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Northrop Grumman (DoD SkillBridge) Mfg Engineer 2 or 3

Requisition ID: R10067346

  • Category IconCategory: Engineering
  • Location IconLocation: El Segundo, California, 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
  • 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.

This requisition may be filled at the higher grade based on requirements listed below.

NG- Military Internship Program Description:

As one of the largest global security companies in the world, Northrop Grumman is proud to help our nation’s military personnel make the transition to civilian careers. Approximately 1/4th of Northrop Grumman’s 90,000 employees self-identify as veterans, and more than 1,600 are reservists.

The Northrop Grumman Military Internship Program (NG-MIP) is an approved SkillBridge Program under Dept. of Defense Instruction 1322.29 .The NG-MIP program is an opportunity for transitioning service members to gain valuable civilian work experience through an individual internship during their last 6 months of service, for up to 180 days. The Northrop Grumman Military internship Program is open to all ranks and experience levels. SkillBridge participants are not eligible for compensation from Northrop Grumman, as they continue to receive military compensation and benefits as active-duty service members. 

  

Responsibilities for this internship position are:

Northrop Grumman Corporation (NGC) has developed the Northrop Grumman – Military Internship Program (DoD SKillbridge) utilizing the DoDI guidance for Skillbridge.  During this program the service member will be on-site at his or her host company performing an individual internship in an entry to mid-level career type role. The service member will be on the job training supporting a work schedule equivalent to 40hrs per week. Outlined below are the Goals, Objectives, and Outcomes for the program. 

Goals – Provide transitioning service members fellowship-style job skills training during the last portion(s) of their military commitment. This program is specifically designed to offer internships that result in the potential to transition to a full-time opportunity as the conclusion of the training.  Interns will serve as a pipeline for high-speed, motivated military candidates into NGC.

Objectives - Service Members who complete the Intern program will be highly-trained, capable, future employees that align to the specific needs of the organization and are prepared to meet the NG mission “Defining Possible” on Day 1. This program provides a comprehensive internship experience including professional development, networking with leadership, and training specifically focused on NG leadership principles, company history, customer/stakeholder engagement, product and service overview, and core job responsibilities.

Outcome – Offer transitioning service member a rewarding opportunity to join the Northrop Grumman team.

DoD SkillBridge Eligibility: 

  • Has served at least 180 days on active duty
  • Is within 12 months of separation or retirement
  • Will receive an honorable discharge
  • Has taken any service TAPS/TGPS
  • Has attended or participated in an ethics brief within the last 12 months
  • Received Unit Commander (first O-4/Field Grade commander in chain of command) written authorization and approval to participate in DoD SkillBridge Program prior to start of internship.

This requisition may be filled at the higher grade based on requirements listed below.

The manufacturing engineers are responsible for the manufacturability of the product / product lines.  They design manufacturing processes, procedures and production layouts for assemblies, equipment installation, processing, machining and material handling. They develop manufacturing plans and designs sequence of operations that define efficient operations, and specifies procedures for the fabrication of tools and equipment and other functions that affect the product / product line performance. They ensure proper definition, problem solve, and support the Operations teams in maintaining production flow to meet deliveries.  They collaborate with Quality to incorporate inspections and test requirements into the production planning to ensure it’s quality. Manufacturing engineers are vital in root cause analysis to quality issues, and take the lead and/or support corrective actions and provide technical solutions to non-conformances. They work with Engineering and provide guidance regarding design concepts and specification requirements to best utilize equipment and manufacturing techniques. They take the lead in continuous improvement, and lead projects to bring about operational excellence and improvements from a safety, quality, delivery and cost perspective. Manufacturing engineers ensures processes and procedures are in compliance with regulations, and that everything is done in a safe manner.

Basic Qualifications:

  • For level 2 Manufacturing Engineer:  minimum 6 years of related experience in lieu of a degree in manufacturing engineering or an engineering related field (Eg. Industrial, Mechanical, Aerospace, Systems); OR Bachelor's Degree and minimum of 2 years of experience, a Master’s Degree and 0 years of experience
  • For level 3 Manufacturing Engineer: minimum 9 years of related experience in lieu of a degree in manufacturing engineering or an engineering related field (Eg. Industrial, Mechanical, Aerospace, Systems); OR Bachelor’s Degree and minimum of 5 years of related experience; OR Master’s and 3 years of experience
  • Basic experiences in reviewing and interpreting technical blueprints
  • Experience with Microsoft Office Suite applications and Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems 
  • Ability to interface/communicate with multiple levels of leadership, internal and external customers and stakeholders, and vendors.
  • This position requires the ability to obtain and maintain a DOD Secret or higher within a reasonable period of time, as determined by the company business needs.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree in a STEM field.
  • Current DOD Secret Clearance or higher
  • Prior experience operating in a dynamic environment of increasing production schedules and high delivery rates
  • Experience in leading and managing multiple projects.
  • Experience in one or more of the following, but not limited to:
    • Assembly work, and assembly techniques for large scale products
    • Tooling and fixtures, Tool Design and concepts
    • Composite bonded structures and assemblies
    • Tube Assemblies, Machining, Sheet Metal, Mechanical Sub-assemblies, Welding
    • Sub-systems, such as electricals, hydraulic systems, environmental control systems.
  • 3D Modeling capabilities, ERP, systems, manufacturing execution systems such as: Siemens NX, Team Center, SAP, MES, Tableau
  • System Integration and Test equipment and techniques into production lines
  • Design for Manufacturing and latest manufacturing technologies
  • Lean / Six Sigma Experience 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.