1+ months

Principal RF Payload Mechanical Engineer 3 / Sr. Principal RF Payload Mechanical Engineer 4

Northrop Grumman
Dulles, VA 20164
US CITIZENSHIP REQUIRED FOR THIS POSITION: Yes

RELOCATION ASSISTANCE: Relocation assistance may be available

CLEARANCE TYPE: None

TRAVEL: No

**Description**

Join Northrop Grumman on our continued mission to push the boundaries of possible across land, sea, air, space, and cyberspace. Enjoy a culture where your voice is valued and start contributing to our team of passionate professionals providing real-life solutions to our worlds biggest challenges. We take pride in creating purposeful work and allowing our employees to grow and achieve their goals every day by Defining Possible. With our competitive pay and comprehensive benefits, we have the right opportunities to fit your life and launch your career today.

Northrop Grumman Space Systems Division 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 Space Systems Division is seeking an experienced RF (Radio Frequency) Payload Mechanical engineer to assist or lead a team of other RF Payload Mechanical engineers to perform layout of RF equipment required for communications spacecraft.

**Responsibilities include the following:**

+ Layout of RF equipment on spacecraft payload panels.
+ History of working with RF equipment such as test couplers, filters, muliplexers, high power amplifiers (ex. TWTA, SSPAs), etc.
+ Design of waveguide and coaxial cable networks that connect RF equipment.
+ Ensure RF equipment meets mechanical environments for which they will reside. Work with Mechanical Analysis team to meet compliance.
+ Work with RF engineering on overall design and layout of RF equipment on spacecraft to ensure compliance at system level.
+ Write or contribute to performance specifications w.r.t mechanical requirements.
+ Perform detailed design tasks using Computer Aided Design (CAD) and other software tools to develop and document designs.
+ Interface and communicate with customers, program, Integration and Test (I&T), functional management, other engineering disciplines and component suppliers.
+ Perform cost and schedule planning using Earned Value Management System (EVMS).
+ Be self-motivated and provide technical solutions to a wide range of difficult problems under limited supervision.

This requisition may be filled at a higher grade based on qualifications listed below.

**Basic Qualifications:**

This requisition may be filled at either a Principal Mechanical/MGSE Engineer 3 or Sr. Principal Mechanical/MGSE Engineer 4.

**Basic Qualifications: Principal RF Payload Mechanical Engineer 3:**

+ Bachelors Degree in Aerospace Engineering, Mechanical Engineering or related area and 5+ years of experience.
+ Must be a US Citizen with the ability to obtain government clearance.
+ Experience in performing engineering tasks associated with design, manufacturing and integration of RF payloads and equipment layouts.
+ Basic understanding of RF principles.
+ Basic understanding and interpretation of RF system block diagrams.
+ Experience with waveguide and coaxial cable layout design.
+ Experience with Computer Aided Design (CAD) software.
+ Experience with interpreting and reviewing vendor provided Interface Control Drawings (ICDs) and associated 3D CAD models to provide feedback against requirements.
+ Ability to write process guides to document processes.
+ Experience with Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T) standards and preparation of manufacturing documentation.
+ Experience with cost and schedule management using Earned Value Management System (EVMS).
+ Basic understanding of mechanical analysis and simulation methods and results.

**Basic Qualifications: Sr. Principal RF Payload Mechanical Engineer 4:**

+ Bachelors Degree in Aerospace Engineering, Mechanical Engineering or related area and 9+ years of experience.
+ Must be a US Citizen with the ability to obtain government clearance.
+ Experience in performing engineering tasks associated with design, manufacturing and integration of RF payloads and equipment layouts.
+ Basic understanding of RF principles.
+ Basic understanding and interpretation of RF system block diagrams.
+ Experience with waveguide and coaxial cable layout design.
+ Experience with Computer Aided Design (CAD) software.
+ Experience with interpreting and reviewing vendor provided Interface Control Drawings (ICDs) and associated 3D CAD models to provide feedback against requirements.
+ Ability to write process guides to document processes.
+ Experience with Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T) standards and preparation of manufacturing documentation.
+ Experience with cost and schedule management using Earned Value Management System (EVMS).
+ Basic understanding of mechanical analysis and simulation methods and results.

**Preferred Qualifications:**

+ Experience with CREO Parametric software.
+ Experience with hands-on hardware fabrication.
+ Experience with computer programming. Specifically MS Visual Basic.
+ Demonstrated leadership experience.
+ Proficiency with mechanical analysis and simulation tools.

Salary Range: $92,200.00 - $138,400.00Salary Range 2: $114,300.00 - $171,500.00

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. With the continuing impacts of COVID-19 around the world, we are taking action to protect the health and well-being of our colleagues and maintain the safety of the communities where we operate. As a federal contractor, and consistent with **Executive Order 14042** ( https://www.saferfederalworkforce.gov/contractors/ ), we will require all newly hired employees in the United States to be fully vaccinated by January 18, 2022, or by your start date if it is after January 18. Federal guidance allows for disability/medical and religious accommodations with respect to the vaccine requirement. Any requested accommodations must be reviewed and approved (if applicable) in advance of your start date.

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 http://www.northropgrumman.com/EEO . U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.

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Posted: 2021-12-09 Expires: 2022-06-11
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