Sr Principal Manufacturing Project EngineerPlymouth, MN

Requisition ID: R10162780

  • Category: Engineering

  • Location: Plymouth, Minnesota, United States of America

  • Clearance Type: None

  • Telecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position

  • Shift: 1st Shift (United States of America)

  • Travel Required: Yes, 25% of the Time

  • Positions Available: 1

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.

Join Northrop Grumman on our continued mission to push the boundaries of possible across land, sea, air, space, and cyberspace. Enjoy a culture where your voice is valued and start contributing to our team of passionate professionals providing real-life solutions to our world’s biggest challenges. We take pride in creating purposeful work and allowing our employees to grow and achieve their goals every day by Defining Possible. With our competitive pay and comprehensive benefits, we have the right opportunities to fit your life and launch your career today.

Northrop Grumman is currently seeking an experienced Manufacturing Project Engineer to join a team responsible for International Design to Production Transition Programs with the Defense Sector team in the Plymouth, MN offices.

Location :

This position requires on-site support. Selected candidate must be within commuting distance to our site in Plymouth, MN. Relocation assistance for non-local not be available.

This career opportunity is a great fit for self-motivated, proactive individual who wants to plan and run projects for the Northrop Grumman Medium Caliber Ammunition Co-Production team. Our engineers work in a high exposure, fast paced, and exciting environment that involves hands-on technical challenges, problem solving, and inter-department collaborations. The candidate shall also apply strong engineering fundamentals, demonstrate clear communication with those they interact with, and must be able to support up to 50% domestic and international travel for the duration of the program. If you thrive on attention to detail and want different challenges each day, this is the place for you.

Position Description:

  • Ensures pertinent design factors such as contractual, environmental, cost, schedule, technical performance, system integration, producibility, interchangeability, and material requirements are considered during development and program execution.

  • Works with design, project, manufacturing, and quality engineers through the development process and ensures timely flow of information among and between engineering team members.

  • Directs daily work activities for a small team (5-7 engineers).

  • Develops schedules and provides oversight for several concurrent small internal projects.

  • Works closely with the existing systems engineering and QMS processes to ensure proper rigor and technical acumen is applied throughout the engineering lifecycle.

  • Supports Engineering/Program Manager as a control account manager to ensure accurate schedule and cost tracking.

  • Presents work products at program reviews, proposals, or other project meetings.

  • Prepares and plans cost estimates and written technical proposals.

  • Acts as a technical interface to external customers, and forms working relationships with representatives of external technical organizations.

  • Supports manufacturing trade studies and early supplier involvement.

  • Demonstrated project management skills and techniques including work breakdown structures, integrated master scheduling and earned value management.

  • Experience writing statements of work and estimating project scope.

  • Will involve sometimes stepping into other roles when needed.

Responsibilities include:

  • Communicating issues and status frequently and effectively both verbally and in writing

  • Technical understanding of mechanical systems and manufacturing processes.

  • Accountable for the successful completion of Design to Production Transition engineering projects.

  • Requires extensive regular contact with assigned project customers, both internal and external.

  • Assist in the preparation of engineering project proposals.

  • Participating in customer meetings and resolving engineering and management project issues.

  • Design or update manufacturing and assembly process documents.

  • Read, understand, and modify equipment/machinery and product drawings and specifications, in both production and testing environments.

  • Generate and maintain lists of open issues and diligently track them to resolution.

  • Perform failure analysis of physical and functional test results when results do not meet requirements.

Basic Qualifications for Project Engineer

  • This position emphasizes skills first.

  • Must have 13 years of experience in manufacturing and production of mechanical components and/or systems.Will consider a bachelor’s degree in Engineering plus 9 or more years of experience, or master’s degree and 7 years’ experience, or PhD plus 4 years’ experience.

  • 2+ years of Project Engineering experience.

  • Small team leadership experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Science degree or higher in Engineering or related STEM area.

  • 10 years of relevant professional experience

  • Experience in a manufacturing environment.

  • Experience managing or leading projects and/or people.

  • Familiarity with Design of Equipment, Tooling, Process Development and Manufacturing Process.

  • Knowledge of Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T)

  • Fluency in MS Office software applications

Salary Range: $115,400 - $173,200

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 all positions with a government clearance and certain other restricted positions.