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Principal Engineer Facilities (Level 3 or 4)

Requisition ID: R10040332

  • Category IconCategory: Facilities/Real Estate
  • 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: Any (United States of America)
  • Travel IconTravel Required: Yes, 10% of the Time
  • Positions IconPositions Available: 3

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 is currently seeking a Senior or Principal Facilities Engineer/Reliability Engineer to support our Facility & Maintenance Team in our Clearfield, Utah location. 

Role Description & Responsibilities:

As the Principal Facilities Engineer / Reliability Engineer you will specialize 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. This position is a principal Level Reliability Engineer working 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.

This position may be filled at a Principal or Senior Principal level based on the qualifications outlined below.

Positions available on the following shifts:

  • Day Shift: 6:00 AM to 4:30 PM, Monday to Friday with every other Friday off (9/80 schedule)
  • Night Shift: 6:00 PM to 4:30 AM, Monday to Friday with every other Friday off (9/80 schedule)

Basic Qualifications:

Principal (Level 3)

  • Bachelors of Science in Mechanical or manufacturing engineering (10 years’ experience in lieu of degree)
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in mechanical and electrical systems.
  • Experience in installing and commissioning industrial equipment
  • Basic understanding of carbon composite machining is preferred.
  • Ability to prepare sound presentations and conduct meetings with the senior staff.
  • Proficient in Word, Excel, MS Project and PowerPoint.
  • Ability to negotiate and consult with vendors as required to maintain and repair mechanical equipment.
  • Experience in installing and commissioning industrial equipment
  • Ability to obtain a DoD Secret Security Clearance and special program access

Senior Principal (Level 4)

  • Bachelors of Science in Mechanical or manufacturing engineering (12 years’ experience in lieu of degree)
  • Minimum of 7 years’ experience in mechanical and electrical systems.
  • Experience in installing and commissioning industrial equipment
  • Basic understanding of carbon composite machining is preferred.
  • Ability to prepare sound presentations and conduct meetings with the senior staff.
  • Proficient in Word, Excel, MS Project and PowerPoint.
  • Ability to negotiate and consult with vendors as required to maintain and repair mechanical equipment.
  • Experience in installing and commissioning industrial equipment
  • Ability to obtain a DoD Secret Security Clearance and special program access

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in lean manufacturing
  • Experience in aerospace industry
  • Past experience working in high rate manufacturing facilities operating on a 24/7 schedule.
  • Basic understanding of Siemens 840D control systems.

Competencies for Success:

  • Must have good oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to manage time and multi-task.
  • Ability to solve problems.
  • 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.

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: $79,700 USD - $119,500 USD
Salary Range 2: $98,700 USD - $148,100 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.