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Associate Manufacturing Engineer – Surface Mount Technology (SMT)

Requisition ID: R10110920

  • 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: No
  • 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's Manufacturing Operations Engineering organization is seeking an entry level Manufacturing Engineer for Surface Mount Technology (SMT). This position focuses on manual component assembly and rework.

The Manufacturing Engineer responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the tasks outlined below:

Process Development

  • Developing and maintaining manufacturing processes with a focus on quality and affordability

  • Creating and managing to project plans (tasks, resources, schedules) for process development activities

  • Providing ROI justification for process improvements

  • 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

  • Assisting with design of custom tooling

Factory Support

  • Monitoring process yields and cost, recommending and implementing quality improvements based on these metrics

  • Solving of manufacturing problems (related to materials, designs, equipment, people) in a timely manner

  • Assisting with the training of new personnel and participating in the design of operator training materials

  • Working in cross functional teams to execute RCCAs and lean initiatives

Design Support

  • Recommending product design improvements based on manufacturability

  • Documenting process capabilities and guidelines for product designers

  • Participating in design producibility reviews for new products

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Science degree or higher in Engineering or related STEM degree

  • At least 6 months of relevant post Bachelor's professional experience

  • Fluency in MS Office software applications

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Ability to obtain and maintain a US Secret Security Clearance. US Citizenship is required.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Familiarity with component soldering and J-STD hardware requirements.

  • Knowledge of Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T)

  • Experience with the design or manufacturing of microelectronics technology and materials

  • Process/Manufacturing Engineering experience


Salary Range: $60,900 USD - $91,300 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.