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Principal/Senior Principal Manufacturing Process Engineer – Optical Inspection

Requisition ID: R10076032

  • Category IconCategory: Engineering
  • Location IconLocation: Baltimore, MD, USA
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: None
  • 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
  • Positions IconPositions Available: 1

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 Mission Systems Sector has an immediate need for a Principal or Senior Principal Manufacturing Process Engineer to support Surface Mount Technology Assembly within manufacturing. This Engineer will work with a cross functional team of Manufacturing Engineers in the production of highly complex circuit card assemblies. Her/his primary focus will be on equipment and processes responsible for ensuring the production of compliant hardware. The primary location is our Linthicum, MD facility.

What's Great About Working for Northrop Grumman:

  • Be part of a culture that thrives on intellectual curiosity, cognitive diversity and bringing your whole self to work.

  • Use your skills to build and deliver innovative tech solutions that protect the world and shape a better future.

  • Enjoy benefits like work-life balance, education assistance and paid time off.

  • Many sites have 9/80 days, telework and flexible scheduling options, plus generous paid time off.

  • Indeed named Northrop Grumman a top 15 company for work/life balance in 2019. We were rated #1 by Millennials on Indeed as the Best Company to work for in 2018.

The Manufacturing Process Engineer has responsibilities that include, but are not limited to:

Factory Support:

  • Creating, validating and maintaining automatic equipment programs across multiple platforms

  • Hands-on support and development of new and innovative manufacturing processes with a focus on creative solutions

  • Maintaining and improving existing manufacturing processes with a focus on affordability

  • Using complex drawings and parts lists to develop assembly work instructions

  • Applying knowledge of electronics assembly to assist the build team

  • Helping the build team meet the requirements of J-STD-001, internal requirements, and other relevant IPC/MIL-STDs

  • Solving technical manufacturing problems (related to materials, designs, equipment and tooling, training and instructions) to support production

  • Monitoring process yields and cost, recommending and implementing quality improvements to drive improved metrics

  • Supporting factory maintenance personnel with the troubleshooting and repair of process equipment

  • Assisting development of capacity models, workspace layouts, and product workflow routings

Process Development:

  • Developing and revising process documentation

  • Providing ROI justification for process improvements

  • Identifying gaps in process capabilities, potential process improvements, capacities, and new technologies for manufacturing

  • Specifying, identifying and procuring new manufacturing equipment for production

  • Creating and managing project plans (tasks, resources and schedules) for process development activities and new equipment implementation

  • Developing and optimizing process parameters

  • Collaborating with the entire manufacturing team in using lean and continuous improvement tools (PDCA, DOE, SPC, TPM, TQM, etc.)

  • Developing new and maintaining, or improving, existing manufacturing processes with a focus on production capabilities and affordability

Design and Engineering Support:

  • Recommending product design improvements to improve manufacturability

  • Documenting state-of-the-art process capabilities and guidelines for product designers

  • Participating in design producibility reviews for new products

  • Assisting design engineering’s understanding of the impact to manufacturing for the realized design

  • Collaborating with the design team to resolve technical problems occurring during product realization

Miscellaneous:

  • Providing supplier support, as needed, to resolve issues within supply base

  • Travelling occasionally to suppliers and customers may be required

The chosen candidate must be able to multi-task in a fast-paced, dynamic, and high visibility environment; work well in a team environment; and have excellent written and verbal communication skills.

This requisition may be filled as a Principal Manufacturing Process Engineer or a Senior Principal Manufacturing Process Engineer based on the qualifications listed below.

Basic Qualifications for a Principal Manufacturing Process Engineer:

  • Bachelor's degree or higher in Engineering or other related STEM area and at least 5 years of experience in Manufacturing/Process Engineering, Production, or related area - OR - a Master's degree and 3 years

Basic Qualifications for a Senior Principal Manufacturing Process Engineer:

  • Bachelor's degree or higher in Engineering or other related STEM area and at least 9 years of experience in Manufacturing/Process Engineering, Production, or related area - OR - a Master's degree with 7 years of experience

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Familiarity with electronics assembly processes and equipment including optical inspection techniques and x-ray inspection 

  • Hands-on experience with inspection equipment, such automated optical inspection (2D/3D), CMM, solder paste inspection, and x-ray inspection

  • Experience with Cyberoptics, Viscom, Nordson Yestech, EKRA, and Dage equipment

  • Familiarity with J-STD and IPC specifications 

  • Experience with the Teamcenter Manufacturing tool suite and Manufacturing Process Planning

  • Familiarity with Design of Experiment (DOE), Statistical Process Control (SPC), and 6 sigma concepts for process development and control

  • Knowledge of Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T)

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Salary Range: $87,780 USD - $131,670 USD
Salary Range 2: $108,864 USD - $163,296 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.