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Reliability Engineer

Requisition ID: R10044665

  • Category IconCategory: Engineering
  • Location IconLocation: Clearfield, Utah, 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: 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 Space Systems is currently looking for a Reliability Engineer to work in our Facilities and Maintenance group at the Clearfield facility near Clearfield, Utah

Description & responsibilities:

As a Reliability Engineer you will have the following responsibilities:

  • Specializes in various types of automated mechanical/electrical components. 

  • Reviews existing equipment and becomes completely familiar with the OEM’s manufacturing build protocol as it relates to machine function. 

  • Provides emphasis to ensure that the correct preventative maintenance procedures are in place as it relates to the mechanical and electrical systems and recommend all necessary spare parts to keep the plant operational on a 24/7 basis.

  • Develops and implements machine monitoring strategy to support reliability centered maintenance to predict machine failures before they happen using vibration, temperature, and other variable analysis.

  • This position works to ensure that all equipment performs at their ultimate performance level and maintain a high level of uptime. 

  • There is considerable latitude for independent action and decision making.

  • You will support our current facility and allow it to grow to the next level of operations and production.

  • You will prepare presentations and reports detailing the Operational Equipment Effectiveness on all machines assigned. 

  • You will aid in developing standard specifications for all future equipment purchases.

Competencies for Success: 

  • Good oral and written communication skills.

  • Excellent conflict resolution and negotiating skills

  • Ability to manage time and multi-task.

  • Ability to solve problems.

  • Ability to perform Root Cause Corrective Action

  • Ability to perform PFMEA analysis

  • Ability to work independently and use judgment to make appropriate decisions that support overall project objectives.

  • Ability to drive projects and processes

  • Ability to partner with leadership at all levels.

  • Ability to troubleshoot problems and resolve issues is a short time frame.

  • Ability to analyze date


  • Bachelor’s degree in Reliability Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering, or a related engineering discipline or Statistics

  • Position may be filled at a higher level requiring Bachelor’s degree in Reliability Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering, or a related engineering discipline or Statistics and 2 years’ experience

Basic Qualifications:

  • Experience in mechanical and electrical systems.

  • Basic understanding of carbon composite winding and machining is preferred.

  • Proficient in Word, Excel, MS Project, PowerPoint, Power BI.

  • Ability to negotiate and consult with vendors as required to maintain and repair mechanical equipment.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in Reliability Engineering

  • Experience with PTC ThingWorx or other Industrial IoT technology

  • Experience with CNC equipment and control system including Allen Bradly, FANUC, and Siemens

  • Experience in installing and commissioning industrial equipment

  • Past experience working manufacturing operation

Salary Range: $58,800 USD - $88,200 USD
Salary Range 2: $71,100 USD - $106,700 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.