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Northrop Grumman Engineer Mechanical Thermal in Chandler, Arizona

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 Space 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 Space System Sector is looking for an experienced Engineer Mechanical to join the Thermal Analysis team within Launch Vehicles at the Chandler, AZ facility.

  • Under minimal direction, perform a variety of thermal engineering tasks of an analysis, design, or test nature.

  • Apply theoretical knowledge and engineering techniques to the solution of analytical engineering problems.

  • Select and/or modify proven methods, mathematical formulas, previous design and test information, handbook data or other available information related to the assignment.

  • Daily responsibilities will require thermal analysis of avionics, structures and liquid propellants.

  • Candidate will be responsible for performing heat transfer analysis of components and systems on the ground and in space.

  • Candidate must be able to take direction and address issues using skills obtained in the field of Mechanical Engineering, or related thermal sciences, preferably as it relates to missile and space systems.

Duties Specific to the Position:

  • Use classical heat transfer methods and software to predict temperatures and design thermal protection of rocket components on the ground and in flight

  • Learn and develop proficiency with thermal software (Sinda/Fluint, Thermal Desktop, ATAC, and other specialized heat transfer codes)

  • Interpret, select, and apply company/commercial/military specifications and customer requirements to accomplish specific analyses

  • Produce engineering documentation and technical reports/analyses to support design, integration, and testing efforts

  • Candidate shall be responsible for gathering, compiling, and interpreting technical data such as flight data, test data, or material test reports

  • Other duties upon request


Basic Qualifications:

  • 2 Years with Bachelors of Science Degree; 0 Years with Masters

  • Candidate must have a strong thermal background with demonstrated work experience and knowledge as a thermal analyst

  • Candidate must have ability to read engineering drawings and specifications

  • Thermal Desktop, Sinda, and Matlab experience a plus

  • Familiarity with thermodynamics, aerodynamics, compressible flow and fluid mechanics

  • Candidate should possess good written and verbal communication skills

  • Candidate must have basic problem solving skills and computer skills with standard word processing/spreadsheet experience

  • Candidate should be able to listen effectively, take direction, and possess initiative to accomplish assigned tasks and complete work in a timely fashion

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Masters Degree preferred in Mechanical/Aerospace principles.

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