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Industrial Engineer/Principal Industrial Engineer Level 2/3

Requisition ID: R10079552

  • Category IconCategory: Engineering
  • Location IconLocation: Commerce, California, 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, 10% 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.

United in pride and shared goals, Northrup Grumman employees come from diverse backgrounds and work together to deliver reliable, innovative and affordable solutions. Work with the best and unleash your potential.

If you are a dynamic, successful, driven professional, Northrup Grumman is the company that will further your experience and career growth. We offer a highly competitive salary, comprehensive benefits including, medical, dental, 401k, tuition reimbursement, and much more.

Northrop Grumman’s Space Systems, Payload and Ground Systems Division is looking for an Industrial Engineer to support the Space Components organization/business unit in the Propulsion operating unit in Commerce, CA. We design and manufacture high performance pressure vessels for use in space applications.  The Northrop Grumman Commerce facility is the leading supplier of pressure vessels for space missions in the world.  At the facility we produce a wide variety of pressure vessels supporting a wide variety of missions, both foreign and domestic, commercial, defense, and civil space. 

As an Industrial Engineer this function will support Capital Facilities Projects associated with improving, modernizing, and upgrading assembly, integration, and test areas. This role requires strong project management skills and experience, excellent communication skills, strong organizational skills, and acting in partnership with the Facilities Engineering Project Manager, Cost Account Manager, and the functional teams (Process Work Centers, Value Stream Managers, Manufacturing Engineering, Design / Analysis Engineering, & Test Engineering) to help with the planning, logistics, and requirements verification of project(s).

This position may be filled at either as an Industrial Engineer (level 2) or a Principal Industrial Engineer (level 3)

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Develop and implement plans that ensure the timely availability and effective utilization of labor, general facilities & space utilization, equipment, & tooling resources enabling the achievement of program delivery and cost milestones

  • Conducts studies pertaining to cost control, cost reduction, inventory control, and production record systems

  • Based on outcomes from the studies, develop and implement plans and programs for facility modifications and revisions to operating methods

  • May assist facility engineers in the planning and design of facilities

  • Develop and summarize analysis for the acquisition, maintenance & enhancement of capital assets and miscellaneous equipment

  • Provide capacity planning, shop-loading and staffing analysis for functional production teams

  • Analyze existing operational processes and develops metrics and reporting to optimize and improve program & operational performance

  • May be required to support more than one product line and manufacturing area(s), as well as support multiple program or production managers

  • Will require to do some light lifting, taping of floors, organize shop areas, facilitate equipment movements, etc.

  • Advance / perpetuate lean manufacturing (5S, 5 Why, Ishikawa Diagrams, Standard Work, kaizen, Visual Management, etc.) as much as possible through teaching, demonstration, and general communication

  • Support kaizen activities (participation, kaizen champion, leader/co-leader, and/or facilitator)

  • Pull together consensus and act as a point of reference for developing and implementing continuous improvement projects based on that consensus

  • Analyze existing operational processes and develop sense for operational needs of team members

Basic Qualifications: 

  • Minimum of a Bachelor's Degree in STEM - Science, Technology, Engineering or Math with 2+ years of experience performing Industrial Engineering roles and/or functions

  • 2 years minimum experience working in a manufacturing environment and hands on experience using shop floor production system (MES)

  • Proficient in MS Project, Excel & PowerPoint

  • Excellent communicator

  • Demonstrated ability to work both as a team member and individual contributor

  • US Citizenship is a bona fide requirement

Basic Qualifications for a SPrincipal (level 3):

  • Same as above, but with 5+ years of experience performing Industrial Engineering roles and/or functions; OR Master’s Degree in Science, Technology, Engineering or Math (STEM) with 3+ years of experience performing Industrial Engineering roles and/or functions

Preferred qualifications

  • Lean or Six Sigma Certification

  • Demonstrated experience as an “agent of change” through hands-on implementation of Lean, continuous improvement, TPS, TOC, etc.

  • Experience using Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems (SAP or Cost-Point etc.)

  • Proficient with AutoCAD or Visio software

  • Ability to tailor your message to any audience

  • Familiarity with aerospace, space, and composites is highly desired

  • Exposure / familiarity to UG NX, Solidworks, Catia, etc. is a plus


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.