Staff Structural Design Engineer Bethpage, NY

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.

The Structural Design Engineer will be able to lead a design effort, supervising and guiding junior engineers as required. The candidate will demonstrate the ability to develop solutions to routine technical problems and contribute to the completion of routine technical tasks with moderate supervision. The candidate should be proficient in 3-D modeling techniques to create basic airframe layouts and accomplish drawing changes in support of new and existing designs.

This engineer will create designs for primary and secondary aircraft structural components, assemblies and installations. Candidate shall establish overall configuration based on requirements as defined by the customer, and shall be able to design the structural components required to meet design specification's intent. Candidate shall be a mechanical engineering professional experienced in structural design, manufacturing, materials and processes, handling, and creation of designs/drawings per DoD100, configuration management, BOM management, fastener selection, materials selection and finish requirements for an military aircraft environment. Knowledge of composite parts design is a plus. The candidate shall be well versed in 3D CAD tools such as NX. Candidate shall be familiar with manufacturing methods, source and evaluate manufacturing and interface with manufacturing to support production of detail parts through to major assemblies and installation onboard the aircraft. Candidate shall be able to work design issues both independently and as part of a large multi-disciplined team.

Additional Requirements

  • Designs major components or major portions of a functional system to develop or improve products and facilitate manufacturing operations.

  • Develops basic data and makes preliminary layouts, sketches, and notes necessary to present design proposal.

  • Investigates pertinent design factors such as ease of manufacture, availability of materials and equipment, interchangeability, replaceability, strength-weight efficiency, and contractual specification requirements and cost.

  • Coordinates with other organizations affected by design development.

  • Creates layouts of complex assemblies and details parts of devices, mechanisms, and structures.

  • Checks completed layouts and drawings for clarity, completeness, conformity to standards, procedures, specifications, and accuracy of calculations and dimensioning.

  • Identifies design errors, omissions, and other deficiencies, and recommends revisions and/or improvements in design layout to responsible engineers or designers.

Basic Qualifications Staff Structural Design Engineer:

  • Bachelors in Mechanical, Aerospace Engineering, or a STEM discipline AND 14 years of engineering experience, OR Master's degree in a STEM discipline AND 12 years of engineering experience, OR PhD in STEM discipline AND 9 years or engineering experience.

  • Design of primary and secondary aircraft structural parts/components, assemblies and installations. Experience with, manufacturing, materials and processes, handling, and creation of designs/drawings per DoD100, configuration management, BOM management, fastener selection, materials selection and finish requirements for a military aircraft environment.

  • This position is contingent upon the ability to obtain/maintain DoD Secret Clearance, and Contract Award.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Knowledge of NX solid modeling software and Teamcenter data management software is desirable but not required.

  • Active Secret clearance

Salary Range: $146,000 - $219,000

Employees may be eligible for a discretionary bonus in addition to base pay. Annual bonuses are designed to reward individual contributions as well as allow employees to share in company results. Employees in Vice President or Director positions may be eligible for Long Term Incentives. In addition, Northrop Grumman provides a variety of benefits including health insurance coverage, life and disability insurance, savings plan, Company paid holidays and paid time off (PTO) for vacation and/or personal business.

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