Senior Principal Manufacturing Systems Project Engineer - PCB Conformal CoatingBaltimore, 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 Senior Principal Manufacturing Systems Project Engineer for Final Assembly. This position is located in Linthicum, Maryland.

The selected candidate will be a member of the Final Assembly team and will lead process development projects for multiple programs across several manufacturing cells, including conformal/parylene coating.

Responsibilities include:

  • Develop project scope requirements, perform technical planning, manufacturing system development, integration, verification and validation.

  • Facilitate collaboration across Manufacturing Operations functional support groups through all manufacturing readiness phases.

  • Manage project cost (implementation, ROI), schedule and risk mitigation strategies.

  • Drive root cause corrective action (RCCA) efforts.

  • Lead shop floor product / process troubleshooting across cells.

Basic Qualifications for a Senior Principal Manufacturing Systems Project Engineer:

  • Bachelor of Science degree or higher in Engineering or related STEM area and 9 years of relevant professional experience (or 7 years with an MS; 4 years with a PhD)

  • Experience with manual and automated assembly processes

  • Experience with conformal coating

  • Project management experience

  • Proficiency in 3-CAD modeling

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, MS-Project)

  • Familiarity with J-STD and MIL-STD requirements

  • Ability to travel 10% of the time

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in process development and support of Parylene conformal coating

  • Experience with a variety of masking techniques and materials

  • Siemens NX, Teamcenter, CPLM, SAP

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

  • Experience with a Manufacturing Execution System (MES)

  • Familiarity with Design of Experiment (DOE), Statistical Process Control (SPC)

Salary Range: $127,000 - $190,600

The above salary range represents a general guideline; however, Northrop Grumman considers a number of factors when determining base salary offers such as the scope and responsibilities of the position and the candidate's experience, education, skills and current market conditions.

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 application period for the job is estimated to be 20 days from the job posting date. However, this timeline may be shortened or extended depending on business needs and the availability of qualified candidates.

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