Principal Mass Properties EngineerPalmdale, CA

Requisition ID: R10161808

  • Category: Engineering

  • Location: Palmdale, California, United States of America

  • Clearance Type: Secret

  • Telecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position

  • Shift: 1st Shift (United States of America)

  • Travel Required: Yes, 10% of the Time

  • Relocation Assistance: Relocation assistance may be available

  • Positions Available: 1

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 an opening for a Principal Mass Properties Engineer to join our Vehicle Engineering organization in Palmdale, CA!

This position will be 9/80 1st shift.

Duties for this position include:

  • Developing and implementing a Mass Properties Management and Control Program

  • Estimating and optimizing of mass properties to achieve vehicle performance and fulfill weight based program metrics

  • Establishing specification and design target weights

  • Maintaining accounting and reporting systems to inform the customer and management of current and projected mass properties trends

  • Participating as a presenter or reviewer in technical and program reviews

  • Providing mass properties data for cost analyses and vehicle design and analysis

  • Evaluating subcontractor proposals, interacting with and overseeing subcontractor mass properties management and control

  • Reviewing and approving drawings to achieve mass properties management and control.

  • Measuring vehicle and/or component mass properties

  • Providing operational flight manual mass properties data

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in a Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM) discipline with a minimum of 5 years’ related engineering experience; OR a Master’s Degree in a STEM discipline with a minimum of 3 years' related engineering experience; OR a PhD in a STEM discipline with 0 years of related engineering experience.

  • Proficiency with MS Office software (Excel, Work, PowerPoint)

  • Ability to obtain and maintain DoD Secret Clearance

  • Must have the ability to obtain and maintain Special Access Program (SAP) clearance prior to start. This SAP must be obtained within a reasonable amount of time as determined by the company to meet its business needs.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Demonstrate strong people, organizational, presentation, and communication skills.

  • Self-starter, willing to take initiative, be proactive, and require minimal direction.

  • Experience in vehicle design and manufacturing techniques

  • Siemens NX proficient

  • Aircraft Weight and Balance Certification

  • Automated Weight and Balance System (AWBS) experience

Salary Range: $97,500 - $146,300

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. U.S. Citizenship is required for all positions with a government clearance and certain other restricted positions.