Principal Engineer Manufacturing Level 3Clearfield, UT

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.

Join Northrop Grumman on our continued mission to push the boundaries of possible across land, sea, air, space, and cyberspace. Enjoy a culture where your voice is valued and start contributing to our team of passionate professionals providing real-life solutions to our world's biggest challenges. We take pride in creating purposeful work and allowing our employees to grow and achieve their goals every day by Defining Possible. With our competitive pay and comprehensive benefits, we have the right opportunities to fit your life and launch your career today.

Northrop Grumman Aeronautics Systems has openings for Principal Engineer Manufacturing Level 3 to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. The selected candidates will support process design and respond to production issues related to aircraft manufacturing (composite layup, cure, machining, assembly, metallic assembly, and subsystems). This position is located at our Clearfield, Utah facility.

Many individuals have a desire to work on secured military programs, but they lack the required DoD clearance. This posting employs the Northrop Grumman Talent Reserve process which enables qualified applicants to obtain a DoD clearance, thus enabling them to work on secure programs.

Want to work on the cutting edge of aerospace? Come join us!

Responsibilities :

  • Develops manufacturing process structure - instructions, materials, tooling, equipment, and software required to fabricate the product.

  • Identifies process improvements, captures feedback from Operations, and incorporates into the manufacturing process.

  • Creates and maintains the planning work instructions.

  • Reviews design changes and specification changes and ensures they are captured in the manufacturing process.

  • Promptly responds to technical issues that arise on the production floor utilizing work instructions, design models, and specifications.

  • Clarifies work instructions to Operations and crafts modifications as needed.

  • Leads multifunctional teams to solve production issues.

  • Documents issues and disseminates information to core manufacturing engineering for incorporation into future releases.

  • Resolves issues by collaborating with other resource groups as needed.

  • Gets involved in MRB repairs and special processes to assist Operations as needed.

  • Performs PFMEA and RCCA investigations.

  • Creates and maintains MBOMs.

The ideal candidate thrives in a fast-paced work environment with diverse assignments. Our team is highly collaborative, working in team settings across all levels and subject areas including operations, design engineering, supply chain, and mission assurance. We enjoy working in a production environment and being hands on to solve problems that influence company performance.

Positions are available on day, night, and weekend shifts. Night and weekend shifts include a pay differential.

Basic Qualifications:

Principal Engineer Manufacturing (Level 3)

  • Bachelor's Degree in STEM Field (Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics) and 5 years of work experience OR Master's Degree in STEM discipline and 3 years of work experience in any of the following Engineering fields; Manufacturing, Productions, Aerospace, Aeronautics, Systems, Process or Industrial OR PhD in STEM discipline with 0 years of experience.

  • Experience in a manufacturing industry

  • Ability to obtain and maintain a DoD Secret Security Clearance prior to start.

  • Ability to obtain and maintain Special Program Access Clearance prior to start.

  • Experience in manufacturing engineering or design engineering

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Active DoD Secret Security Clearance

  • Special Program Access

  • GD&T experience in aircraft manufacturing

  • Proficiency with NX11

  • Experience with aircraft composites layup, material curing, and trim processes

  • Experience with aircraft assembly of composite, aluminum, and titanium components

  • Experience with wiring and hydraulic installation

  • Liaison / Floor production engineering experience

  • Work instruction planning experience.

  • Experience with formal root cause and corrective action processes (PFMEA, Fault Tree, etc.)

  • Project leadership experience

  • Fluent with PDM, MRP, and EWI business systems

What We Offer:

At Northrop Grumman, we are on the cutting edge of innovation -- building the next generation of sophisticated aircraft to protect our country. Our diverse portfolio of programs means there are endless paths to cultivate your career. We are well-known for our inclusive, family environment, phenomenal learning opportunities, and exposure to a wide variety of projects and customers. We also offer exceptional benefits/healthcare, a great 401K matching program, and 14 Employee Resource Groups inclusive of all employees!

Salary Range: $84,200 - $126,400

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 . U.S. Citizenship is required for all positions with a government clearance and certain other restricted positions.