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Northrop Grumman Associate Process Engineer in Rocket Center, West Virginia

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 Defense Systems designs, builds and delivers space, defense and aviation-related systems to customers around the world. Our main products include launch vehicles and related propulsion systems; missile products, subsystems and defense electronics; precision weapons, armament systems and ammunition; satellites and associated space components and services; and advanced aerospace structures.

We are currently seeking talented individuals for The Associate Process Engineer to work at our ABL facility located in Rocket Center, WV . The Engineer develops manufacturing processes by studying product requirements: researching, designing, modifying, and testing methods/processes and equipment, and conferring with equipment vendors. The candidate will develop and maintain detailed work instructions for assigned products/processes, aid in the disposition of discrepant hardware, provide suggestions to improve productivity, analyze processing data to highlight trends and implement corrective actions, and provide day to day support to manufacturing personnel.

Additional Job Responsibilities include:

  • Coordinates with Design Engineering on design and manufacturbility issues.

  • Coordinates with production on day-to-day activities. Assists in the resolution of processing issues.

  • Evaluates discrepant hardware

  • Research and evaluate commercially available tools and equipment to support manufacturing processes.

  • Troubleshoots existing processes to improve safety, quality, cost, and efficiency.

  • incorporates engineering changes on work in process.


Basic Qualifications:

  • Enrolled in or have received an undergraduate or graduate STEM degree from an accredited college/university, preferably majoring in Industrial, Mechanical, Electrical, or Electro-Mechanical Engineering

  • Possess an overall cumulative GPA of 3.0/4.0 or higher

  • Be eligible to obtain a U.S. Government security clearance (U.S. citizenship is a pre-requisite)

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with Electrical and Electro Mechanical Assembly

  • Experience with Surface Mount Circuit Card Assembly Technology

  • Demonstrated hands-on electrical ability

  • Experience in a manufacturing environment

  • Experience using SPC and Six Sigma techniques

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. 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. Learn about Northrop Grumman Total Rewards and Benefits.

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