Staff Mechanical Engineer (Vehicle Thermal Analyst)
Company: Northrop Grumman
Posted on: August 5, 2022
At Northrop Grumman, our employees have incredible opportunities
to work on revolutionary systems that impact people's lives around
the world today, and for generations to come. Our pioneering and
inventive spirit has enabled us to be at the forefront of many
technological advancements in our nation's history - from the first
flight across the Atlantic Ocean, to stealth bombers, to landing on
the moon. We look for people who have bold new ideas, courage and a
pioneering spirit to join forces to invent the future, and have 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 Aeronautics Systems has multiple openings for
Staff Mechanical Engineers with extensive experience in aircraft
development to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals
within our Vehicle Organization. These roles are located in
In these roles, candidates may be involved in multiple aspects in
the development of aircraft subsystems, such as analysis, verifying
requirements, test data post processing, and working shipside to
help troubleshoot issues. C andidates are expected to apply
advanced technical principles, theories, and concepts. These
aircraft subsystems include, but are not limited to, Environmental
Control Systems, Liquid Cooling Systems, Fuel Systems, Hydraulic
Systems, Fire Protection, and Secondary Power Systems.
o Provide technical guidance and may coordinate a team of engineers
in thermal science related activities.
o Tasking includes performing system related analysis in support of
the development of aircraft subsystems as well as the integration
of aircraft avionics and the installation of various aircraft
hardware. Analysis includes, but not limited to, compartment
temperature assessments as influenced by structural heat transfer
and compartment heat sources. Tasking may include performing
Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) analysis in support of aircraft
subsystem integration and heat transfer modeling activities. May
also include modeling fluid systems to assess fluid velocities and
heat transfer coefficients over complex geometries.
o Tasking may include system level test planning, execution
support, verification, data processing, and troubleshooting.
o Tasking may include system level evaluations to verify
requirements and ensure airworthiness criteria are met.
o Attend internal program, customer and/or supplier technical
exchange meetings and/or formal program milestone reviews to
provide and/or obtain progress status updates.
o The selected candidate should thrive in a fast-paced work
environment with high expectations, significantly diverse
assignments, and collaborative/team settings across all levels.
o The basic qualifications of the Staff Mechanical Engineer are a
Bachelor of Science degree in a STEM discipline AND 14 years of
engineering experience OR Master's degree in a STEM discipline AND
12 years of engineering experience.
o Must have professional experience in thermal analysis related to
the development and integration of equipment on platforms,
including requirements definition and verification.
o Must have an active DoD Secret (or higher) clearance (with a
background investigation within the past 6 years or enrolled into
o Must have the ability to obtain and maintain Special Access
Program (SAP) clearance prior to the commencement of
o Current/active Special Program Access (PAR/SAP).
o Master's degree in Mechanical or Aerospace Engineering with focus
on thermodynamic, fluid mechanic and/or heat transfer
o Experience with aircraft subsystem development, with requirements
definition, specification development, component analysis,
procurement, source selection, integration and test and
verification for advance aircraft.
o Experience performing thermodynamic and/or heat transfer analysis
related to military/commercial aircraft and subsystems.
o Experience modeling in Thermal Desktop and/or STAR-CCM+
o Experience with the military airworthiness certification process
o Experience interpreting component detail drawings,
specifications, installation drawings, and test procedures.
o Experience in supporting pursuits and proposals, including
generating, reviewing, and approving technical proposals and
o Demonstrated experience in leadership related to integrated
product teams, including supplier and customer (internal and
Salary Range: $122,500 USD - $183,700 USD
Employees may be eligible for a discretionary bonus in addition to
base pay. Annual bonuses are designed to reward individual
contributions as well as allow employees to share in company
results. Employees in Vice President or Director positions may be
eligible for Long Term Incentives. In addition, Northrop Grumman
provides a variety of benefits including health insurance coverage,
life and disability insurance, savings plan, Company paid holidays
and paid time off (PTO) for vacation and/or personal business.
The health and safety of our employees and their families is a top
priority. The company encourages employees to remain up-to-date on
their COVID-19 vaccinations. U.S. Northrop Grumman employees may be
required, in the future, to be vaccinated or have an approved
disability/medical or religious accommodation, pursuant to future
court decisions and/or government action on the currently stayed
federal contractor vaccine mandate under Executive Order 14042
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 . U.S. Citizenship is required for most
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