Energetics Welding and Fabrication Manufacturing Engineer – level 3

Northrop Grumman

At Northrop Grumman, our employees have incredible opportunities to work on revolutionary systems that impact peoples 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 nations 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, theyre making history.

Northrop Grumman is in need of a Principal Energetics Welding and Fabrication Manufacturing Engineer to work in its Propulsion Systems & Controls business unit. Seeking a Manufacturing engineer with emphasis in weld and fabrication process development. The ideal candidate will be hands on and a integral to the development, planning, maintenance and execution of our manufacturing processes. Desired skills are experience with NDT and Electron Beam Welding. The position will be at the Elkton, Maryland facility.

Job Duties:

Provide manufacturing support to operations to meet quality, delivery, and cost requirements.

Create, maintain and improve Process Control Documentation.

Establish manufacturing lines for new products and product upgrades

Establish Lean process flow

Capacity planning…. perform capacity studies/analysis

Digital modeling/simulation when appropriate

Define facility and equipment needs

Work with facilities engineering to provide cost benefit analysis to support capital projects

Establish equipment specifications

Work with vendors for equipment run-off and installation

Assist in establishing safety requirements for new facilities and equipment

Establish Total Preventive Maintenance (TPM) requirements

Provide start-up support and initial training to operations

Establish required procedures

Provide training to maintenance personnel as required

Conduct continuous improvement activities

Lean manufacturing implementation (PES)

Assist operations with 5-S programs

Conduct Process FMEAs

Generate process maps, flow charts, value stream maps

Establish standard work

Conduct time studies/audits

Monitor production touch labor costs and suggest/implement improvements to drive costs down

Establish Key Characteristics for manufacturing/processing and ensure systems are in place to monitor/control them

Operational support:

Analyze processes and equipment for process capabilities and causes of downtime. Analyze yield and scrap rate data provided by Mission Assurance to improve processes.

Provide technical support for improvements

Determine root cause and corrective actions for deficiencies

Conduct process capabilities studies as required

Continually monitor processes

Generate and maintain Statistical Process Control (SPC) program for production programs

Monitor actual production vs. plan

Work with Safety to establish and adhere to safety requirements and support Hazard Analysis

Work with product/tooling engineering to establish tooling requirements

Assist in design of initial tooling and test equipment and with continuous tooling improvement.

Additive manufacturing design, development, and implementation where practical

Assist operations and maintenance in troubleshooting and equipment repairs

Assist in defining product count points for financial tracking

Basic Qualifications:

Must have at a Bachelors degree in STEM and at least 5 years of experience. Will consider those with a Masters degree and at least 3 years of experience.

Experience with NDT, fabrication, welding, or electron beam welding.

Must be a US citizen and able to obtain a Secret Clearance.

Salary Range: $99,800 USD – $149,800 USD

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 health and safety of our employees and their families is a top priority . The company encourages employees to remain up-to-date on their COVID-19 vaccinations. U.S. Northrop Grumman employees may be required, in the future, to be vaccinated or have an approved disability/medical or religious accommodation, pursuant to future court decisions and/or government action on the currently stayed federal contractor vaccine mandate under Executive Order 14042 https://www.saferfederalworkforce.gov/contractors/ .

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.