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Senior Principal Metrology Programming Engineer

Requisition ID: R10085028

  • CategoryCategory: Engineering
  • LocationLocation: Devens, MA, USA
  • Citizenship RequirementsCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Security Clearance TypeClearance Type: None
  • TelecommuteTelecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position
  • ShiftShift: 1st Shift (United States of America)
  • Travel RequirementsTravel Required: Yes, 10% 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 (NGSP), Payload and Ground Systems Division is looking for you to join our growing team as a Senior Principal Metrology Programming Engineer at our facilities in Devens, MA.

Northrop Grumman's Adaptive Optics Associates-Xinetics (AOX) is a leader in developing mission critical electro-optical and opto-mechanical systems. Across its three Business Areas (Xinetics, Image Metrology and Special Programs) that have facilities in Devens MA and East Hartford, CT, AOX designs, manufactures and services optical & photonic solutions world. AOX customers are the U.S. Government, industrial customers, as well as U.S. defense prime and second-tier contractors.

Markets for these technologies include civilian astronomy and defense ISR & Directed Energy programs. AOX has substantial growth opportunities in support of many U.S. Government and NGSP's business initiatives.

The Senior Principal Metrology Programming Engineer reporting to the Manager of Manufacturing Engineering will be responsible for the entire suite of metrology tools across AOX.

Essential Functions / Responsibilities:

  • Creates programs and report templates for CMM and Leica Trackers to inspect items including passive and active optical components, technical ceramic structures as well as nondestructive testing of same.

  • Works with Design Engineers, Quality Engineers, Quality Inspectors, and CNC Machining to develop measurement systems and techniques.  Helps trouble shoot equipment and product issues. 

  • Excellent documentation skills as they relate to process specifications and work instructions.

  • Good communication and people skills required to work with key stakeholders within other engineering disciplines including but not limited to electrical engineering, mechanical design, and Quality Engineering to achieve program objectives in a timely manner.

  • Related to programming, prepares time estimates for proposals.

  • Additional work responsibilities may include task planning and conducting technical peer reviews to ensure the same methodology are used individual to individual.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelors in Science with 9 Years of related experience; Masters with 7 Years of related experience. 

  • Demonstrated skills in programming with CMMs and complementary metrology systems.

  • Working knowledge of Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T) and drawing interpretation.

  • Demonstrated skills in 3D modeling for tooling set-up and CMM Programming

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 2+ years of experience with PolyWorks

  • 5+ years of Aerospace experience

  • Experience with 3D modeling with Solidworks or similar software

  • Experience designing fixtures and Gauges


Salary Range: $117,700 USD - $176,500 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.