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Northrop Grumman Principal / Sr. Principal Advanced Manufacturing Engineer (AME) **CURRENT/ACTIVE CLEARANCE REQUIRED** in Northridge, California

Discover careers that change the world and further advancements in defense, technology, and engineering today at Northrop Grumman. Use your experience to grow your career and support our global customers with the technology, systems, and solutions they need to enable their missions on the front lines and secure our world every day. With Northrop Grumman, you'll discover a culture built on diversity, respect, and above all teamwork. Together with our group of experts across the technical spectrum, you'll discover opportunities to make a difference in our world and start solving some of the world's most critical problems in the most innovative ways.

The role of the Advanced Manufacturing Engineer (AME) is to launch innovative defense platforms from a manufacturing vantage point. The AME will use advanced knowledge of manufacturing engineering fundamentals to help Northrop Grumman Defense Systems (NGDS) deliver innovative solutions that meet the evolving needs of our customers. The AME shall influence the development of NGDS's next generation of Defense products by supporting new products from concept development through the start of production for manufacturing cost, yield, and schedule execution. This individual will work closely with the Manufacturing Engineering Manager, IPT Lead, Design Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering, and Operations to ensure producibility meets the program targets, including Yield and cost take out.

Responsibilities:

• Utilize New Product Development Procedure (MFG-PRO-240) as a guide to perform concurrent engineering

• Use advanced manufacturing engineering experience to support development of new products, standards and processes to achieve manufacturing goals this includes MRLs, and following AS6500 standards

• Refine and expand supply chain and engineering knowledge by learning from highly experienced engineers and participating in cross-functional projects that may require a broad engineering knowledge

• Positively impact daily production activities and drive improvement in a quick manner, while in a collaborative environment for those New Products introduced to the production line

• Develop Unit Product Cost models using Design Profit Software, develop and execute Cost Take Out initiatives to ensure cost targets are met

• Utilizing NPD DFMEA tools, to identify and drive design improvements to mitigate failure modes early on during the development phase

• Mentor Jr. Manufacturing Engineers to establish a fundamental baseline of knowledge to become an AME

• Act as a Subject Matter Expert (SME) for the AARGM family

• For NPD initiatives the AME will work closely with the production manufacturing engineers to develop the manufacturing process. The AME will determine the preliminary work instructions with visual aids during the Engineering & Manufacturing Development (EMD) phase. The manufacturing engineer will support by developing the manufacturing router in Costpoint.

• Develop proposals, BoEs, task Descriptions, and formal cost estimates based on Mil-Std-881.

• Integration of new production tools/assembly fixtures. Work with vendors to develop tools.

• Knowledge of Six Sigma manufacturing techniques.

Qualifications:

Basic Qualifications:

Qualifications for a Principal Manufacturing Engineer (T03) are:

• Current/active DoD Secret clearance.

• Bachelor's degree in STEM field; Manufacturing or Mechanical Engineering degree preferred.

• Minimum of five (5) years of manufacturing engineering experience.

• PFMEA experience

• Knowledge of manufacturing development processes

Qualifications for a Sr. Principal Manufacturing Engineer (T04) are:

• Current/active DoD Secret clearance.

• Bachelor's degree in STEM field; Manufacturing or Mechanical Engineering degree preferred.

• Minimum of nine (9) years of manufacturing engineering experience.

• PFMEA experience

• Knowledge of manufacturing development processes

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 www.northropgrumman.com/EEO. U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.

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