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Sr. Principal Chief Engineer/Staff Chief Engineer

Requisition ID: R10076908

  • Category IconCategory: Engineering
  • Location IconLocation: Salt Lake City, 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, 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 manufactures some of the world’s most technically advanced products. Our manufacturing plants are highly-automated, cutting-edge centers of excellence where employees leverage the latest technology, including the strategic use of automation, 3-D printing and robotics. There are a myriad of job functions associated with the manufacture of our products that range from machinists, engineers, operation program managers, and quality inspectors. Our mission is to deliver differentiated value to our programs, by manufacturing products with the highest possible quality at the most affordable rate. Northrop Grumman is seeking a Sr Principal Chief Engineer/ Staff Chief Engineer based out of Salt Lake City, UT.

Roles and Responsibilities:

This position will report to the SLC Site Engineering Director.   It will include 3 main work areas:  1) SLC Engineering lead for Advanced Manufacturing Technology, 2) SLC Engineering Lead for Continuous Improvement, and 3) Leading Special Projects which may include Design of Manufacturing Systems, Leading Proposals, Transitioning New Products to Production, and many other high-level assignments.

Sr Principal Chief Engineer Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's 9 years of experience; Master's 7 years of experience; PhD 4 years of experience
  • Experience in Advanced Manufacturing Technology and Systems.  
  • Experience in Lean Technology and other Continuous Improvement Tools.
  • Experience in Leading high-performance teams.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Extensive experience in Advanced Manufacturing Technology and Systems.   This would include leading teams and implementing advanced manufacturing technology into manufacturing line/systems showing significant return on investment.   This would also include significant training/certifications in those technologies.
  • Extensive experience in leading Continuous Improvement teams as well as conducting training in CI tools and techniques.  Proven experience that resulted in significant ROI is preferred.  This would include significant training and certifications in those tools.  A 6 sigma blackbelt is desired and a Master 6 sigma blackbelt is preferred.
  • Extensive experience in Transitioning Products from Development to production and leading high-performance teams.  Experience in establishing Statement of Works, System Requirements as related to Manufacturing Systems is preferred

Staff Chief Engineer Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's 14 years of experience; Master's 12 years of experience; PhD 9 years of experience
  • Experience in Advanced Manufacturing Technology and Systems.  
  • Experience in Lean Technology and other Continuous Improvement Tools.
  • Experience in Leading high-performance teams.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Extensive experience in Advanced Manufacturing Technology and Systems.   This would include leading teams and implementing advanced manufacturing technology into manufacturing line/systems showing significant return on investment.   This would also include significant training/certifications in those technologies.
  • Extensive experience in leading Continuous Improvement teams as well as conducting training in CI tools and techniques.  Proven experience that resulted in significant ROI is preferred.  This would include significant training and certifications in those tools.  A 6 sigma blackbelt is desired and a Master 6 sigma blackbelt is preferred.
  • Extensive experience in Transitioning Products from Development to production and leading high-performance teams.  Experience in establishing Statement of Works, System Requirements as related to Manufacturing Systems is preferred

Salary Range: $112,000 USD - $168,000 USD
Salary Range 2: $139,000 USD - $208,600 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.