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Energetics Manufacturing Engineer

Requisition ID: R10066856

  • Category IconCategory: Engineering
  • Location IconLocation: Elk River, Minnesota, 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.

Join Northrop Grumman on our continued mission to push the boundaries of possible across land, sea, air, space, and cyberspace. Enjoy a culture where your voice is valued and start contributing to our team of passionate professionals providing real-life solutions to our world’s biggest challenges. We take pride in creating purposeful work and allowing our employees to grow and achieve their goals every day by Defining Possible. With our competitive pay and comprehensive benefits, we have the right opportunities to fit your life and launch your career today.

Northrop Grumman has an exciting opportunity for an Engineer for Energetics Manufacturing at our Elk River, Minnesota location.

Headquartered in Plymouth, Minnesota, Northrup Grumman is a leading innovator and producer of advanced weapons that provide the warfighter superior battlefield capabilities. The division specializes in creating low-cost, highly reliable and precise munitions for artillery and mortar systems and is a world leader in developing and producing tactical and training ammunition for medium and large caliber weapon platforms.  Armament Systems also creates systems that protect soldiers on the battlefield and reduce collateral damage.

The division is a leading supplier of integrated medium-caliber weapon systems for land, air and sea platforms through its world-renowned Bushmaster® line of automatic cannons produced at its Mesa, Arizona facility.

Through its management of America’s largest, privately owned proving grounds, Armament Systems allows Northrup Grumman and its customers the ability to rapidly test weapons and demilitarize them when necessary.

Position Description:

Provide overall technical leadership for our Load, Assemble, Pack (LAP) organization.  Act as a Liaison Engineer to coordinate between Northrup Grumman internal functional disciplines including Program Personnel, Engineering, Supply Chain, Quality and Test.  Ensures / reviews product design for compliance with engineering principles, company standards, and related specifications.  Create or update and publish all necessary documentation required to support program builds including but not limited to production procedures (SOP’s, DOP’s, PPD’s,), work authorization documents (TR’s, SWA’s) and support of Hazard Analysis.

Additional responsibilities include support and completion of engineering and capital projects within area of assigned responsibility.  Applies knowledge of engineering and scientific methods, theories and research techniques in the investigation and solution of technical problems and implementation of appropriate automation solutions.

Typical Duties:

Typical duties will include but not be limited to the following:

  • Coordinate and provide Engineering interface to support program build activity with Supply Chain, Test, Logistics, Maintenance and LAP operations.
  • Provide technical disposition on non-conforming product from internal and external sources
  • Provide Engineering support / design help on tooling and gages specific to Northrup Grumman product lines.
  • Inform and work with Program Engineering teams on design and/or manufacturability issues
  • Present Northrup Grumman technical image and act as a technical point of contact on all assigned areas
  • Provide and publish proper build documentation to support assigned programs

Essential Functions:

Responsibilities will include but not be limited to the following:

  • Technical understanding of mechanical mechanisms, manufacturing processes, metal coatings, heat treatments, processing technologies and standard assembly processes.
  • Accountable for the successful completion of engineering and capital projects.
  • Requires extensive regular contact with assigned project customers, both internal and external.
  • Assist in the preparation of engineering project proposals.
  • Work with programs and engineering peers to schedule assigned program work schedules.
  • Participate in customer meetings to resolve a variety of project issues.
  • Regular status updates on program progress and internal assigned projects.

Minimum Requirements:

  • BS degree in Mechanical, Industrial, Electrical or Manufacturing Engineering and 2 to 5 years of experience with manufacturing of mechanical devices and automated systems, or master’s degree plus 0 years of experience
  • Applicants selected may be subject to a government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information. US CITIZENSHIP REQUIRED.
  • Demonstrated experience in manufacturing and production of mechanical components and/or systems.
  • Demonstrated experience in fixture design.
  • Demonstrated experience in product design verification, inspection, and non-conformance handling protocols.
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills
  • Experience and proficiency in working with multiple projects.
  • Excellent computer skills in Microsoft Suite, including MS Project.


Salary Range: $78,600 USD - $118,000 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 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.