and protect our world across land, sea, and air. Bring your experience and take advantage of this opportunity to discover how you can start to push past possible and achieve your goals today.Enjoy a diverse, collaborative environment with professionals across the nation ready to help launch your career.

Northrop Grumman Aeronautics Systems has an opening for a Principal Mechanical Design Engine er to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. This position will be located in Melbourne, FL . This Position will be working with the Logistics and Modernization group.

The selected candidate will contribute in the analysis, research, design, manufacture, and testing associated with aircraft Support Equipment.

Essential Functions:

  • Mechanical design of test, measurement, and handling equipment used on military aircraft.

  • Gathering of data, requirements development, interfacing with suppliers, and performing basic stress and tolerance analysis

  • Acting as manufacturing liaison during build process of your project to ensure overall quality, delivery, and cost objectives are achieved

  • Development of test plans and performing environmental testing of Support Equipment

  • Testing and integration of manufactured Support Equipment on aircraft

  • Proficient with design, drafting, and stress analysis of mechanical systems. Drafting skills shall include considerable knowledge of solid modeling software, (NX, Pro Engineer, or Catia), or CAD based computer drafting software.

The selected candidate should thrive in a fast-paced work environment with high expectations, significantly diverse assignments, collaborative/team settings across all levels. Candidate must also be willing to travel to various site locations to demonstrate the function of the designed equipment.


Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, Electrical Engineering or equivalent from an accredited university and five (5+) years' experience in the design of mechanical and/or electro-mechanical subsystems OR a Master's Degree in Degree in Mechanical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, Electrical Engineering or equivalent from an accredited university and three (3+) years' experience in the design of mechanical and/or electro-mechanical subsystems

  • Three years (3) of experience using CAD software in generating detailed engineering drawings used for manufacturing of mechanical and/or electrical assemblies.

  • An active in-scope DoD Secret or higher clearance that has been reinvestigated or graduated in the past 5 years

  • The ability to obtain additional Special Access Program (SAP) access

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master's degree in Mechanical Engineering or equivalent.

  • Seven (7+) years experience in the design of aircraft support equipment.

  • FAA A&P Certificate or equivalent aircraft maintenance background.

  • Experience in the automation of complex electro-mechanical systems.

  • Experience with process/procedure development, control, and improvement.

  • Excellent communication, interpersonal skills, and the ability to interface with all levels of employees and management

  • Technical attention to detail

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 Category : Engineering