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Sentinel (GBSD) Sr Principal Material Process Engineer – 8569

Requisition ID: R10066738

  • Category IconCategory: Engineering
  • Location IconLocation: Roy, UT, 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, 25% 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.

Embark on a career putting innovative, reliable, and agile products and ideas into orbit, and beyond. Northrop Grumman has opportunities waiting for you that play a vital role in human space exploration, national defense, and scientific discovery, supporting multiple programs across the universe. With us, you’ll discover a culture of curiosity and collaboration that will have you Defining Possible from the day you start. Our space systems connect and protect millions of people on earth every day, now and for the future. Explore your future and launch your career today.


Northrop Grumman Space Systems is seeking a Senior Principal Material Process Engineer. This position will be located in Roy, UT and will support the Sentinel (GBSD) program. This role may offer a competitive relocation assistance package.


What you’ll get to do:   

Candidate will be responsible to perform full spectrum of parts management tasks on assigned system and sub-systems to ensure streamlined selection, approval and standardization of preferred or commonly used parts during the design of weapon systems and equipment under an overarching Systems Engineering framework.

Candidate will demonstrate ability to develop/maintain a bill of material, PPSL, PAPL, PAMPL and perform issue management through solution implementation.

Candidate will demonstrate a complete understanding and wide application of technical principle, theories, and concepts relative to parts management. Candidate will demonstrate general knowledge of Systems Engineering, multi-generational program system and/or multi-generational program subsystem development, and familiarity with supplier management.

Applicant is expected to work independently to provide innovative technical solutions to a wide range of difficult problems.

Candidate will create, analyze, and produce roadmaps, impact, and issue reports and present data to stakeholders, customers, and upper management. Research specifications and standards to support Logistics and Parts Engineering processes. Research technical, reliability and maintainability data for components using Government and commercial sources. Review and evaluate engineering solutions, design, and technical data for parts impacts. Follow Systems Engineering disciplines and processes. Assist in the Counterfeit Parts prevention process. Applicant will be expected to maintain close coordination with several integrated product teams, provide detailed status to program leadership, participate in parts management technical interchange meetings, as required.


As a full-time employee of Northrop Grumman Space Systems, you are eligible for our robust benefits package including: 

  • Medical, Dental & Vision coverage 
  • 401k 
  • Educational Assistance 
  • Life Insurance 
  • Employee Assistance Programs & Work/Life Solutions  
  • Paid Time Off  
  • Health & Wellness Resources  
  • Employee Discounts 
  •  This position’s standard work schedule is a 9/80. The 9/80 schedule allows employees who work a nine-hour day Monday through Thursday to take every other Friday off.  

You’ll Bring These Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Science degree (preferable in Systems Engineering, Materials Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, or Mechanical Engineering discipline) plus 9 years of related experience; or 7 years of experience with a Masters
  • U.S. Citizenship with active DoD Secret clearance or Ability to obtain within reasonable time
  • Ability to obtain Special Access Program Clearance
  • Previous experience leading a team in successful completion of projects.
  • Experience with bill of materials, BOM Intelligence tools, life cycle management tools and processes
  • Familiarity with supplier management
  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Office tools

These Qualifications Would be Nice to Have:

  • Active DOD Secret Security Clearance or higher that has been granted / renewed within the past 6 years
  • Special Program Access
  • Special Program Access
  • Experience with Air Force Global Strike Command
  • Experience with Minuteman III parts and obsolescence management
  • Strong understanding of entire product lifecycle, modeling, and engineering best practices
  • Understanding of process/procedure development, control and improvement
  • Parts management experience within Aerospace and Defense industry
  • Experience managing PPSL, PAPL, PAMPL
  • Familiar with Systems Engineering framework and concepts
  • Experience with Siemens Teamcenter, NX solid modeling
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal skills, and the ability to interface with all levels of employees and management

Salary Range: $98,700 USD - $148,100 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

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 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.