Component Engineer/Principal Component Engineer

Requisition ID: 21011753

  • Category IconCategory: Engineering
  • Location IconLocation: Sunnyvale, California
  • Citizenship IconUS Citizenship Required for this Position: Yes
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: Secret
  • Telecommute IconTelecommute: No –Teleworking not available for this position
  • Shift IconShift: 1st Shift
  • Travel IconTravel Required: Yes, 10 % of the Time
  • Positions IconPositions Available: 1

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 a trusted provider of mission-enabling solutions for global security.  Our Engineering and Sciences (E&S) organization pushes the boundaries of innovation, redefines engineering capabilities, and drives advances in various sciences. Our team is chartered with providing the skills, innovative technologies to develop, design, produce and sustain optimized product lines across the sector while providing a decisive advantage to the warfighter.  Come be a part of our mission! We are looking for you to join our team as a Component Engineer/Principal Component Engineer based out of Sunnyvale, CA. As a Component Engineer/Principal Component Engineer at Northrop Grumman you will have a challenging and rewarding opportunity to be a part of our Enterprise-wide digital transformation. Through the use of Model-based Engineering, DevSecOps and Agile practices we continue to evolve how we deliver critical national defense products and capabilities for the warfighter.  Our success is grounded in our ability to embrace change, move quickly and continuously drive innovation.  The successful candidate will be collaborative, open, transparent, and team-oriented with a focus on team empowerment & shared responsibility, flexibility, continuous learning, and a culture of automation. What you’ll get to do: The Component Engineer/ Principal Component Engineer will lead the review and approval of new parts requests for military, industry‐standard and Commercial off the shelf (COTS) Parts. Establish and maintain a standardized approach to ensure accuracy and consistency of part and part list attribute requirements defined by Current Configuration Management tools. Validate component parts data in relationship to Engineering, Supply chain, Manufacturing, and Quality Assurance to resolve various situations where drawings and databases conflicts need to be resolved.  Maintain Military Specification file, and Industry Standard Specification file, cage code file, special handling code file, and Special Metals codes application for the Configuration Management Databases. Guide engineering in developing new or existing Rev‐controlled ISE (Information Systems for Engineering) documents in the CM databases by assisting in establishing product structures (Bill of Materials), part numbers and revision notices. Identify errors, omissions, and other deficiencies, and recommend revisions and/or improvements in part creation or parts lists to engineers or designers when establishing New or Released documents in the Configuration Management tools.  Provide assistance in establishing special EP (Engineering Proposal) part numbers and product structures for Proposals to feed SAP estimating applications. Provide training with ability to write guides on Part and tool processing. Provide back up for all other component Engineering staff. We are looking for you to join our team as a Component Engineer/ Principal Component Engineer based out of Sunnyvale, CA. NGFeaturedJobs #LI-MS-105   This requisition may be filled at a higher grade based on qualifications listed below:

Basic Qualifications for a Component Engineer:
  • Bachelor’s Degree in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering or Math) discipline with 2 years relevant experience; or Master’s Degree in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering or Math) discipline with 0 years of relevant work experience.
  • Basic understanding of drawing and part list reading.
  • Experience reviewing engineering specifications with the ability to translate accurate part definitions and attributes in CM databases and parts lists.
  • Knowledge of Configuration Management principles.
  • US Citizenship with the ability to obtain a Secret Security Clearance.
Basic Qualifications for a Principal Component Engineer:
  • Bachelor’s Degree in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering or Math) discipline with 5 years relevant experience; or Master’s Degree in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering or Math) discipline with 3 years of relevant work experience; or a PhD in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering or Math) discipline with 0 years relevant experience.
  • Basic understanding of drawing and part list reading.
  • Experience reviewing engineering specifications with the ability to translate accurate part definitions and attributes in CM databases and parts lists.
  • Knowledge of Configuration Management principles.
  • US Citizenship with the ability to obtain a Secret Security Clearance.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience with Teamcenter, ISE, SAP is a plus
  • Self-sufficient and proactive.
  • Good communication skills and outgoing to interact with suppliers, vendors, and a variety of departments.
  • Accurate data entry skills
  • Manage multiple competing program priorities and tasks to meet Engineering and Program needs in a fast paced environment
  • Ability to clearly present technical information with strong written and oral communication skills
  • Experience with MS Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Ability to generate and maintain working logs
  • Ability to prepare training material and lead training classes to a large group
What We Can Offer You: Northrop Grumman provides a comprehensive benefits package and a work environment that encourages your growth and supports the mutual success of our people and our company. Northrop Grumman benefits give you the flexibility and control to choose the benefits that make the most sense for you and your family. Your benefits will include the following: Health Plan Savings Plan Paid Time Off Additional benefits Education Assistance Training and Development 9/80 Schedule at Many Sites https://benefits.northropgrumman.com/us/en2/BenefitsOverview/Pages/default.aspx Additional Northrop Grumman Information: Northrop Grumman has approximately 90,000 employees in all 50 states and in more than 27 countries, we strive to attract and retain the best employees by providing an inclusive work environment wherein employees are receptive to diverse ideas, perspectives and talents to help solve our toughest customer challenges: to develop and maintain some of the most technically sophisticated products, programs and services in the world. Our Values. The women and men of Northrop Grumman Corporation are guided by Our Values. They describe our company as we want it to be. We want our decisions and actions to demonstrate these Values. We believe that putting Our Values into practice creates long-term benefits for shareholders, customers, employees, suppliers, and the communities we serve.

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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.


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