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Northrop Grumman iReturn Mechanical Engineer in Rolling Meadows, Illinois

At the heart of Defining Possible is our commitment to missions. In rapidly changing global security environments, Northrop Grumman brings informed insights and software-secure technology to enable strategic planning. We're looking for innovators who can help us keep building on our wide portfolio of secure, affordable, integrated, and multi-domain systems and technologies that fuel those missions. By joining in our shared mission, we'll support yours of expanding your personal network and developing skills, whether you are new to the field or an industry thought-leader. At Northrop Grumman, you'll have the resources, support, and team to do some of the best work of your career.

Northrop Grumman Mission Systems is a trusted provider of mission-enabling solutions for global security. Our Engineering and Sciences (E&S) organization pushes the boundaries of innovation, redefines engineering capabilities, and drives advances in various sciences. Our team is chartered with providing the skills, innovative technologies to develop, design, produce and sustain optimized product lines across the sector while providing a decisive advantage to the warfighter. Come be a part of our mission!

Northrop Grumman Mission Systems sector is seeking a Mechanical Engineer to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals at our Rolling Meadows, IL location.

The qualified applicant will join a cohort of employees re-entering the workforce after a career break of at least two years. This cohort will receive special on-boarding designed to provide an effective re-entry into the workforce. iReturnâ„  provides experienced professionals with a 12-week "returnship" to prepare for a full-time career in one of several fields at Northrop Grumman through training, professional development and networking opportunities. Qualified applicants will join a cohort of employees returning to the workforce after a 2+ year career break for this "returnship" program that focuses on giving you a seamless transition back into the workforce. This cohort program will approximately run from August - December and prepare candidates for an effective re-entry into the workforce. Upon completion of the program, candidates will be eligible for full-time roles with the company.

Learn more about the iReturn program here.

This position will support the development, build, and validation of ruggedized electronic equipment for military applications. The candidate will work within the Mechanical & Optical Technology organization. It is a high performing organization that values its employees and has a strong sense of purpose tied to the vision of Northrop Grumman: To be the most trusted provider of systems and technologies that ensure the security and the freedom of our nation and its allies. The candidate will be able to grow personally and professionally in an ethical and inclusive environment, while being an important part of a great team.

The team is seeking a mechanical engineer to apply and expand their experience in hardware design, analysis, documentation, and integration of electro-mechanical and optical systems.

Strong communication skills are required for success in all phases of the role. The engineer will serve on engineering teams, interfacing heavily with other mechanical engineers and analysts, as well as engineers from related disciplines, program management, manufacturing, and supply chain.

The engineer will be exposed to multiple subjects within the mechanical engineering discipline such as: opto-mechanical design, thermal and structural analysis, mechanism design, printed wiring board design, material selection, metal fabrication techniques, support to build/integration, and environmental testing. These skills will be applied at all phases of the product life cycle, including requirements analysis, concept definition, detailed design, production, and test. The engineer will be expected to present their design solutions and analysis during internal and external design reviews, document the design through drawing generation and release, provide factory and supplier support, and support change incorporations.

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Qualifications:

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in a STEM field

  • 4+ years of professional experience and a current career break of at least two years.

  • Ability to obtain and maintain a DoD Secret Clearance

Preferred Qualifications:

Working knowledge in mechanical design of electronics packaging.

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 www.northropgrumman.com/EEO. U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.

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