Staff Mechanical Engineer - Space Propulsion

Northrop Grumman - Redondo Beach, CA4.0

At Northrop Grumman, our employees have incredible opportunities to work on revolutionary systems in air and space that impact people's lives around the world today, and for generations to come. Our work preserves freedom and democracy, and advances human discovery and our understanding of the universe. We look for people who have bold new ideas, courage and a pioneering spirit to join forces to invent the future, and have a lot of 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 Aerospace Systems Sector is seeking anStaffMechanical Engineer - Space Propulsionto join our team of qualified, diverse individuals.

Essential Functions:
Strong experience in liquid rocket engine design and development, fluid componentsand in spacecraft propulsion systems.
Strong analytical skills in combustion, aerodynamics, fluid mechanics and thermo-mechanical design with ability to scope or bound combustion and fluid mechanics problems as well as oversee manufacturing operations and hot fire testing.
Proven background in flight hardware design, development and test practices.
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, with ability to be the focal point interface with team members including internal and external customers as well as suppliers.
Support/lead engine/propulsion system development
Interface with program customers and suppliers
Oversee testing campaigns
Participate in issue resolution
Mayrequire working on multiple projects as needed.

Basic Qualifications:
Bachelors of Science degree in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, or Math) field from an accredited institution and14 years of engineering experience in an aerospace environment; OR Masters of Science degree in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, or Math) field from an accredited institution and12 years of engineering experience in an aerospace environment
Experience with spacecraft compressible fluid-thermal systems
Ability to obtain and maintain a DoD Secret Security Clearance and/oran SCI Clearance

Preferred Qualifications:
Active In-Scope DoD Secret Security Clearance and/or Active SCI Clearance
Experience with propulsion systems.
Experience with earned value management.
Experience with propulsion fluid components.
Experience as a team lead.
Experience supporting bipropellant fluid propulsion systems.
Experience with hardware procurement/supply chain operations.

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