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Tool Designer

Requisition ID: R10058775

  • Category IconCategory: Engineering
  • Location IconLocation: Magna, Utah, 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: Days (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.

Northrop Grumman Propulsion Systems is currently recruiting for a Tool Designer to join our team at the Magna, Utah location.

Job Description:

Candidate will be responsible for the concept, design, fabrication drawings, fabrication support for tooling and equipment for Solid Rocket Motor applications.

Duties and Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

  • Create 3D models and 2D drawings to be used in the manufacturing of new tooling, to support the production of rocket motors.

  • Create effective and safe equipment that is used to manufacture, test, qualify, and transport rocket motors or rocket motor components. 

  • Interface with review team to assure customer satisfaction with design

  • Work alongside the manufacturing team to ensure overall program quality, delivery, and cost objectives are achieved  

  • Work with internal Customers to concept needed support equipment for new and existing programs

  • Developing tooling concepts, creating/reviewing, and improving manufacturing processes to meet Customer requirements

  • Work closely with Tool Engineers to create models and final drawings.

  • Understand/monitor cost and schedule

  • Review engineering drawings and designs for manufacturability

  • Support vendors as needed during fabrication

  • Inspect tool configuration for drawing compliance, including fit, form and function

  • Support Operations and Process Engineering in the use of all tooling


  • BS - Mechanical Design or Technical field plus 2 years experience or Associates Degree in Mechanical Design or Technical field with 4 years technical experience in design and fabrication of special tooling and related equipment.

  • Position may be filled at higher level requiring:

  • BS - Mechanical Design or Technical field plus 5 years experience or Associates Degree in Mechanical Design or Technical field with 7 years technical experience in design and fabrication of special tooling and related equipment.

  • Demonstrated ability to evaluate vendor and equipment capability and ability to perform required tasks to include production of tooling as well as unique aerospace part production.

  • CAD modeling and drafting experience.  Siemens NX/Teamcenter.

Technical Skills:

Strong candidates for this position will possess:

  • Desire and passion to create and manufacture support tooling/equipment.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

  • Strong organizational skills in managing time, projects, and resources.

  • Technical attention to detail.

  • Design for manufacturability

  • Knowledge and application of GD&T (ASME Y14.5-2018).

  • Knowledge and application of drawing weld symbols and application of AWS (American Weld Society) specifications.

  • Knowledge of applicable OSHA Safety Standards.

  • Ability to 3D model tool designs using Siemens NX/Teamcenter with a strong background in 2D drafting/detaining.

  • Ability to work in a in office, team environment.

  • People with hands-on mechanical aptitude and knowledge of manufacturing methods excel in this position.

Salary Range: $64,600 USD - $97,000 USD
Salary Range 2: $79,700 USD - $119,500 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

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 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.