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Northrop Grumman Principal Structural Analyst in Brigham City, Utah

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NG Space Systems is currently seeking a Principal Structural Analyst for our Metal Structures team supporting several locations within the Flight Systems but home location would be the Promontory (Brigham), UT facility.

Role description & Responsibilities:

The Structural Analyst is responsible for performing structural analyses of rocket motor metal hardware; both primary and secondary structures. Candidate will also be responsible for performing structural analysis to evaluate sensitivity to as-built imperfections (out of tolerance conditions) of selected metallic structures.

Job Duties:

  • Assess the structural integrity of rocket propulsion systems and related components using traditional closed form solutions as well as finite element techniques

  • Plan and oversee structural tests and material characterization tests of various materials used in the design of rockets

  • Reduce material characterization test data into analysis input properties and material capability properties

  • Prepare reports and memos documenting structural assessment activities and results

  • Prepare and make presentations summarizing structural assessment results for internal review boards and external customers

  • Perform assessment and develop disposition of discrepant hardware and hardware anomalies

  • nteract with design and development teams (teams include specialists in Design, Quality, Safety, Thermal, Materials, Operations) to create and verify creative design solutions that meet all requirements (technical, cost, schedule)


Experience Requirements:

  • Strong knowledge of ANSYS APDL macro language, ANSYS workbench, Finite Element Analysis, structural analysis and their application

  • Strong background in design and modeling software

  • Strong and demonstrated communication, planning, project management and presentation skills

Skills & Qualifications:

  • Experience with CAD and NX software is required

  • Research/course work in composite structures a plus

  • Research/course work in fatigue analysis and/or fracture mechanics a plus


  • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering

  • 5 Years of experience with BS; 3 Years with Masters; 0 Years with PhD

  • Position can be filled at a higher level, 9 Years with BS; 7 Years withMasters; 4 Years with PhD

Preferred Education/Experience

  • MS Degree in Mechanical, Aerospace, or Civil Engineering with emphasis in structural analysis, solid mechanics, or finite element theory, and at least 3 years of related experience

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 Category : Engineering