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Staff Engineer Manufacturing

Requisition ID: R10108049

  • CategoryCategory: Engineering
  • LocationLocation: Sunnyvale, CA, USA
  • Citizenship RequirementsCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Security Clearance TypeClearance Type: Secret
  • TelecommuteTelecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position
  • ShiftShift: 1st 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.

Join Northrop Grumman on our ongoing 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 daily goals by Defining Possible. With our competitive pay and comprehensive benefits, we have the right opportunities to fit your life and launch your career today.

Northrop Grumman Mission Systems (NGMS) wants you to join our team as an SR Principal Manufacturing Engineer based in Sunnyvale, CA. You will support the manufacturing test facility to test marine propulsion and power generation systems working on various manufacturing processes for high-value gearing and steam turbine assemblies. The ideal candidate will be able to work individually and collaborate with diverse individuals tactically but with an eye toward future strategy and exhibit solid communication skills with internal management personnel and clients.  

The Manufacturing Engineer is responsible for taking the steam test facility process and converting it into a sequence of detailed manufacturing instructions. The activities involved as part of this role include:

  • Create new and modify existing Manufacturing Engineering Instruction Sheet (MEIS) with necessary operations to support test sequence while including specifications/quality requirements.
  • Develop tooling/fixtures to conduct the steps of the operations and to serve as manufacturing aids for technicians.
  • Guide Design Engineering during drawing reviews regarding design concepts and specification requirements to utilize equipment and manufacturing techniques best; and to identify any manufacturability challenges or changes required ahead of drawing release.
  • Guide technicians on the test stand to assist with any technical questions regarding the product testing and to resolve issues regarding non-conformances.
  • Investigate and initiate corrective action to ensure product quality; resolve quality issues that arise during the test process to ensure all equipment conforms to the design configuration.

Basic Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor's in a STEM discipline (Science, Technology, Engineering or Math) with 14+ years of relevant work experience; Master's Degree in a STEM discipline with 12+ years of relevant work experience; PhD with 9+ years of experience.
  • Experience working in a manufacturing environment as a process owner (process, equipment, documentation, unique training).
  • Comfortable and able to work well as part of an integrated team, including skilled technicians, engineers, and management.
  • Ability to read and interpret engineering drawings.
  • Ability to obtain a security clearance which requires US citizenship.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Secret Clearance.
  • Experience providing innovative techniques focused on improving product designs and tooling for naval nuclear propulsion program
  • Experience providing technical writing using engineering drawings and technical descriptions to write procedures
  • Familiar with submarine systems.

Salary Range: $141,800 USD - $212,800 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.