Northrop Grumman Manufacturing Engineer 1 in Charlottesville, Virginia

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. We are currently looking for a Manufacturing Engineer 1 to work in ourManufacturing facility where we manufacture printed circuit boards, wire harnesses, hydraulic assemblies and precision machined and fabricated components in support of naval and marine, missile defense and space partners employing additive manufacturing, automation and advanced visualization tools. This position will be located in Charlottesville, VA.

Our pioneering and inventive spirit has enabled to be at the forefront of many

technological advancements in our nation's history. 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. At Northrop Grumman Mission Systems we design, build and deliver, space, defense, marine and aviation-related systems

to customers around the world.

Job Summary

  1. Designs manufacturing processes, procedures and production layouts for components and assemblies, equipment installation, processing, machining and material handling utilizing logical sequencing and manufacturing best practices to

achieve cost targets.

  1. Coordinates with production on day-to-day activities. Conducts root cause/corrective action investigations using multiple tools; 5 Whys, Fishbone Diagram, 5D, etc. to resolve routine manufacturing process issues and assists in the resolution of complex manufacturing process issues.

  2. Coordinates with Design Engineering on design and manufacturability issues.

  3. Research and evaluate commercially available tools and equipment to support manufacturing activities. Designs special tooling as required.

  4. Troubleshoots existing processes to improve safety, quality, cost and efficiency.

  5. Educates/trains operators on new and existing processes.

  6. Incorporates engineering changes on work in process.

  7. Ensures processes and procedures are in compliance with regulations.

  8. Inspects performance of machinery, equipment, and tools to verify their efficiency, and investigates and initiates corrective action of problems and deficiencies to ensure product quality. Adapts machine or equipment design to factory and production conditions including PLC control integration and performance dashboard creation and monitoring.

Basic Qualifications:

  • BS in a Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Systems Engineering or related field and 0 to 2 years experience.

  • U.S. Citizenship required.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • CAD including NX, TeamCenter, AutoCAD

  • Ability to develop applications using JAVA, C#, HTML

  • Experience with implementing and integrating PLC controls

  • Build/Design experience with circuit card assemblies and/or wiring harnesses

  • Ability to read and interpret electrical schematics

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 www.northropgrumman.com/EEO . U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.