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Engineer Industrial/ Principal Engineer Industrial

Requisition ID: R10047558

  • Category IconCategory: Engineering
  • Location IconLocation: Palmdale, CA, USA
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: Secret
  • Telecommute IconTelecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position
  • Shift IconShift: 1st Shift (United States of America)
  • Travel IconTravel Required: Yes, 10% of the Time

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.

Northrop Grumman Aeronautics Systems has an opening for an Industrial Engineer/ Principal Industrial Engineer to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals in Palmdale, CA.

The Industrial Engineering Team is an integral part of day to day operations and routinely works alongside many of the other organizations here in Palmdale. This is a team that comes together to learn, collaborate, and overcome challenges in a fast paced environment. We are looking for applicants that enjoy working with and learning from their peers and are not afraid to jump in and make a difference!

This position may be hired at a higher level

Responsibilities will include:

  • Analyzes lead times, queue times, work-in-process, cycle times, and throughput to meet customer demand most effectively and efficiently.
  • Builds scalable and sustainable models to optimize product flow, while incorporating cost, schedule, and resource constraints.
  • Develop optimized scheduling tools and align SAP/MRP systems with an executable plan given various capacity constraints. Additionally, communicate requirements planning and systems framework with IT, ERP, business analytics, and data science teams.
  • Incorporate complex interdependencies within a system to account for the interaction across multiple cost centers, programs, equipment, and tools.
  • Work with developers to design an interactive user interface that will be effective at scheduling jobs across cost centers.
  • Implement and lead Lean Manufacturing principles across the assembly line such as 5S, Value Stream Mapping, Kaizan, 5S, Kanban, Takt Time, Gemba, Mistake Proofing, Continuous Process Improvement, etc.
  • Develop and maintain Management Visual Boards with metrics that track schedule and production health.
  • Develop and maintain the production floor and equipment layouts for the cost centers, capacity plans, and sequence of operation work flows.
  • Establish and standardize process flows and safety/accident preventative practices.
  • Lead and drive positive change using iterative and agile methodologies.
  • Strong expertise using Microsoft Office Suite, especially Visio, Project, PowerPoint, and Excel including macros, formulas, and pivot tables.

Basic Qualifications for Industrial Engineer: 

  • Bachelor's Degree with 2 or more years of engineering, analytics, data or manufacturing experience; OR a Master’s in STEM Degree with 0 or more years of engineering, analytics, data or manufacturing experience; Or an Associate’s Degree with 4 years of engineering, manufacturing, or data analysis experience; Or 6 year of engineering, manufacturing, or data analysis experience in lieu of a degree.
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a DoD Secret Clearance and agility to obtain Program access.
  • Strong Microsoft Office Suite experience such as Visio, Project, PowerPoint, and Excel.

Basic Qualifications for Principal Industrial Engineer: 

  • Bachelor's Degree with 5 or more years of engineering, analytics, data or manufacturing experience; OR a Master’s Degree with 3 or more years of engineering, analytics, data or manufacturing experience; Or an Associate’s Degree with 7 years of engineering, manufacturing, or data analysis experience; Or 9 year of engineering, manufacturing, or data analysis experience in lieu of a degree.
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a DoD Secret Clearance and agility to obtain Program access
  • Strong Microsoft Office Suite experience such as Visio, Project, PowerPoint, and Excel

Preferred Qualifications for Industrial Engineer:

  • Industrial Engineering or Manufacturing Engineering STEM Degree.
  • Professional experience in the industrial engineering field.
  • Experience leading projects and teams.
  • Active in-scope DOD Secret security clearance that has been granted/renewed within the past 5 years.
  • Familiarity and/or experience with SAP & MRP systems, Manufacturing Execution Systems, data mining, data analysis, or data visualization software applications.
  • Familiarity and/or experience with Manufacturing Lean Principles and Six Sigma.

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.