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Northrop Grumman Principal Optical Manufacturing Engineer 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 Principal Optical Manufacturing Engineer based out of Woodland Hills, CA. The Optical Engineering would support existing optical element manufacturing while also pursuing new business opportunities.

What You'll get to Do:

  • Design and sustain manufacturing processes for fabrication of optical elements such as prisms, mirrors, and complex optical assemblies involving optical coatings and bonding. Examples of processes used in this fabrication include (a) precision machining using CNCs, (b) shaping, (c) acid etching of glass, (d) lapping, and (e) polishing of glass elements.

  • Develop processes (materials, tools, fixtures, chemistry, process parameters, process controls) to achieve final requirements on optical parts-requirements which would include precise dimension controls, angles, flatness, roughness, radius controls, surface quality, etc.

  • To complement these fabrication skills, proficiency in measurement equipment and techniques that demonstrate precision requirements have been accomplished including autocollimators, interferometers, profilometers.

  • Lead teams in RCCA investigations as well as instilling innovative behaviors. The ability to be strongly engaged in a collaborative team (engineers, supervision, operators, management) in a manufacturing environment, is essential.

  • Ability to perform technical planning, estimating, process design, process verification/validation, clear written documentation of process details to a skilled workforce, and the ability to transition new processes to manufacturing personnel.


Job Category : Engineering