Manufacturing Engineer or Principal Manufacturing Engineer

Northrop Grumman Mission Systems Sector has an immediate need for a Manufacturing Engineer to support the Final Assembly area within manufacturing at our Sykesville, MD facility.

Our Manufacturing Team is a leading innovator, developer, manufacturer, integrator, and supporter of a variety of advanced electronics for national security and non-defense applications.

The Manufacturing Engineer has responsibilities that include, but are not limited to, the tasks outlined below:

Process Development:
Developing new and maintaining, or improving, existing manufacturing processes with a focus on affordability
Providing ROI justification for process improvements
Creating and managing project plans (tasks, resources and schedules) for process development activities
Creating and documenting designs for custom tooling
Specifying, identifying and procuring new manufacturing equipment for production readiness and preparing equipment for production
Developing and optimizing process parameters
Developing/revising process documentation and work instructions

Factory Support:
Monitoring process yields and cost, recommending and implementing quality improvements to drive improved metrics
Solving of manufacturing problems (related to materials, designs, equipment and tooling, training and instructions) to support production
Assisting with the training of new personnel and participation in the design of operation training materials
Supporting factory maintenance personnel with the troubleshooting and repair of process equipment

Design and Engineering Support:
Recommending product design improvements required to produce advanced microelectronics products
Documenting state-of-the-art process capabilities and guidelines for product designers
Participating in design producibility reviews for new products

Miscellaneous:
Providing supplier support, as needed, to resolve issues within supply base
Providing Request for Proposal (RFP) input specifically as it relates to Non-Recurring Engineering (NRE) requirements such as tooling, capital equipment and/or new process development

The chosen candidate must be able to multi-task in a fast-paced, dynamic, and high visibility environment; must work well in a team environment; and must have excellent written and verbal communication skills.

This req may be filled as a Manufacturing Engineer or a Principal Manufacturing Engineer based on the qualifications below.

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Basic Qualifications for a Manufacturing Engineer:
Bachelor's of Science degree or higher in a STEM area (Science, Technology, Engineering, or Math) and at least two (2) years of experience in Manufacturing/Process Engineering, Production, or related area - OR - a Master's degree in a STEM area and zero (0) years of experience
Must have fluency in MS Office software application
3D Solid Modeling experience using a CAD software
Candidate must be able to obtain a security clearance (U.S. citizenship is a prerequisite).

Basic Qualifications for a Principal Manufacturing Engineer:
Bachelor's of Science degree or higher in a STEM area (Science, Technology, Engineering, or Math) and at least five (5) years of experience in Manufacturing/Process Engineering, Production, or related area - OR - a Master's degree in a STEM area and three (3) years of experience
Must have fluency in MS Office software application
3D Solid Modeling experience using a CAD software
Candidate must be able to obtain a security clearance (U.S. citizenship is a prerequisite).

Preferred Qualifications:
Familiarity with J-STD and MIL-STD requirements
3D modeling experience in Unigraphics/NX
3D modeling experience with assembly tooling, concept development, and tool creation
Familiarity with Design of Experiment (DOE), Statistical Process Control (SPC), and 6 sigma concepts for process development and control
Knowledge of Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T)
Automation experience.

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.${descr2}${descr3}


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