Principal Manufacturing Engineer-19018614

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

Some of the worlds most technically advanced products are manufactured by employees who work within Northrop Grumman Missions Systems; a leading provider of sensor systems for a variety of global security applications, including situational awareness and self-protection.


Northrop Grumman manufacturing plants are highly-automated, cutting-edge centers of excellence where employees leverage the latest technology, including the strategic use of automation, 3-D printing and robotics.


Northrop Grumman Mission Systems is seeking a Principal Manufacturing Engineer to join the Test and Assembly Site in Philadelphia, PA. The Manufacturing Engineer will support Manufacturing Operations Engineering.


The Manufacturing Engineer will be responsible for:

 -Implementation of the latest industry manufacturing technology and techniques.

- Inspect performance of machinery, equipment, and tools to verify their efficiency

- Investigate and initiate corrective action to ensure product quality

-Provide guidance to Engineering regarding design concepts and specification requirements to best utilize equipment and manufacturing techniques


The ideal candidate must be able to work individually as well as collaborate with a diverse group of individuals, work tactically, but with an eye towards future strategy, and exhibit solid communication skills with internal management personnel and clients. 

The selected candidate must be comfortable working 50% of their time or more on factory floor in a union environment with hours that may span multiple shifts.


Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelors degree in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering or Math) discipline and 5+ years of relevant work experience, or Masters in a STEM discipline with 3+ years of relevant work experience

  • Ability to obtain a Secret clearance (this requires US citizenship)

  • Work experience with Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerance (GD&T

  • Experience with tool and fixture design

  • Experience with solid modeling tools such as Siemens NX or Solidworks/Pro E

  • Fluency in MS Office Tools with a focus on documentation

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Manufacturing or engineering background in a marine discipline (e.g., Rotating Machinery engineering or manufacturing)
  • Experience with Large Mechanical Assembly and Heavy Lifting Principles
  • Experience with machine tool equipment and machine shop processes (Vertical and/or Horizontal Machining centers
  • Active Secret Security Clearance or higher
  • Experience in implementing new designs and processes into a factory environment
  • Working knowledge and past experience with equipment and tool suppliers
  • Six Sigma Certification
  • Understanding of welding processes 

Job ID: 19018614

  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