Principal/Senior Principal Manufacturing Engineer - Electronics Final Assembly 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 Mission Systems Sector has an immediate need for a Principal or Senior Principal Manufacturing Process Engineer to support the Final Assembly area within manufacturing. The primary location is our Linthicum, MD facility.

What's Great About Working for Northrop Grumman:

**Be part of a culture that thrives on intellectual curiosity, cognitive diversity and bringing your whole self to work.

**Use your skills to build and deliver innovative tech solutions that protect the world and shape a better future.

**Enjoy benefits like work-life balance, education assistance and paid time off.

**Many sites have 9/80 days, telework and flexible scheduling options, plus generous paid time off.

**Northrop Grumman was recognized as one of the world's most flexible employers by Sustainability Magazine in 2023.

**Northrop Grumman has made the Top 50 list for Diversity Inc. for 14 consecutive years!

The Manufacturing Process Engineer has responsibilities that include, but are not limited to:

Factory Support:

• Applying knowledge of microelectronic assembly along with MIL-STD-883 & MIL-PRF-38534, J-STD, IPC

• Hands-on experience with microelectronic assembly processes and equipment and the automation of these processes (e.g. epoxy dispensing, component/die attach, wire/ribbon bonding, wafer fabrication, hermetic sealing, leak detection, Automated Optical Inspection, component/assembly test, etc.)

• Reading and interpreting electrical schematics to develop production work instructions

• Developing soldering processes for manual or automated circuit card assemblies

• Developing and implementing production and assembly tooling and fixtures

•Monitoring process yields and cost, recommending and implementing quality improvements to drive improved metrics

•Solving of manufacturing problems (related to materials, designs, equipment and tooling, training and instructions) to support production

•Assisting with the training of new personnel and participation in the design of operation training materials

•Supporting factory maintenance personnel with the troubleshooting and repair of process equipment

Process Development:

• Developing and implementing strategies to meet/leverage Design to Cost (DTC), Design for Manufacturing (DFM), and Design for Automation (DFA) targets to deliver cost-effective solutions to our customer

Developing new and maintaining, or improving, existing manufacturing processes with a focus on production capabilities and affordability

•Providing ROI justification for process improvements

•Creating and managing project plans (tasks, resources and schedules) for process development activities

•Creating and documenting designs for custom tooling

•Specifying, identifying and procuring new manufacturing equipment for production readiness and preparing equipment for production

•Developing and optimizing process parameters

•Developing/revising process documentation and work instructions

Design and Engineering Support:

•Recommending product design improvements required to produce advanced microelectronics products

•Documenting state-of-the-art process capabilities and guidelines for product designers

•Participating in design producibility reviews for new products


•Providing supplier support, as needed, to resolve issues within supply base

•Providing Request for Proposal (RFP) input specifically as it relates to Non-Recurring Engineering (NRE) requirements such as tooling, capital equipment and/or new process development

The chosen candidate must be able to multi-task in a fast-paced, dynamic, and high visibility environment; work well in a team environment; and have excellent written and verbal communication skills.

This job may be filled as a Principal or Senior Principal Engineer, based on the qualifications below

Basic Qualifications for a Principal Engineer:

•Bachelor's degree or higher in Engineering or other related STEM area and at least 5 years of experience in Manufacturing/Process Engineering, Production, or related area - OR - a Master's degree with 3 years of experience

•3D Solid Modeling experience using a CAD software

Basic Qualifications for a Senior Principal Engineer:

•Bachelor's degree or higher in Engineering or other related STEM area and at least 9 years of experience in Manufacturing/Process Engineering, Production, or related area - OR - a Master's degree with 7 years of experience

•3D Solid Modeling experience using a CAD software

Preferred Qualifications:

•Hands-on experience with microelectronic assembly processes and troubleshooting circuit card assemblies

•Knowledge of microelectronic assembly

•Experience with manual or automated circuit card assembly soldering

•Familiarity with J-STD and MIL-STD requirements, including MIL-STD-883 & MIL-PRF-38534, J-STD, IPC

•3D modeling experience in Unigraphics/NX

•3D modeling experience with assembly tooling, concept development, and tool creation

•Experience with the Teamcenter Manufacturing tool suite and Manufacturing Process Planning

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

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

•Robotics or automation experience


Salary Range: $90,600 - $136,000

Salary Range 2: $112,300 - $168,500

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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