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Engineer Manufacturing (Automation 3/10 1st or 3/10 2nd Shift)

Requisition ID: R10112538

  • 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: 3rd Shift (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: 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.

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.

Essential Job Functions:

As a member of the Advanced Automation team, you will Designs manufacturing processes, procedures and production layouts for assemblies, equipment installation, processing, machining and material handling. Designs arrangement of machines within plant facilities to ensure most efficient and productive layout. Designs sequence of operations and specifies procedures for the fabrication of tools and equipment and other functions that affect product performance. Adapts machine or equipment design to factory and production conditions. May incorporate inspection and test requirements into the production plan. Inspects performance of machinery, equipment, and tools to verify their efficiency, and investigates and initiates corrective action of problems and deficiencies to ensure product quality. Develops manufacturing processes that are applicable to statistical process control, and may develop those techniques. Provides guidance to engineering regarding design concepts and specification requirements to best utilize equipment and manufacturing techniques. Ensures processes and procedures are in compliance with regulations.

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) with (2) years of experience or Master's Degree in STEM with (0) years of experience

  • Experience supporting manufacturing / production operations with an understanding of manufacturing processes and procedures.

  • Experience in machining, robotics, or numerical control programming

  • Experience working or knowledge of Process Work Instructions (PWI)

  • Experience in creating work instructions, training materials & visual aids

  • Experience reviewing and interpreting Blueprints and 3-D models

  • Experience in system requirements development, acceptance testing and training

  • Experience working hands-on in a production assembly line environment

  • 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

  • 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

  • Ability to work 1st shift, or 2nd shift and any work schedule (times may vary)

Preferred Qualifications           

  • Experience in project management and execution (proposal creation, scheduling, budget tracking)

  • Experience in Manufacturing Execution System and Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems

  • Experience in solid modeling design using NX Siemens, CATIA or Solid Works

  • Experience in composites, automation, heating systems or paint coatings application.

  • Experience providing innovative techniques focused on improving product designs and tooling assemblies or equipment

  • Experience in using Microsoft Office Project, Visio, SharePoint

  • Experience in Transition to Production activities

  • Secret or Top-Secret clearance preferred.

Salary Range: $77,100 USD - $115,700 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.