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Sr. Principal Mechanical Design Engineer TS/SCI Clearance

Company: Northrop Grumman
Location: Hartford
Posted on: April 4, 2021

Job Description:

Category: EngineeringLocation: East Hartford, ConnecticutUS Citizenship Required for this Position: YesClearance Type: Top SecretTelecommute: No -Teleworking not available for this positionShift: 1st ShiftTravel Required: Yes, 10 % of the TimePositions Available: 1Adaptive Optics Associates-Xinetics (AOA Xinetics), a wholly-owned Northrop Grumman Space Systems, Payload and Ground Systems Division subsidiary, is currently seeking a Senior Principal Mechanical Design Engineer to support our Special Program activities in East Hartford, CT.AOA Xinetics (AOX) designs, develops, and manufactures precision, advanced optical products and systems such as deformable mirrors, optical systems, adaptive optics control systems and silicon carbide optical structures for the U.S. Government, commercial customers, and U.S. defense prime and second-tier contractors. Markets for these technologies include civilian astronomy and semiconductor capital equipment as well as defense ISR and Directed Energy. Several potential direct and adjacent application areas also exist. The Company has substantial growth opportunities in support of many U.S. Government and NGSP business initiatives.AOX delivers industrial photonics systems and development services for a variety of customers and applications. AOX excels in a range of applications from adaptive optical systems, deformable mirrors, wavefront sensors, precision actuators, to photonic systems that acquire and process data in real time for a variety of high availability applications. AOX's capabilities include lightweight passive and active hybrid CERAFORM/CERAPRINT silicon carbide optics and precision structures as well as large and small precision opto-mechanical systems supporting electronics and sophisticated controls software. Overview:Reporting to the Special Programs Mechanical Engineering Manager, the Senior Principal Mechanical Design Engineer will perform design and analysis for optical systems, tooling, and test equipment, leading engineering design efforts of complex electro-optical and opto-mechanical systems, designing hardware that satisfies system requirements, documenting design approaches, detailing parts and assembly drawings to support the development, manufacture, and test of optical systems. Additional expectations include support to new business opportunities and active leadership and development of junior engineers, designers and technicians. Role and Responsibilities:Perform mechanical design on multiple projects through all phases of development and manufacturingCreate part and assembly models, detailed drawings and associated parts lists, in accordance with AMSE Y14.5 and AOX drawing standardsConduct peer reviews of other engineer's work productsExecute new designs with a focus on DFMPerform analysis of mechanisms, detailed geometric tolerances, and manufacturabilitySupport transition to production and manufacturing engineeringProvide technical solutions to complex problems which require regular use of technical acumen, ingenuity and creativityPerform trade studies, design of experiments, assembly and testing of parts, components, and assembliesProvide technical content for proposals, estimate and track mechanical design costs, create schedule estimates, and make presentations to customers and company managementBasic Qualifications:Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical Engineering10 or more years of mechanical design, development, analysis and FEA experience working in a collaborative, highly technical multi-disciplined engineering work environmentAnalytical problem solver with technical lead abilities; results and deadline driven; excellent oral and written communication skills including presentation skills; technical influencerProficient MS Word, MS Excel, PowerPoint softwareIntermediate-Advanced SolidWorks (or equivalent) software skillsUS Citizenship is a requirement for employment as candidates will be required to obtain and maintain a Security ClearanceActive TS/SCI Security Clearance RequiredPreferred Qualifications:Master's Degree plus 8 years mechanical design experienceExperience working with micro or small precision form factor mechanisms; opto-mechanical designs; optical assembly, interferometer and alignment, test equipment and toolsWorking Environment & Physical Demands:Travel to customer site as required (10%)Ability to sit and/or stand for extended periods of times and light physical effort as requiredNorthrop 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 positions.

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