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Manufacturing Engineer (Level 1 or 2)

Requisition ID: R10077365

  • Category IconCategory: Engineering
  • Location IconLocation: Clearfield, Utah, 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

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 openings for Manufacturing Engineers to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals.  The selected candidates will support process design and respond to production issues related to aircraft manufacturing (composite, metallic, and assembly).   These positions will be located at our Clearfield, Utah facility.  

Want to work on the cutting edge of aerospace?  Come join us!


  • Develops manufacturing process structure
  • Identifies process improvements, captures feedback from Operations, and incorporates into the manufacturing process
  • Reviews design changes and specification changes and ensures they are captured in the manufacturing process
  • Works with Process engineering to Create/Modify existing planning work instructions
  • Promptly responds to technical issues that arise on the production floor utilizing work instructions, design models, and specifications
  • Clarifies work instructions to Operations and crafts required modifications as needed
  • Documents issues and disseminates information to core manufacturing engineering for incorporation into future releases
  • Resolves issues by collaborating with other resource groups as needed
  • Gets involved in MRB repairs and special processes to assist Operations as needed
  • Performs PFMEA and RCCA investigations
  • Creates and maintains MBOMs as needed by the program
  • Travel is minimal, if at all
  • Plans sequence of fabrication, assembly, installation, and other manufacturing operations relating to specific portion of the product for guidance of production workers
  • Plans detail operations from blueprints, engineering orders, change notices, and other engineering releases

The ideal candidate thrives in a fast-paced work environment with diverse assignments.  Our team is highly collaborative, working in team settings across all levels and subject areas including operations, engineering, supply chain, and mission assurance.  We enjoy working in a production environment and being hands on to solve problems that influence company performance.

This role may be filled at a Level 1 or Level 2 based on the qualifications below.

Basic Qualifications

Associate Manufacturing Engineer (Level 1)

  • Bachelor of Science Degree
  • Ability to obtain a DoD Secret Security Clearance and Special Program Access within a reasonable period of time as determined by the needs of the business

Manufacturing Engineer (Level 2):

  • Bachelor of Science Degree and a minimum of 2 years of relevant work experience OR Master’s Degree
  • Ability to obtain a DoD Secret Security Clearance and Special Program Access within a reasonable period of time as determined by the needs of the business
  • Prior exposure to Aerospace manufacturing

Preferred Qualifications

  • Active DoD Secret Security Clearance
  • Experience in manufacturing engineering or design engineering
  • Work instruction planning experience
  • Liaison / Floor production engineering experience
  • Experience with composite layup and curing processes
  • Experience with aircraft assembly of composite, aluminum, and titanium components
  • Experience with wiring and hydraulic installation
  • GD&D experience in aircraft manufacturing
  • Experience with formal root cause and corrective action processes (PFMEA, Fault Tree, etc.)
  • Fluent with PDM, MRP, and EWI business systems
  • Proficiency with NX11 or higher
  • Preference will be given to individuals already accessed to Special Access Programs

What We Offer:

At Northrop Grumman, we are on the cutting edge of innovation -- building the next generation of sophisticated aircraft to protect our country. Our diverse portfolio of programs means there are endless paths to cultivate your career. We are well-known for our inclusive, family environment, phenomenal learning opportunities, and exposure to a wide variety of projects and customers. We also offer exceptional benefits/healthcare, a great 401K matching program, and 14 Employee Resource Groups inclusive of all employees!

Salary Range: $53,500 USD - $80,300 USD
Salary Range 2: $64,600 USD - $97,000 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.