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Principal Engineer Process

Requisition ID: R10111756

  • CategoryCategory: Engineering
  • LocationLocation: Saint Charles, MO, 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.

An organization within Northrop Grumman Space Systems’ Payload and Ground Systems (PGS) division, Cutting Edge Optronics is a leading provider of high-power laser diode arrays, high power pump modules and diode-pumped solid-state (DPSS) lasers. We are a vertically integrated manufacturer capable of supplying unmounted diode bars, packaged laser diodes, DPSS modules, laser diode drivers and complete DPSS laser systems. Our diode laser-based products have become industry standards and are used in a wide variety of commercial and military applications.  Learn more about Cutting Edge Optronics at our website: 

 Job Duties:
  • Responsible for laser diode array packaging and testing processes
  • Develop new manufacturing processes associated with the packaging/soldering of laser diode bars and arrays.
  • Support existing manufacturing processes through hands-on interaction with operators, monitoring of yield and quality metrics, and other continuous improvement activities.
  • Support business development efforts by interfacing with prospective customers, supervising the creation of prototypes, and contributing to technical marketing efforts.
  • Develop and manage R&D budgets for area(s) of responsibility.
 Basic Qualifications:
  • 5 years of related engineering experience with bachelor’s degree in engineering, Physics, Material Science, or a similar STEM field degree. 3 years of related engineering experience with master's degree, 0 years of related experience with a PhD, or an additional 4 years of related experience (9 minimum) may be included in lieu of degree.
  • Demonstrated capability to develop and maintain manufacturing processes.
  • Statistical Process Control experience
  • Familiarity with Design of Experiments methodologies
  • Travel (< 10% typical)
  • Experience within the semiconductor industry, especially with a variety of packaging techniques (reflow ovens, automated bonders, wire bonding, etc.)
  • Demonstrated project management experience.
  • M.S. or Ph.D. in Engineering, Physics, Material Science, or a similar technical degree.
  • 10+ years’ experience within the semiconductor industry, especially with a variety of packaging techniques (reflow ovens, automated bonders, wire bonding, etc.).

    Salary Range: $86,300 USD - $129,500 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.