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Staff Engineer Manufacturing – Large Composite Structures

Requisition ID: R10036162

  • Category IconCategory: Engineering
  • Location IconLocation: Iuka, Mississippi, 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.

Northrop Grumman Aeronautics Systems is hiring Manufacturing Engineers to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals located in rural Iuka, MS.

The assignment may include one or more projects including hand layup, fiber placement, assembly, machining, painting, and structural testing of composite parts. Iuka currently produces structures for Atlas and Antares rockets, F-35 fighter jets, and other high end related parts. Some of our work requires Secret Clearance. Our Iuka facility employs about 200 people across Engineering, Operations, Quality, and Support Services. The work we do impacts our national security and supports human space exploration. Does this sound exciting to you? Come join us and be a part of a rich tradition of aerospace innovation!

Responsibilities include the following:

  • Develop and maintain detailed work instructions for assigned products/processes
  • Provide day to day support of manufacturing personnel of composite structures
  • Resolve production issues in processes by working closely with manufacturing personnel
  • Support root cause and corrective action
  • Be part of an Integrated Product Team

Our teams are broken out by program and product families. You will be working within your team to meet our customer needs and deliver quality products in a timely manner. Ownership and pride in work are really important to our employees. Are you tired of being micromanaged? We trust and empower our folks to make decisions impacting our daily work.

This position is for a day shift (Monday to Friday), and may require limited off hour support. Travel is estimated to be less than 10% and within the US, typically to support our customers.

Northrop Grumman offers a full suite of benefits including health, retirement, and wellness initiatives. We are regularly ranked as a top company for work life balance!

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelors and 14+ years of engineering work experience, or a Masters degree and 12+ years, or PhD with 9+ years of engineering work experience.
  • Ability to read engineering drawings and specifications
  • Understanding of root cause & corrective action processes and techniques
  • Experience with process engineering or manufacturing engineering
  • Composites knowledge (i.e. hand layup, automated layup, cure experience, and/or machining experience)
  • Ability to obtain a Secret clearance and Special Program Access

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Understanding of geometric dimensioning and tolerancing (GD&T)
  • Functional knowledge of Process Failure Modes and Effects Analysis (PFMEA)
  • Experience in working with aerospace specifications and requirements
  • Experience authoring, modifying and auditing work procedures
  • Able to navigate Catia V5 and/or NX
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a Secret clearance and Special Program Access

Salary Range: $116,100 USD - $174,100 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.