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Northrop Grumman Principal Numerical Control Programmer in El Segundo, California

At Northrop Grumman, our employees have incredible opportunities to work on revolutionary systems in air and space that impact people's lives around the world today, and for generations to come. Our work preserves freedom and democracy, and advances human discovery and our understanding of the universe. We look for people who have bold new ideas, courage and a pioneering spirit to join forces to invent the future, and have a lot of 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 Aerospace Systems has an opening for a Numerical Control Programmer 3 to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. This position will be located in El Segundo, CA.

This position will develop and write programs for numerically controlled machines using engineering specifications and drawings. Analyze engineering drawings to define configuration of parts and determine type and sequence of machine operations. Develop programs for machining parts, tools, or sheet metal on numerically controlled machine tools. Make proper cutter selections for each part, taking into consideration such factors as speeds, types of cutters, feeds, and control system limitations. Select program routines for the most efficient computer calculation of dimensional and machining requirements for each part. Test and modify existing parts programs for engineering changes or program improvements. Develop and maintain NC Programming training modules and demonstrate NC programming best practices.

The selected candidate should thrive in a fast-paced work environment with high expectations, significantly diverse assignments, collaborative/team settings across all levels.

Basic Qualifications:

* Bachelor's degree in a STEM Field (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) & 5+ years of related technical NC programming experience OR Master's degree in a STEM field & 5+ years of NC programming experience

* Knowledge of material and process parameters including feeds and speeds

* Ability to perform material removal rate and other automated manufacturing calculations

* Ability to select and optimize cutter types for various machining processes

* Ability to obtain & maintain DoD Secret clearance (US Citizenship Required)

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Active DoD secret clearance established and reviewed within 6 years

  • NC programming experience using NX CAM environment

-Experience with virtual simulation, Vericut, process simulate, and cenit

-Experience programming both conventional and multiple axis configurations typically gantry and/or robotic varieties

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.

Job Category : Manufacturing and Production