Principal Mechanisms Engineer (Space/Satellite)
Embark on a career putting innovative, reliable, and agile products and ideas into orbit, and beyond. Northrop Grumman has opportunities waiting for you that play a vital role in human space exploration, national defense, and scientific discovery, supporting multiple programs across the universe. With us, you'll discover a culture of curiosity and collaboration that will have you Defining Possible from the day you start. Our space systems connect and protect millions of people on earth every day, now and for the future. Explore your future and launch your career today. We are seeking a Mid-Level Space Mechanisms Engineer to join our team located in Beltsville, Maryland. The Mechanisms Engineer will be responsible for developing space mechanisms such as robotic tools, fluid couplings, docking devices, instrument mechanisms and spacecraft deployables. They will work on requirements and concept development, detailed design and perform hands-on prototype evaluation in the lab. The engineer will create work instructions and lead the assembly and test of their mechanisms. They will present their designs to NG stakeholders and customers in design reviews, and support the integration of their hardware into instruments and spacecraft. Northrop Grumman offers a competitive and robust benefits program. As a full-time employee of Northrop Grumman, you are eligible for our robust benefits package including: Medical, Dental & Vision coverage 401k Educational Assistance Life Insurance Employee Assistance Programs & Work/Life Solutions Paid Time Off Health & Wellness Resources Employee Discounts Flexible Schedules: For example the ability to work a 9/80 work schedule, which allows an employee to work a nine-hour day Monday through Thursday and take every other Friday off of work For more details please visit our total rewards site or chat with one of our recruiters to learn more Link: Qualifications: Basic Qualifications: BS degree in Mechanical Engineering or related discipline and minimum of 5 years of relevant experience; or MS degree in Mechanical Engineering or related discipline and a minimum of 3 years of relevant experience. Experience with the development, integration and test of space flight mechanisms and / or optomechancial devices. Proficiency with component design and assembly management using 3D CAD software Proficiency with ASME Y14.5 geometric dimensioning and tolerancing (GD&T). Familiarity with commonly used space and commercial specifications for materials (metallic and composite), processes, fasteners, mechanical components (actuators, bearings, gears etc.), connectors, wiring, etc. Preferred Qualifications: Experience with the generation of work orders, assembly procedures and test plans for mechanical and electro-mechanical hardware integration and test. Experience with CREO Computer Aided Design (CAD) and Finite Element Analysis (FEA) using NASTRAN and FEMAP software. Familiarity with NASA Goddard processes for development, Configuration Management, work authorization and integration and test (functional, vibration, thermal/vacuum etc.). Familiarity with Launch Vehicle requirements. Ability to work under aggressive development schedules. DOD Secret or higher security clearance or ability to obtain one. 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. US Citizenship is required for most positions.