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Northrop Grumman Manufacturing Engineer in Sunnyvale, California

At Northrop Grumman, our work with cutting-edge technology is driven by something human: the lives our technologies protects. It's the value of innovation that makes a difference today and tomorrow. Here you'll have the opportunity to connect with coworkers in an environment that's uniquely caring, diverse, and respectful; where employees share experience, insights, perspectives and creative solutions through integrated product & cross-functional teams, and employee resource groups. From engineering and manufacturing, to operations and business development, Northrop Grumman's Sunnyvale location offers the opportunity to serve national security and impact the lives of Americans all over the globe from the landscape of Northern California. Don't just build a career, build a life at Northrop Grumman Sunnyvale.

Northrop Grumman Marine Systems, a historical campus in Sunnyvale, CA, specializes in the development, manufacturing, assembly and testing of missile launching and handling systems, propulsion and power generation systems for naval surface ships and submarines. Our products are built nowhere else in the country.

We are seeking Manufacturing Engineers to join our team. You will support the manufacturing and testing of marine propulsion and power generation systems working on various manufacturing processes for high-value gearing and steam turbine assemblies, machined components and welded fabrications.

Responsibilities include the following:

  • Develop new processes, improve existing manufacturing processes, and develop the required tooling and fixtures with an excellent team of experienced assembly mechanics, machinists, welders and engineers.

  • Evaluate existing manufacturing processes and systems to reduce cost, improve sustainability and develop best practices within the manufacturing environment.

  • Develop efficient process flows and sequences of operations, optimized production area layouts, manage bills of materials, create detailed work instructions, process procedures and tooling requirements with emphasis on safety, foreign object elimination and equipment/system maintenance.

  • Support continuous improvement initiatives and implementation of new capital equipment for establishing expanded production processes.

  • Select roles will also support final acceptance testing of product and provide technical support to test facility operation as necessary.

The ability to support multiple production shifts is required (first, second, third shifts, and weekends) based on the assignment and current and future production schedules. Positions are available within the following Manufacturing Engineering departments:

Welding and Fabrication






Basic Qualifications:

For a Manufacturing Engineer:

  • Bachelors in a STEM discipline (Science, Technology Engineering or Math) with 2+ years of relevant work experience, or Masters Degree in a STEM discipline with0+ years of relevant work experience

  • Ability to read and interpret engineering drawings

  • Ability to obtain Secret Clearance

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Exposure to propulsion and power plant machinery

  • Exposure or specialization in any or all of the following: welding, machining and/or mechanical assembly processes

  • Product testing and facility operational experience

  • Steam plant/boiler, lubricating and hydraulic systems operational experience

  • Experience leading technical projects requiring project planning, scheduling, resource identification and financial management.

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