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Process Automation Engineer / Principal Process Automation Engineer

Requisition ID: R10066305

  • Category IconCategory: Engineering
  • Location IconLocation: Rolling Meadows, Illinois, 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.

The Manufacturing Automation  and Control Engineer has responsibilities that include, but are not limited to pursuing implementation of Automation and Industry 4.0/Digital Thread efforts and Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) infrastructure in the manufacturing area.  Responsible for planning and executing multiple projects at the same time and identifying new opportunities.

  • Implement connectivity to IT with OT/Engineering. 
  • Implement automation solutions in a manufacturing environment
  • Design automated systems including end of arm tooling and safety sensors.
  • Program 6axis robots, machine vision, PLC, HMS, etc in support of automated systems.
  • Virtually commission/simulate processes. 
  • Troubleshoot issues with automated cells.
  • Implement integral manufacturing distributed network hardware to provide equipment connectivity 
  • Create and manage to project plans for automation development activities and ITOT efforts.
  • Integrate automation training for new systems with technicians
  • Ensure design intent and cost effectiveness of production are achieved
  • Develop and document system Acceptance Testing procedures  
  • Assist with design of custom equipment, robots, and machine vision 
  • Troubleshoot issues with PLCs, ladder logic, I/O, etc.
  • Review and support equipment safety risk assessments 
  • Implement network connectivity solutions to legacy operating systems and test stations while working with Cybersecurity for compliance.
  • Recommend product design improvements to support automation or digital thread.

Basic Qualifications for Automation Process Engineer

  • Hands on experience using cameras for automated inspection (Cognex, Keyence, etc)
  • Hands on experience with Fanuc industrial and collaborative robots
  • Strong communication skills, digital organization skills, and the ability to collaborate in a team environment.
  • 3D Solid Modeling experience using a CAD software such as NX, CATIA, Solidworks
  • Demonstrated ability to independently prioritize, plan, and execute work tasks in a rapidly changing, fast-paced environment while maintaining high quality results.
  • Demonstrated ability to pro-actively identify issues and solutions to those issues, and drive issues rapidly to closure.
  • Experience in architecture and programming of using a wide variety of Discrete I/O, Analog I/O, and communications to I/O data that can be transmitted or received to/from other controllers and devices via industrial communication protocols
  • Experience with Control Systems, configurations, and support (i.e. Siemens, Rockwell) 
  • Ability to do basic/intermediate programming in other programming languages (i.e. C# or Labview)
  • Ability to obtain respirator certification
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering and 2 or more years of relevant experience

Basic Qualifications for Principal Automation Process Engineer

  • Hands on experience using cameras for automated inspection (Cognex, Keyence, etc)
  • Hands on experience with Fanuc industrial and collaborative robots
  • Strong communication skills, digital organization skills, and the ability to collaborate in a team environment.
  • 3D Solid Modeling experience using a CAD software such as NX, CATIA, Solidworks
  • Demonstrated ability to independently prioritize, plan, and execute work tasks in a rapidly changing, fast-paced environment while maintaining high quality results.
  • Demonstrated ability to pro-actively identify issues and solutions to those issues, and drive issues rapidly to closure.
  • Experience in architecture and programming of using a wide variety of Discrete I/O, Analog I/O, and communications to I/O data that can be transmitted or received to/from other controllers and devices via industrial communication protocols
  • Experience with Control Systems, configurations, and support (i.e. Siemens, Rockwell) 
  • Ability to do basic/intermediate programming in other programming languages (i.e. C# or Labview)
  • Ability to obtain respirator certification
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering and 5 or more years of relevant experience

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in a manufacturing environment.
  • PLC programming experience
  • Industrial Automation Simulation Experience using tools like Siemens Process Simulate with OEM (ex. Fanuc Roboguide; Tecnomatix)  
  • Experience with cyber security concepts and architectures for unclassified and classified environments.
  • Experience with Model-Based Systems Engineering (MBSE) concepts and tools (e.g., Cameo)
  • Experience with implementing IT/OT architectures for manufacturing shop-floor environments. 
  • Understanding and proficiency with Profinet, SCADA/Industrial communication protocols (i.e., Modbus, EthernetIP, OPC, Bacnet)
  • Experience with  HMI and GUI applications used to automate the control, collection, and transformation of operating data (OEE)

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Salary Range: $71,500 USD - $107,300 USD
Salary Range 2: $88,000 USD - $132,000 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.