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Northrop Grumman in Plymouth, Minnesota

A center of innovation, development and production of weapons for U.S. warfighters and our allies for superior battlefield capabilities

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Defining Possible in Plymouth, Minnesota

Northrop Grumman Plymouth is located just 10 miles west of Minneapolis, Minnesota and is home to Northrop Grumman’s Armament Systems business unit. This site is responsible for innovation, development and production of weapons that provide U.S. warfighters and our allies with superior battlefield capabilities. Our mission is to work together to create and deliver superior armaments and services for those who defend their nation’s security.

This site develops and produces medium- and large-caliber ammunition as well as precision capabilities for direct and indirect fire systems. Leading the industry, this team successfully completes lifecycle support for medium-caliber cannons, develops miniature, precision strike weapons for airborne platforms, creates survivability solutions for soldiers and the next generation tactical ammunition for a variety of combat platforms.

Plymouth-based employees are actively supporting allies in more than 60 countries around the world to include not only product deliveries, but also technical support, training and the ability to develop sovereign defense capabilities through co-production and development opportunities. You can make a difference in Plymouth by helping innovate defense capabilities for those who defend their nation’s security.

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Why Do Employees Like Working In Plymouth?

Plymouth is located within the Minneapolis-St. Paul metropolitan area with a strong, diversified economy and culture, excellent education and high quality of life that features a highly educated workforce an average household income that is among the highest in the nation and an unemployment rate that is among the lowest in the United States. This thriving community is home to three million persons and 19 Fortune 500 corporations, the University of Minnesota and several other highly regarded universities and colleges, a thriving arts, music and theatre scene and all major professional sports are represented locally. The area also offers an extensive urban and suburban park system with 340 miles of interconnected trails and freshwater lakes that offer fishing and water sports.

Plymouth proper is Minnesota’s seventh largest city with approximately 78,000 residents and is just 10 miles from the center of the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul. Plymouth is nationally recognized for its quality of life and has been recognized by CNN Money and Money magazine as a “Best Place to Live.”

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Why Join Northrop Grumman?

Northrop Grumman employees are Defining Possible every day through science, technology and engineering. With careers in all areas: air, cyber, land, sea and space - we are working as one to defend and define the future.

Work/Life Balance

Many sites have 9/80 days, telework and flexible scheduling options, plus generous paid time off. Indeed named Northrop Grumman a top 10 company for work/life balance in 2018.

Who We Are

Ranked on DiversityInc's annual list of Top 50 Companies for Diversity since 2010, we recruit top talent with traditional and non-traditional backgrounds to ensure our teams are skilled, focused and innovative.


We have employees in all 50 states in the US and 21 countries worldwide.

Extensive Benefits

We offer an array of benefits to give you the support you need, including matching 401K, tuition assistance, health insurance and wellness options, coaching, mentoring and more.

In the Community

From the environment to STEM education to philanthropy, we're committed to the community. We encourage and enable our employees to volunteer in meaningful activities with lasting impact.


Our employees’ commitment to quality combined with our leadership’s commitment to workplace environment and diversity has resulted in many significant accolades.

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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, they're making history.

The unique work environment at Northrop Grumman includes these important elements: creativity, collaboration, agility, and busting through silos and barriers. We operate across domains, disciplines, and national boundaries. Our teams rapidly deliver capabilities to our warfighters to defend our nation and our allies.

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