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Northrop Grumman Staff Engineer Manufacturing in Palmdale, California

At Northrop Grumman, our employees have incredible opportunities to work on revolutionary systems in air and space that impact people's lives around the world today, and for generations to come. Our work preserves freedom and democracy, and advances human discovery and our understanding of the universe. We look for people who have bold new ideas, courage and a pioneering spirit to join forces to invent the future, and have a lot of 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 Aerospace Systems has an opening for a Staff Engineer Manufacturing to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. This position will be located in Palmdale, CA.

The selected candidate will:

Be responsible for horizontal integration of assembly manufacturing processes, associated tooling and process controls. Provide hands on support of shop floor with ability to demonstrate/implement manufacturing techniques for processes including mechanically fastened and bonded composite structural assembly, subsystems installation, composites fabrication and non-destructive test.

Design manufacturing processes, procedures and production layouts for assemblies, equipment installation, processing, machining and material handling. Design arrangement of machines within plant facilities to ensure most efficient and productive layout. Design sequence of operations and specifies procedures for the fabrication of tools and equipment and other functions that affect product performance.

Adapt machine or equipment design to factory and production conditions. Incorporate inspection and test requirements into the production plan, with emphasis on non-destructive inspection (NDI) and special test equipment. Inspect performance of machinery, equipment, and tools to verify their efficiency, and investigates and initiates corrective action of problems and deficiencies to ensure product quality.

Develop manufacturing processes that are applicable to statistical process control, and may develop those techniques. Provide guidance to engineering regarding design concepts and specification requirements to best utilize equipment and manufacturing techniques. Ensure processes and procedures are in compliance with regulations.

The selected candidate should thrive in a fast-paced work environment with high expectations, significantly diverse assignments, collaborative/team settings across all levels.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Minimum of a Bachelor's degree inScience, Technology, Engineering or Math(STEM) field with a minimum of14 years in manufacturing and/or air vehicle engineering including structures or subsystems engineering (12 years with Master's degree,9 years with PhD)

  • Must have experience leadingfocusedtigerteams comprised of subject matter experts and junior engineers

  • Must have experience with composites, assembly bonded structure and/or non-destructive evaluation techniques

  • Must have experience with airframe structural design, analysis and/or manufacturing processes

  • Must have experience with large scale, complex integration tasks utilizing modern design techniques

  • Must have experience with configuration management software, manufacturing planning, visual aide, MRP and shop floor control systems

  • Must have an Active DOD Secret Clearance or higher that has been granted / renewed within the past 5-6 years

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

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master's degree in engineering or other STEM related field

  • Experience with Siemens CAD software, including TeamCenter and NX10+, and SAP and MES shop floor business systems

  • Experience with out of autoclave (OoA) curing composite resin systems and heating systems for OoA cure cycles

  • Experience with Systems Engineering and understanding of the system lifecycle

  • Experience assessing manufacturing process effects/process controlon structural integrity including completing Process FMECA

  • Experience with supply chain management/logistics

  • Able to adapt communication techniques for enrollment ofsenior leadership and education of junior engineers

  • Able to collaborate in a team environment and both relay and receive information from teammates

  • Able to prioritize and adjust tasks while measuring risksin order to accomplish project result

  • Able to perform work in an approved environment during specified work hours

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.

Job Category : Engineering