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Sr. Principal Mechanical Design Engineer (Active TS/SCI Clearance Required)

Company: Northrop Grumman
Location: east hartford
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

AOA Xinetics (AOX), a wholly-owned Northrop Grumman Space Systems, Payload and Ground Systems Division Strategic Business Venture, is a leading supplier of complex electro-optic and photonic systems and subsystems that control and manipulate light waves for a variety of applications. Our talented team of engineers, managers and technologists conceive, design, develop and manufacture high precision products in an environment that requires significant collaboration and teamwork among multiple engineering disciplines. We are one of eight wholly owned Northrop Grumman Strategic Business Ventures https://www.northropgrumman.com/who-we-are/business-ventures/

AOX is an end-to-end engineering company that creates solutions, puts them into practice, and manufactures them. We develop solutions to some of the nation's hardest technical challenges leveraging advanced technical capabilities in optical, mechanical, software, electronics controls, systems, test and manufacturing engineering to perform applied research, engineering development, and precision manufacturing.

Additionally, AOX excels in a range of applications from adaptive optical systems, deformable mirrors, wavefront sensors, and sub-nanometer precision actuators to photonic systems that acquire and process data in real time for a variety of high-availability applications. AOX's market offerings include lightweight passive and active CERAFORM and CERAPRINT silicon carbide (SiC) optics and precision structures as well as large and small precision opto-mechanical systems supporting electronics and sophisticated controls software.

Position Description:

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 manufacturing

Create part and assembly models, detailed drawings and associated parts lists, in accordance with AMSE Y14.5 and AOX drawing standards

Conduct peer reviews of other engineer's work products

Execute new designs with a focus on DFM

Perform analysis of mechanisms, detailed geometric tolerances, and manufacturability

Support transition to production and manufacturing engineering

Provide technical solutions to complex problems which require regular use of technical acumen, ingenuity and creativity

Perform trade studies, design of experiments, assembly and testing of parts, components, and assemblies

Provide technical content for proposals, estimate and track mechanical design costs, create schedule estimates, and make presentations to customers and company management



**Basic Qualifications:**

Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical Engineering

10 or more years of mechanical design, development, analysis and FEA experience working in a collaborative, highly technical multi-disciplined engineering work environment

Analytical problem solver with technical lead abilities; results and deadline driven; excellent oral and written communication skills including presentation skills; technical influencer

Proficient MS Word, MS Excel, PowerPoint software

Intermediate-Advanced SolidWorks (or equivalent) software skills

US Citizenship is a requirement for employment

Active TS/SCI Security Clearance Required

**Preferred Qualifications:**

Master's Degree plus 8 years mechanical design experience

Experience working with micro or small precision form factor mechanisms; opto-mechanical designs; optical assembly, interferometer and alignment, test equipment and tools

**Working 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 required

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 Category** : Engineering


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