Associate Manufacturing Engineer / Manufacturing Engineer - Space Manual AssemblyElkridge, MD

Requisition ID: R10161709

  • Category: Engineering

  • Location: Elkridge, Maryland, United States of America

  • Clearance Type: None

  • Telecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position

  • Shift: 1st Shift (United States of America)

  • Travel Required: Yes, 10% of the Time

  • Relocation Assistance: Relocation assistance may be available

  • Positions Available: 1

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 Mission Systems (MS) Sector has an immediate need for an Associate Manufacturing Engineer or Manufacturing Engineer to support our Space Manual Assembly Cell within our brand-new Space and Autoline Technology Factory. This Engineer will work with a cross functional team of Manufacturing Engineers in the production of highly complex circuit card assemblies. Her/his primary focus will be on equipment and processes responsible for ensuring the production of compliant hardware. The primary location is in Elkridge, MD.

What's Great About Working for Northrop Grumman:

  • Be part of a culture that thrives on intellectual curiosity, cognitive diversity and bringing your whole self to work.

  • Use your skills to build and deliver innovative tech solutions that protect the world and shape a better future.

  • Enjoy benefits like work-life balance, education assistance and paid time off.

  • Many sites have 9/80 days, telework and flexible scheduling options, plus generous paid time off.

  • Indeed named Northrop Grumman a top 15 company for work/life balance in 2019. We were rated #1 by Millennials on Indeed as the Best Company to work for in 2018.

The Manufacturing Process Engineer has responsibilities that include:

Factory Support:

  • Creating, validating and maintaining automatic equipment programs across multiple platforms

  • Hands-on support and development of new and innovative manufacturing processes with a focus on creative solutions

  • Maintaining and improving existing manufacturing processes with a focus on affordability

  • Using complex drawings and parts lists to develop assembly work instructions

  • Applying knowledge of electronics assembly to assist the build team

  • Helping the build team meet the requirements of J-STD-001, internal requirements, and other relevant IPC/MIL-STDs

  • Solving technical manufacturing problems (related to materials, designs, equipment and tooling, training and instructions) to support production

  • Monitoring process yields and cost, recommending and implementing quality improvements to drive improved metrics

  • Supporting factory maintenance personnel with the troubleshooting and repair of process equipment

  • Assisting development of capacity models, workspace layouts, and product workflow routings

Process Development:

  • Developing and revising process documentation

  • Providing ROI justification for process improvements

  • Identifying gaps in process capabilities, potential process improvements, capacities, and new technologies for manufacturing

  • Specifying, identifying and procuring new manufacturing equipment for production

  • Creating and managing project plans (tasks, resources and schedules) for process development activities and new equipment implementation

  • Developing and optimizing process parameters

  • Collaborating with the entire manufacturing team in using lean and continuous improvement tools (PDCA, DOE, SPC, TPM, TQM, etc.)

  • Developing new and maintaining, or improving, existing manufacturing processes with a focus on production capabilities and affordability

Design and Engineering Support:

  • Recommending product design improvements to improve manufacturability

  • Documenting state-of-the-art process capabilities and guidelines for product designers

  • Participating in design producibility reviews for new products

  • Assisting design engineering’s understanding of the impact to manufacturing for the realized design

  • Collaborating with the design team to resolve technical problems occurring during product realization


  • Providing supplier support, as needed, to resolve issues within supply base

  • Travelling occasionally to suppliers and customers may be required.

The chosen candidate must be able to multi-task in a fast-paced, dynamic, and high visibility environment; work well in a team environment; and have excellent written and verbal communication skills.

This requisition may be filled as an Associate Manufacturing Process Engineer or a Manufacturing Process Engineer based on the qualifications listed below.

Basic Qualifications for an Associate Manufacturing Engineer:

  • Bachelor's degree or higher in Engineering or other related STEM area and at least 4 months of relevant post-Bachelor's work experience in Manufacturing/Process Engineering, Production, or related area

Basic Qualifications for a Manufacturing Engineer:

  • Bachelor's degree or higher in Engineering or other related STEM area and at least 2 years of experience in Manufacturing/Process Engineering, Production, or related area - OR - a Master's degree

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Familiarity with Electronics manufacturing processes and requirements, such as J-STD-001 and other IPC specifications

  • Experience with the Teamcenter Manufacturing tool suite and Manufacturing Process Planning

  • Familiarity with Design of Experiment (DOE), Statistical Process Control (SPC), and 6 sigma concepts for process development and control

  • Experience with SAP or other similar Manufacturing Execution Systems

Northrop Grumman provides a comprehensive benefits package and a work environment which encourages your growth and supports the mutual success of our people and our company. Northrop Grumman benefits give you the flexibility and control to choose the benefits that make the most sense for you and your family. Your benefits will include the following: Health Plan, Savings Plan, Paid Time Off and Additional Benefits including Education Assistance, Training and Development, 9/80 Work Schedule (where available), and much more!

Northrop Grumman has approximately 90,000 employees in all 50 states and in more than 27 countries. We strive to attract and retain the best employees by providing an inclusive work environment wherein employees are receptive to diverse ideas, perspectives, and talents to help solve our toughest customer challenges: to develop and maintain some of the most technically sophisticated products, programs, and services in the world.

Our Values. The women and men of Northrop Grumman Corporation are guided by Our Values. They describe our company as we want it to be. We want our decisions and actions to demonstrate these Values. We believe that putting

Our Values into practice creates long-term benefits for shareholders, customers, employees, suppliers, and the communities we serve.

Our Responsibility. At Northrop Grumman, we are committed to maintaining the highest of ethical standards, embracing diversity and inclusion, protecting the environment, and striving to be an ideal corporate citizen in the community and in the world.

Salary Range: $62,600 - $93,800

Salary Range 2: $75,700 - $113,500

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.