CNC Controls & Maintenance Engineer

Requisition ID: R10014884

  • Category IconCategory: Facilities/Real Estate
  • Location IconLocation: Sunnyvale - CA, United States of America
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: None
  • 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.

Come be a part of our mission! Northrop Grumman Mission Systems (NGMS) has an exciting opportunity for a CNC Controls & Maintenance Engineer to join our Sunnyvale, CA campus and team.

Seeking a team oriented CNC Engineer to work closely with our Production Systems Maintenance team to utilize your strong desire to help establish and drive systematic troubleshooting protocols and standards within a thriving and growing department. The Production Systems Maintenance team is heavily focused on ensuring equipment uptime and improving performance of complex machining and manufacturing equipment onsite.  This challenging role requires the incumbent to take initiative and draw on their resourcefulness.

What You'll Get to Do:

  • Daily interaction, support and collaboration with skilled machine electricians and mechanics providing them with systematic troubleshooting guidance on complex state of the art manufacturing equipment.
  • Successfully apply complex knowledge of fundamental concepts, practices, and procedures to expedite troubleshooting and repair of complex CNC Machine Tools with integrated electronic, hydraulic, robotics, and pneumatics systems.
  • Communicate maintenance and repair efforts frequently to Facilities Management and cross functional groups in a customer facing capacity.
  • Provide project management level support and leadership for maintenance and repair events and ownership over outcome.
  • Gain a solid understanding of complex machine system functions, controls and kinematics and communicate issues to stakeholders.
  • Develop work instructions for recurring repairs and processes.
  • Participate in the specification, selection, installation and commissioning of Capital Equipment.
  • Work with Mechanical/Manufacturing Engineering SME’s to develop Predictive and Preventive Maintenance Program for a variety of production assets to ensure correct reliability checks are being made.
  • Drive execution of the Computer Maintenance Management System (CMMS) and ensure all applicable documents, drawings and instructions are available for machine evaluation, troubleshoot and repair.
  • Work with Facility Maintenance Management in the development of new technologies.
  • Uphold metric performance, i.e., machine uptime, predictive, and OEE.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelors of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering or equivalent with a minimum 9 years of directly related work experience.
  • Extensive experience in a manufacturing environment working on CNC machine tools, manufacturing machinery, production and test related equipment.
  • General knowledge of CNC Controls, preferably Siemens, Fanuc, Haas and Mazak.
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills, and the ability to interact with cross functional teams.
  • Self-starter able to work independently or in small teams using schematics, diagrams, written and verbal descriptions
  • Excellent prioritization, planning and documentation skills.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft software (Windows, Office Suite).

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Troubleshooting experience with CNC controls (Siemens, Fanuc) and PLC Logic (Siemens, Allen-Bradley, GE).
  • Ability to communicate in German and/or Italian.
  • Thorough knowledge of Electrical Schematics and technical drawings.
  • Prior experience as a maintenance or service technician on heavy industrial, automated and/ or manufacturing equipment.
  • Electronics experience in a manufacturing, assembly and/ or troubleshooting capacity
  • Experience with developing and conducting classroom and/or virtual training
  • Masters of Science in either, Electrical or Mechanical Engineering.

EIT (Engineering In-Training) or PE (Professional Engineer) Certification.


Salary Range: 114100 - 171100

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. With the continuing impacts of COVID-19 around the world, we are taking action to protect the health and well-being of our colleagues and maintain the safety of the communities where we operate. As a federal contractor, and consistent with Executive Order 14042 ( we will require all newly hired employees in the United States to be fully vaccinated by January 18, 2022 or by your start date if it is after January 18th. Federal guidance allows for disability/medical and religious accommodations with respect to the vaccine requirement. Any requested accommodations must be reviewed and approved (if applicable) in advance of your start date.

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 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?

We offer an array of benefits to give you the support you need, including matching 401K, tuition assistance, health insurance and wellness options, coaching, mentoring and more.