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Northrop Grumman Sr/Principal Manufacturing Engineer in Gilbert, Arizona

This position can be filled at either the Principal Engineer (level 3) or a Sr. Principal Engineer level (level 4).


This Engineer is responsible for Leading the Manufacture and Test of Space Flight Circuit Cards and Box Level Hardware. - The candidate should have detailed technical knowledge and experience in the manufacture and test of space flight circuit card assemblies. Must have a working knowledge of manufacturing processes and industry specifications applicable to spaceflight hardware such as NASA-Std 8739.1, NASA-Std 8739.4, and IPC J-Std. Proficient in: Polymerics (staking and conformal coat) and related materials, component lead forming, and soldering. Expert in removal and replacement of components; Chip capacitors & resistors, FPGA, Inductors, components that are thermal bonded. Be able to write clear and concise instruction for manufacturing technicians to execute the work. - The candidate should be proficient at interpreting complex engineering drawings, schematics, diagrams, and specifications and should possess excellent technical writing skills. Experience using MES ERP system or iBase-t Solumina is strongly desired. Authoring of work plans and test instructions to support the successful testing of circuit card and box level test - Additionally, the candidate needs to manage Program Schedules to insure on-time and on-budget product delivery. Must have experience with Integrated Master Schedules (IMS) or Integrated Cost and Schedule (ICAS). Must have experience with Earned Value Management (EVM) A successful candidate with have demonstrated ability to translate complex IMS schedules to the factory floor Engineers and Technicians. - The candidate should be able to proactively identify, document, escalate, support, and resolve technical issues and discrepancies test failure (TF) & Non-Conforming Report (NCR) and work with teammates (Engineering, QA, Management, and Customers) towards prompt resolution on moderately challenging problems. Experience with New Product Development, concurrent engineering, and design for manufacturability best practices a plus.


Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering, Materials Engineering, Operations and Production Management, Industrial Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering, or related STEM degree.

  • Must be able to obtain security clearance

  • US citizenship required

  • This position may require weekend work and extended daily hours to meet production demands.

  • Occasional short term projects with travel may be required

Required experience for Level 3:

  • 5+ years in the satellite industry supporting Flight Hardware Manufacturing.

Required Experience for level 4:

  • 9+ in the satellite industry supporting Flight Hardware Manufacturing.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Space Flight Hardware experience

  • Demonstrated leadership skills

  • Excellent interpersonal skills with excellent verbal and written communication ability.

  • Knowledge of TipQA, Windchill, MES, COGNOS, Microsoft Project, Costpoint, and CREOView preferredNorthrop 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 : Engineering