Process Engineer 2/3

Northrop Grumman Mission Systems Sector has an immediate need for a Manufacturing Process Engineer (level 2/3) to support the CCA area within manufacturing at our Rolling Meadows, IL 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 Process 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
  • Developing and optimizing process parameters
  • Developing/revising process documentation and work instructions
  • 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

Factory Support:

  • Familiarity with SMT processes, reflow profiling, rework and repair
  • Supporting contract manufacturers with CCA build processes
  • On-site visits to review contract manufacturers readiness and support build activities.
  • Monitoring process yields and cost, recommending and implementing quality improvements to drive improved metrics
  • Solving manufacturing problems (related to materials, designs, equipment and tooling, training and instructions) to support production
  • Supporting factory maintenance personnel with the troubleshooting and repair of process equipment

Design and Engineering Support:

  • Review designs and recommend improvements required to produce CCAs
  • Documenting state-of-the-art process capabilities and guidelines for product designers
  • Participating in design producibility reviews and new part reviews

Miscellaneous:

  • Providing supplier support, as needed, to resolve build issues
  • 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 requisition may be filled as a level 2 or a level 3 based on the qualifications listed below.

Basic Qualifications for a Level 2:

  • Bachelor 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 Masters degree in a STEM area
  • Must have fluency in MS Office software applications
  • Candidate must be able to obtain a security clearance (U.S. citizenship is a prerequisite).

Basic Qualifications for a Level 3:

  • Bachelor 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 Masters degree in a STEM area and three (3) years of experience
  • Must have fluency in MS Office software applications
  • Candidate must be able to obtain a security clearance (U.S. citizenship is a prerequisite).

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Familiarity with IPC, J-STD and MIL-STD requirements
  • 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)
  • Robotics or 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.


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