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Manufacturing Engineer – Level 1/2

Requisition ID: R10058929

  • Category IconCategory: Engineering
  • Location IconLocation: San Diego, 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: 3

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.

At Northrop Grumman, our employees have incredible opportunities to work on revolutionary systems in air and space that impact people’s lives around the world today, and for generations to come. Our work preserves freedom and democracy, and advances human discovery and our understanding of the universe. We look for people who have bold new ideas, courage and a pioneering spirit to join forces to invent the future, and have a lot of 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.

Aeronautics Systems sector is seeking a Manufacturing Engineer to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals.  This position will be located in San Diego, CA where technology and teamwork come together.  The qualified applicant will become part of Northrop Grumman's Manufacturing Engineering Team working in a collaborative environment while promoting a positive and proactive teamwork environment.

Manufacturing Engineering is responsible for taking the product design and converting it into a sequence of detailed assembly/ manufacturing instructions.  The activities involved as part of this role include:

  • Create new and modify existing assembly/ manufacturing instructions with necessary operations to support build sequence, while also including specifications/quality requirements and maintaining a bill of material (BOM)
  • Provide guidance to Design Engineering during drawing reviews regarding design concepts and specification requirements to best utilize equipment and manufacturing techniques; and to identify any manufacturability challenges or changes required ahead of drawing release
  • Investigate and initiate corrective action to ensure product quality; resolve quality issues that arise during the build process to ensure all parts conform to the design configuration
  • Develop tooling / fixtures to conduct the operations steps and to serve as manufacturing aids for technicians

Manufacturing 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.  The ideal candidate will be able to work individually as well as collaborate with a diverse group of individuals, work tactically, but with an eye towards future strategy, and exhibit solid communication skills while acting as the technical representative voice for Operations.

Basic Qualifications Level 1:

  • Bachelor's Degree in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) with 0 years experience OR
  • Bachelor's Degree (Non-STEM) with 2 years experience in production assembly/fabrication including composites, metallic, coatings application, and/or production manufacturing operations OR
  • HS Diploma/GED and 6 years of experience in production assembly/fabrication including composites, metallic, coatings application, and/or production manufacturing operations
  •  Must have an active DoD Secret or Top Secret clearance and ability to obtain Program Special access within a reasonable period of time, as determined by the company to meet its business needs

Basic Qualifications Level 2: 

  • Bachelor’s Degree in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) with 2 years of experience OR Master's Degree in STEM with 0 years of experience in production assembly/fabrication including composites, metallic, coatings application, and/or production manufacturing operations
  • Must have an active DoD Secret or Top Secret clearance and ability to obtain Program Special access within a reasonable period of time, as determined by the company to meet its business needs
  • Experience reviewing and interpreting Blueprints and 3D models
  • Experience with Microsoft Office Suite and Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems 
  • Ability to work 1st shift "7am-4:30pm" and any work schedule (times may vary)   

Preferred Qualifications:             

  • STEM Degree (Science, Technical, Engineering or Mathematical)
  • Experience working hands-on in a production assembly line environment
  • Experience with solid modeling tools such as Siemens NX, CATIA or Solidworks/Pro E
  • Experience providing innovative techniques focused on improving product designs and tooling assemblies or equipment 
  • Complex Assembly or Composite experience and process knowledge 

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 www.northropgrumman.com/EEO. U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.

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Salary Range: $61,900 USD - $92,900 USD
Salary Range 2: $74,900 USD - $112,300 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.