Northrop Grumman Innovation Systems Careers

Propulsion Engineer

Huntsville, AL
Engineering and Sciences


Job Description

Job ID: KF20183105-45956

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 Innovation Systems designs, builds and delivers space, defense and aviation-related systems to customers around the world. Our main products include launch vehicles and related propulsion systems; missile products, subsystems and defense electronics; precision weapons, armament systems and ammunition; satellites and associated space components and services; and advanced aerospace structures.

Job Summary

Northrop Grumman Innovation Systems is searching for an experienced Propulsion Engineer to join our Propulsion Engineering team within the Launch Vehicle Division at the Huntsville, AL facility. The Propulsion Engineer will support a classified program.

Perform analysis, design, or test of one or more moderately complex or portions of complex materials, structural components, and functional systems of company products. Generally work from preliminary studies developed by higher graded engineers. Analyze requirements for materials, structural component, or functional systems. Select applicable analytical data from previous products, determine the technical principles involved, mathematically define the problem and compute the engineering characteristics consistent with the specifications, design needs and requirements of other portions of the product. Release results as design data after review by higher graded engineer. Develop original ideas and elaborate on preliminary design concepts. Evaluate completed design with supervisor and other technical groups and make modification necessary to achieve the most ideal design. Develop and coordinate the conduct of test programs requires to evaluate design work.

Job Responsibilities

  1. Based on specific stated objectives, performs analysis, design, integration or test of one or more complex materials, structural components or functional systems of company products. Use advanced structural and product design engineering software tools. Solid knowledge of GD&T principles and application to designs.
  2. With minimal guidance, studies basic design concepts and criteria for complex materials, components, or functional systems. Applies engineering principles to adapt or improve upon heritage features from previous successful designs of a similar nature.
  3. Makes an extra effort to provide quality customer service. Constantly seeks new sources of information and provides information necessary to meet customer needs.
  4. Perform complex engineering design, development, analysis, integration and/or test activities to support assigned projects.
  5. Develop test programs as needed to evaluate system elements, such as materials, structural components, etc.
  6. Manage test activities and test article fabrication, including documentation of results.
  7. Manage and lead integration activities related to motor, ordnance and/or pneumatic components and systems.
  8. Determine engineering tasks required for project planning and execution.
  9. Interact with senior customer personnel on significant technical matters, often requiring coordinated activity across organizational lines.
  10. Perform research for related engineering projects.
  11. Represent the organization as a contact on projects.

Education and Experience

Requires BS in Engineering & 2 years or Masters in Engineering & 0 years.

  • U.S. Citizenship is required.
  • The ability to obtain a secret security clearance is required.
  • Active secret clearance is highly preferred.
  • A Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering or Aerospace Engineering is highly preferred.

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.

 


Job Type: Full Time
Desired Travel: less than 25%
Years of Experience: 1-3 Years
Education: Bachelors
Expertise: Engineering
Group: Flight