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Manufacturing Engineer/Principal Manufacturing Engineer

Requisition ID: R10071008

  • Category IconCategory: Engineering
  • Location IconLocation: Commerce, CA, USA
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: None
  • Telecommute IconTelecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position
  • Shift IconShift: Days (United States of America)
  • Travel IconTravel Required: No
  • Positions IconPositions Available: 3

At Northrop Grumman, our employees have incredible opportunities to work on revolutionary systems that impact people's 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 nation's 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, they're making history.

The Payload and Ground Systems organization within the Northrop Grumman Space Systems pushes the boundaries of innovation, redefines engineering capabilities, and drives advances in various sciences. Our team is chartered with providing the skills, innovative technologies to develop, design, produce and sustain optimized product lines across the sector while providing a decisive advantage to the warfighter. Come be a part of our mission.

We seek a Manufacturing Engineer/Principal Manufacturing Engineer to join our diverse team. The Propulsion team within the Spacecraft Components Business Unit is the leading supplier of pressure vessels and tank hardware to the aerospace industry. You will work on assigned programs on non-recurring work as well as provide technical support on the shop floor.

Responsibilities:

  • Create and improve manufacturing processes to meet challenging hardware requirements

  • Review engineering designs and drawings for accuracy and manufacturability

  • Manage Manufacturing Bill of Materials through the use of MRP

  • Work alongside the manufacturing teams to ensure that overall quality, delivery, and cost objectives are achieved

  • Communicate manufacturing plans and processes to internal and external customers through Manufacturing Readiness Reviews

  • Provide technical guidance and liaison to operations, assist supervisors on new techniques, and  determination of causes of rejected parts

  • Create manufacturing plans and detailed work instructions

  • Provide redlines and/or updating of Manufacturing Work Instructions on the shop floor

  • Specify all necessary special processes, equipment, and fixtures required for manufacturing on assigned programs

  • Continuously work to improve manufacturing methods, efficiency and product quality

  • Participate in continuous improvement projects

  • Assist in tool design when required to help support operations by developing tooling concepts and using of CAD software to model and release of tool drawings

  • Monitor quality discrepancies, identify trends, investigate problems, and implement corrective actions

  • Evaluate manufacturing processes by applying knowledge of product design, fabrication, assembly, tooling, and materials; conferring with equipment vendors; soliciting observations from operators

This position may be filled at either the Manufacturing Engineer or Principal Manufacturing Engineer grade based on the qualifications listed below.

Basic Qualifications for a Manufacturing Engineer:

  • 2 years of relevant experience with a Bachelor's degree; 0 years of relevant experience with a Masters' degree; an additional 4 years of experience may be considered in lieu of degree

  • Demonstrated experience applying and implementing lean methodologies in manufacturing/production environments including root-cause and Ishikawa analysis

  • Practical application of AS9100, ISO 9001-2008, AS9145  or similar quality systems

  • Proficiency with Computer-Aided Design (CAD) software

  • Proficient in reading engineering drawings and interpretation of GD&T

  • Working knowledge of machining processes; lathe, milling, CNC programming

  • Working knowledge of welding and heat treating processes

Basic Qualifications for a Principal Manufacturing Engineer:

  • 5 years of relevant experience with a Bachelor's degree; 3 years of relevant experience with a Masters' degree; 0 years of relevant experience with a PhD; an additional 4 years of experience may be considered in lieu of degree

  • Demonstrated experience applying and implementing lean methodologies in manufacturing/production environments including root-cause and Ishikawa analysis

  • Practical application of AS9100, ISO 9001-2008, AS9145 or similar quality systems

  • Proficiency with Computer-Aided Design (CAD) software

  • Proficient in reading engineering drawings and interpretation of GD&T

  • Working knowledge of machining processes; lathe, milling, CNC programming

  • Working knowledge of welding and heat treating processes

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with Siemens NX

  • Proficiency with MS Access

  • Experience in any of the following:

    • Aerospace manufacturing environment

    • Heat treating of titanium alloys

    • Machining of titanium alloys

    • Welding of Titanium

  • Working knowledge of composite materials and processes

  • Understanding of 5S and Lean Manufacturing experience


Salary Range: $74,900 USD - $112,300 USD
Salary Range 2: $92,200 USD - $138,400 USD

Employees may be eligible for a discretionary bonus in addition to base pay. Annual bonuses are designed to reward individual contributions as well as allow employees to share in company results. Employees in Vice President or Director positions may be eligible for Long Term Incentives. In addition, Northrop Grumman provides a variety of benefits including health insurance coverage, life and disability insurance, savings plan, Company paid holidays and paid time off (PTO) for vacation and/or personal business.

The health and safety of our employees and their families is a top priority. The company encourages employees to remain up-to-date on their COVID-19 vaccinations. U.S. Northrop Grumman employees may be required, in the future, to be vaccinated or have an approved disability/medical or religious accommodation, pursuant to future court decisions and/or government action on the currently stayed federal contractor vaccine mandate under Executive Order 14042 https://www.saferfederalworkforce.gov/contractors/.

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 http://www.northropgrumman.com/EEO. U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.



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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 work-life balance, education assistance and paid time off.


Did you know?

Northrop Grumman leads the industry team for NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope, the largest, most complex and powerful space telescope ever built. Launched in December 2021, the telescope incorporates innovative design, advanced technology, and groundbreaking engineering, and will fundamentally alter our understanding of the universe.