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Northrop Grumman iReturn (Return to Work) Mechanical Engineer in Sykesville, Maryland


RELOCATION ASSISTANCE: Relocation assistance may be available


TRAVEL: Yes, 10% of the Time


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 world’s 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.

The qualified applicant will join a cohort of employees re-entering the workforce after a career break of at least two years. This cohort will receive special on-boarding designed to provide an effective re-entry into the workforce. iReturn provides experienced professionals with a 12-week "returnship" to prepare for a full-time career in one of several fields at Northrop Grumman through training, professional development and networking opportunities. Qualified applicants will join a cohort of employees returning to the workforce after a 2+ career break for this "returnship" program that focuses on giving you a seamless transition back into the workforce. Upon completion of the program, candidates will be eligible for full-time roles with the company.

Northrop Grumman Mission Systems is seeking an experienced iReturn mechanical engineer to join our Power and Control Systems (P/CS) group in Sykesville, MD, supporting our Navigation & Maritime Systems Division.

The selected candidate will become part of our high-performing, Mechanical Technologies team, involved in developing the power conditioning, distribution and control systems of the future. Our products enable the success of our nation’s ships and submarines, as well as airborne and ground based systems. We offer a dynamic work environment and an energized workforce, providing the highest level of engineering and product design to our customers. Our engineers participate as members of cross-discipline engineering teams, focused on the design and production of cutting-edge, high-density, high-reliability, ruggedized, precision electronic assemblies. The selected candidate will perform in a fast paced work environment with high expectations, diverse assignments, and collaborative/team settings.

Responsibilities of this role include mechanical design using CAD tools, documentation of those designs for procurement and manufacture, basic structural and thermal analysis to support design adequacy, collaborating with a design team to review, test and verify those designs in order to assure mission success.

The selected candidate will be expected to be self-motivated, highly-organized, detail oriented and possess effective verbal and written communication skills.

Basic Qualifications:

  • A career break of at least two years

  • If required, Bachelors' degree and minimum 5 years of experience or Masters with minimum 3 years of experience (or whatever number of years of experience required for the appropriate level the target will be at the end of the returnship).

Salary Range: $75,100.00 - $75,100.00

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 . The company encourages employees to remain up-to-date on their COVID-19 vaccinations. U.S. Northrop Grumman employees may be required, in the future, to be vaccinated or have an approved disability/medical or religious accommodation, pursuant to future court decisions and/or government action on the currently stayed federal contractor vaccine mandate under Executive Order 14042 https://www.saferfederalworkforce.gov/contractors/ .

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.