Energetics Welding and Fabrication Manufacturing Engineer – level 3
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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.
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
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
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/ .
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