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Northrop Grumman Structural Engineer in Clearfield, Utah

Northrop Grumman is currently seeking a Mechanical Engineer at the Clearfield, Utah location. This is a Full Time Direct Hire Role

Role Description & Responsibilities:

Highly motivated mechanical engineer (or similar) with knowledge of Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD), heat transfer theory, composite materials, and the composite manufacturing cure process. Primary focus of position is to lead the management and execution of the Northrop Grumman internal standard process and requirements for qualifying ovens and autoclaves for fabricating composite structures. Position includes working within the Thermal/Fluids Analysis team with experienced engineers learning how to apply basic heat transfer and fluid dynamic analysis skills for composite cure applications. Support will also include, but is not limited to, performing analytical thermal surveys of parts equipment/tooling, developing fluid flow models, writing reports, oversight of tests and evaluations of hardware or software systems which have been altered, repaired, or modified in any way that affects the equipment performance, working with customers related to technical issues and product quality, and interfacing with equipment suppliers. Ideal candidate would be well versed in both analytical Thermal/Fluids theory as well as composite process engineering, instrumentation, data and test analysis. Position would include approximately 50% desk time, and 50% shop floor time. Position may require occasional domestic travel to other Northrop Grumman manufacturing sites (Less than 5% travel). Current DOD Secret Clearance is preferred but not required, but the ability to obtain a Secret Clearance is required.

Responsibilities:

  • Lead the management and execution of the Northrop Grumman internal standard process and requirements for qualifying ovens and autoclaves for fabricating composite structures

  • Perform analytical thermal surveys of parts equipment/tooling

  • Develop fluid flow models

  • Oversight of tests and evaluations of hardware or software systems which have been altered, repaired, or modified in any way that affects the equipment performance.

  • Maintain and create autoclave and oven flow models used to streamline process

  • Write and test software for autoclaves/ovens

  • Facilitate and maintain all training materials for autoclave and oven operations and engineering

  • Troubleshoot and own all autoclave and oven software issues

  • Support manufacturing in resolving all autoclave/oven issues and improvements

  • Initiate and manage cost savings projects related to ovens and autoclaves

Experience Requirements:

  • Ability to obtain DOD Secret Security Clearance

  • B.S. in Mechanical, or Aerospace Engineering with a minimum 2 years of experience, or M.S. in Mechanical, or Aerospace Engineering

  • Knowledge of composite materials and composite manufacturing processes

  • Understanding of heat transfer specifically relating to fluid flow

  • Proficiency in writing reports

  • Knowledge of MS Office Suite

Experience Preferred:

  • Current DOD Secret Security Clearance

  • Composite thermal/structural Finite Element Analysis (FEA) experience

  • Experience with Siemens NX, Matlab, ANSYS and/or Abaqus software

  • Experience following customer/internal specifications

  • Previous experience in aerospace manufacturing facility

  • Experience with ACS Autoclave and Oven Composite Process Control (CPC) Software and Object Files

  • Experience writing equipment specifications

  • Experience writing composite cure recipes

Skills & Qualifications:

  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to work with a team as well as independently

  • Ability to work in a fast paced dynamic environment as part of a multi-discipline team

  • Ability to prioritize and manage time effectively

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills are required

  • Ability to make sound decisions

  • Attention to detail

  • Ability to multi-task

Education/Certifications:

  • B.S. degree in Mechanical, Aerospace Engineering, or related with a minimum 2 years of experience, or M.S. degree in Mechanical, Aerospace Engineering.

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.

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