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Manufacturing Engineer – Final Assembly

Requisition ID: R10101364

  • CategoryCategory: Engineering
  • LocationLocation: Baltimore, MD, USA
  • Citizenship RequirementsCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Security Clearance TypeClearance Type: None
  • 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.

Northrop Grumman Mission Systems Sector has an immediate need for a Manufacturing Process Engineer to support the Final Assembly area within manufacturing. The primary location is our Linthicum, MD facility.

The Manufacturing Process Engineer has responsibilities that include, but are not limited to:

Process Development:
•Developing new and maintaining, or improving, existing manufacturing processes with a focus on production capabilities and affordability
•Providing ROI justification for process improvements
•Creating and managing project plans (tasks, resources and schedules) for process development activities
•Creating and documenting designs for custom tooling
•Specifying, identifying and procuring new manufacturing equipment for production readiness and preparing equipment for production
•Developing and optimizing process parameters
•Developing/revising process documentation and work instructions

Factory Support:
•Monitoring process yields and cost, recommending and implementing quality improvements to drive improved metrics
•Solving of manufacturing problems (related to materials, designs, equipment and tooling, training and instructions) to support production
•Assisting with the training of new personnel and participation in the design of operation training materials
•Supporting factory maintenance personnel with the troubleshooting and repair of process equipment

Design and Engineering Support:
•Recommending product design improvements required to produce advanced microelectronics products
•Documenting state-of-the-art process capabilities and guidelines for product designers
•Participating in design producibility reviews for new products

•Providing supplier support, as needed, to resolve issues within supply base
•Providing Request for Proposal (RFP) input specifically as it relates to Non-Recurring Engineering (RE) requirements such as tooling, capital equipment and/or new process development

The chosen candidate must be able to multi-task in a fast-paced, dynamic, and high visibility environment; work well in a team environment; and have excellent written and verbal communication skills. 

Basic Qualifications for a Manufacturing Process Engineer:
•Bachelor's degree or higher in Engineering or other related STEM area and at least two (2) years of experience in Manufacturing/Process Engineering, Production, or related area - OR - a Master's degree in a STEM area
•Must have fluency in MS Office software applications
•3D Solid Modeling experience using a CAD software
•Candidate must be able to obtain a Secret security clearance (U.S. citizenship is a prerequisite.)

Preferred Qualifications:

•Experience developing manufacturing processes for cable assemblies, control panels, and/or electro-mechanical assemblies
•Familiarity with J-STD and MIL-STD requirements
•3D modeling experience in Unigraphics/NX
•3D modeling experience with assembly tooling, concept development, and tool creation
•Experience with the Teamcenter Manufacturing tool suite and Manufacturing Process Planning
•Familiarity with Design of Experiment (DOE), Statistical Process Control (SPC), and 6 sigma concepts for process development and control
•Knowledge of Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T)


Salary Range: $73,600 USD - $110,400 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.