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Principal/ Sr. Principal Thermal Structural Analyst - Space Components

Company: Northrop Grumman
Location: San Diego
Posted on: April 9, 2021

Job Description:

Embark on a career putting innovative, reliable, and agile products and ideas into orbit, and beyond. Northrop Grumman has opportunities waiting for you that play a vital role in human space exploration, national defense, and scientific discovery, supporting multiple programs across the universe. With us, you'll discover a culture of curiosity and collaboration that will have you Defining Possible from the day you start. Our space systems connect and protect millions of people on earth every day, now and for the future. Explore your future and launch your career today.
At Northrop Grumman, our employees have incredible opportunities to work on revolutionary systems and technology 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 are making history.
Northrop Grumman's Space System's sector is looking for a Thermal Analyst to support the Space Components organization/business unit located in San Diego, CA.
The selected candidate should thrive in a fast-paced work environment with high expectations, significantly diverse assignments, and collaborative/team settings across all levels.
Primary responsibilities:

  • Performing thermal analysis and providing solutions to a variety of thermal related technical problems of moderate scope and complexity using classical heat transfer methods and simulation
  • Interact with design and development teams (teams include specialists in Design, Structural Analysis, Quality, Materials, Manufacturing) to create and verify creative design solutions that meet all requirements (technical, cost, schedule)
  • Mathematically defining problems and compute the engineering characteristics consistent with the specifications, design needs and requirements of other portions of the products.
  • Review drawings for thermal design hardware content.
  • Support development of fight hardware from preliminary through detailed design, drawing release, manufacturing, integration, verification testing, and transportation
  • Prepare and make presentations summarizing structural assessment results for internal review and external customer design reviews
  • Produce engineering documentation and technical reports/analyses to support design, integration, and testing efforts
  • Developing, coordinating, and conducting test programs required to evaluate design work
  • Interpret, select, and apply company/commercial/military specifications and customer requirements to accomplish specific analyses
  • Candidate shall be responsible for gathering, compiling, and interpreting technical data from previous products and determining technical principles involved
  • Developing innovative solutions and elaborating on design concepts.
  • Evaluating completed designs with supervisor and other technical groups, and making modifications necessary to achieve the most ideal design.
  • Apply technical principles, theories and concepts to the planning, analysis, design and testing of thermal control systems.
  • Work and execute moderately complex professional tasks under general supervision and with little technical oversight.

    Qualifications:

    Basic Qualifications:
    • Principal Thermal/Structural Engineer 3
      • Bachelor's degree in STEM - Science, Technology, Engineer, Math or related area (Mechanical or Aerospace Engineering Degrees with a focus on Thermal/Heat Transfer Analysis highly preferred) and 5+ years of experience or Master's Degree and 3+ years; 0 Years with a PhD
      • Sr. Principal Thermal/Structural Engineer 4
        • Bachelor's degree in STEM - Science, Technology, Engineer, Math or related area (Mechanical or Aerospace Engineering Degrees with a focus on Thermal/Heat Transfer Analysis highly preferred) and 9+ years of experience or Master's Degree and 7+ years; 4 with PhD
        • Current Active Top Secret clearance
        • Strong thermal background with demonstrated work experience and knowledge as a thermal analyst
        • Ability to read engineering drawings and specifications
        • Experience using Thermal Desktop, SINDA, Autocad
        • Good written and verbal communication skills
        • Knowledge of composite materials manufacturing processes
        • Basic problem solving skills and computer skills with standard word processing/spreadsheet experience
        • Candidate should be able to listen effectively, take direction, and possess initiative to accomplish assigned tasks and complete work in a timely fashion Preferred Qualifications:
          • Familiarity with Femap and NX Nastran 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. Associated topics: ansys, autocad, automotive, fluid, machine, motor, msme, naval, propulsion, turbomachinery

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