Principal Engineer Manufacturing-19026398

Location: Saint Louis
US Citizenship Required for this Position: Yes
Relocation Assistance: Yes
Clearance Type: Secret
Number of Openings : 2
Shift : 1st Shift

At Northrop Grumman, our employees have incredible opportunities to work on revolutionary systems in air and space that impact peoples lives around the world today, and for generations to come. Our work preserves freedom and democracy, and advances human discovery and our understanding of the universe. We look for people who have bold new ideas, courage and a pioneering spirit to join forces to invent the future, and have a lot of 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.

Aerospace Systems sector is seeking a Manufacturing Engineer to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals.  Initial training will occur in El Segundo, CA for the first month of this position.  However, the permanent work location for this role will be in Saint Louis, MO.  The qualified applicant will become part of Northrop Grumman's Manufacturing Engineering Team working in a collaborative environment while promoting a positive and proactive teamwork environment.  The Manufacturing Engineer who performs this role will provide liaison support for capability upgrades for the F/A-18 aircraft.  They will be working with a team consisting of Technicians, Liaison Engineering, Quality Engineering, and other functions to ensure modifications/retrofit activities are accomplished successfully.

Manufacturing Engineering job duties involve the following: provide guidance to Engineering regarding design concepts to ensure the best manufacturing technique is being used to meet the Engineering design, participate in tool design reviews to ensure tools are feasible and reduce build times and program costs during assembly, define sequence of operations for product builds, investigate and initiate corrective actions and improvements that involve non-conforming product and identify improvement opportunities in areas that require producibility and affordability initiatives.  Provide liaison support for Engineering definition to influence low production costs for integrated assembly related to structures, electrical, hydraulics, fuels, fluids and propulsion systems.

Manufacturing Engineers for Aerospace Systems are expected to provide technical solutions to a wide range of complex and difficult problems.  They are problem solvers who have the ability to provide results that are innovative, thorough, practical, and consistent with organization objectives.  We seek Manufacturing Engineers that use a unique skill set that includes a hands-on approach and act as the technical representative voice for the Manufacturing organization.



Basic Qualifications: 

  • A minimum Bachelor's Science Degree in STEM (Science, Technical, Engineering or Mathematical) and 5 years of experience in manufacturing engineering or an engineering related field.
  • Experience working hands-on in a production environment
  • Experience reviewing and interpreting Blueprints and 3-D models
  • Experience with Microsoft Office Suite
  • Ability to interface/communicate with multiple levels of leadership, clients, and vendors
  • Ability to obtain and maintain an active DOD Secret security clearance

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Experience with Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems 
  • Experience with Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES)
  • Experience with Unigraphics CAD Software
  • Experience providing innovative techniques focused on improving product designs and tooling assemblies or equipment
  • Composite experience and process knowledge
  • Active DOD Security clearance

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: 19026398

What's great about
Northrop Grumman

  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.
Secret Required
Yes, 10 % of the Time
No - Teleworking not available for this position