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Principal Engineer Manufacturing / Sr Principal Engineer Manufacturing

Requisition ID: R10063056

  • Category IconCategory: Engineering
  • Location IconLocation: Salt Lake City, 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 (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.

Join Northrop Grumman on our continued mission to push the boundaries of possible across land, sea, air, space, and cyberspace. Enjoy a culture where your voice is valued and start contributing to our team of passionate professionals providing real-life solutions to our world’s biggest challenges. We take pride in creating purposeful work and allowing our employees to grow and achieve their goals every day by Defining Possible. With our competitive pay and comprehensive benefits, we have the right opportunities to fit your life and launch your career today.

At the heart of Defining Possible is our commitment to missions. In rapidly changing global security environments, Northrop Grumman brings informed insights and software-secure technology to enable strategic planning. 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 yours of expanding your personal network and developing skills, whether you are new to the field or an industry thought-leader. At Northrop Grumman, you’ll have the resources, support, and team to do some of the best work of your career.

Northrop Grumman Mission Systems is seeking a Principal/Sr Principal Manufacturing Engineer for the inertial measurement system (IMU) for the Sentinel (GBSD) program located in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Designs manufacturing processes, procedures and production layouts for assemblies, equipment installation, processing, machining and material handling.
  • Develop and/or assist in the design of tooling and fixturing.
  • Incorporates inspection and test requirements into the production plan.
  • 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.
  • Develops manufacturing processes that are applicable to statistical process control and may develop those techniques.
  • Provides guidance to engineering regarding design concepts and specification requirements to best utilize equipment and manufacturing techniques.
  • Ensures processes and procedures are in compliance with regulations and product requirements.
  • Collaborate with design engineering to enhance and achieve producible designs.
  • Support and train manufacturing operators.
  • Determine the requirements and support the procurement of tooling and process equipment.
  • Create process flow maps and process routers.
  • Identify process failure modes and effects analysis (FMECA), follow root cause and corrective action (RCCA) processes, assist in failure review boards (FRB) and closed loop failure reporting and corrective actions (FRACAS).
  • Develop manufacturing process maturity using manufacturing readiness assessments.

Principal Manufacturing Engineer Basic Qualification:

  • 5 Years with Bachelors in Science; 3 Years with Masters / STEM related field
  • US Citizenship is required with the ability to obtain and maintain a DoD secret clearance.
  • Experience using Microsoft Office Products (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Visio, etc.)
  • Ability to follow detailed instructions and comply with procedures.
  • Ability to read and understand engineering drawings, process specifications, part lists and other technical documents.
  • Ability to design assembly or test tooling and fixturing using Solid Works or Siemens NX.
  • Detail oriented but able to understand the big picture.

Senior Principal Manufacturing Engineer Basic Qualification:

  • 9 Years with Bachelors in Science; 7 Years with Masters / STEM related field
  • US Citizenship is required with the ability to obtain and maintain a DoD secret clearance.
  • Experience using Microsoft Office Products (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Visio, etc.)
  • Proven experience following detailed instructions and comply with procedures.
  • Proven experience reading and understanding engineering drawings, process specifications, part lists and other technical documents.
  • Experience in designing assembly or test tooling and fixturing using Solid Works or Siemens NX.
  • Able to work independently and without constant supervision
  • Able to work in a creative environment where requirements and clear path direction may not be available.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience using Siemens NX 3D modeling system.
  • Experience developing and documenting assembly processes and procedures.
  • Experience working in a highly regulated industry with strict customer/process requirements.
  • Experience working with configuration-controlled documents.
  • SAP experience or other enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems.
  • Ability to function as self-starter and demonstrate ownership of assignments and responsibilities.
  • Ability to determine root cause and implement corrective actions.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills.
  • Sound understanding of engineering fundamentals.
  • Working within a AS9100 manufacturing environment.
  • DoD secret clearance.

Salary Range: $79,700 USD - $119,500 USD
Salary Range 2: $98,700 USD - $148,100 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.