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Manufacturing Engineer

Requisition ID: R10038961

  • CategoryCategory: Engineering
  • LocationLocation: Commerce, CA, USA
  • Citizenship RequirementsCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Security Clearance TypeClearance Type: None
  • TelecommuteTelecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position
  • ShiftShift: Days (United States of America)
  • Travel RequirementsTravel Required: No
  • Relocation AssistanceRelocation Assistance: Relocation assistance may be available
  • Number of Positions AvailablePositions 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.

Northrop Grumman Space Systems is seeking a Manufacturing Engineer to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals, and be a part of our Payload and Ground Systems division in our Commerce, CA facility. Commerce is the leading supplier of pressure vessels and tank hardware to the aerospace industry. The Manufacturing Engineer will work on assigned programs on non-recurring work as well as provide technical support on the shop floor.


  • Create and improve manufacturing processes to meet challenging hardware requirements

  • Review engineering designs and drawings for accuracy and manufacturability

  • Manage Manufacturing Bill of Materials through the use of MRP

  • Work alongside the manufacturing teams to ensure that overall quality, delivery, and cost objectives are achieved

  • Communicate manufacturing plans and processes to internal and external customers through Manufacturing Readiness Reviews

  • Provide technical guidance and liaison to operations, assist supervisors on new techniques, and  determination of causes of rejected parts

  • Create manufacturing plans and detailed work instructions

  • Provide redlines and/or updating of Manufacturing Work Instructions on the shop floor

  • Specify all necessary special processes, equipment, and fixtures required for manufacturing on assigned programs

  • Continuously work to improve manufacturing methods, efficiency and product quality

  • Participate in continuous improvement projects

  • Assist in tool design when required to help support operations by developing tooling concepts and using of CAD software to model and release of tool drawings

  • Monitor quality discrepancies, identify trends, investigate problems, and implement corrective actions

  • Evaluate manufacturing processes by applying knowledge of product design, fabrication, assembly, tooling, and materials; conferring with equipment vendors; soliciting observations from operators

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in a STEM field and 3 years of related experience

  • Must be able to define problems, collect data, establish facts, draw valid conclusions, and demonstrate the ability to determine critical parameters and develop process controls

  • Proven multi-tasker and self-starter with excellent verbal and written communication skills, critical thinking, logical reasoning and problem solving skills that predict potential technical risks (internal and suppliers)

  • Experience applying and implementing lean methodologies in manufacturing/production environments including root-cause and Ishikawa analysis

  • Practical application of AS9100, ISO 9001-2008, AS9145  or similar quality systems

  • Proficiency with MS Office required; MS Word, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint

  • Proficiency with Computer-Aided Design (CAD) software required

  • Proficient in reading engineering drawings and interpretation of GD&T.

  • Working knowledge of machining processes; lathe, milling, CNC programming

  • Working knowledge of welding and heat treating processes

  • US citizenship required

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with Siemens NX

  • Proficiency with MS Access

  • Experience in any of the following:

    • Aerospace manufacturing environment (3+ years)

    • Heat treating of titanium alloys (3+ years)

    • Machining of titanium alloys (3+ years)

    • Welding of Titanium  (3+ years)

  • Working knowledge of composite materials and processes

  • Understanding of 5S and Lean Manufacturing experience

Salary Range: $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

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.