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Manufacturing Process Engineer/Principal Manufacturing Process Engineer

Requisition ID: R10067521

  • Category IconCategory: Engineering
  • Location IconLocation: Saint Augustine, 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, 10% 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 (NGAS) is looking for a Manufacturing Process Engineer / Principal Manufacturing Process Engineer located in St. Augustine, FL to make the industry’s most complex manufacturing processes predictable and repeatable.

Manufacturing Process Engineers for Aeronautics Systems are expected to provide technical solutions to a wide range of complex and difficult problems. They are problem solvers who have the ability to provide results that are innovative, thorough, practical, and consistent with organization objectives. We seek Manufacturing Process Engineers that use a unique skill set that includes a hands-on approach and act as the technical representative voice for the Manufacturing organization.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate with Design Engineering, Production, Manufacturing Engineering, Industrial Engineering, and Quality organizations to identify process and tooling requirements to support current and new production.
  • Generate and maintain/revise Manufacturing Engineering Process Specifications
  • Identify manufacturing processes and specialty tooling to improve efficiency, quality, and ergonomics in production operations.
  • Provide technical assistance to production personnel to troubleshoot process and tool related problems.
  • Identify, specify, and analyze usage of production perishables and consumables.
  • Investigate, design, and provide solutions to support nonconformance repair procedures.
  • Research, develop, and provide process and tooling training as required
  • Support site safety initiatives related to standard tooling and manufacturing processes

Basic Qualifications for Manufacturing Process Engineer:

  • Bachelor’s Degree with 2 years experience in manufacturing/production OR Master’s Degree with 0 years of experience.
  • Experience reviewing and interpreting Blueprints and/or 3-D models
  • Experience with Microsoft Office Suite
  • Ability to obtain Active DOD Secret security clearance within a reasonable amount of time
  • Must have the ability to obtain and maintain Special Program Access within a reasonable amount of time

Basic Qualifications for Principal Manufacturing Process Engineer:

  • Bachelor’s Degree with 5 years experience in manufacturing/production OR Master’s Degree with 3 years of experience.
  • Demonstrated experience to formulate and execute technical solutions to part, assembly, and tooling challenges.
  • Experience reviewing and interpreting Blueprints and 3-D models
  • Experience with Microsoft Office Suite
  • Ability to interface/communicate with multiple levels of leadership, clients, and vendors
  • Ability to obtain Active DOD Secret security clearance within a reasonable amount of time
  • Must have the ability to obtain and maintain Special Program Access within a reasonable amount of time

Preferred Qualifications:

  • STEM Degree preferred
  • Experience with Manufacturing Engineering, Tooling Engineering, Aircraft Maintenance, or Machining/Fabrication Processes
  • Experience working hands-on in a production assembly line environment
  • Lean Manufacturing experience
  • Experience providing innovative techniques focused on improving product designs and tooling assemblies or equipment
  • Demonstrated Project Management Experience
  • Composite experience and process knowledge
  • Experience with developing enhancement processes that improve production shop floor efficiencies.
  • Experience with reviewing engineering models during concept design phase to correlate the manufacturing desired final engineering model.
  • Experience creating Process Work Instructions
  • Experience working with Manufacturing Execution System (MES)
  • Active DOD Secret security clearance with an investigation date/periodic review within the last 5 years
  • Active Special Program Access

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.