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Sentinel (GBSD) Principal/ Sr. Principal Material Process Engineer – 8567

Requisition ID: R10065279

  • Category IconCategory: Engineering
  • Location IconLocation: Roy, Utah, 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 12 hrs - Fri, Sat, Sun (United States of America)
  • Travel IconTravel Required: Yes, 25% 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.

Embark on a career putting innovative, reliable, and agile products and ideas into orbit, and beyond. Northrop Grumman has opportunities waiting for you that play a vital role in human space exploration, national defense, and scientific discovery, supporting multiple programs across the universe. With us, you’ll discover a culture of curiosity and collaboration that will have you Defining Possible from the day you start. Our space systems connect and protect millions of people on earth every day, now and for the future. Explore your future and launch your career today.

Northrop Grumman Space Systems is seeking a Principal/Senior Principal Material Process Engineer. This position will be located in Roy, Utah and will support the Sentinel (GBSD) program. This role may offer a competitive relocation assistance package. This requisition may be filled at a higher grade based on qualifications listed below.

What you’ll get to do: 

Candidate will be responsible to perform full spectrum of Diminishing Manufacturing Sources and Material Shortages (DMSMS) management tasks on assigned system and sub-systems to ensure DMSMS risk areas are identified, and design influence is asserted to reduce and/ or remove obsolescence. 

Candidate will be responsible to perform point of contact (POC) duties on behalf of Parts, Materials, and Processes engineering department (PM&P) during the design of weapon systems and equipment under an overarching Systems Engineering framework.

Candidate will develop/maintain an obsolescence bill of material, provide health screening, identify issues, perform obsolescence forecasting, lifetime buy/bridge buy quantity calculations, issue resolution development (through research and work with Design Engineering on the development of design solutions that align with the DMSMS roadmap) and issue management through solution implementation.

Candidate will create, analyze, and produce DMSMS technology roadmaps, impact, and issue reports and present data to stakeholders, customers, and upper management.  Applicant will be expected to maintain close coordination with several integrated product teams, provide detailed status to program leadership, participate in DMSMS management technical interchange meetings, as required.  

Applicant is expected to work independently to provide innovative technical solutions to a wide range of difficult problems.

As a full-time employee of Northrop Grumman Space Systems, you are eligible for our robust benefits package including:

  • Medical, Dental & Vision coverage
  • 401k
  • Educational Assistance
  • Life Insurance
  • Employee Assistance Programs & Work/Life Solutions
  • Paid Time Off
  • Health & Wellness Resources
  • Employee Discounts 

This position’s standard work schedule is a 9/80A. The 9/80 schedule allows employees who work a nine-hour day Monday through Thursday to take every other Friday off.

This requisition may be filled at either a Principal level or level Sr. Principal level.

You’ll bring these qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics) degree
  • A minimum 5 years of related experience with a Bachelor’s degree; 3 years with a Master’s; or 0 years with PhD. (Sr. Principal level requires 9 years with a Bachelor’s degree; 7 years with a Master’s degree; or 4 years with a PhD)
  • Active DoD Secret clearance with investigation within the last 5.5 years or in Continues Evaluation/Deferred
  • U.S. Citizenship with ability to obtain and maintain Special Program Access
  • Experience in leading teams to ensure that PM&P program or contract requirements are applied to EEE parts and assemblies
  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Office tools
  • Familiar with military standards and specifications

These qualifications would be nice to have:

  • An Active, In-Scope DOD Secret Security Clearance or higher that has been granted / renewed within the past 6 years
  • Special Program Access
  • Supply chain experience
  • Experience with Air Force Global Strike Command
  • Experience performing data analytics and statistical analysis including forecasting
  • Project management experience
  • Experience with GIDEP, MRLD, BOM Intelligence tools
  • Familiarity with supplier management
  • Experience performing obsolescence health screening, obsolescence forecasting, and lifetime buy/bridge buy quantity calculations
  • Excellent 2-way communication skills (upward and downward)
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal skills, and the ability to interface with all levels of employees and management

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Salary Range: $79,700 USD - $119,500 USD
Salary Range 2: $98,700 USD - $140,100 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.