Engineer Manufacturing

At Northrop Grumman, our employees have incredible opportunities to work on revolutionary systems in air and space that impact people's lives around the world today, and for generations to come. Our work preserves freedom and democracy, and advances human discovery and our understanding of the universe. We look for people who have bold new ideas, courage and a pioneering spirit to join forces to invent the future, and have a lot of 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.

Aerospace Systems sector is seeking a Manufacturing Engineer to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. This position will be located in Palmdale, CA where technology and teamwork come together. The qualified applicant will become part of Northrop Grumman's Manufacturing Engineering Team working in a collaborative environment while promoting a positive and proactive teamwork environment.

Manufacturing Engineering job duties involve the following: provide guidance to Engineering regarding design concepts to ensure the best manufacturing technique is being used to meet the Engineering design, participate in tool design reviews to ensure tools are feasible and reduce build times and program costs during assembly, define sequence of operations for product builds, investigate and initiate corrective actions and improvements that involve non-conforming product and identify improvement opportunities in areas that require producibility and affordability initiatives. Provide liaison support for Engineering definition to influence low production costs for integrated assembly related to electrical, hydraulics, fuels, fluids and propulsion systems.

Manufacturing Engineers for Aerospace Systems are expected to provide technical solutions to a wide range of complex and difficult problems. They are problem solvers who have the ability to provide results that are innovative, thorough, practical, and consistent with organization objectives. We seek Manufacturing Engineers that use a unique skill set that includes a hands-on approach and act as the technical representative voice for the Manufacturing organization.

This position is to support multiple programs in the Unmanned Systems portfolio, including Global Hawk and Triton, and will provide Manufacturing Engineering support to both Air Vehicle (AV) and Ground Control Station (GCS) elements. This individual will be responsible for reviewing engineering designs, the generation/maintenance of shop floor work instructions and Bills of Material (MBOM and OBOM), and provide liaison support to build activities. Basic Qualifications:

  • A minimum of a Bachelor's Degree in STEM (Science, Technical, Engineering or Mathematical) and 2 years of experience in manufacturing engineering or an engineering related field.
  • Knowledge of generation/maintenance of shop floor work instructions
  • Knowledge of creation and maintenance of Bills of Materials


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience reviewing and interpreting Blueprints and 3-D models
  • Experience working hands-on in a production assembly line environment
  • Experience withMicrosoft Office Suite and Enterprise Resource Planning(ERP) systems
  • Experience providing innovative techniques focused on improving product designs and tooling assemblies or equipment
  • Experience working with Manufacturing Execution System (MES)
  • Experience working with Systems Applications and Products (SAP)
  • Ability to interface/communicate with multiple levels of leadership, clients, and vendors
  • Must have the ability to obtain and maintain a DOD Secret security clearance


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


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