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Engineer Energetics Manufacturing – Level 3 or 4

Requisition ID: R10067491

  • 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, 25% 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.

Northrop Grumman Defense Systems is in need of a Principal or Sr. Principal Manufacturing Engineer - Energetics to work at its Elkton, Maryland facility.

Job Duties:

  • Provide manufacturing support to operations to meet quality, delivery, and cost requirements.
  • Create, maintain and improve Process Control Documentation.
  • Establish manufacturing lines for new products and product upgrades
    • Establish Lean process flow
    • Capacity planning…. perform capacity studies/analysis
    • Digital modeling/simulation when appropriate
    • Define facility and equipment needs
    • Work with facilities engineering to provide cost benefit analysis to support capital projects
    • Establish equipment specifications
    • Work with vendors for equipment run-off and installation
    • Assist in establishing safety requirements for new facilities and equipment
    • Establish Total Preventive Maintenance (TPM) requirements
    • Provide start-up support and initial training to operations
    • Establish required procedures
    • Provide training to maintenance personnel as required

  • Conduct continuous improvement activities
    • Lean manufacturing implementation (PES)
    • Assist operations with 5-S programs
    • Conduct Process FMEA’s
    • Generate process maps, flow charts, value stream maps
    • Establish standard work
    • Conduct time studies/audits
    • Monitor production touch labor costs and suggest/implement improvements to drive costs down
  • Establish Key Characteristics for manufacturing/processing and ensure systems are in place to monitor/control them

Operational support:

  • Analyze processes and equipment for process capabilities and causes of downtime.  Analyze yield and scrap rate data provided by Mission Assurance to improve processes.
    • Provide technical support for improvements
    • Determine root cause and corrective actions for deficiencies
    • Conduct process capabilities studies as required
    • Continually monitor processes
  • Generate and maintain Statistical Process Control (SPC) program for production programs
  • Monitor actual production vs. plan
  • Work with Safety to establish and adhere to safety requirements and support Hazard Analysis
  • Work with product/tooling engineering to establish tooling requirements
  • Assist in design of initial tooling and test equipment and with continuous tooling improvement. 
  • Additive manufacturing design, development, and implementation where practical
  • Assist operations and maintenance in troubleshooting and equipment repairs
  • Assist in defining product count points for financial tracking

The position will be filled to the level depending upon education, experience, and skills exhibited.

Basic Qualifications for level 3:

  • Bachelors degree plus 5 years of experience, or Masters degree plus 3 years of experience, or PhD with 0 years of experience
  • Must be US citizen

Basic Qualifications for level 4:

  • Bachelors degree plus 9 years of experience, or Masters degree plus 7 years of experience, or PhD with 4 years of experience
  • Must be US citizen


Salary Range: $96,900 USD - $145,300 USD
Salary Range 2: $120,000 USD - $180,000 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.