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Composites Process Engineer

Requisition ID: R10111581

  • CategoryCategory: Engineering
  • LocationLocation: Rocket Center, West VA, USA
  • Citizenship RequirementsCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Security Clearance TypeClearance Type: Secret
  • TelecommuteTelecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position
  • ShiftShift: Any (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: 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.

Designs and plans layout for such processes as hardening, washing, laminating, etching, engraving, polishing, painting, plating, and other material-processing operations. Plans sequence of operations and specifies procedures for cutting, shaping, and otherwise preparing basic material, exercising judgment in compromising between conflicting requirements, economic evaluation of methods, and operator effectiveness and comfort. Conducts tests and measurements throughout stages of production to determine control over such variables as temperature, density, specific gravity, pressure, and viscosity. Establishes and submits processing requirements to be met in designing and acquiring processing equipment.

Job Responsibilities

  • Develop manufacturing processes, work instructions and production layouts required to fabricate the product.

  • Identify process improvements, capture feedback from Operations and incorporate changes into the manufacturing process.

  • Respond to design and specification changes by capturing details into the manufacturing process.

  • Respond to technical production issues associated with the product being fabricated.

  • Work with maintenance staff to troubleshoot and repair production specific equipment.

  • Generate specifications for procurement of new equipment.

  • Assist in establishing safety requirements for facilities and equipment.

  • Work in a multifunctional team to solve production related issues.

  • Work with Quality Engineering to quickly and efficiently resolve MRB items. 

  • Establish Key Characteristics for manufacturing/processing and ensure systems are in place to monitor and control them.

  • Analyze processes and equipment for process capabilities and downtime.

  • Analyze yield and scrap rate data to aid in improving processes.

  • Determine root cause and corrective actions for discrepancies.

  • Generate and maintain Statistical Process Control programs for production products.

  • Work as part of an Integrated Product Team to support both internal and external customers.

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Science degree in Manufacturing, Industrial, Mechanical, Aerospace Engineering or equivalent STEM degree plus 2 years of total relevant experience; or Master’s degree in Manufacturing, Industrial, Mechanical, Aerospace Engineering or equivalent STEM degree plus 0 years of relevant experience.

  • Knowledge of mechanical manufacturing and production processes.

  • Ability to interpret 2D drawings.

  • U.S. citizenship.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience working in a production or manufacturing environment.

  • Knowledge of composites fabrication processing including wet filament winding, hand layup, bonding, vacuum bagging and autoclave curing.

  • Experience generating written work instructions for production operations.

  • Familiarity with preparation and analysis of statistical data to make processing decision.

  • Knowledge of basic mechanical systems and tools and hands on experience.

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.