Manufacturing EngineerPalmdale, CA

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 Aeronautics Systems is seeking an experienced Manufacturing Engineer to join our executive admin team and support our growing portfolio.

  • Position is located in Palmdale, CA

  • Requires someone to come into the office, cannot accommodate a hybrid/telecommute schedule.

  • Schedule is 9/80, with every other Friday OFF!

Working in a liaison capacity, a Manufacturing Engineer provides shipside support to the Manufacturing Technicians and Quality Inspectors (Work Orders, Drawings, Process Specifications, Procedures, Technical Orders and Tooling). Creates and revises Work Orders (planning), detailing sequential steps / operations for removing / reinstalling aircraft components and modifying the aircraft, utilizing 2D drawings, Process Specifications, manufacturing procedures and United States Air Force Technical Orders, incorporating inspection and test requirements where applicable. Writes and submits Engineering Change Requests (ECR) and/or Request for Change or Information (RC/I), when issues are found that affect the engineering drawing or Material and Process (M&P) specifications. Inspects performance of equipment and tooling to verify their efficiency. Conceptualizes tools and shop aids, to help streamline component removals and reinstallations. Initiates and investigates 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 comply with regulations.

Leveling Factors:

Knowledge, Skills and Ability

General frequent use and application of technical standards, principles, theories, concepts and techniques. Demonstrates the skill and ability to perform moderately complex professional tasks.

Problem Solving

Provide solutions to a variety of technical problems of increasing scope and complexity as assigned.


Work is reviewed for soundness of technical judgment, overall adequacy and accuracy. Works under general supervision.


Contributes to the completion of milestones associated with specific projects. Failure to achieve results or inadequate work product should be detected by supervisory oversight but may cause delay in program schedules and allocation of additional resources.


Primarily internal company contacts, infrequent inter-organizational and outside customer contacts on routine matters.

Typical Minimum Education / Experience

3 Years with Bachelor's of Science; 1 Years with Masters.

Basic Qualifications:

• Minimum of Bachelor of Science degree and 3 years of experience, 1 years with master's degree

• Experience with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel and PowerPoint)

• Experience reading and interpreting 3D models and Engineering drawings/blueprints

• Must have the ability to interface/communicate with multiple levels of leadership

Active in-scope DOD Secret security clearance that has been granted / renewed within the past 5 years

• Must have the ability to obtain and maintain Special Program Access

Preferred Qualifications:

•Experience in planning/scheduling, process development, quality, or production experience in aerospace, military, manufacturing and/or maintenance environment

•Experience creating work instructions and visual aids

•Experience creating procedures or process manuals

•Experience with Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems and Bill of Materials (BOM)

• Experience working with Manufacturing Execution System (MES)

• Experience working with Systems Applications and Products (SAP)

• Experience using CATIA or other 3D modeling system

• Current Special Program Access

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

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

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 . U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.