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Principal Manufacturing (Process) Engineer / Sr. Principal Manufacturing (Process) Engineer – Complex Composite Assemblies

Requisition ID: R10055772

  • Category IconCategory: Engineering
  • Location IconLocation: Beavercreek, Ohio, United States of America
  • 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: 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 a Principal Manufacturing (Process) Engineer or Sr. Principal Manufacturing (Process) Engineer – working with Composite Structures and Assemblies to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. This position will be located in Beavercreek (Dayton) OH supporting our Beavercreek and Kettering facilities.

Our team has the privilege to work on highly engineered structures and is challenged to come up with solutions to difficult problems that impact national security.

Responsibilities:

  • Develop Process Flow Maps for the entire manufacturing process
  • Work with cross-functional engineering teams to ensure compliance to design and specifications
  • Establish Manufacturing Bills of Materials
  • Generate work instructions to guide technicians on how to perform the work
  • Develop test plans and test reports
  • Help train technicians on various manufacturing processes.
  • Perform project lead activities helping engineering meet the design requirements
  • Coordinate activities with operations and scheduling ensuring timely completion of activities
  • Work with Quality Engineering on any non-conformances to the design
  • Help perform Root Cause/Corrective Action activities
  • Identify cost reduction activities

Our team works collaboratively with other engineering groups to design, develop, build and test a variety of complex composite parts that include aero structures, radomes, antenna and other engineering structures. We take ownership with a hands on approach to overseeing projects.  You’ll fit in well here if you enjoy learning and teaching others what you have learned – we strive for continual growth! Our team approaches projects with a positive attitude. 

Our work week follows a 9/80 work schedule with every other Friday off.  Start and finish times can be flexible to accommodate your schedule around our core hours. 

Travel is up to 5%, all within the continental US and typically involves travel of 2-3 days per event.

This role may be filled at a Manufacturing (Process) Engineer or Principal Process Engineer level depending on the qualifications below. 

Basic Qualifications:

Principal Engineer

  • Bachelor's Degree in Science and 5 Years relevant experience; 3 Years with Masters; 0 Years with PhD. Note: An additional 4 years of relevant work experience may be considered in lieu of a degree. 
  • Ability to obtain and maintain DoD Secret Clearance
  • Ability to obtain and maintain Special Access Programs
  • Understanding of composite manufacturing (layup, bagging, curing, machining, bonding, coatings)

Senior Principal Engineer

  • Bachelor's Degree in Science and 9 Years relevant experience; 7 Years with Masters; 4 Years with PhD. Note: An additional 4 years of relevant work experience may be considered in lieu of a degree. 
  • Ability to obtain and maintain DoD Secret Clearance
  • Ability to obtain and maintain Special Access Programs
  • Understanding of composite manufacturing (layup, bagging, curing, machining, bonding, coatings)

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical or Manufacturing Engineering
  • Experience in the aerospace industry
  • Active, In-scope DoD Secret clearance


Salary Range: $83,800 USD - $125,800 USD
Salary Range 2: $103,900 USD - $155,900 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.