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Sr Principal Mfg Analyst

Requisition ID: R10101324

  • CategoryCategory: Manufacturing and Production
  • LocationLocation: Magna, 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: 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 Space Systems is currently seeking a Manufacturing Analyst to provide leadership to our Bacchus Value Steam team at our Bacchus campus for the 1800 Gallon Mix/Cast group.

Role description & Responsibilities:

The Manufacturing Analyst is responsible for administrative assignments and implementation of improvement initiatives associated with the Mix/Cast area.  The primary responsibility for this position is to support the Bacchus Value Stream Director, Managers and VSET Leader in understanding and integrating actions for cost v. budget and schedule production support.  This strategic planning and executing role is for facility capital as well as manpower needs for the next 5 years and beyond.  Also required is the identification of systemic improvements needed for establishing overall propellant manufacturing and process stability and driving improvement.

  • Create and improve area schedules and systems designed to support manufacturing stability and efficiency.

  • Understand demand vs. capacity for the Mix/Cast area, create and execute plans to support future needs.

  • Analyze Operational Availability data and develop plans with support groups for readiness to execute to future demands.

  • Identify opportunities for mistake proofing and create innovative solutions for Quality Improvement.

  • Develop innovative solutions to improve and simplify work.

  • Develop and implement process improvement initiatives. Provide coaching and support for improvement activities throughout the work center.

  • Communicate effectively, initiate and drive necessary actions to completion that ensure organizational goals are accomplished.

  • Develop knowledge and expertise to be considered a strategic SME for the work areas.

  • Resolve functional or process related problems/issues and makes sound business decisions.

Job Duties: 

  • Coordinate with Operations, Engineering, VSET’s, and appropriate customers to develop schedules that support operations

  • Work closely with VSET leader, Operations Leadership and Program Mgmt. to understand future demand and timing and to drive needed improvements and investment

  • Initiate appropriate support organization work orders for facilities, tooling and maintenance activities and track to completion

  • Coordinate production needs with scheduled maintenance work 

  • Assist operations in preparing for various reports for the Value Stream

  • Assist with budget forecasts and analyses

  • Capacity and Operational Availability analysis

  • Track various metrics and projects

  • Other duties as assigned

Experience Requirements: 

  • General operations experience through either hands on, project management, or engineering experience.

  • Working knowledge of Power BI, Share point and MS Office products including Excel, PowerPoint, Access, and Project.

  • Some experience with capacity analysis, approaches to improving operational availability. 

  • Ability to read and interpret engineering drawings, specifications and operating procedures.

  •     Demonstrated problem solving skills and ability to apply lean principles

Experience Preferred: 

  • Working with support group personnel, (Safety, Engineering, Production Planning, Quality, etc.)

  • Capital Budget process management

  • Knowledge of Supply Chain systems with regards to overall capacity as related to performance of a Value Stream

  • Familiar with NG systems planning systems and Costpoint, for data analysis and improvements.

Skills & Qualifications:

  • A demonstrated commitment to safety, and safety improvements.

  • An understanding of and practical experience implementing lean manufacturing and (PES) principles.

  • Experienced in Root Cause Analysis and Corrective Action implementation.

  • Working knowledge of MS Office products including Excel, PowerPoint, Access, and Project.

  • Effective written and verbal communication skills.

  • Time management, organizational and planning skills.

  • Detail oriented but able to understand the big picture.

  • Comprehend and interpret high level Program Schedules and factory schedules



  • BS degree plus 6 years’ relevant experience

    • 10 years of relevant experience may be considered in lieu of a degree 

  • Position may be filled at higher level with BS degree plus 10 years relevant experience

    • 15 years or relevant experience may be considered in lieu of a degree

Salary Range: $92,400 USD - $138,600 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.