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Process Engineer – First Shift

Requisition ID: R10057965

  • CategoryCategory: Engineering
  • LocationLocation: Clearfield, UT, 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

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 Aeronautics Systems has openings for Process Engineers to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. The positions will be located in Clearfield, UT.

The roles will be supporting the B2 Tailpipe, A350, Rolls Royce, or External Protection Material value streams.

The selected candidate will provide critical support to the production environment. Our goal is to minimize downtime on the production line by troubleshooting, problem solving and proactively identifying areas of concern. Our engineers work to continuously improve their processes, eliminating process variation while building in quality.  Join us and help us meet our production goals!


  • Support a facility that manufactures external protection material for launch vehicles, assemblies for military aircraft, and large composite structures for commercial aircraft
  • Work closely with manufacturing personnel to tackle production issues in hand layup, automated fiber placement, secondary bonding, autoclave cure, NDI, machining, and assembly processes
  • Author, modify, and audit shop floor planning and procedures
  • Work in a multi-functional team to develop and implement process improvements
  • Performing cause and corrective action activities to permanently eliminate defects
  • Troubleshooting production/tooling/facility issues and implementing improvements and solutions

The ideal candidate enjoys working with individuals across teams, collaborating with Maintenance, Facilities, and Manufacturing team to solve time-sensitive problems. Oftentimes we need to collaborate with other team members, so phenomenal communication skills are appreciated! We are a tight-knit team, and we enjoy working together to reach our mutual goals.

This position is first shift on a 9/80 schedule. The hours are Monday – Thursday on day shift and every other Friday

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelors Degree in a STEM field (Science, Technology, Engineering or Math) and 2+ years of relevant work experience, or Masters Degree in a STEM field  
  • Experience with process engineering or manufacturing engineering
  • Microsoft Office experience, specifically with Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook
  • Ability to read engineering drawings
  • Solid understanding of root cause / corrective action processes and techniques

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Functional knowledge of Process Failure Modes and Effects Analysis (PFMEA)
  • Geometric dimensioning and tolerancing (GD&T)
  • Composites hand layup, fiber placement, bonding, and cure experience
  • Education in Aerospace, Manufacturing, Mechanical, or Chemical Engineering
  • Understanding of Catia V5 and/or NX
  • Experience using SPC to monitor and improve processes
  • Self-Starter that takes initiative to complete tasks and assignments with minimal supervision
  • DoD Secret clearance or ability to obtain one

What We Offer:

At Northrop Grumman, we are on the cutting edge of innovation -- building the next generation of sophisticated aircraft to protect our country. Our diverse portfolio of programs means there are endless paths to cultivate your career. We are well-known for our inclusive, family environment, phenomenal learning opportunities, and exposure to a wide variety of projects and customers. We also offer exceptional benefits/healthcare, a great 401K matching program, and 14 Employee Resource Groups inclusive of all employees!

Salary Range: $64,600 USD - $97,000 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.