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Northrop Grumman (DoD SkillBridge) Principal / Sr. Principal Solutions Engineer (SAP, MES, CPLM)

Requisition ID: R10110132

  • CategoryCategory: Engineering
  • LocationLocation: Clearfield, UT, 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, 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.

As one of the largest global security companies in the world, Northrop Grumman is proud to help our nation’s military personnel make the transition to civilian careers. Approximately 1/4th of Northrop Grumman’s 90,000 employees self-identify as veterans, and more than 1,600 are reservists.

The Northrop Grumman Military Internship Program (NG-MIP) is an approved SkillBridge Program under Dept. of Defense Instruction 1322.29 .The NG-MIP program is an opportunity for transitioning service members to gain valuable civilian work experience through an individual internship during their last 6 months of service, for up to 180 days. The Northrop Grumman Military internship Program is open to all ranks and experience levels. SkillBridge participants are not eligible for compensation from Northrop Grumman, as they continue to receive military compensation and benefits as active-duty service members.

Responsibilities for this internship position are:

Northrop Grumman Corporation (NGC) has developed the Northrop Grumman – Military Internship Program (DoD SkillBridge) utilizing the DoDI guidance for SkillBridge. During this program the service member will be on-site at his or her host company performing an individual internship in an entry to mid-level career type role. The service member will be on the job training supporting a work schedule equivalent to 40hrs per week. Outlined below are the Goals, Objectives, and Outcomes for the program.

Goals – Provide transitioning service members fellowship-style job skills training during the last portion(s) of their military commitment. This program is specifically designed to offer internships that result in the potential to transition to a full-time opportunity as the conclusion of the training. Interns will serve as a pipeline for high-speed, motivated military candidates into NGC.

Objectives - Service Members who complete the Intern program will be highly-trained, capable, future employees that align to the specific needs of the organization and are prepared to meet the NG mission “Defining Possible” on Day 1. This program provides a comprehensive internship experience including professional development, networking with leadership, and training specifically focused on NG leadership principles, company history, customer/stakeholder engagement, product and service overview, and core job responsibilities.

Outcome – Offer transitioning service member a rewarding opportunity to join the Northrop Grumman team.

DoD SkillBridge Eligibility:

* Has served at least 180 days on active duty

* Is within 12 months of separation or retirement

* Will receive an honorable discharge

* Has taken any service TAPS/TGPS

* Has attended or participated in an ethics brief within the last 12 months

* Received Unit Commander (first O-4/Field Grade commander in chain of command) written authorization and approval to participate in DoD SkillBridge Program prior to start of internship.

The Business Systems Integration (BSI) team is seeking a Principal / Sr. Principal Solutions Engineer (SAP, MES, CPLM) to join our team.

Location: Clearfield/Roy, Utah.

Unique and exciting opportunity!!! Help us build a contemporary Business Systems Integration (BSI) Team from the ground up, implementing cutting-edge solutions and architecting the framework that will connect manufacturing business processes with functionality.

Our team is new to Aerospace Structures Business Unit (ASBU) and responsible for Business Systems Integration (BSI). We ensure our design and manufacturing technology usage overlays efficiently with our manufacturing business processes, across our many cross-functional departments. We’re all about ensuring a great user experience for our workforce.

What You’ll Get to Do:

This is a fast-paced work environment with high expectations, significantly diverse assignments, and collaboration across all levels. We’re comfortable conversing with all levels of leadership, from the individual contributor level all the way up through senior leadership. We work closely with teams throughout the Production Operations organization: system engineers, design engineers, manufacturing and industrial engineers and operational leadership. 

  • Act as deputy for the Business Systems Integration Manager
  • Ensure consistency and quality of production operations applications and processes.
  • Develop test plans/procedures.
  • Maintain integration plans for future technology/roadmap schedules, including Digital Transformation
  • Act as a resourceful point of contact for both the test and lab development teams
  • Support the development of teams in the investigation of issues and escalation of shop floor constraints.
  • Develop and implement the software integration plans in a test environment.
  • Draft and publish instructional materials and provide system training to end users.
  • Represent the organization in providing solutions to complex system issues.
  • Contribute to the completion of specific programs and projects.


  • 9/80 work week, with every other Friday off to pursue interests outside of the office.
  • Travel is up to 10%, all within the continental US and typically involves travel to Iuka, MS and Dayton, OH but may require occasional travel to any major NG site. 
  • 401k
  • Educational Assistance
  • Health & Wellness Resources
  • Employee Discounts
  • Paid Time Off + Holidays
  • Plus many more!

This role may be filled at either the Principal / Sr. Principal level

Basic Qualifications:

Principal Level:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in a STEM discipline and 5 years of engineering or operations work experience or a Master’s degree in a STEM discipline and 3 years of engineering or operations work experience. 
  • Experience with ERP system(s)
  • Experience building training plans
  • Experience creating and delivering presentations
  • Ability to obtain and maintain DoD Secret or Top-Secret clearance with program access

Sr. Principal Level:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in a STEM discipline and 9 years of engineering or operations work experience or a Master’s degree in a STEM discipline and 7 years of engineering or operations work experience. 
  • Experience with ERP system(s)
  • Experience building training plans
  • Experience creating and delivering presentations
  • Ability to obtain and maintain DoD Secret or Top-Secret clearance with program access

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Management Information Systems, Computer Science, or related Technical Degree
  • Experience in the Aerospace Industry or working on Defense Acquisition programs
  • Understanding of hardware and software requirements, design, development and testing of system integrations
  • Subject Matter Expertise in manufacturing, MRP, quality, or supply chain business processes
  • Experience working on teams using an agile framework (e.g. scrum, Kanban)
  • Knowledge of Solumina G7+/Costpoint 7.x+/MES 1.0+/Siemens CPLM systems with basic commands
  • Experience with large scale manufacturing application implementations (MES, SAP, and CPLM systems)
  • Active Special Access Program clearance

Salary Range: $82,000 USD - $123,000 USD
Salary Range 2: $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.