Manufacturing Engineer 2

At Northrop Grumman we develop cutting-edge technology that preserves freedom and advances human discovery. Our pioneering and inventive spirit has enabled us to be at the forefront of many technological advancements in our nation's history - from the first flight across the Atlantic Ocean, to stealth bombers, to landing on the moon. We continue to innovate with developments from launching the first commercial flight to space, to discovering the early beginnings of the universe. Our employees are not only part of history, they're making history.

No matter the assignment, Northrop Grumman is committed to being a leader in Cyber, Logistics and Modernization, Autonomous Systems, C4ISR, and Strike. For us, it's about more than just performing. It means realizing the values that define us: responsibility, trust, integrity and protecting freedom worldwide. These values inspire and unite our people- who make everything we do possible.

Some of the world's most technically advanced products are manufactured by employees, who work within Northrop Grumman Missions Systems, a leading provider of sensor systems for a variety of global security applications, including situational awareness and self-protection.

Northrop Grumman manufacturing plants are highly-automated, cutting-edge centers of excellence where employees leverage the latest technology, including the strategic use of automation, 3-D printing and robotics. There are a myriad of job functions associated, either directly or indirectly, with the manufacture of our products that range from machinists, engineers, operation program managers, and quality inspectors.

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.

TheResilient Network Solutions (RNS) team at Northrop Grumman Mission Systems (NGMS) is looking for you to join our team as aManufacturing Engineer 2based out of our Spectrum facility in San Diego, CA.

As part of Northrop Grumman's business focus area on Communications, RNS provides world-class communications with a range of capabilities spanning from quick reaction/urgent need programs to complex communication integration efforts. Our BACN program is the leading supplier of airborne networks, providing flexible content delivery solutions for C2, ISR and disaster relief customers worldwide.

As a Manufacturing Engineer 2 you'll be interfacing with Program Design Engineering to provide recommendations for process improvements with our manufacturing environment.This position will alsolead and drive manufacturingprocess improvements and initiatives. You'll also be doing manufacturing process and data analysis.

What You'll get to Do:

  • Design manufacturing processes, procedures and production layouts for assemblies, equipment installation, processing, machining and material handling.
  • Design arrangement of equipment within plant facilities to ensure most efficient and productive layout.
  • Design sequence of operations and specify procedures for the fabrication of tools and equipment and other functions that affect product performance.
  • May incorporate inspection and test requirements into the production plan.
  • Inspect performance of equipment, and tools to verify their efficiency, and investigate and initiate corrective action of problems and deficiencies to ensure product quality.
  • Develop manufacturing processes that are applicable to statistical process control, and may develop those techniques.
  • Provide guidance to engineering regarding design concepts and specification requirements to best utilize equipment and manufacturing techniques.
  • Ensure processes and procedures are in compliance with regulations.
  • Perform total productive maintenance, 5S Audit management, tracks yield, scrap, and parts consumption for all fabrication efforts.
  • Create Work Plans, Material Masters, and Bill of Materials within shop floor control system.
  • Work closely with production floor supervisor, quality, and design engineering and supports day to day production activities.
  • Complete understanding of assembly level build hierarchy.
  • Understand and interpret engineering drawings and recommend design changes to ease of product manufacturability.
  • Implement Lean Manufacturing techniques across manufacturing environment.
  • Analyze and design the sequence of operations and work flow to create an in plant production facility.
  • Create assembly and test process plans for electronic assemblies.
  • Conduct studies pertaining to cost control, cost reduction, inventory control, and production record systems.
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.

You'll Bring TheseQualifications:
  • BS in Industrial Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or other related STEM Technical field.
  • Bachelor of Sciencewith 2 years of experience and 1 year industry experience or a Master's degree with 0 years experience and 1 year industry experience.
  • 6 Sigma / Lean professional certification and/or proven experience.
  • Knowledgeable in data structures and database programming.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Excel, Project, and Power Point, and MRP software.
  • Hands on manufacturing experience in assembly and fabrication.
  • The ability to obtain a Secret DoD Clearance.

These Qualifications Would be Nice to Have:
  • SAP MRP and MES experience a plus
  • IPC-620 and J-STD-001 Certification
  • CAD or similar layout design software experience.
  • Candidate should also have a general understanding of continuous improvement, Six Sigma and Lean methodologies in a low volume, high mix, engineer to order, manufacturing environment.
  • Proven experience with creating and setting up production and assembly lines and processes.
  • Experience with shop routing paperwork in a low level kitting and assembly/processing environment.
  • Familiar with Material Review Boards for product/quality deviation.
    Experience leading Kaizen/Continous Improvement Projects
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
    • Education Assistance
    • Training and Development

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.${descr2}${descr3}

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