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Manufacturing Engineer/ Principal Manufacturing Engineer – Surface Mount Technology

Requisition ID: R10092498

  • CategoryCategory: Engineering
  • LocationLocation: Lanham, 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
  • 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 is looking for a Manufacturing Engineer to join our dynamic and diverse team environment in Lanham, Maryland. 


Job Duties:

- Responsible for all Manufacturing engineering aspects of high reliability programs to ensure mission success

- Develops, modifies, applies and maintains manufacturing systems and protocols for processing materials into partially finished or finished materials product

- Collaborates with all engineering disciplines and manufacturing functions to ensure efficient production of the highest quality product

- Devises and implements methods and procedures for manufacturing, inspecting, testing and evaluating products and production equipment

- Designs and analyzes manufacturing and testing processes, mechanisms and equipment

- Performs statistical analysis to assess the performance of equipment, processes and functions

- Determines area of possible improvement and documents all required actions to improve the product/process

- Employee will participate in program start up duties including production readiness, design, drawing and process reviews

- Additionally, employee will be responsible for the creation of process planning work orders to direct the production for each piece of hardware that is produced

- Once hardware is on the production floor the employee will work with the floor operators to answer any questions and solve technical issues in real time

- Coordinate with all supporting functional areas in order to determine the best solution for the product to maintain the highest levels of quality

- Conduct briefings and technical meetings for top management and customer representatives


The Manufacturing Engineer should have a demonstrated track record of working and communicating with upper management/customer representative as well as a self-starter and able to work independently with minimal supervisor oversight.

This positions may be filled at either level based on the qualifications below:

Basic Qualifications:

  • Manufacturing Engineer: Bachelor of Science degree or higher in Engineering or related STEM area + 2 years of relevant professional experience (or 0 years with an MS)
  • Principal Manufacturing Engineer: Bachelor of Science degree or higher in Engineering or related STEM area + 5 years of relevant professional experience (or 0 years with an MS)
  • Hands on manufacturing experience
  • Ability to obtain and maintain security clearance

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with Lean Six Sigma
  • Knowledge of microelectronics technology and materials
  • Familiarity with J-STD and MIL-STD requirements and Space Class hardware requirements
  • Experience with automated equipment and robotics in a high volume manufacturing environment

Salary Range: $74,900 USD - $112,300 USD
Salary Range 2: $92,200 USD - $138,400 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.