Northrop Grumman Engineer Structural 3 in Redondo Beach, California

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Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems located in Redondo Beach, CA has an opening for a Structural Analysis Engineer 3.

The selected candidate will support Spacecraft programs and Advanced Technologies and solve complex structural analysis problems for space based platforms and missions involving composite and metallic spacecraft structures. He/she will be responsible for performing structural analyses using classical methods, commercial tools and in-house codes to solve a variety of structural and multi-disciplinary technical problems.

The candidate will collaborate with design engineers to insure structural integrity. He/she will perform both classical finite element analysis of spacecraft primary and secondary structures, analysis of bolted and bonded Joints, composite laminate analysis, and analysis of fittings and fasteners. Duties include leading drawing analysis review and sign-off, presenting results at PDR/CDR meetings and Internal Design Reviews, documenting analysis results, and supporting structural testing with pre-test analysis and authoring of test plans and test reports. Responsibilities will also include leading a small work package including interfacing with customer, technical support, proposal technical inputs, mentoring junior engineers, and meeting schedule commitments.

The candidate will be required to coordinate with other engineering disciplines for analysis inputs and design implementation details, document stress analyses and report results to internal and external customers when necessary. The position requires experience in both Composite and Metallic Structural Analysis.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelors of Science Degree in Engineering, from an accredited university, in a discipline applicable to Structural Analysis.

  • 5years of experience with structural analysis of composite and metallic aerospace structures.

  • Extended working knowledge of stiffness analysis, strength analysis, stability analysis, thermal distortion analysis, composite materials analysis, fracture mechanics analysis, and FEA.

  • Complete understanding of stress analysis techniques, concepts and practices.

  • Extended work experience using industry standard structural analysis software (NASTRAN (MSC & NX), PATRAN, FEMAP, MATHCAD, etc.).

  • Must be a self-starter and be able to handle multiple tasks in parallel.

  • Experience in working in a spacecraft analysis team environment.

  • Current (in scope) SCI or DOD Secret clearance with an investigation within the last 5 years is required.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in structural test applications is preferred

  • Familiarity with CAD application (CATIA / NX) is desirable.

  • Experience with advanced manufacturing processes is desirable (non-traditional composites, additive manufacturing, etc)

  • Experience working on Special Access Programs is preferred.

  • Current (in scope) DOD Secret and SCI clearances is preferred.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, be skilled in use of the Microsoft Office software suite (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint).

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