Northrop Grumman Innovation Systems Careers

Mechanical Engineer

Dulles, VA
Engineering and Sciences


Job Description

Job ID: TGS20181101-43084

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

Under direction of a senior thermal engineer, perform thermal 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 modifications necessary to achieve the most ideal design.  Develop and coordinate the conduct of test programs required to evaluate design work.

Required Qualifications:

A Bachelor’s Degree (BA/BS) in Engineering with 2 years or Masters Degree in Engineering, Computer Science, Math, or Physics with focus on heat transfer and thermal analysis. .

Experience with Thermal Desktop & SINDA or equivalent spacecraft thermal analysis tools.
Ability to perform thermal engineering tasks associated with analysis, design, and testing of components, subsystems, and spacecraft.

Preferred Qualifications:

Experience Performing Thermal Vacuum Testing .

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: Space