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Chemical Process Engineer

Requisition ID: R10099552

  • CategoryCategory: Engineering
  • Location Location: Beavercreek, OH, USA   |  Kettering, OH, USA +1 more
  • Citizenship RequirementsCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Security Clearance TypeClearance Type: Secret
  • TelecommuteTelecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position
  • ShiftShift: Days (United States of America)
  • Travel RequirementsTravel Required: Yes, 25% of the Time
  • Relocation AssistanceRelocation Assistance: Relocation assistance may be available
  • Number of Positions AvailablePositions 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.

Northrop Grumman Aeronautics Systems (NGAS) has an opening for a Chemical Process Engineer to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals supporting our Dayton, OH. facility. We are a world-class manufacturer of composite structures, radomes, and antenna systems for military applications.  We design and manufacturer solutions for our war fighters to keep our country safe and maintain peace on a global scale.

The Chemical Process Engineer will be a subject matter expert in chemical processing and will implement and maintain chemical processes in support of chemical milling processes for circuit card manufacturing.  The individual selected for this role will use engineering discipline to ensure product quality, improve process efficiency, and increase throughput of both static bath and etch line processes.

The ideal candidate will be a self-starter that is able to perform moderately complex professional tasks. He / She will have excellent interpersonal communication skills and be able to partner with internal partners and external customers, be solution orientated with the ability to resolve technical problems of increasing scope and complexity, be able to work under pressure with strict deadlines with minimal supervision, possess a high attention to detail, have excellent organizational skills with the ability to multi-task in a fast paced environment, and use sound judgment when reviewing overall work for adequacy and accuracy.  If you enjoy working in an exciting, team-oriented environment this is the perfect opportunity for you to join our team!  Apply today!

*This position will work a 1st shift, 9/80 schedule with every other Friday off and requires onsite presence due to the nature of the role. 

Essential Functions / Responsibilities:

  • Works on special projects to drive productivity, producibility, and waste reduction.
  • Collaborates with product engineering and program integrated product teams to ensure that customer requirements are achieved.
  • Establish and implement safety procedures; identify and review safety issues, review safety and accident reports, and assist in corrective actions.
  • Further standardize existing products and to support the scale-up process of new products meeting customer specifications and performance requirements.
  • Participate in planning of the utilization of facilities, equipment, materials, and personnel to improve the efficiency of operations.
  • Coordinates or leads continuous improvement activities on assigned value stream.
  • Assists in troubleshooting issues that arise in chemical manufacturing.
  • Analyzing or obtaining analysis of processing chemistry to inform changes to improve quality and performance.
  • Improve first pass yield (FPY) and establish robust, standardized processes for existing products.
  • Create, modify, and maintain standard operating procedures for existing products, product modifications and new products.
  • Utilize expertise to formulate hypotheses and seek solutions to technical problems.
  • Works in partnership with Operators and other departments such as Research and Development (R & D), Quality Control (QC), and Technical Services.
  • Inputs into Manufacturing Bills of Material (MBOM), routings, Management of Change (MOC), and other technical documentation
  • Develop and provide training on process operating documents for production in cooperation with other internal departments, industry partners, and subject matter experts.
  • Develop and control processes in the chemical milling/etching work cell.

Additional Functions / Responsibilities may include:

  • Work with other team members in conducting experiments
  • Relay and receive information
  • Work in collaborative team environment
  • Ability to be subject to a variety of physical conditions
  • Ability to wear respirator or other safety gear
  • Maintain a clean and safe working environment

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s in Science with 2 years’ experience, Master’s degree with 0 years’ experience
  • Bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering or Mechanical Engineering with a strong operations background
  • 2 years’ experience in a chemical production facility
  • Ability to work in a standing position for extended periods of time
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a DoD Secret Security clearance, including Special Program Access within a reasonable period, as determined by the company to meet its business needs

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Active DoD Secret Security Clearance
  • Master’s degree in Chemical Engineering and/or an advanced degree in engineering and/or business management
  • Knowledge of equipment such as pumps, ovens, stirrers, dryers, and tools, including their uses, repair, and maintenance
  • Experience in chemical milling process

What we offer:

  • Comprehensive benefits including competitive medical and dental options
  • Retirement options
  • College education assistance
  • Annual bonuses
  • Opportunities for career advancement across North America

This position reports to Beavercreek, OH, USA, however, this position can also be worked from Kettering, OH, OH, USA.

Salary Range: $77,200 USD - $115,800 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

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?

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.