Northrop Grumman Innovation Systems Careers

Temporary Dynamics Mechanical Engineer

Chandler, AZ
Engineering and Sciences

Job Description

Job ID: SC20181004-44985

  • 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.

    Northrop Grumman Innovation Systems is currently seeking a Temporary Mechanical Engineer to join our Dynamics group in Chandler, AZ.

    Role description & Responsibilities:

    Under the guidance of a lead engineer, the candidate will evaluate the structural integrity of launch vehicle components.  Candidate will also have opportunities to design and analyze basic test concepts to be used for structural testing launch vehicle structures and support hardware.  Candidate will generate sketches, write test procedures, document analysis results and conduct tests.  Candidate must be able to understand the scope of tasks, visualize basic design concepts, perform analysis utilizing appropriate classical and computer aided techniques, and prepare results for presentation orally and in writing.

    This is a temporary position expected to last 9-12 months.

    Required Skills & Qualifications:

    • Background in vibration theory, dynamics, statistics, and finite element method
    • Working knowledge of MATLAB
    • Ability to apply fundamental analytical techniques and prepare written analyses
    • BSME or BSAE
    • U.S. citizenship 

    Preferred Skills and Qualifications:

    • Prior experience with coupled loads and modal analysis  
    • Prior or current clearance
    • MSME or MSAE


    Position requires a BS in Mechanical or Aerospace engineering with a minimum of two years related work experience or a MS in Mechanical or Aerospace engineering with some related work experience 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 U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.

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