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Associate Engineer Manufacturing Systems

Requisition ID: R10079325

  • Category IconCategory: Engineering
  • Location Icon Location: Palmdale, CA, USA   |  Unknown City, CA, USA +1 more
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: Secret
  • Telecommute IconTelecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position
  • Shift IconShift: Days (United States of America)
  • Travel IconTravel Required: Yes, 10% of the Time
  • Positions IconPositions Available: 2

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 Associate Manufacturing Systems Engineer to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. This position will be located in Palmdale, CA or Remote. 

As a member of the Advanced Manufacturing Technology & Innovation development team, you will define, develop, implement, and transition new technology solutions to manufacturing to increase efficiency, reduce cost, and improve quality.  Manufacturing concept and process solutions for production applications cover advanced technologies including but not limited to composites fabrication, assembly, automation, inspection, direct part manufacturing, LO technologies, as well as digital capabilities.  The role requires incorporation of requirements into development plans and evaluation of performance of processes and tools to verify their efficiency.  In addition, you will identify and initiate corrective action of problems and deficiencies to ensure R&D contractual obligations (technical, schedule, and cost) are met and product quality is maintained.  In this role, you will provide guidance regarding design concepts, TRL/MRL maturity, and specification requirements to best utilize resources and manufacturing techniques, and ensure processes and procedures are in compliance with regulations. This role involves interfacing with internal and external customers, program offices, engineering disciplines, and executive management.  In addition, the role will require the ability to handle multiple projects concurrently in a dynamic/fast-paced work environment.  Budgeting and Project Management skills will be utilized to properly scope and execute assigned work and manage project efforts.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree in a STEM discipline with 0 years' experience in aviation, systems engineering, aerospace, and manufacturing/production
  • Ability to obtain a DoD Secret clearance and Special Program Access

Preferred Qualifications:

  • A current and active DoD Secret level security clearance with a periodic re-investigation OR an original adjudication date completed within the last 5 years
  • Bachelor's Degree in a STEM field
  • Current Special Program Access
  • Demonstrated technical leadership skills, decisiveness, and ability to make sound technical judgments with limited information
  • Well-versed, skilled, and disciplined in system engineering processes
  • Experience with using Microsoft Office Products (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, MS-Project, Visio)
  • Siemens NX, TcE, CPLM, SAP, and Manufacturing Execution System experience
  • Experience in hardware/software integration of manufacturing systems
  • Experience with production assembly/fabrication including Digital Transformation, Augmented Reality/Virtual Reality, Systems Integration, IIoT, RFID, and/or production manufacturing operations
  • Experience working with Edge Devices (EUD) (HoloLens1, HoloLens2, Tablets)
  • Digital Manufacturing experience
  • Architecture, Design & Integration experience for engineering systems and software
  • Technical Writing capability
  • Project / Program Management skills (proposal creation, scheduling, budget tracking)
  • Strong Familiarity with Process Development & Controls
  • Ability to travel 20-35% of the time

This position reports to Palmdale, CA, USA, however, this position can also be worked from Unknown City, CA, CA, USA.


Salary Range: $70,200 USD - $105,400 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.