Ordnance Design Engineer

Job ID: GEM20181804-45189
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 Innovation Systems designs, builds and delivers space, defense and aviation-related systems to customers around the world. Our main products include launch vehicles and related propulsion systems; missile products, subsystems and defense electronics; precision weapons, armament systems and ammunition; satellites and associated space components and services; and advanced aerospace structures.
Northrop Grumman Innovation Systems is currently seeking an experienced Ordnance Design Engineer to support the Space Launch System (SLS) program at our FSG Propulsion Systems Division (PSD) Ordnance Systems and Thrust Vector Controls (TVC) Engineering Department in our Promontory office.
Role Description & Responsibilities:
Design engineer for ordnance devices and systems for the SLS Program including the following:
Explosive Ordnance devices such as: Shaped Charges, Separation Bolts, Pressure Cartridges, Through Bulkhead Initiators (TBIs), Explosive Transfer Lines, Cartridge and Pressure Actuated Devices, Safe and Arm (S&As), and Motor Ignition devices
Ordnance subsystems including motor ignition, stage separation, and flight termination
Requirements definition, management, and verification
Support integration efforts for rocket motor assembly, and activities at launch site
Interface with program office teams and customers including compiling comprehensive presentations and presenting the details and issues as required
Application of disciplined processes to problem resolution and failure investigations
Peer review work to support other ordnance engineers
Job Duties:
Requirements definition and flow down to subcontractors and verify compliance accordingly, verification by inspection, analysis, demonstration or test
Creation of component/assembly designs and coordination of final drawings
Write specifications, test plans, test reports, and compliance documents
Support hardware development, qualification and production hardware build and test support
Subcontractor oversite including travel to subcontractor manufacturing and test facilities
Design change and nonconformance review of subcontractor and internal documentation
Support the engineering and manufacturing product cost and schedule constraints
Support program IPTs, internal and external design reviews
Support technical and schedule inputs for proposals
Experience Requirements:
Candidate must have 2-5 years of chemical, mechanical, or electro-mechanical engineering experience
Candidate must have a minimum of 2 years working with suppliers and contractors
Experience Preferred :
Candidate with 2-5 years of experience in the ordnance field and be familiar with requirements from customers and Range Safety
Experience working to conclusion design drawings, interface control drawings and specifications
Experience/knowledge working design requirements definition, verification and verification reporting
Experience working with customers and subcontractors
Experience in development, qualification and lot acceptance testing efforts pertaining to ordnance devices
Abilities to present and articulate complex designs to both internal and external customers (NASA and military)
Skills & Qualifications:
Strong knowledge/skills in mechanical engineering; chemical and/or electro-mechanical a plus
Experience with aerospace components, systems, and integration design, analysis, environment & functional test, requirements definition and verification
3-D modeling a plus
Demonstrated ability to get work done in an environment of established systems and procedures
Excellent written and oral communication skills
Excellent time management and organizational skills
BS degree in engineering discipline is required
MS degree in engineering discipline is a plus
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.
Job Type: Full Time
Desired Travel: less than 25%
Years of Experience: 3-5 Years
Education: Bachelors
Expertise: Engineering
Group: Flight

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