Sr Principal Engineer Manufacturing SystemsCharlottesville, VA

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.

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.

Help shape the future working with the most advanced radar systems in the industry! Northrop Grumman's Mission Systems Sector is seeking a Sr. Principal Automation Engineer to be an instrumental part of Northrop Grumman's Advanced Manufacturing Team.

This position will initially be based in Charlottesville, VA for approximately 1-2 years and will then transition to the Waynesboro, VA facility.

What You'll Get to Do :

  • Lead the development and deployment of automation solutions for the factory

  • Report out return on investment and business value for deployed systems

  • Engage with design and manufacturing engineering to maximize throughput and quality

  • Maintain sensitivity to cost, schedule and quality as well as Northrop Grumman policies and procedures

  • Support our Manufacturing Equipment and Application Review process, helping to evaluate equipment for fit with our digitally connected factory of the future

  • Leverage Machine Learning and AI to enhance not just physical automation, but data automation as well

This role will require the ability to handle multiple projects concurrently in a dynamic/fast-paced work environment. Project Management skills will be utilized to properly scope and execute assigned work and manage project efforts.

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Science degree in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) discipline plus 9+ years of relevant experience; or a Master of Science degree in a STEM discipline plus or 7+ years of relevant experience

  • Experience using a CAD software such as NX, CATIA, Solidworks

  • Ability to interface/communicate with multiple levels of leadership, clients, and vendors

  • Experience with robotics and robotic programing

  • Experience within the aerospace, automotive, or production related industry and/or with automated systems/machines

  • Demonstrated ability to independently prioritize, plan and execute work tasks in a rapidly changing environment

  • Current, active Department of Defense (DoD) Secret Clearance with the ability to obtain a Special Access Program (SAP) clearance

  • U.S. citizenship

Preferred Qualifications

  • Assembly automation experience, troubleshooting design and installation experience

  • Experience in manufacturing simulation software such as Siemens Process Sim, Flex Sim, Siemens NX Line

  • Experience in IIOT (Industrial Internet of Things)

  • Experience using SAP and Manufacturing Execution Systems

  • Experience coordinating design and fabrication requirements for tools and fixtures with customers, both internal and external

  • Experience with computer vision and machine learning

Salary Range: $114,900 - $172,300

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.

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 http://www.northropgrumman.com/EEO . U.S. Citizenship is required for all positions with a government clearance and certain other restricted positions.