Sr Principal Mechanical Engineer-OKC

United States-Oklahoma-Oklahoma City, United States


Full Time

a month ago

Job description


RELOCATION ASSISTANCE: No relocation assistance available


TRAVEL: Yes, 10% of the Time


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.

You will become part of Northrop Grumman’s Systems and Software Solutions (S&SS). S&SS provides sustainment support for the US Air Force B-1, KC-135, and numerous other Government platforms. Our team members complete engineering, reverse engineering, and logistics solution efforts to solve complex obsolescence problems and ensure warfighter supportability.

The ideal candidate will be required to apply engineering principles to act as the liaison between engineering definition and production areas. The individual will have broad knowledge of manufacturing techniques and problem solving in order to contribute to the timely planning and execution of mechanical production, integration and test of spacecraft. Typical tasking of this role may include: 


  • Analyze complex systems and precision electro-mechanical assemblies through simulation or analysis to recommend component substitutions or re-design solutions to ensure the integrity of the platform configuration, system safety, and performance specifications

  • Access, interpret, and recommend changes to engineering drawings.

  • Serves as a mentor to junior members of mechanical engineering staff

  • Establish design concepts, criteria and engineering efforts for product research, development, integration and test

  • Establish milestones and monitor adherence to master plans and schedules

  • Identify program problems and assist in the establishing of solutions, such as allocation of resources, improved processes, or changing contractual specifications

  • Act independently to uncover and resolve issues associated with the development and implementation of programs

  • Support process improvement and establishment

  • Performs functional analysis, timeline analysis, detail trade studies, requirements allocation and interface definition studies to translate customer requirements into hardware and software specifications

  • Generates reports and presents to Government counterparts, defense contractors, and other cross-functional organizations

  • Researches, plans, designs and develops mechanical products and systems such as instruments, controls, robots, engines, machines and mechanical, thermal hydraulic or heat transfer systems for production, transmission, measurement, and use of energy

  • Applies research to the planning, design, development, and testing of mechanical and/or electromechanical systems, instruments, controls, engines, and/or machines

Basic Qualifications:

  • Must have at least one of the following:

    • A Bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering or related discipline with a minimum of 9 years of engineering experience

    • A Master’s degree in mechanical engineering or related discipline with a minimum of 5 years of engineering experience

    • A PhD degree in mechanical engineering or related discipline with a minimum of 4 years of engineering experience

  • Experience with CAD modeling (NX, CREO, SolidWorks, or equivalent)

  • Experience with design and development of precision mechanical components and assemblies

  • Proficient with ASME Y14.5 geometric dimensioning and tolerancing (GD&T) and ASME Y14.100 engineering drawing practices

  • Experience in a technical leadership role on a cross-functional product development team

  • Excellent communication skills

  • Be a US Citizen and be able to obtain a U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) secret security clearance

  • Ability to obtain/maintain base access to Tinker AFB

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with aerospace systems

  • Experience with Air Force customers and aerospace industry and military standards

  • Active DoD Secret Security Clearance (or higher)

  • Experience with mechanical overhaul procedure development at the equipment and system level

  • Experience with RCM or Maintenance task evaluation

  • Experience with thermal and structural analysis methodologies and software tools

  • Experience conducting analysis of mechanical components and structures within aircraft maintenance programs, determining effectiveness and creating written recommendations for increasing efficiency

Salary Range: $99,000.00 - $148,400.00

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.

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