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Manufacturing Engineer/Principal Engineer

Requisition ID: R10059565

  • Category IconCategory: Engineering
  • Location IconLocation: Melbourne, Florida, 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: 2

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 has an opening for a Manufacturing Engineer/Principal Engineer (Level 2/3), to join our Supplier Manufacturing Engineering team of qualified, diverse individuals. This position will be located in Melbourne, Florida.

The Supplier Manufacturing Engineering (SME) organization looking to expand its team. This highly visible position requires a motivated self-starter with a manufacturing background in military aircraft composite, machine part fabrication, coatings and/or sub systems that has excellent interpersonal skills to respond to program customer needs. The candidate will also be involved with resolving supplier production questions, tooling needs and will thrive in a small, high performance team environment. Candidate must have a demonstrated ability to multi-task and communicate effectively with varying levels of program customers and functional organization leadership.

Responsibilities include, but not limited to: Provide technical and operational evaluations of suppliers manufacturing capabilities. Provide requirements integration between customer, engineering and suppliers. Provide Subject Matter Expertise to resolve supplier technical questions and issues related to product topics. Provide assessment of supplier’s new technology, capability and manufacturing process maturity.  Ensure producibility and affordability of designs and manufacturing systems are communicated succinctly between suppliers and the program NGC engineering teams.

Travel required (up to 25%)

This position may be hired at a level 2 or level 3 depending upon candidate qualifications and experience.

Typical Minimum Education / Experience - Level 2

2 Years with Bachelors in Science STEM; 0 Years with Masters STEM

Typical Minimum Education / Experience - Level 3

5 Years with Bachelors in Science STEM; 3 Years with Masters STEM; 0 Years with PhD STEM.

Basic Qualifications - Level 2:

  • Bachelors of Science in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) degree, with 2 years of experience in an aerospace or military aviation Manufacturing Engineering or engineering role; or Masters Degree in STEM with 0 years of experience in Manufacturing Engineering or an engineering role
  • Bachelors (Non-STEM) with 4 years experience in production assembly/fabrication in manufacturing environment, including composites, metallic, coatings application, and/or production manufacturing operations OR Master’s (Non-STEM) with 2 years experience in production assembly/fabrication including composites, metallic, coatings application, and/or production manufacturing operations
  • HS Diploma/GED or AA degree with 8 years of experience in production assembly/fabrication, aerospace manufacturing, including composites, metallic, coatings application, and/or production
  • Demonstrated experience to formulate and execute technical solutions to part, assembly and tooling challenges
  • Demonstrated Project Management experience
  • Demonstrated experience using Windows software suite packages and other electronic databases
  • Have the ability to obtain and maintain a DoD Secret Clearance
  • Must have the ability to obtain and maintain a Special Program Access

Basic Qualifications - Level 3:

  • Bachelors of Science in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) degree, with 5 years of experience in an aerospace or military aviation Manufacturing Engineering or engineering role; or Masters Degree in STEM with 3 years of experience in Manufacturing Engineering or an engineering role; or PhD. in STEM degree with 0 years experience.
  • Bachelors (Non-STEM) with 7 years experience in production assembly/fabrication in manufacturing environment, including composites, metallic, coatings application, and/or production manufacturing operations OR Master’s (Non-STEM) with 5 years experience in production assembly/fabrication including composites, metallic, coatings application, and/or production manufacturing operations
  • HS Diploma/GED or AA degree with 11 years of experience in production assembly/fabrication, aerospace manufacturing, including composites, metallic, coatings application, and/or production
  • Demonstrated experience to formulate and execute technical solutions to part, assembly and tooling challenges
  • Demonstrated Project Management experience
  • Demonstrated experience using Windows software suite packages and other electronic databases
  • Have the ability to obtain and maintain a DoD Secret Clearance
  • Must have the ability to obtain and maintain a Special Program Access

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Prior Supplier Technical Management experience with manufacturing of military hardware
  • Experience with Siemens NX tools and Manufacturing Execution System (MES)
  • Knowledge of military requirements/standards
  • Knowledge of FAR & DFAR requirements
  • Active DoD Secret with an up to date SAP/SAR access clearance

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 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.