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Electrical Controls Engineer

Requisition ID: R10069153

  • 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: 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.

Northrop Grumman Space Systems is currently recruiting for an Electrical Controls Engineer to join our team at our Bacchus facility, located in Magna, Utah.

Job Summary including Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Designs power, controls and process instrumentation per the NEC including hazardous classified locations.

  • Provide detailed cost estimates for project design and implementation.

  • Troubleshoot industrial electrical equipment.

  • Develop electrical maintenance guidelines for industrial equipment.

  • Integrate and specify electrical equipment for robotics, PLC’s, servo drives, instrumentation and HVAC equipment.

  • Have a working knowledge of how to program, Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) to control a variety of equipment, processes, machine tools, and robotics. Using Allen Bradley PLC and Rockwell Software.

  • Expertise designing electrical schematics that are logical, well organized and require little to no redlines

  • Expertise designing panel layouts that minimize space and comply with manufacturer’s specifications.

  • Expertise to design electrical power distribution systems, One Line Diagrams using Motor Control Systems (MCC’s) and Medium Voltage Switch Gear.

  • Expertise to design and specify equipment for our building SCADA

  • Design, specify, and program variable frequency drives (VFD) for all types of motor control applications.

  • Work with maintenance craftsmen to troubleshoot.

  • Project management and cost estimating.

  • Provide Detailed Project Designs in AutoCAD drawing format.


  • BS in Engineering with an emphasis in electrical/automation.

  • 2 years of experience with BS.

  • Position may be filled at higher level requiring BS/MS in Engineering, plus a minimum of 5 years of experience with BS, or MS and 3 years.

  • Industrial power and control design experience.

  • PLC systems and programming experience.

  • AutoCAD drafting ability.

  • Servo motor and drive experience.

  • Ability to work in the field, climb ladders, work outside and work in congested areas.

Salary Range: $71,100 USD - $106,700 USD
Salary Range 2: $87,600 USD - $131,400 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.