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Principal/Sr. Principal Manufacturing Process Engineer

Requisition ID: R10058272

  • Category IconCategory: Engineering
  • Location IconLocation: Ridgecrest, California, 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.

Put your skills to the test by pushing the boundaries of what's possible. From global defense to sustainment and modernization to mission readiness, your experience and ability will make it a reality. Our programs are built on equal parts of curiosity and collaboration. Our combined effort means our customers can connect and defend millions of people around the world. With Northrop Grumman, you'll have the opportunity to be an essential part of projects that will define your career, now and in the future.

At Northrop Grumman Defense Systems in Ridgecrest, CA, we are currently seeking a Principal/Sr. Principal Manufacturing Process Engineer to support our mission. This position works on a 4/10 schedule, where you will have every Friday off.

Relocation assistance, while not guaranteed, may be available.

We’re looking for innovators who can help us keep building on our wide portfolio of secure, affordable, integrated, and multi-domain systems and technologies that fuel those missions. By joining in our shared mission, we’ll support you in expanding your personal network and developing skills, whether you are new to the field or an industry thought-leader. This individual will work closely with the Manufacturing Engineering Manager, IPT Lead, and Operations to ensure producibility meets the program targets, including Yield and continuous improvement opportunities. This individual will support the AARGM family of products and Digital Transformation efforts.

Responsibilities:
The Manufacturing Process Engineer's responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the tasks outlined below:

Process Development

  • Assist with Assembly Instruction updates

  • Assist in writing rework instructions

  • Developing new and maintaining or improving existing manufacturing processes with a focus on quality, efficiency, and affordability

  • Inspects performance of machinery, equipment, and tools to verify their efficiency and investigates and initiates corrective action of problems and deficiencies to ensure product quality.

  • Working in cross-functional teams to develop new methods, applications, and processes to support current and future manufacturing needs

  • Develop an effective understanding of current operations processes across stakeholder departments

  • Develop MES work plans

  • Work across multiple stakeholder departments to facilitate the execution of implementation plans as provided by the business unit’s subject matter expert (SME)

    • Conduct meetings, training, and software demonstrations as required

  • Train production line personnel to use the MES platform per procedures authored by the SME

  • Train Manufacturing Engineers to use the MES platform per procedures authored by the SME

  • Author content in the MES platform in tandem with Manufacturing Engineers to meet implementation milestones and deadlines

  • Learn to translate Operations processes into paperless, automated, digital environments

  • Facilitate the acquisition of necessary hardware to ensure product lines can use the MES platform.

  • Process Map Support

Factory Support

  • Assisting the floor in optimization of process monitoring for process yields, cost, and process stability and capability.

  • Working with the production floor personnel to resolve technical issues.

  • Assisting with training new personnel, and generating process-specific training materials and process procedures.

  • Supporting factory maintenance personnel with the troubleshooting and repair of process equipment

  • Recommending and implementing quality improvements based on metrics and data on efficiency and affordability.

Basic Qualifications for a Principal Process Engineer (T03):

  • High school diploma/GED AND a minimum of nine (9) years of related experience. Will consider a Bachelor's degree AND a minimum of five (5) years of related experience, OR a Master's degree AND a minimum of three (3) years of related experience.

  • Experience with MRP software such as CostPoint or SAP.

  • Experience with manufacturing process development.

  • Ability to obtain and maintain a US Gov't issued Secret clearance within a timeframe set forth by management; US citizenship is required.

Basic Qualifications for a Sr. Principal Process Engineer (T04):

  • High school diploma/GED AND a minimum of thirteen (13) years of related experience. Will consider a Bachelor's degree AND a minimum of nine (9) years of related experience, OR a Master's degree AND a minimum of five (5) years of related experience.

  • Experience with MRP software such as CostPoint or SAP.

  • Experience with manufacturing process development.

  • Ability to obtain and maintain a US Gov't issued Secret clearance within a timeframe set forth by management; US citizenship is required.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Current/active Secret clearance.

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Salary Range: $92,200 USD - $138,400 USD
Salary Range 2: $114,300 USD - $171,500 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.