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Sentinel (GBSD) Sr. Principal / Principal Manufacturing Engineer CLT LGC – 7320

Requisition ID: R10073471

  • 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 Sr Principal / Principal Manufacturing Engineer. This position will be located in Roy, UT and will support the GBSD Ground Base Strategic Deterrent program. Learn more about the GBSD program here. 


This role may offer a competitive relocation assistance package. 


What You’ll Get To Do: 

This position requires a highly motivated self-starter with preferred knowledge in the fabrication, assembly, system integration, and testing of missile hardware. The candidate will be involved in assisting other NG sectors and suppliers with developing a Manufacturing Plan, conducting Manufacturing Readiness Assessments (MRA), and executing the startup of a new program. The candidate will need to demonstrate exceptional organizational and interpersonal skills, have the ability task orient and communicate effectively with varying levels of Customer, NGC, and Supplier employees and leadership.

Primary responsibilities will include providing technical and administrative leadership and guidance to the program Integrated Product Teams (IPT) and Suppliers for developing the manufacturing planning and successful preparation and execution of MRA’s. This will include establishing a program project plan and schedule that is aligned with the IPT Integrated Master Schedule (IMS). Provide advanced technological ideas and Subject Matter Expertise (SME) to resolve technical questions and ensure compliance and execution to the Manufacturing Readiness Level (MRL) Deskbook, and Engineering and Manufacturing Development (EMD) Statement of Work (SOW) requirements. In addition, responsibilities will include providing technical input to the Manufacturing Plan.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Represents the organization as a technical contact, interacts with senior personnel on important technical matters, and helps with coordination between organization

  • Experience implementing Lean practices in a production and/or business environment

  • Acts as a leader and understands that erroneous decisions on their part will result in probable delay and failure of organizational objectives

  • Develops processes by studying requirements; researching, designing, modifying, and testing manufacturing methods and equipment

  • Collaborates with Design Engineering on design and manufacturability issues

  • Coordinates with the integration team on day-to-day activities. Resolves complex process issues.

  • Research and evaluate commercially available tools and equipment to support activities.

  • Design/procure specialized tooling, visual aid and fixtures.

  • Investigates root cause of discrepancies and implements corrective actions.

  • Troubleshoots existing processes to improve safety, quality, cost and efficiency.

  • Develops and maintains detailed work instructions for assigned products/processes

  • Educates/trains operators on new and existing processes.


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:

This requisition may be filled at either a Principal level or Sr. Principal level.

  • Principal: Bachelor’s degree in STEM, with a minimum of 5 years of experience in Manufacturing Engineering, or 3 years with a Masters. 

  • Sr. Principal: Bachelor’s degree in STEM, with a minimum of 9 years of experience in Manufacturing Engineering, or 7 years with a Masters.

  • 4 years of directly relevant work experience may be considered in lieu of a degree.

  • Understanding and application of Manufacturing Engineering technical expertise along with a knowledge of other related disciplines

  • Experience performing Manufacturing Readiness Assessment’s, Supplier Integration and establishing Manufacturing Readiness Levels per DoD customer requirements.

  • Experience with Design Reviews, Process Control Documentation, Work Instructions, and Bills of Materials

  • Must have U.S. Citizenship with a current or active Secret level clearance investigated/adjudicated within the past 6 years.


These Qualifications Would be Nice to Have:

  • Previous experience on high-rate production military program

  • Previous experience on EMD projects leading teams

  • Experience with Inter Continental Ballistic Missiles (ICBM).

  • Experience working Designs into production

  • Experience resolving manufacturing process issues & training operators on a new process

  • Experience with Siemens NX tools and Manufacturing Execution System (MES).

  • Demonstrated experience using SAP, Windows software packages and other electronic databases.

  • Demonstrated experience working in a Model Based Manufacturing digital environment.

  • Capable of working with minimal direction, independently determines and develops technical objectives of assignments, and presents work upon completion for high level review

  • Demonstrated Project Management experience.

  • Ability to provide and implement technical solutions to advanced problems which require ingenuity and innovation


Salary Range: $79,700 USD - $119,500 USD
Salary Range 2: $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.