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Staff Engineer Manufacturing Systems

Requisition ID: R10089668

  • CategoryCategory: Engineering
  • LocationLocation: Redondo Beach, CA, USA
  • 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: 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 Aeronautical Systems has an opening for an Engineer to join our Strategic Sourcing Engineering team to support supply base facilitate long range business strategies and tactics. This role under Global Supply Chain (GSC) Sourcing organization will perform Production, Technology Development and Sustainment support activities for multiple military air-vehicle program platforms.  This position is located in Redondo Beach, CA. The Commodity Engineer is responsible for supply base technical management related to acquiring military hardware requirements.


  • Provide producibility reviews, technical evaluations of supplier’s proposals and supporting the internal processes associated with program part selection, application, qualification and approval, supplier capability approvals and performance monitoring.

  • Support communication and alignment of suppliers with programs part technology developments.

  • Support of vehicle system commodities and back up peers in mechanical fabrication and assembly commodities in the strategic sourcing group.

  • Travel required up to 25%.

  • Flex available to work remotely part time with manager approval.

Required Skills:

  • In depth knowledge of at least one of the following aircraft systems:

    • Environmental Control Systems, Propulsion/Engines Systems, Landing Gear/Hydraulic Systems, and/or Power Generation & Distribution Systems

  • New product development experience throughout the various phases: development, qualification, production, and postproduction.

  • Work effectively with Vehicle Engineering and Materials & Processes (M&P) organizations to help resolve requirements and technical supplier challenges.

  • Support successful execution with Global Supply Chain and Supplier Quality organizations through the acquisition cycle.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in a STEM (Science, Technical, Engineering, or Mathematical) degree, with 14 years of experience in an Engineering or Manufacturing role; OR Master’s Degree with 12 years' experience OR PhD with 9 years of experience in Engineering/Manufacturing

  • Demonstrated experience to formulate and execute technical solutions for complex system assembly, and process engineering challenges.

  • Experienced in conducting trades and writing PBS (performance-based specifications) and SCD (source control drawings) and managing requirements for various vehicle systems (i.e. ECS, Electrical Powers, Propulsion, Laging Gear)

  • Demonstrated experience using SAP, Windows software packages, and other electronic databases.

  • Ability to obtain and maintain a DoD Secret clearance.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • System integration design and/or manufacturing experience for vehicle systems.

  • Past program management or project management experience.

  • Past direct work experience with a Tier 1/2 supplier in new product development of a system or sub-system LRU.

  • Knowledge of FAR & DFAR requirements

  • Knowledge of ISO 9001/AS9100 requirements

  • Special Access Program and/or DoD Top Secret clearance

Salary Range: $161,000 USD - $241,400 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.