(2nd Shift) Manufacturing Engineer / Principal Manufacturing Engineer - Space ComponentsGoleta, CA

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An organization within Northrop Grumman's Payload and Ground Systems (PGS) division, Mission Enabling Products (MEP is a leading designer, producer, and supplier of spacecraft components that power and enable satellites of all classes. Products include spacecraft panels, bus structures, precision optical structures, deployable structural systems and mechanisms, solar arrays, and antenna reflectors. Our products are on virtually every U.S. satellite built in the last 20 years. Learn more about Spacecraft Components at our website: https://www.northropgrumman.com/space/spacecraft-components/ .

Our Deployables Operating Unit is hiring for either a Manufacturing Engineer (Level 2) or a Principal Manufacturing Engineer (Level 3). The selected candidate will support our Space Components division. This position will be located in Goleta, CA.

Core Responsibilities:

  • Develops manufacturing processes, procedures, and production layouts for assembly of spacecraft deployable mechanisms.

  • Designs sequence of operations and specifies procedures for the fabrication of tools and equipment and other functions that affect product performance.

  • May incorporate inspection and test requirements into the production plan.

  • Inspects performance of machinery, equipment, and tools to verify their efficiency, and investigates and initiates corrective action of problems and deficiencies to ensure product quality.

  • Provides guidance to engineering regarding design concepts and specification requirements to best utilize equipment and manufacturing techniques.

  • Ensures processes and procedures are in compliance with regulations and best-practices.

  • This requisition may be filled at either a Manufacturing Engineer (Level 2) or a Principal Manufacturing Engineer (Level 3) grade based on the qualifications listed below.

Basic Qualifications for Manufacturing Engineer (Level 2):

  • 2 years of relevant experience with a Bachelor's degree; 0 years of relevant experience with a Masters' degree; an additional 4 years of experience may be considered in lieu of degree.

  • Experience resolving productivity or quality issues in a manufacturing or development environment.

  • Ability to read and understand engineering drawings.

  • Understanding of Design for Manufacturability (DFM).

  • Ability to work as part of a cross-functional team throughout program lifecycle.

Basic Qualifications for Principal Manufacturing Engineer (Level 3):

  • 5 years of relevant experience with a Bachelor's degree; 3 years of relevant experience with a Masters' degree; 0 years of relevant experience with a PhD; an additional 4 years of experience may be considered in lieu of degree.

  • Experience resolving productivity or quality issues in a manufacturing or development environment.

  • Ability to read and understand engineering drawings.

  • Understanding of Design for Manufacturability (DFM).

  • Ability to lead a cross-functional team during assembly and test phases of program.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Manufacturing or Systems Engineering experience with spaceflight hardware.

  • Experience with Root Cause & Corrective Actions (RCCA) and Failure Modes & Effects Analysis (FMEA)

  • Technical leadership of complex projects.

  • GD&T Geometric Dimension & Tolerancing, also known by ASME y14.5

  • Experience with process innovation.

  • Experience with MES (Manufacturing Execution System).

Salary Range: $77,100 - $115,700

Salary Range 2: $95,000 - $142,400

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.

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