Engineer Manufacturing

Requisition ID: 21008630

  • Category IconCategory: Engineering
  • Location IconLocation: Charlotte - NC, 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: Days (United States of America)
  • Travel IconTravel Required: No
  • 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 SYNOPTICS is seeking a Level 2 Manufacturing Engineer in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Design coatings and develop processes for high energy laser applications
  • Maintain and develop precision cleaning processes for laser crystals and optics
  • Monitor production yields and drive operational improvements
  • Train technicians on the execution of coating processes and the proper operation & maintenance of equipment
  • Maintain documents and records and provide regular reports
  • Provide technical support to the Sales group and provide technical advice to customers.
  • Technical project management along with the ability to research, investigate and evaluate technical processes.
  • Yield analysis and improvement based on sound engineering approaches.
  • Support the manufacturing floor with on-the-floor presence, involvement and decisions

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Physics, Material Science, Optics, or related Engineering field with a minimum of 3 years of experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Advanced degree is desirable
  • 5 -10 years’ experience in Optical Thin Films preferred
  • Experience in a job shop environment is preferred
  • Proficient with Thin Film design software such as OptiLayer, TFCalc, or Filmstar
  • Proficient with metrology associated with evaluating coating performance and quality
  • Experience with vacuum technology, tooling design, applied chemistry, or related field is a plus
  • Demonstration of strong written and verbal communication is a strong preference

Salary Range: 67520 - 1

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. With the continuing impacts of COVID-19 around the world, we are taking action to protect the health and well-being of our colleagues and maintain the safety of the communities where we operate. As a federal contractor, and consistent with Executive Order 14042 ( we will require all newly hired employees in the United States to be fully vaccinated by January 18, 2022 or by your start date if it is after January 18th. Federal guidance allows for disability/medical and religious accommodations with respect to the vaccine requirement. Any requested accommodations must be reviewed and approved (if applicable) in advance of your start date.

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?

We offer an array of benefits to give you the support you need, including matching 401K, tuition assistance, health insurance and wellness options, coaching, mentoring and more.