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Engineer Manufacturing

Requisition ID: R10089530

  • CategoryCategory: Engineering
  • LocationLocation: Palmdale, CA, USA
  • Citizenship RequirementsCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Security Clearance TypeClearance Type: Secret
  • TelecommuteTelecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position
  • ShiftShift: Any (United States of America)
  • Travel RequirementsTravel Required: Yes, 10% of the Time
  • 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.

Join Northrop Grumman on our continued mission to push the boundaries of possible across land, sea, air, space, and cyberspace. Enjoy a culture where your voice is valued and start contributing to our team of passionate professionals providing real-life solutions to our world’s biggest challenges. We take pride in creating purposeful work and allowing our employees to grow and achieve their goals every day by Defining Possible. With our competitive pay and comprehensive benefits, we have the right opportunities to fit your life and launch your career today.

Climb to new heights on your journey when you start Defining Possible with Northrop Grumman! Enjoy a purposeful career in aeronautics that is essential to the way we connect and protect our world across land, sea, and air. Bring your experience and take advantage of this opportunity to discover how you can start to push past possible and achieve your goals today. Enjoy a diverse, collaborative workspace with professionals across the nation ready to help launch your career.

Aeronautics Systems sector is seeking an Automation Manufacturing Engineer to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals.  This position will be located at Palmdale, CA Center of Excellence 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 job duties involve the following: provide guidance to Engineering regarding design concepts to ensure the best manufacturing technique is being used to meet the Engineering design, participate in tool design reviews to ensure tools are feasible and reduce build times and program costs during assembly, define sequence of operations for product builds, investigate and initiate corrective actions and improvements that involve non-conforming product and identify improvement opportunities in areas that require producibility and affordability initiatives. 

As a member of the Advanced Automation team, you will define, develop, implement, and transition new technology solutions to manufacturing to increase efficiency, reduce cost, and improve quality.  Manufacturing concept and process solutions for production applications cover advanced technologies including but not limited to composites fabrication, assembly, automation, inspection, direct part manufacturing, LO technologies, as well as digital capabilities.  The role requires incorporation of requirements into development plans and evaluation of performance of processes and tools to verify their efficiency. 

In addition, you will identify and initiate corrective action of problems and deficiencies to ensure technical, schedule, and cost objectives are met, and product quality is maintained.  In this role, you will provide guidance regarding design concepts, directly support, and ensure the successful implementation of new solution capabilities released to production, and specification requirements to best utilize resources and manufacturing techniques, and ensure processes and procedures are in compliance with regulations. This role involves interfacing with internal and external customers, program offices, engineering disciplines, and executive management.  In addition, the role will require the ability to handle multiple projects concurrently in a dynamic/fast-paced work environment. Support leadership in maintaining budget responsibilities and project management objectives.

As a member of the team, you will be involved with all aspects of the technology development and transition to production activities.  Specific responsibilities will be to 1) identify customer needs and define requirements, 2) identify and develop innovative solutions leveraging technology to meet customer needs, 3) generate statements of work, requirements, and test plan documents, 4) develop project deliverables and detail plans, 5) execute established project plans with transition of new capability.

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 can provide results that are innovative, thorough, practical, and consistent with organization objectives.  We seek Manufacturing Engineers that use a unique skill set that includes a hands-on approach and act as the technical representative voice for the Manufacturing organization.

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree with 2 years of related experience in production assembly/fabrication including composites, machining, coatings application, or production manufacturing operations
  • Master’s Degree with 0 years of related experience in production assembly/fabrication including composites, machining, coatings application, or production manufacturing operations
  • Experience in machining, robotics, or numerical control programming
  • Experience reviewing and interpreting Blueprints and 3-D models
  • Experience in system requirements development, acceptance testing, and training
  • Experience in troubleshooting systems, and root cause and corrective action analysis
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook
  • Ability to interface/communicate with multiple levels of leadership, engineering, production, customers, and suppliers
  • Ability to work 1st shift, or 2nd shift and any work schedule (times may vary)

Preferred Qualifications            

  • Bachelor’s Degree in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) with (2) years of related experience of related experience in production assembly / fabrication including composites, machining, coatings application, or production manufacturing operations
  • Master’s Degree in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) with (0) years of related experience of related experience in production assembly / fabrication including composites, machining, coatings application, or production manufacturing operations
  • Experience in project management and execution (proposal creation, scheduling, budget tracking)
  • Experience in troubleshooting systems, and root cause and corrective action analysis
  • Experience in solid modeling design using NX Siemens, CATIA or Solid Works
  • Experience in creating work instructions, training materials & visual aids
  • Experience in using Microsoft Office Project, Visio, SharePoint
  • Experience in Transition to Production activities
  • Active in-scope DOD Secret / Top Secret security clearance that has been granted / renewed within the past 5 years
  • Active Program Special access that has been granted / renewed within the past 5 years.

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 position

    Qualifications

    • Responsibility: Knowledge, Skills and Ability General frequent use and application of technical standards, principles, theories, concepts and techniques. Demonstrates the skill and ability to perform moderately complex professional tasks. Problem Solving Provides solutions to a variety of technical problems of increasing scope and complexity as assigned Discretion/Latitude Work is reviewed for soundness of technical judgment, overall adequacy and accuracy. Works under general supervision. Impact Contributes to the completion of milestones associated with specific projects. Failure to achieve results or inadequate work product should be detected by supervisory oversight but may cause delay in program schedules and allocation of additional resources Liaison Primarily internal company contacts. Infrequent inter-organizational and outside customer contacts on routine matters.
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    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 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.