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Senior Principal Process Engineer

Requisition ID: R10068367

  • Category IconCategory: Engineering
  • Location IconLocation: Bethpage, New York, United States of America
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: None
  • Telecommute IconTelecommute: Yes-May consider hybrid teleworking 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 is seeking a Senior Principal Process Engineer to support our Airborne Multifunction Sensors (AMC) business unit's E-2D & Triton Programs out of Bethpage NY.  The primary objective will be support production tasks as it relates to being the interface between NGAS engineering, Standards and Components organization and suppliers to manage RCI/RFA activities, as well as the dissemination of engineering changes to suppliers or NGMS manufacturing floor.

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Act in a Liaison Engineering capacity for Program RCI’s, RFA’s, generation of New Drawings (ND), Direct Drawing Changes (DDC) Engineering Orders (EO), and resolution of required changes.  This position will work with RMS and suppliers on processing/interpretation of E-2/Triton Vehicle Engineering documentation and related issues required to sustain the build process of product deliverables.
  • Support proposal estimating and procurement Independent Cost Estimate (ICE) activity
  • Develop and maintain top level manufacturing project plans/schedules
  • Identification and resolution of engineering, scheduling, and quality issues
  • Act as primary technical interface with PMO/Contracts and the E-2/Triton Vehicle Engineering Organization to convey status and resolve issues
  • Preparation of manufacturing related presentation packages for Operations Management, PMO, Subcontractor reviews and the time spent traveling to and attending the reviews
  • Takes released engineering documents and incorporates into manufacturing by creating product structure in SAP and then transmitting that requirement to our suppliers. 
  • Create a CMR (component material request) for each part number. this loads SAP Material Master.
  • Transition new products from design to production and sustain products already in production.
  • Apply continuous improvement techniques to drive down costs and improve production efficiency.

Basic Qualifications for Process Engineer:

  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering or related engineering discipline, or commensurate technical degree, with 9 or more years related work experience; or - Masters degree and 5+ years of experience.
  • Ability to understand design documentation (e.g., technical specifications, part and assembly drawings, etc.) and to assess producibility.
  • Experience in manufacturing process development or related product design experience, fixture design, troubleshooting and root cause analysis.
  • Strong communication skills, organization skills, and the ability to collaborate in a team environment.
  • Experience with Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
  • Ability to obtain a security clearance and US Citizenship

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master of Science degree in Mechanical or related engineering discipline.
  • Experience in a manufacturing environment.
  • Currently possess a security clearance

Salary Range: $125,800 USD - $188,600 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

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.