Mechanical Engineer / Principal Mechanical Engineer (Vehicle Subsystem Performance Modeling) Melbourne, FL

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 Aeronautics Systems has multiple openings for Mechanical Engineer / Principal Mechanical Engineers with established experience in aircraft fluid subsystems development to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals within our Vehicle Organization. These roles are located onsite in Melbourne, FL with no remote options. This position may be filled at a higher grade based on the qualifications below.

In these roles, candidates may be involved in multiple aspects in the development of fluid aircraft subsystems, such as analysis, verifying requirements, test data post processing, and working shipside to help troubleshoot issues. These fluid aircraft subsystems include, but are not limited to, Environmental Control Systems, Liquid Cooling Systems, Hydraulic Systems, and Fuel Systems.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Tasking includes performing system related analysis in support of the development of aircraft subsystems as well as the integration of aircraft avionics and the installation of various aircraft hardware. Analysis can include, but not limited to, subsystem performance modeling, liquid cooling systems, air cycle systems, fluid distribution systems, and compartment temperature assessments as influenced by structural heat transfer and compartment heat sources.

  • Tasking may include system level test planning, execution support, verification, data processing, and troubleshooting.

  • Tasking may include system level evaluations to verify requirements and ensure airworthiness criteria are met.

  • Attend internal program, customer and/or supplier technical exchange meetings and/or formal program milestone reviews to provide and/or obtain progress status updates.

  • The selected candidate should thrive in a fast-paced work environment with high expectations, significantly diverse assignments, and collaborative/team settings across all levels.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Mechanical Engineer - Bachelor of Science degree in a STEM discipline AND 2 years of engineering experience.

  • Principal Mechanical Engineer - Bachelor of Science degree in a STEM discipline AND 5 years of engineering experience, OR Master's degree AND 3 years of engineering experience.

  • Must have an active DoD Secret (or higher) clearance (with a background investigation within the past 6 years or enrolled into Continuous Evaluation).

  • Must have the ability to obtain and maintain Special Access Program (SAP) clearance prior to the commencement of employment.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Current/active Special Program Access (PAR/SAP).

  • Master's degree in Mechanical or Aerospace Engineering with focus on thermodynamic, fluid mechanic and/or heat transfer disciplines.

  • Experience with aircraft subsystem development, with requirements definition, specification development, component analysis, procurement, source selection, integration and test and verification for advance aircraft.

  • Experience performing thermodynamic, fluid mechanic and/or heat transfer analysis related to military/commercial aircraft and subsystems.

  • Experience modeling fluid systems utilizing Amesim, Matlab/Simulink, Flowmaster, Thermal Desktop, and/or STAR-CCM+ software.

  • Experience with the military airworthiness certification process using MIL-HDBK-516.

  • Experience interpreting component detail drawings, specifications, installation drawings, and test procedures.

Salary Range: $66,600 - $99,800

Salary Range 2: $82,000 - $123,000

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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