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Engineer Tool

Requisition ID: R10096224

  • CategoryCategory: Engineering
  • Location Location: Clearfield, UT, USA   |  Roy, UT, USA +1 more
  • Citizenship RequirementsCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Security Clearance TypeClearance Type: Secret
  • 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: 2

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 an opening for a Tooling Engineer to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. This position will be located in Clearfield, Utah.

Our team designs Tooling to support Aerospace composite part fabrication, handling, and assembly for the commercial and defense aerospace industries.  Engineers get the opportunity to manage their work from design concept thru implementation.  Our Tooling Team works independently, but interacts closely with safety, engineering, manufacturing, and customers to achieve expectations.


  • Manages own tooling assignments from concept thru implementation, to provide production quality aerospace tooling in support of development and production programs
  • Concepts and designs special tooling within an Integrated Product Team (IPT) structure
  • Responsible for tooling Safety, Technical, Quality, Budget and Schedule Metrics
  • Directs Computer Aided Design (CAD) resources for tooling design
  • Works with vendors to ensure successful fabrication of tooling
  • Witnesses/approves source inspection of special tooling at supplier locations before acceptance
  • Proofs tooling upon receipt in a production environment
  • Maintains tooling documentation related to design, analysis, fabrication, and proofing
  • Provides tooling estimates for new tools and or tooling modifications
  • Documents stress analysis of tools for compliance to requirements
  • Uses Microsoft applications to communicate and present tooling progress

Our team enjoys a fast-paced work environment with high expectations, diverse assignments and collaboration with internal and external customers.  We work closely with manufacturing engineers, CAD designers, safety and operations.  We pride ourselves in coming up with new ways to provide tooling that is safe, cost effective, and operationally efficient.

Work schedule is day shift.  We work a 9/80 work week, which gives you every other Friday off to pursue passions outside of the office. Travel is intermittent, not expected to exceed 10%, all within the continental US and typically involves tooling vendor visits and sourcing.

This role may be filled at a Level 1 or Level 2 based on the qualifications outlined below.

Basic Qualifications:

Associate Tooling Engineer

  • Bachelor’s Degree in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics) discipline
  • Ability to obtain a DoD Secret Security Clearance and special program access within a reasonable period of time as determined by the needs of the business
  • Understanding of and ability to use 3D CAD systems

Tooling Engineer

  • Bachelor’s Degree in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics) discipline and 2 years of engineering experience; or Masters in a STEM discipline
  • Ability to obtain a DoD Secret Security Clearance and special program access within a reasonable period of time as determined by the needs of the business
  • Experience in design, fabrication and implementation of tooling used in the manufacture of composite parts
  • Understanding of basic metallic fabrication including welding and machining
  • Understanding of and ability to use 3D CAD systems
  • Capable of creating free-body-diagrams and analyzing tooling for allowable stress and fatigue

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Active DoD Secret Security Clearance
  • BS in Mechanical, Aerospace or Civil Engineering
  • Experience in an aerospace manufacturing environment
  • Catia or NX
  • FEA experience
  • Experience in design of molds, machining fixtures, handling and assembly tools for composite manufacturing

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

This position reports to Clearfield, UT, USA, however, this position can also be worked from Roy, UT, UT, USA.

Salary Range: $66,600 USD - $99,800 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.