Sr. Staff Manufacturing Systems Engineer - Transformational ComputingLinthicum, 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.

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 is a trusted provider of mission-enabling solutions for global security. Our Engineering and Sciences (E&S) organization pushes the boundaries of innovation, redefines engineering capabilities, and drives advances in various sciences. Our team is chartered with providing the skills, innovative technologies to develop, design, produce and sustain optimized product lines across the sector while providing a decisive advantage to the warfighter. Come be a part of our mission!

The Engineering & Sciences organization supporting the Transformational Computing business area at Northrop Grumman Mission Systems (NGMS) is looking for a Manufacturing Systems Engineer to join our team based out of Linthicum, MD or Annapolis Junction.

As a Sr. Staff Manufacturing Systems Engineer , you will perform a critical role in the success of the program. The candidate will be responsible for developing customer contractual needs and requirements into solutions that acknowledges the technical schedule and cost constraints. The role offers many opportunities to expand your technical prowess and upward mobility.

What You'll Get to Do:

  • Develops processes by studying requirements, researching, designing, modifying, and testing manufacturing methods and equipment.

  • Collaborates with Design Engineering on design and manufacturability issues.

  • Research and evaluate commercially available tools and equipment to support activities.

  • Develop Value stream maps and process flows of hardware.

  • Develops and maintains detailed work instructions for assigned products/processes.

  • Root Cause Analysis

  • Investigates root cause of discrepancies and implements corrective actions.

  • Risk Assessment

  • Troubleshoots existing processes to improve safety, quality, cost, and efficiency.

  • Collaboration and Communication

  • Represents the organization as a technical contact, interacts with senior personnel on important technical matters, and helps with coordination between organizations.

  • Coordinates with the integration team on day-to-day activities. Resolves complex process issues.

  • Educates/trains operators on new and existing processes.

This position is contingent upon clearance.

This position will serve on-site in Linthicum/ Annapolis Junction , MD .

Basic Qualifications for Sr. Staff Manufacturing Systems Engineer:

  • Bachelor's degree in a STEM discipline with 14 years of experience, a Master's degree in a STEM discipline with 12 years of experience or a PhD in a STEM discipline with 9 years of experience .

  • This position requires the applicant to be a U.S. citizen with Active DoD TS/SCI with poly security clearance business requirements.

  • Experience with product definition/design including Manufacturing Plans and Readiness.

  • Demonstrated experience implementing Agile practices in a production and/or business environment.

  • Demonstrated experience aligning Technical, Architecture, Manufacturing and Schedule activities.

  • Demonstrated experience establishing manufacturing plan and schedule.

  • Demonstrated experience identifying and resolving gaps within production operations.

  • Demonstrated experience with the design and development of manufacturing test systems.

Preferred Qualifications for Sr. Staff Manufacturing Systems Engineer:

  • Previous experience on EMD projects.

  • Experience with Mechanical/Electrical Drawings.

  • Experience leading or participating in the definition and execution of Manufacturing Plans/ CDRLs, MRA (Manufacturing Readiness Assessments) and MRL's (Manufacturing Readiness Level) per DoD customer requirements.

  • Comprehensive understanding and wide application of technical principle, theories, and concepts in the field.

  • An understanding of Tooling, work instructions, and visual aids.

  • Experience working Designs into pre-production & production.

  • Experience resolving manufacturing process issues & training operators on a new process.

  • Experience with Siemens NX tools, Model Based Engineering, and Manufacturing Execution System (MES).

  • Capable of working with minimal direction, independently determines and develops technical objectives of assignments, and presents work upon completion for high level review.

  • Demonstrated Project Management coordinating technical projects (Cost, schedule and technical performance).

  • Ability to provide and implement technical solutions to advanced problems which require ingenuity and innovation.

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Salary Range: $174,800 - $274,700

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 most positions.