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Sr Principal Process Engineer

Requisition ID: R10108580

  • CategoryCategory: Engineering
  • Location Location: Magna, UT, USA   |  Clearfield, 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, 25% of the Time
  • 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 is currently seeking a Staff Process Engineer to support our Facilities and Maintenance team at our Bacchus, Utah Plant.  This position may be located at Promontory, Bacchus, or Clearfield.

This position will support the Bacchus, Clearfield, and Promontory locations.  Candidate must be willing to travel to all 3 campuses and be on site.  Remote work is not conducive to this job responsibility.

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Designs manufacturing processes, for highly energetic, static sensitive, corrosive, and chemical processes.

  • Designs arrangement of machines and tools within the facility to ensure the most safe and efficient layout.

  • Implements qualification and change management processes to ensure products or services meet customer requirements.

  • Engineer must understand all safety risks of the process and design the processes such that safety risks are mitigated or eliminated.

  • All processes must meet the minimum standard as outlined in (HOPs) Hazards Operation Standard.

  • Understands and complies with DOD4145.26 ATF and NIST and DODI 8500.1.

  • Engineers works closely with the Hazards Analysis and Cross Functional Engineering group in designing and setting up the processes.

  • Develops energetic processes such that safety interlocks, standardization requirements for mixes, and remote processes are incorporated into the process for operator and process safety.

  • Designs sequence of operations and quality control that specifies procedures for the fabrication of tools and equipment and other functions that affect product performance.

  • Ensures processes and procedures are in compliance with regulations.

  • Supports cross function matrixed investigation teams with emphasis on root cause analysis, process failure modes, non-conformances and effective analysis. 

  • Uses high level critical skills to problem solve complex issues resulting in modernized resolutions for extended life cycle manufacturability while ensuring compliance with cyber security requirements governed by DOD and NIST. 

  • Participates in Engineering councils for integration and process controls. 

  • Must be able to develop and implement configuration management standards.


  • B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, or other technical engineering discipline with 9 years’ experience M.S. degree with 7 years’ experience.

Skills & Qualifications:

  • Self-starter that takes initiative to complete tasks and assignments with little supervision

  • Skilled at developing workflows, processes, CONOPS, standard work, and command media with a strategic focus on the big picture

  • Excellent problem-solving skills and strong oral and written communication skills

  • Excellent organizational and multi-tasking skills

  • Basic computer skills (Word, Excel, Power Point)

  • Interpreting blueprints, models, and specifications

  • Experience writing/reviewing shop planning

  • Excellent interpersonal and customer service skills

  • Troubleshooting and problem resolution skills

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

Salary Range: $112,000 USD - $168,000 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.