Associate Tool Design Engineer/ Tool Design EngineerPalmdale, CA

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Northrop Grumman Aeronautics Systems has an opening for an Associate Tool Design Engineer/Tool Design Engineer to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. This position will be located in Palmdale, CA.

We seek a motivated team player to implement and assist with our tooling assembly line activities. The typical candidate has a background/experience/education in manufacturing/mechanical engineering, design, graphics, writing/ illustration, views, and animation.

America's Next Bomber shall be able to design simple to complex tooling, Drill Jigs, Assembly Jigs, and Dies via Catia/NX to support production. This person shall be able to conceptualize these designs in 3D, detail the CAD model, and detail the drawings for fabrication. These drawings shall be appropriately laid out using views and dimensions that comply with ASME Y14.1-5 standards. While being the principal contributor and/or leader, the TD shall work with internal/external customers and colleagues to ensure that the design meets the customer's needs and see it through each phase of the engineering process (Design, Fabrication, and Implementation). In addition, this person must be able to mentor less experienced engineers, work autonomously and in a team environment, and adapt to processes and company policy while providing input or methods of process/design innovation. Duties include, but are not limited to: Execution/Lead/Coordination of design and fabrication requirements for tools and fixtures with customers, both internal and external. They are performing tolerance analysis to ensure form/fit/function. Conducted root cause failure investigations and implemented associated corrective actions. Lead and Assist the Product Development Team with new product designs to ensure manufacturability and validate process/technology. Core Competencies - Manufacturing Methods - Knowledge of manufacturing, methods, and fabrication processes (e.g., forming, stamping, machining, heat treatment, machines/machine tools, cutting tools and fluids, N/C programming, instrumentation, data acquisition, and control systems). Ability to select the best method of producing parts, tools, or assemblies. Verifiable performance record that includes the various aspects of assembly line operation, Computer-Aided Design Tools, Extensive knowledge of computer-aided design tools and systems (e.g., computer-aided design/computer-aided manufacturing (CAD/CAM), computer-aided three-dimensional interactive (CATIA), Unigraphics). Engineering Drawings & Specs - Excellent ability to read, understand, and interpret engineering drawings and specifications. Introductory level understanding of GD&T

Basic Qualifications for Associate Tool Design Engineer:

  • Bachelor's STEM Degree

  • The ability to work 1st shift M-TH then M-Fri 9/80 and any work schedule necessary to support the program.

  • Ability to obtain and retain DOD clearance and program access in a reasonable time.

Basic Qualifications for Tool Design Engineer:

  • Bachelor's STEM Degree with 2 years of relevant engineering experience OR Master's STEM Degree with 0 years of experience.

  • The ability to work 1st shift M-TH then M-Fri 9/80 and any work schedule necessary to support the program.

  • Ability to obtain and retain DOD clearance and program access in a reasonable time.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's STEM Degree OR Master's STEM Degree with Professional Engineer License.

  • Ability to understand/read/apply GD&T to a blueprint.

  • Ability to coordinate with 5+ people, from fabrication to engineering experts, to define large/ complex statements of work.

  • Ability to communicate with various leadership levels- Must coordinate and resolve interpersonal and technical problems. Must work well either in a team environment or independently-ability to work well with little to no supervision.

  • Experience in Catia or NX and ASME Y 14.5 in a design role.

  • Tool Design Experience

  • Ability to understand and interpret program/project business needs and develop tooling concept and manufacturing process specifications, plans, and processes that support those requirements.

  • Current and active in-scope DOD Secret or Top Secret Clearance, as well as the ability to obtain Program Special access within a reasonable time, as determined by the company, to meet its business needs

Salary Range: $65,600 - $98,400

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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