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Northrop Grumman Principal Manufacturing Engineer - Assembly in Woodland Hills, California

At the heart of Defining Possible is our commitment to missions. In rapidly changing global security environments, Northrop Grumman brings informed insights and software-secure technology to enable strategic planning. We're looking for innovators who can help us keep building on our wide portfolio of secure, affordable, integrated, and multi-domain systems and technologies that fuel those missions. By joining in our shared mission, we'll support yours of expanding your personal network and developing skills, whether you are new to the field or an industry thought-leader. At Northrop Grumman, you'll have the resources, support, and team to do some of the best work of your career.

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) sector is looking for you to join our team as a multi-disciplined Principal Manufacturing Engineer - Assembly based out of Woodland Hills, CA. This person will be supporting all aspects of precision navigation instrument assembly and test in an Aerospace and Defense production environment. Process ownership is the key-special processing equipment, cleanroom fabrication, complex assemblies, custom designed test equipment, fascinating technology, major programs.

What You'll get to Do:

The selected candidate will have responsibility in the following areas:

Process Design, Process Execution and Equipment:

  • Takes ownership of the process flow and details-which would include performance of machinery, equipment, tools and the process itself-to verify their accuracy and efficiency.

  • Able to investigate and initiate corrective action of problems and deficiencies to ensure product quality and sustainment.

  • Designing manufacturing processes, procedures and production layouts for production flow, equipment installation, processing steps, and material flow-most in a clean room environment.

  • Designs arrangement of machines within plant facilities to ensure most efficient and productive layout. Designs sequence of operations and specifies procedures for the fabrication of tools and equipment and other functions that affect product performance.

  • Integrates machine and equipment design into the factory and production conditions.

  • Develops manufacturing processes that are applicable to statistical process control, and has the capability to develop the control plan techniques.

  • Able to incorporate inspection and test requirements into the production plan.

Product Design:

  • Provides guidance to design engineering organization regarding design concepts and specification requirements to best utilize equipment and manufacturing techniques.

  • Ensures processes and procedures are in compliance with requirements and regulations.


  • Candidate should demonstrate strong initiative and the desire for continuous improvement and technical growth.

  • Candidate will be required to interface with design engineers, quality engineers, manufacturing engineers, and shop floor personnel on a regular basis. Leadership, excellent interpersonal skills and teamwork are essential.

  • The qualified candidates must have a strong mechanical aptitude and understanding of technical principles and theories and a general knowledge of other related disciplines.



Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelors of Science Degree in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) and a minimum 5 years of engineering experience; 3 years with a Masters; 0 years with a PhD.

  • 5+ years of experience working in a manufacturing environment as a process owner (process, equipment, documentation, special training).

  • Ability to read and comprehend blueprints, drawings and quality specifications.

  • Comfortable and able to work well as part of an integrated team including skilled technicians, engineering peers, and principal level engineers.

  • Self-starter with proficiency in MS Word, Excel, and Powerpoint - able to prioritize multiple tasks in a fast paced, highly technical work environment

  • Possessing good written and verbal communication skills.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelors of Science in Mechanical Engineering or Physics.

  • Experience with clean room processes, complex electro-mechanical assemblies, high vacuum equipment, high powered lasers, delicate measurements, and manufacturing processes.

  • Experience with designing tools and fixtures for process steps.

  • Experience with production/test equipment as it interacts with the product.

  • Ability to read and understand basic Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerance.

What We Can Offer You:

Northrop Grumman provides a comprehensive benefits package and a work environment that encourages your growth and supports the mutual success of our people and our company. Northrop Grumman benefits give you the flexibility and control to choose the benefits that make the most sense for you and your family. Your package will include the following:

• Health Plan

• Savings Plan

• Paid Time Off

• Additional benefits

o Education Assistance

o Training and Development

Additional Northrop Grumman Information:

Northrop Grumman has approximately 85,000 employees in all 50 states and in more than 25 countries, we strive to attract and retain the best employees by providing an inclusive work environment wherein employees are receptive to diverse ideas, perspectives and talents to help solve our toughest customer challenges: to develop and maintain some of the most technically sophisticated products, programs and services in the world.

Our Values. The women and men of Northrop Grumman Corporation are guided by Our Values. They describe our company as we want it to be. We want our decisions and actions to demonstrate these Values. We believe that putting Our Values into practice creates long-term benefits for shareholders, customers, employees, suppliers, and the communities we serve.

Our Responsibility. At Northrop Grumman, we are committed to maintaining the highest of ethical standards, embracing diversity and inclusion, protecting the environment, and striving to be an ideal corporate citizen in the community and in the world.

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