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Northrop Grumman Thermal/Mechanical Engineer (Space/Satellite Systems) in Gilbert, 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 are making history.

Northrop Grumman Innovation Systems Division 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.

The Innovation Systems Space Systems Group is seeking a mid-level Mechanical Thermal Engineer to assist an experienced team in Gilbert, AZ.

Candidate responsibilities include (but not limited to) the following:

  • Apply technical principles, theories and concepts to the planning analysis, design and testing of satellite/spacecraft thermal control systems

  • Responsible for performing thermal analysis and providing solutions to a variety of thermal related technical problems of moderate scope and complexity.

  • Coordinate with other engineering disciplines

  • Document thermal analyses and designs,

  • Review drawings for thermal design hardware content

  • Report analysis results and design specifics to internal management and external customers when necessary.

  • Work and execute moderately complex professional tasks under general supervision and with technical oversight.

This position can be filled as an Engineer (level 2) or Principal Engineer (level 3)

Basic Qualifications:

To be considered for this position, you must minimally meet the knowledge, skills, and abilities listed below:

  • Must be a US Citizen with ability to obtain Top Secret/SCI Clearance with SSBI

  • Able to support occasional travel, 2nd/3rd shift and/or extended work week as required for Integration and/or Test support.

  • Mechanical/Thermal Engineer level 2: Bachelor's degree in STEM - Science, Technology, Engineer, Math or related area (Mechanical Engineering or Degrees with a focus Thermal/Heat Transfer Analysis highly preferred) and 2+ years of experience or Master's Degree and 0+ year

  • Principal Mechanical/Thermal Engineer level 3: Bachelor's degree in STEM - Science, Technology, Engineer, Math or related area (Mechanical Engineering or Degrees with a focus in Thermal/Heat Transfer Analysis highly preferred) and 5+ years of experience or Master's Degree and 3+ years

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience using thermal analysis tools (SINDA/G, SINDA/FLUENT, TSS, Thermal Desktop)

  • Prior experience with NASA spacecraft programs and processes

  • Detail-oriented and have excellent verbal and written communications skills

  • Professional work experience relating to analysis and design of spacecraft thermal control systems and components

  • An active in-scope Top Secret Clearance with SSBI

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