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Sentinel (GBSD) Sr. Principal Engineer Industrial – 8731-1

Requisition ID: R10103157

  • CategoryCategory: Engineering
  • LocationLocation: Roy, UT, USA
  • Citizenship RequirementsCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Security Clearance TypeClearance Type: Interim 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.

Embark on a career putting innovative, reliable, and agile products and ideas into orbit, and beyond. Northrop Grumman has opportunities waiting for you that play a vital role in human space exploration, national defense, and scientific discovery, supporting multiple programs across the universe. With us, you’ll discover a culture of curiosity and collaboration that will have you Defining Possible from the day you start. Our space systems connect and protect millions of people on earth every day, now and for the future. Explore your future and launch your career today.


Northrop Grumman Space Systems is seeking a Sr Principal Industrial Engineer. This position will be located in Roy, UT and will support the GBSD Ground Base Strategic Deterrent program. Learn more about the GBSD program here.  This role may offer a competitive relocation assistance package. 


What You’ll Get to Do: 

This role will support the production operations to maintain the Master Production Schedule. The scheduler will assist in all capacities to maintain supply/demand balance relative to labor capacity, externally supplied material lead times, and ensure on-time delivery to the customer's need. Translate program demand plans into ERP system forecasts, release executable demand, and drive schedule fidelity to customer delivery. The preferred candidate will be an individual with a bias for action, strategic thinking, data analysis, problem-solving, exceptional customer focus, communications , and a sound foundation in Material Planning and Production Control practices. The qualified applicant will have a working knowledge and understanding of Industrial Engineering, capacity, and methods for maximum utilization of production facilities and personnel. The candidate must have knowledge and experience of master production scheduling and material requirements planning, an understanding of the SAP MRP system, and how scheduling and capacity work within the system. General skills and expectations within the role include:

  • Strong foundation in Industrial Engineering fundamentals. (Production Intervals, Cycle Times, Forecasting, Manufacturing Experience, Takt Time, Continuous Improvement)

  • Experience in Creating and distributing Master Schedule products (Firing Order, Cycle Projections, Baseline, scenarios analysis, and projections)

  • Proficient in the principles of capacity (efficiencies, standards, constraints, etc.)

  • Knowledge of manufacturing flows and their interface with shop floor and Global Supply Chain.

  • Develops cost/risk benefit summaries and recommendations for leadership.

  • Experience with Project Management and manufacturing schedules Software tools.

  • Understanding of schedule waterfall builds with setbacks to independent demands.

  • Utilizes process improvement methodology (e.g., value stream mapping, employee engagement techniques, flow reduction, etc.)

  • Experience with cost management (Earned Value, Milestone payments)

  • Experience with data analysis and/or data mining

  • Engage and collaborate with programs and functional organizations (from individual contributors to executive staff) to obtain, understand, and interpret manufacturing facilitation and scheduling requirements.

  • Proven ability to combine material flow management expertise with outstanding information knowledge. Experience with the financial aspects of the business.

  • Ability to work autonomously with minimal supervision. Seeking a critical role in developing and managing achievable production schedules for an entire factory servicing multiple businesses.

  • Ability to document, track, and monitor problems to ensure a timely resolution.

  • Possess strong organizational, planning, and decision-making skills and the ability to work as a team member and with other members from different technical backgrounds.

  • Effective verbal and written communications skills


As a full-time employee of Northrop Grumman Space Systems, you are eligible for our robust benefits package including: 

  • Medical, Dental & Vision coverage 
  • 401k 
  • Educational Assistance 
  • Life Insurance 
  • Employee Assistance Programs & Work/Life Solutions  
  • Paid Time Off  
  • Health & Wellness Resources  
  • Employee Discounts 


This position’s standard work schedule is a 9/80. The 9/80 schedule allows employees who work a nine-hour day Monday through Thursday to take every other Friday off.  


You’ll Bring These Qualifications:
  • Bachelors degree with 9 years of experience, or 7 years of experience with a Masters, or 4 years with a Ph.D. A bachelor's in industrial engineering or related technical field is preferred. Four years of relevant experience may be considered in lieu of degree.

  • Must have experience and understanding of MPS (Master Production Schedule)

  • Previous planning experience and understanding of MRP logic

  • Must have US Citizenship with ability to obtain Interim Secret Clearance prior to start, and with the ability to obtain and maintain Secret Clearance post-start

  • Ability to receive Special Program Access (PAR) within a reasonable period as determined by the company to meet its business needs


These Qualifications Would be Nice to Have:
  • Experience in Supply Chain Management APICS CPIM certification a plus Supply Chain Management experience in a DoD environment is preferred

  • Intermediate/Advanced Microsoft Excel, Project, and PowerPoint

  • Knowledge of SAP MRP, AutoCad, and discrete simulation tools and concepts

  • ICBM / Aerospace Systems Industry Experience

  • SAP Certificate and Project Management Certificates are a plus


Salary Range: $101,600 USD - $152,400 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.