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Co-Op Technical (Space-Mechanical)

Northrop Grumman

Wallops Island, VA 23337
  • Manufacturing / Production
  • Engineering
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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.

Northrop Grumman is looking for Co-op's to support the Mechanical Engineering Department of the NASA Sounding Rocket Operations Contract (NSROC). NSROC implements the work of the NASA Sounding Rocket program (NSRP) to fully design, build, integrate, test, and fly sounding rockets via expendable suborbital rockets to study a host of scientific objectives.

Co-op's at NSROC are given the opportunity to work on flight hardware and flight designs including design, analysis, and testing, as well as apply theoretical knowledge to solve real world engineering problems.

**Job Description:**

+ Apply theoretical knowledge relating to statics, dynamics, strengths of materials, and mechanical design in the design and analysis of flight and GSE structures as assigned by supervisor or mentor.
+ Creation of manufacturing documents such as part and assembly drawings and Model Based Definition products utilizing SolidWorks.
+ Work with Engineers, Technicians, and machinists in creating and updating technical documents.
+ Coordinate with Production and Machine Shop personnel for fabrication of designed products.
+ Maintain and engineering daily logbook and organize digital files for each project.
+ Practice and learn competent technical professional behavior including memorandum writing, email and calendar usage via Outlook, and report weekly activities to supervisor via status reports. Present a capstone presentation at end of term to Senior Management.
+ If required, assist with testing in the Environmental Testing Lab.
+ Perform related duties as assigned


**Basic Qualifications:**

+ 3-7 semesters of college engineering program completed.
+ Exposure to statics, deformable bodies, mechanics of materials.
+ Familiarity with at least 1 CAD software package, preferably SolidWorks.
+ Excellent written and oral communication skills
+ Excellent time management and organizational skills

**Preferred Qualifications:**

+ Preference is given to students who can "co-op" through either spring and summer or summer and fall. Summer only is on a limited basis.
+ Junior level student status
+ Familiarity with FEA software, either NASTRAN or SolidWorks Simulation

Pursuing a Mechanical or Aerospace Engineering degree.

Northrop Grumman is applying entrepreneurial thinking and commercial practices to deliver reliable, innovative and affordable products and services to our customers and grow our core areas while harnessing new technologies that will take our products - and your ideas - into the future. When encouraged to think beyond the ordinary, you'll be amazed at what you can do!

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 U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.

**Job Category** : Technical Support
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