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Northrop Grumman Principal/Senior Principal Engineer Structural - Composite Structures in Clearfield, Utah

Climb to new heights on your journey when you start Defining Possible with Northrop Grumman. Enjoy a purposeful career in aeronautics that is crucial to the way we connect and protect our world across land, sea, and air. Bring your experience and take advantage of this opportunity to discover how you can start to push past possible and achieve your goals today. Enjoy a diverse, collaborative environment with professionals across the nation ready to help launch your career.

Northrop Grumman Aeronautics Systems has an opening for a Principal / Senior Principal Structural Engineer to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. This position will be located in Clearfield, Utah.

The selected candidate will be part of a team supporting the development and implementation of a new technology developed at the Clearfield, Utah facility to protect composite structures used for rocket motors and other aerospace structures. This selected candidate will help qualify this new technology for the recently awarded Ground Based Strategic Deterrent (GBSD) and Next Generation Interceptor (NGI) programs in support our national defense strategy.

Essential Functions / Responsibilities:

  • Analysis of structural components, stress and strain states, thermal analysis, and/or design.

  • Finite Element Analysis (FEA) using Abaqus and/or Nastran

  • Static structural and thermal analysis

  • Write reports and communicate with team members through presentations

  • Model development and simulation

  • Support the investigation of issues

  • Support work in both a laboratory environment and pilot scale manufacturing operation

The ideal candidate should thrive in a fast-paced work environment with high expectations. You have good communication skills, the ability to prioritize and manage time effectively, and good attention to detail. You are comfortable in a lab environment and able to collaborate closely with system engineers, hardware designers, and integration/test engineers.

This role may be filled at the Principal or Senior Principal level depending on the qualifications below.

Qualifications:

Basic Qualifications:

Principal Engineer

  • Bachelor's Degree in a Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics discipline from an accredited university and five (5) years of experience in the aerospace industry or related field or Master's Degree in a Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics discipline from an accredited university and three (3) years of experience in the aerospace industry or related field

  • Experience in Finite Element Analysis

  • The ability to obtain DoD Secret clearance

Senior Principal Engineer

  • Bachelor's Degree in a Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics discipline from an accredited university and nine (9) years of experience in the aerospace industry or related field or Master's Degree in a Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics discipline from an accredited university and seven (7) years of experience in the aerospace industry or related field

  • Experience in Finite Element Analysis

  • The ability to obtain DoD Secret clearance

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Degree in Mechanical or Aeronautical Engineering

  • Understanding of carbon fiber composite materials and properties

  • Experience with Finite Element Analysis using pre and post processors and sizing software such as Abaqus CAE, Femap, NX Simulation, ANSYS, HyperMesh, OptiStruct, and HyperSizer

  • Familiarity with CAD software such as NX, Catia V5, and/or FiberSim

  • Script writing, workflow automation

  • Requirements definition and verification

  • Knowledge of composite materials and manufacturing processes

  • Active DoD Secret clearance

Job Category : Engineering

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