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Staff Process Engineer

Requisition ID: R10111205

  • CategoryCategory: Engineering
  • LocationLocation: Corinne, UT, USA
  • Citizenship RequirementsCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Security Clearance TypeClearance Type: None
  • TelecommuteTelecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position
  • ShiftShift: Days (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 Space Systems – Propulsion Systems is currently seeking Staff Process Engineer for our Composite Manufacturing Process Engineering team supporting the Promontory, UT facility.

Role description & Responsibilities:

  • This role is considered a subject matter expert role.

  • Staff Process Engineering role will be a combination of direct program work in the nozzle value stream and technical leadership tasks within the nozzle team and process engineering organization.

  • Direct program work will include designing, testing, and continually improving nozzle manufacturing processes; providing technical input to design, tooling, and facilities personnel; supporting Operations on the production floor and troubleshooting production issues; technical presentations to leadership and customers; authoring manufacturing planning and conducting table top reviews.

  • Technical leadership tasks may include leading mishap investigations and driving implementation of corrective actions; sharing lessons learned with other subject matter experts within Propulsion Systems; implementing lessons learned from other SMEs within PS locally; identifying systemic issues within the work center and developing solutions; develop training and provide mentorship to other engineers within the composite manufacturing group; performing special engineering assignments as requested by leadership.

Position Requirements: 

  • Strong understanding of rocket motor manufacturing design and processes

  • Demonstrated ability to deploy a strong risk based decision-making process

  • Capable of working across organizations internally

  • Ability to communicate technically complex topics and scenarios clearly and concisely

  • Lead team in risk assessments, process failure mode analyses; able to develop standard work, command media, innovation, and training

  • Able to maintain a focus on big-picture solutions: MRB reduction, PES cycle time reduction, cost reduction, quality improvements, etc.

Experience and Education:

  • BS Degree in Engineering or related field plus 12 years’ experience or MS Degree with 14 years’ experience

Preferred Experience: 

Authoring work instructions, GD&T, 3D modeling

Composite Manufacturing design and process knowledge

  • Knowledge of composites used in liners

  • Processing knowledge of broad goods, tape wrap and cure methods

  • Composite and metal machining and processes

  • Nozzle dissection


Salary Range: $139,000 USD - $208,600 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 https://www.saferfederalworkforce.gov/contractors/.

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 http://www.northropgrumman.com/EEO. 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.