Energetics Manufacturing Engineer level 2 or 3Elkton, MD

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 is in need of an Energetics Manufacturing Engineer - level 2 or 3 to work at its Elkton, Maryland facility. The position can be hired to either a level 2 or level 3 engineering position. The level to be hired will depend on demonstrated education, experience, and skills.

Northrop Grumman Propulsion Systems and Controls (PS&C) facility in Elkton, Maryland began solid-propellant rocket operations in 1948. Today, the Elkton PS&C facility designs, develops, and produces solid-propellant propulsion and ordnance systems in programs professionally managed for a wide variety of Government and commercial customers. The facility also serves as the hub for offsite engineering and test facilities in Ronkonkoma, NY and Palm Beach Gardens, FL.

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Job Duties:

  • Provide manufacturing support to operations to meet quality, delivery, and cost requirements.

  • Create, maintain and improve Process Control Documentation.

  • Establish manufacturing lines for new products and product upgrades

  • Establish Lean process flow

  • Capacity planning…. perform capacity studies/analysis

  • Digital modeling/simulation when appropriate

  • Define facility and equipment needs

  • Work with facilities engineering to provide cost benefit analysis to support capital projects

  • Establish equipment specifications

  • Work with vendors for equipment run-off and installation

  • Assist in establishing safety requirements for new facilities and equipment

  • Establish Total Preventive Maintenance (TPM) requirements

  • Provide start-up support and initial training to operations

  • Establish required procedures

  • Provide training to maintenance personnel as required

  • Conduct continuous improvement activities

  • Lean manufacturing implementation (PES)

  • Assist operations with 5-S programs

  • Conduct Process FMEA's

  • Generate process maps, flow charts, value stream maps

  • Establish standard work

  • Conduct time studies/audits

  • Monitor production touch labor costs and suggest/implement improvements to drive costs down

  • Establish Key Characteristics for manufacturing/processing and ensure systems are in place to monitor/control them

Operational support:

  • Analyze processes and equipment for process capabilities and causes of downtime. Analyze yield and scrap rate data provided by Mission Assurance to improve processes.

  • Provide technical support for improvements

  • Determine root cause and corrective actions for deficiencies

  • Conduct process capabilities studies as required

  • Continually monitor processes

  • Generate and maintain Statistical Process Control (SPC) program for production programs

  • Monitor actual production vs. plan

  • Work with Safety to establish and adhere to safety requirements and support Hazard Analysis

  • Work with product/tooling engineering to establish tooling requirements

  • Assist in design of initial tooling and test equipment and with continuous tooling improvement.

  • Additive manufacturing design, development, and implementation where practical

  • Assist operations and maintenance in troubleshooting and equipment repairs

  • Assist in defining product count points for financial tracking

Basic Qualifications for level 2:

  • Must have at a Bachelors degree in STEM studies and 2 or more years of experience or a Masters degree with 0 or more years of experience.

  • Must be a US citizen and able to obtain a Secret Clearance.

Basic Qualifications for level 3:

  • Must have a Bachelors degree in STEM studies and 5 or more years of experience or a Masters degree with 3 years of experience.

  • Must be a US citizen and able to obtain a Secret Clearance.

Salary Range: $83,300 - $124,900

Salary Range 2: $102,400 - $153,600

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.