Principal Fabrication Manufacturing Engineer Sunnyvale, 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 Mission Systems (NGMS) is looking for you to join our team as a Principal Fabrication Manufacturing Engineer based out of Sunnyvale, CA . You will support the manufacturing and testing of marine propulsion and power generations systems working on various manufacturing processes for high-value gearing and steam turbine assemblies, machined components, and welded fabrications. These processes include precision manual assembly, welding, machining, bonding, finishing and mechanical assembly.

What You'll get to Do:

  • 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, automation, 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.




Basic Qualifications Fabrication Manufacturing Engineer:

  • Bachelor's in a STEM discipline (Science, Technology Engineering or Math) with 5+ years of relevant work experience; Master's Degree in a STEM discipline with 3 years of experience; PhD with 0 years of experience.

  • Ability to read and interpret engineering drawings.

  • Experience using a ERP / MRP System

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

  • Experience in continuous improvement.

  • Experience in technical writing.

  • Ability to obtain Secret Clearance which requires US Citizenship.

  • Must have an understanding in dimensional control, tolerance management, and thermal distortion.

  • Training and experience in Arc Welding thick plate steel alloys.

  • An understanding of Military Specifications and Technical Publications with respect to Welding and Heat treatment.

  • An understanding of Heat Treating and Surface Hardening Operations.

  • An understanding of Preventative Maintenance of operational equipment and power control systems.

Salary Range: $95,000 - $142,400

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.

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.