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Operations Program Engineer/Principal Operations Program Engineer

Requisition ID: R10061887

  • Category IconCategory: Program Management
  • Location IconLocation: Buffalo, New York, United States of America
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: None
  • 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.

Northrop Grumman Mission Systems Sector is seeking an Operations Program Engineer/Principal Operations Program Engineer to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals at our Buffalo, NY campus.

The Operations Program Engineer (OPE) will be the point-of-contact between Manufacturing and the Program Management organization on assigned programs or projects.  In addition to the Manufacturing and Program Management groups, the OPE will work heavily with Quality & Mission Excellence, Engineering, Business Management and Global Supply Chain. In this role, the OPE will ensure schedule and cost conformance on assigned programs or projects by acting as the Control Account Manager (CAM) in a high-energy environment supporting the procurement, build, and test of electronic warfare simulation equipment.

What You'll Get to Do:

  • Coordinate all aspects of manufacturing scope of work throughout program lifecycle including procurement coordination, manpower and capacity planning, and reporting of program cost, schedule, technical and quality performance.
  • Function as an interface between Manufacturing and functional groups and provide leadership through design, build, test, and delivery to achieve customer, program, and company objectives.
  • Act as the CAM for Manufacturing, including assembly, test and manufacturing support functions, on assigned programs or projects.
  • Manage resource loading of the manufacturing area, which includes establishing schedules that are in line with organizational capacities.
  • Work to develop better methods/models to manage labor resources and improve forecasting accuracy.
  • Work to develop better metrics and visibility in reporting of program cost, schedule, and quality.
  • Estimate the Operations content in proposals to secure new business and ensure the accuracy, feasibility and affordability of pricing data that is being presented to customers.
  • Manage all operations of requesting/performing entity when a supplier or Northrop Grumman (NG) facility is performing Amherst builds, or when Amherst is performing builds for another NG facility, including but not limited to:
    • Make/buy decisions
    • Quote coordination
    • Intercompany Work Order (IWO) creation and maintenance working through Global Supply Chain (GSC)
    • Material tracking and coordination of kitting
    • Build status
    • Schedule performance
    • Cost performance
    • Quality/technical issues
    • Relationship management
    • Continuous improvement strategy and implementation
  • May require travel up to 25% of time.

In addition to the Operations Program Engineering responsibilities, this role will also have some responsibilities in the fields of Production Planning and Control, Industrial Engineering and Manufacturing Engineering. The individual in this role should be able to help with these other functions when team members are not available or if assigned as a stretch project. Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Process Manufacturing Build Authorizations (MBAs) and Purchase Requisitions (PRs)
  • Create Manufacturing Orders (MOs)
  • Provide material status
  • Expedite material shortages
  • Coordinate issuing and picking of material to floor
  • Review and process Inventory Movement Forms (IMFs)
  • Process Engineering Change Notifications (ECNs)
  • Create estimates and labor standards for assembly and test

This successful candidate will have strong technical skills, as this position interfaces heavily with Engineering and works technical issues, as well as the ability and desire to be a leader and change agent, and drive improvement into our processes. He/she will need to have a solid technical background in order to effectively communicate with the engineering, assembly, and test team members.

This position may be filled as either an Operations Program Engineer or a Principal Operations Program Engineer.

Basic Qualifications for an Operations Program Engineer:

  • Bachelor of Science degree in an Engineering discipline or related technical degree plus 2 years of relevant experience; or Master of Science degree in an Engineering discipline or related technical degree plus 0 years of experience
  • Ability to provide direction to determine priorities to achieve goals
  • Ability to collaborate in a team environment
  • Ability to prepare and analyze data and figures
  • Ability to comprehend and analyze complex problems and develop solutions
  • U.S. Citizenship

Basic Qualifications for a Principal Operations Program Engineer:

  • Bachelor of Science degree in an Engineering discipline or related technical degree plus 5 years of relevant experience; or Master of Science degree in an Engineering or related technical degree plus 3 years of relevant experience
  • Ability to provide direction to determine priorities to achieve goals
  • Ability to collaborate in a team environment
  • Ability to prepare and analyze data and figures
  • Ability to comprehend and analyze complex problems and develop solutions
  • U.S. Citizenship

Preferred Qualifications for both levels:

  • Bachelor of Science degree Industrial or Mechanical Engineering
  • Master’s degree in Engineering or Business Administration
  • Experience working in a manufacturing environment
  • Production Planning knowledge
  • Customer interface skills
  • Control Account Manager (CAM) experience
  • Continuous Improvement (CI) experience
  • Supplier management experience
  • Quoting/estimating experience
  • Experience with EVMS or clear understanding of Earned Value (EV)

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Salary Range: $74,900 USD - $112,300 USD
Salary Range 2: $92,200 USD - $138,400 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.