Staff Dimensional EngineerMelbourne, 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 sector has an opening for a Staff Mechanical Engineer specializing in Dimensional Engineering to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals within our Vehicle Engineering organization in Melbourne, FL . The qualified applicant will become part of Northrop Grumman's Digital Transformation team working in a collaborative environment while promoting a positive and proactive teamwork environment.

Job Summary: The Dimensional Engineer shall serve the sector as the accountable custodian for all aspects of the dimensional configuration of our vehicle platforms. Through utilization of 1D / 2D stack up analysis and 3D model-based variation analysis tools, they will be responsible for development and implementation of various dimensional control strategies to reduce, manage, and absorb vehicle assembly variation throughout the entire build process. As a subject-matter expert in Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T), the Dimensional Engineer shall support all design activities as needed to ensure our designers are executing on these strategies through proper communication of dimensioning and tolerancing per ASME Y14.5 and related industry standards.

Key Responsibilities:

  • The Dimensional Engineer shall provide guidance to Production Operations and Design IPTs, challenging traditional methods when appropriate for the purpose of improving repeatability, optimizing for build variation, and reducing build costs.

  • The Dimensional Engineer shall be responsible for supporting advanced Building Block (manufacturing test article) activities to analyze and validate metrology data, participate in problem resolution, and confirm that proposed dimensional control strategies are meeting program objectives.

  • The Dimensional Engineer will help their team to develop/document best practices, mentor individuals in the analysis process and tool suite, and interface with program leadership across multiple programs to further the development of the Dimensional Engineering Team (DET) organization.

  • Upon request, the Dimensional Engineer shall provide relevant course instruction across a multitude of technical disciplines. They may be tasked with producing various forms of Dimensional Engineering best-practice documentation to flow out to the Design and Manufacturing communities - across a particular program, an entire sector, or the enterprise at large - to advance the utilization and development of the Dimensional Engineering organization.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Science (BS) degree in a STEM discipline (Science, Technology, Engineering or Math) and 14 years of related experience; OR Master's degree in a STEM discipline and 12 years of related experience

  • Experience with GD&T and familiarity with detail/assembly detuning best practices

  • Experience in performing tolerance stack-up analysis on production scale assemblies

  • Knowledge of statistical qualification of machinery, equipment, and gages

  • Must have the ability to obtain and maintain a DoD Secret clearance prior to the commencement of employment

  • Must have the ability to obtain and maintain Special Access Program (SAP) clearance

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Current, in-scope DoD Secret (or higher) clearance (with a background investigation within the past 6 years or enrolled into Continuous Evaluation)

  • Current Special Program Access

  • Experience working in an aerospace design environment. Emphasis placed in the following disciplines: Structural Design/Analysis, Subsystems Design/Analysis, Electrical/Mechanical Routing, or Mechanism Design/Analysis

  • In-depth knowledge of GD&T and application of ASME Y14.5-2009

  • ASME Y14.5 GDTP 2009 Senior-Certification

  • Experience working with Teamcenter and NX (or equivalent PDM/PLM and CAD/CAE applications)

  • Proficiency in Siemens Vis-VSA and/or 3DCS Variation Analysis software (including FEA)

  • Experience reviewing and interpreting engineering model-based definition

  • Ability to document and maintain process methods

  • Ability to interface/communicate with multiple levels of leadership, clients, and vendors

  • Lean, Six Sigma, 5S knowledge

We offer flexible work arrangements, 9/80 work schedule with every other Friday off, phenomenal learning opportunities, exposure to a wide variety of projects and customers, and a very friendly team environment. We are looking for self-motivated, proactive, and goal-oriented people to help us grow our services and become even better at what we do.

Salary Range: $129,500 - $194,300

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 most positions.