Melbourne, Florida

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Description
Northrop Grumman's Manned Aircraft Design Center of Excellence located in Melbourne Florida has an immediate opening for an experienced Staff Mechanical Design Engineer, Weapons Integration Lead.
Essential Functions:
  • Primary role is to serve as the mechanical design lead for weapons integration on Advanced Navy Programs and impart knowledge and experience in US naval carrier based operations to junior engineers.
  • Provide technical guidance and coordinate a small team of mechanical design engineers supporting the preliminary design, development and integration of weapons onto future naval attack and fighter aircraft.
  • Lead development of draft weapons requirements documentation to capture weapon payload types and quantities, weapon suspension and release equipment (S&RE), and weapon loading crew access based on initial customer input.
  • Ensure the weapons requirements are represented in the overall Air Vehicle System Specification document and that they are aligned with mission systems and operational analysis to ensure weapon types, weapon quantities, and estimated weapon launch parameters satisfy target defeat requirements.
  • Lead the development of the preliminary weapon/S&RE layout configurations, preliminary Interface Control Drawings (ICDs) and overall weapon carriage and release volume/clearance requirements, and coordinating them with other aircraft IPTs (such as structures and subsystems) to help define/develop hard points for S&RE attachment, weapon bay size, weapon bay door configuration, weapon bay door drive system, door up-locks, subsystem routing, and electrical harness routing, while also ensuring sufficient weapon bay volume exists for weapon loading crew personnel to physically and safely perform required weapon loading tasks.
  • Attend internal program, customer and/or supplier technical exchange meetings and/or formal program milestone reviews to provide and/or obtain progress status updates.
  • Other responsibilities and duties include managing team cost and schedule, and mentoring junior engineers in weapons integration and mechanical design.
The selected candidate should thrive in a fast-paced work environment with high expectations, significantly diverse assignments, and collaborative/team settings across all levels.

This position will be permanently located in Melbourne, FL. Some travel is required.

Qualifications:

Basic Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's Degree in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics) discipline from an accredited university and 14 years of engineering experience OR Master's Degree and 12 years of engineering experience.
  • Must have a working knowledge of weapons loading procedures, overall operations and limitations for weapons safety on a USN carrier.
  • Experience with industry standard CAD tools and processes such as NX and CATIA V5.
  • A current active in-scope DoD Secret security clearance is required to start with the ability to obtain and maintain Special Program Access (PAR/SPA).
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Master's Degree in Mechanical or Aerospace Engineering or related discipline.
  • Familiarity with NX CAD software and Teamcenter PLM.
  • Prior experience/service with the US Navy on CVN or LHA
  • Prior experience with NAVY programs.
  • Prior weapons integration experience
  • Knowledge and familiarity of weapons carriage, weapons release and weapon loading/installation
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Melbourne, Florida

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