Sr. Principal Quality Tooling Engineer-19014835

Location: Iuka
US Citizenship Required for this Position: Yes
Relocation Assistance: Yes
Clearance Type: None
Number of Openings : 1
Shift : 1st Shift

At Northrop Grumman, our employees have incredible opportunities to work on revolutionary systems that impact peoples lives around the world today, and for generations to come. Our pioneering and inventive spirit has enabled us to be at the forefront of many technological advancements in our nations history - from the first flight across the Atlantic Ocean, to stealth bombers, to landing on the moon. We look for people who have bold new ideas, courage and a pioneering spirit to join forces to invent the future, and have 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, theyre making history.

Northrop Grumman Innovation Systems designs, builds and delivers space, defense and aviation-related systems to customers around the world. Our main products include launch vehicles and related propulsion systems; missile products, subsystems and defense electronics; precision weapons, armament systems and ammunition; satellites and associated space components and services; and advanced aerospace structures.

Northrop Grumman Innovations Systems is currently seeking an Sr. Principal Quality Tooling Engineer at our Iuka, MS facility.

Role Description & Responsibilities

  • Candidate must have a proactive attitude toward learning/training and be capable of working in a dynamic team environment.

  • Coordinates with Design Engineering on design and approves all new Type I Tool drawings.
  • Candidate will work closely with Tool Engineering on all various activities associated with Type I tools.
  • Candidate will be required to know advanced Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerance (GD&T), Calibrated tools, program CMM and laser tracker systems.
  • Knowledge in reviewing and understanding customer certifications and purchasing requirements; which include knowledge in blue prints, specifications, and contracts. 
  • Candidate must have a proactive attitude towards safety. 
  • A candidate must be focused on meeting customer requirements, and comply with company policies and procedures.
  • Physical demands include standing or moving about the plant more than half the time.
  • Some travel to suppliers required and supplier on-site assessment experience a plus.


Experience Requirements:  

  • Candidate should be familiar with the receiving inspection process.
  • Candidate must be familiar with laser tracker inspection systems.
  • Candidate should exhibit the ability to perform Dimensional Inspections.

Experience Preferred

  • Experience of various inspections using laser tracker systems, coordinate measuring machines, standard measuring instruments, and a background in Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerance (GD&T).

  • Experience with machine controls, fabrication, automation and robotics.
  • Experience in working in an aerospace production environment.
  • Experience with machining processes and equipment.

Skills & Qualifications:

  • Ability to read and interpret blueprints, specifications.
  • Skilled in shop mathematical applications.
  • Excellent computer skills required (Microsoft applications)
  • Excellent interpersonal, written and oral communication skills.
  • Excellent time management and organizational skills.
  • Exceptional attention to detail and organizational skills a must.


B.S. Degree and 9 years of experience 
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 ID: 19014835

  Reasons to apply:

  1. Be part of a culture that thrives on intellectual curiosity, cognitive diversity and bringing your whole self to work.
  2. Use your skills to build and deliver innovative tech solutions that protect the world and shape a better future.
  3. Enjoy benefits like flexible work schedules, education assistance and paid time off.
None Required