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Tool Designer / Checker

Requisition ID: R10079858

  • CategoryCategory: Engineering
  • LocationLocation: Corinne, UT, 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: No
  • 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.

Northrop Grumman Propulsion Systems is recruiting for a Designer/Checker to support the team at the Promontory, Utah facility.

Candidate will be responsible for the concept, design, fabrication drawings, inspection requirements, procurement requirements, verification requirements, and fabrication support for tooling and equipment for Aerospace applications. Candidate will also be responsible for engineering drawing and related document examination for soundness, efficiency, and simplicity in design; completeness, clarity, and dimensional accuracy; correctness of materials and processes; conformity to design/drafting standards, design specifications, and practicability; and economy of fabrication, assembly, and installation.

Duties and Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

  • Interface with review team to assure customer satisfaction with design

  • Interface with engineers to understand mechanical drawings and make appropriate corrections.

  • Managing projects and coordinate all procurements and fabrication to meet the program cost and schedule requirements

  • Inspect fabricated support hardware to assure compliance to design

  • Work alongside the manufacturing team to ensure overall program quality, delivery, and cost objectives are achieved  

  • Work with internal Customers to concept needed support equipment for new and existing programs

  • Developing tooling concepts, creating/reviewing and improving manufacturing processes to meet Customer requirements

  • Work closely with Tool Engineers to create final drawings.

  • Understand/monitor cost and schedule

  • Review engineering drawings and designs for manufacturability

  • Support vendors as needed during fabrication

  • Inspect tool configuration for drawing compliance, including fit, form and function

  • Support continuous improvement 

  • Support Operations and Process Engineering in the use of all tooling

  • Evaluate tool designs for compliance to Northrop Grumman (IPHM, HOPS,), as well as industry dimension and tolerancing standards (ASME Y14.5M-2009).

  • Evaluate design to determine manufacturability of tool design including proper dimensioning to produce an acceptable, functional tool.

  • Evaluate design for functionality to ensure tool will perform per user request.

  • Review design package for completeness.

  • Communicate the changes needed in a concise but direct manner.

  • Experience and familiarity with machine ship and weld shop practices.


  • Bachelors Degree in Mechanical Design with 2 years experience OR

  • Associates Degree with 4 years experience in Mechanical Design

  • Experience can be considered in lieu of Bachelors Degree requiring 7 years experience

Position may be filled at higher leveling requiring:

  • Bachelors Degree in Mechanical Design with 5 years experience OR

  • Associates Degree with 6 years experience in Mechanical Design

  • Experience can be considered in lieu of Bachelors Degree requiring 9 years experience

  • Technical experience in design and fabrication of special tooling and related equipment.

  • Demonstrated ability to evaluate vendor and equipment capability and ability to perform required tasks to include production of tooling as well as unique aerospace part production.

  • NX modeling and drafting experience.

Technical Skills:

Strong candidates for this position will possess:

  • Desire, i.e. passion, to build and manufacture support hardware.
    •     Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

  • Soft skills in critical thinking, problem solving, attention to detail, collaboration, consensus building.
    •     Strong organizational skills in managing time, projects and resources.
    •     Leadership ability.
    •     Technical attention to detail.

  • Candidates with hands-on mechanical aptitude and knowledge of manufacturing methods excel in this position.

  • Ability to build productive, positive relationships with other team members.

  • Proficient in use dimension and tolerancing standard ASME Y14.5M – 2009.

  • Tool drawing creation and interpretation. (Actual drafting software used is not critical but knowledge of tooling drawing and associated formatting is necessary.)

Salary Range: $64,600 USD - $97,000 USD
Salary Range 2: $79,700 USD - $119,500 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

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.