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Manufacturing Engineer – Energetics 1/2

Requisition ID: R10047540

  • Category IconCategory: Engineering
  • Location IconLocation: Elkton, Maryland, 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: 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 in need of a Manufacturing Engineer – Energetics to work at the Elkton, MD facility. The position will be focused on the design of tooling in our energetics group. The position is open to hire for either level 1 or level 2.  The level of hire is determined by education, experience, and related qualifications.

Engineering and design of a wide range of production tooling components for energetic aerospace propulsion systems including molds, lifting devices, handling fixtures, test fixtures, etc. and prepares input for documentation.  Coordinates and develops tooling requirements with project engineering, process engineering, manufacturing, quality, etc.  Reviews designs for compliance with NG Hazardous Operations Standards.  Responsible for coordinating tooling fabrication with machine shop and/or vendors, which includes establishment of scope and monitoring projects against planned scope.  Responsible for tool use, check out, and follow up in production.  Prepare estimates of tooling design and fabrication costs for proposals.  Identifies opportunities for improvements to existing designs.

Put your skills to the test by pushing the boundaries of what’s possible. From global defense to sustainment and modernization to deterring and defeating any adversary, your experience and ability will make it a reality. Our programs are built on equal parts of curiosity and collaboration. Our combined effort means our customers can connect and defend millions of people around the world. With Northrop Grumman, you’ll have the opportunity to be an essential part of projects that will define your career, now and in the future. #NGSkills

This position falls under a Federal Explosives License issued by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) for this location.  Candidates hired into this role will be required to complete and submit an Employee Possessor Questionnaire to ATF for approval to be a possessor.

Basic Requirements for level 1 Associate:

  • Must have 4 years of experience.  Will consider a bachelors degree plus 0 years of experience.
  • Proficient with using Excel, Access, Power Point, Word, CAD and Modeling required
  • Familiar with machine shop fabrication practices and material selection.
  • Working knowledge of basic stress calculations for support structures.
  • Composites and rubber molding background is a plus.
  • Working knowledge of geometric dimensioning and tolerancing (ASME Y14.5M)
  • Ability to acquire a Security Clearance which requires US Citizenship as a pre-requisite

Preferred Requirements for level 1 Associate:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical engineering or related degree
  • Familiarity with Siemens NX and TcUA

Basic Requirements for level 2:

  • Must have 6 years of experience.  Will consider a bachelors degree plus 2 years of experience or a Masters degree plus 0 years of experience.
  • 1 year of experience in design
  • Proficient with using Excel, Access, Power Point, Word, CAD and Modeling required
  • Familiar with machine shop fabrication practices and material selection.
  • Working knowledge of basic stress calculations for support structures.
  • Composites and rubber molding background is a plus.
  • Working knowledge of geometric dimensioning and tolerancing (ASME Y14.5M)
  • Ability to acquire a Security Clearance which requires US Citizenship as a pre-requisite

Preferred Requirements for level 2:

  • Bachelors or Masters degree in Mechanical engineering or related degree
  • Familiarity with Siemens NX and TcUA


Salary Range: $65,000 USD - $97,600 USD
Salary Range 2: $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.