Principal Manufacturing Systems Project Engineer - Advanced Microelectronics/SMT Baltimore, MD

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's Manufacturing Operations Engineering organization is seeking a Principal Manufacturing Systems Project Engineer for the Surface Mount Technology Cell (SMT) and Advanced Microelectronics Cell (AMEC).

This position is located in Linthicum, Maryland.

The Principal Manufacturing Systems Project Engineer will be responsible for a product line, or group of product lines, moving through SMT and/or AMEC cells.

Responsibilities include:

  • act as the main point of contact for all manufacturing engineering related activities for your product within the cell

  • monitor product performance, quality, delivery, and cost metrics; highlight detractors and gather resources to resolve them

  • collaborate closely with your process engineering peers as well as multiple other functional groups supporting shop floor, program office, and customer (quality engineering, manufacturing supervision, production, operations, design engineering, program management)

  • drive root cause corrective action efforts

  • identify continuous improvement opportunities; create solutions and lobby for funding

  • review and handle product on the shop floor

  • lead communications outward from the shop floor, through yield meetings, situations reports, problem resolution charts, etc.

  • gather and document efforts related for non-recurring cost for initial product startup as well as support manufacturing readiness reviews

  • coordinate between non-deliverable hardware requestor and manufacturing operations/engineering

Basic Qualifications for a Principal Manufacturing Systems Project Engineer:

  • Bachelor of Science degree or higher in Engineering or related STEM area and 5 years of relevant professional experience (or 3 years with an MS; 0 years with a PhD)

  • Experience in a manufacturing environment

  • Experience managing or leading projects and/or people

  • Familiarity with Design of Experiment (DOE), Statistical Process Control (SPC), and 6 sigma concepts for process development

  • Knowledge of Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T)

  • Fluency in MS Office software applications

  • Ability to obtain and maintain a US Secret Security Clearance (US Citizenship is required.)


Salary Range: $99,800 - $149,800

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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