Sr Staff Engineer MechanicalCommerce, CA

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.

An organization within Northrop Grumman's Payload and Ground Systems Division (PGSD), Mission Enabling Products business unit (MEP BU) is a leading designer, producer, and supplier of space vehicle structures and subsystems. Products include spacecraft panels, bus structures, precision optical structures, deployable structural systems and mechanisms, heat pipes, propulsion tanks, solar arrays, and antenna reflectors. Our products are on virtually every U.S. satellite built in the last 20 years.

The Propulsion operating unit (OU) with the MEP BU is seeking a Senior Staff Mechanical Engineer to provide Chief Engineering functions for the operating unit in Commerce, CA. The Propulsion OU designs and manufactures propellant management devices and tanks, and is a leading supplier to the aerospace industry. The Senior Staff Mechanical Engineering will report to the Manager Engineering 3 of the operating unit.

Primary Responsibilities include:

  • Directly support the engineering manager in achieving Design, Quality, and Cost objectives

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

  • Lead and manage failure review board (FRB) activities to ensure component discrepancies and anomalies are thoroughly documented, reviewed, analyzed and dispositioned

  • Support manufacturing with discrepancy dispositions

  • Support development of analytical tool kits using Microsoft Excel, MATLAB, or other

  • Support development of fight hardware from preliminary through detailed design, drawing release, manufacturing, integration, verification testing, and transportation

  • Plan and oversee material characterization tests of various materials used in the design of pressure vessels

  • Prepare and make presentations summarizing technical content for internal review boards and external customer reviews

  • Prepare and release test procedures for material development, component hardware testing, and ground support equipment

  • Support structural and dynamic testing of pressure vessel hardware

Experience Requirements:

  • BS degree or higher in Mechanical or Aerospace Engineering

  • 20 Years of experience in engineering function with a BS degree or 16 years of experience with a MS degree

  • Proficiency in analysis of aerospace hardware containing metals, composite materials, and bonded joints

  • Knowledge of Titanium Alloy 6Al-4V and CP Titanium material performance and applications

  • Oral and written communication skills

  • Ability to work in a fast paced dynamic environment as part of a multi-discipline team

  • Must be a US citizen and have the ability to work on ITAR controlled products

Experience Preferred:

  • MS in Mechanical Engineering or Aerospace Engineering

  • Knowledge of finite element analysis, composite laminate theory, and dynamics

  • Knowledge of composite materials manufacturing processes

  • Proficiency in LABVIEW a plus

  • Knowledge of titanium alloys and composite materials application for extreme environments

  • Previous experience in aerospace manufacturing facility

Skills & Qualifications:

  • Must be a self-starter and possess strong interpersonal skills with the ability to work independently as part of a team

  • Excellent communication, computer, documentation, and presentation are required

  • Ability to make sound decisions

  • Detail Oriented

  • Ability to multi-task

  • Ability to prioritize and manage time effectively

  • Must be a US citizen

Salary Range: $166,500 - $249,700

The above salary range represents a general guideline; however, Northrop Grumman considers a number of factors when determining base salary offers such as the scope and responsibilities of the position and the candidate's experience, education, skills and current market conditions.

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.

The application period for the job is estimated to be 20 days from the job posting date. However, this timeline may be shortened or extended depending on business needs and the availability of qualified candidates.

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 http://www.northropgrumman.com/EEO . U.S. Citizenship is required for all positions with a government clearance and certain other restricted positions.