2020 - Mechanical Systems Associate Engineer
Northrop Grumman
Dulles, VA
The Mechanical Systems Engineer will work on all Spacecraft Structures and Payload mechanical hardware from requirements all the way through integration and test. The candidate will perform detailed design tasks using Computer Aided Design (CAD) and other software tools to develop and document designs for manufacturing and ultimately assembly into spacecraft. The role involves interfacing and communicating with customers, program and functional management, other spacecraft engineering disciplines, and component suppliers. The candidate will develop test plans and procedures and support structural testing at the component and spacecraft levels. Will also perform cost and schedule planning for projects and proposals. Skills include, but not limited to, Computer Aided Design (CAD), knowledge of Geometric Dimension and Tolerancing (GD&T), 3D Printing, Design for Manufacturing, and Mechanics of Metallic and Composite Materials.

Performance standards that an incumbent must have to be successful in this position include:

Leadership and teamwork capabilities

Interpersonal communication skills

Extracurricular activities (campus organizations, clubs, student organizations, community service)

Ability to effectively articulate technical challenges and solutions

Exceptional written and oral communication skills

Required Qualifications:
Enrolled in or having received an undergraduate or graduate degree from an accredited college/university majoring in Mechanical Engineering (ME) or Aerospace Engineering (AE)

Ability to perform structural engineering tasks associated with design, manufacturing, and testing of structures.

Possess an overall cumulative GPA of 3.0/4.0 or higher

Be eligible to obtain a U.S. Government security clearance (U.S. citizenship is a pre-requisite)

Preferred Qualifications:
Experience with Computer Aided Design (CAD) software, preferably CREO.

Experience with Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T) standards and preparation of manufacturing documentation.

Experience with 3D Printing, Design for Manufacturing, and hands-on fabrication.

Demonstrated leadership experience, preferably on university sponsored design projects or clubs.

Minimum overall GPA of 3.25

Prior internship or research experience in related field.

Proficiency in Microsoft office suite.

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.