Principal Engineer IndustrialWoodland Hills, 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 manufactures some of the world's most technically advanced products. Our manufacturing plants are highly-automated, cutting-edge centers of excellence where employees leverage the latest technology, including the strategic use of automation, 3-D printing and robotics. There are a myriad of job functions associated with the manufacture of our products that range from machinists, engineers, operation program managers, and quality inspectors. Our mission is to deliver differentiated value to our programs, by manufacturing products with the highest possible quality at the most affordable rate. Search our current job openings and join us to be at the front line of innovation. Northrop Grumman Mission Systems (NGMS) is looking for you to join our team as a Principal Engineer Industrial based out of Woodland Hills, CA.

Description:

Analyzes and designs sequence of operations and work flow to improve efficiencies in plant and production facilities and equipment layouts; and establishes methods for maximum utilization of production facilities and personnel. May establish or assist in establishing accident prevention measures and may manage training programs for personnel concerning all phases of production operations. Conducts studies pertaining to cost control, cost reduction, inventory control, and production record systems. On the basis of these studies, develops and implements plans and programs for facility modifications and revisions to operating methods. May assist facilities engineers in the planning and design of facilities.

What You'll Get to Do:

  • Develop and implement plans that ensure the timely availability and effective utilization of labor, general facilities & space utilization, equipment, & tooling resources enabling the achievement of program delivery and cost milestones.

  • Conducts studies pertaining to cost control, cost reduction, inventory control, and production record systems.

  • Based on outcomes from the studies, develop and implement plans and programs for facility modifications and revisions to operating methods.

  • May assist facility engineers in the planning and design of manufacturing areas.

  • Provide capacity planning, shop-loading and staffing analysis for functional production teams.

  • Analyze existing operational processes and develops metrics and reporting to optimize and improve program & operational performance.

  • May be required to support more than one product line and manufacturing area(s), as well as support multiple programs or production managers.

  • Conduct process simulation as requested.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree in STEM related field with 5 years of experience in a manufacturing environment with hands on experience using shop floor production system; Master's with 3 years of experience; PhD with 0 years of experience.

  • Experience using Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems (SAP etc.)

  • Proficient in MS Project, Excel & PowerPoint.

  • Proficient with AutoCAD, SolidWorks, Visio, and Simulation software

  • Must be available onsite.

  • US Citizenship with the ability to obtain and maintain a Secret Clearance.

Preferred Advanced Qualifications:

  • Lean or Six Sigma Certification

  • Demonstrated experience as an "agent of change" through hands-on implementation of continuous improvement, FMEA, OEE, TPM, and TPS etc.

  • Familiarity with aerospace, space, and cleanroom is a plus.

  • Exposure / familiarity to software programming, network connectivity, and cybersecurity is a plus.

  • Active Secret Clearance.

Salary Range: $97,500 - $146,300

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 http://www.northropgrumman.com/EEO . U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.