Sr. Principal Engineer Product

Northrop Grumman Innovation Systems designs, builds and delivers space, defense and aviation-related systems to customers around the world. Our main products include launch vehicles and related propulsion systems; missile products, subsystems and defense electronics; precision weapons, armament systems and ammunition; satellites and associated space components and services; and advanced aerospace structures.

Northrop Grumman is currently seeking an experienced Product Engineer to assume technical ownership of caliber specific product lines for Small Caliber Ammunition Manufacturing Value Streams at our Independence, MO facility (LCAAP).

Job Description

The Product Engineering role will assume technical ownership of caliber specific product lines from subcomponent through final assembly and packaging within a particular value stream organization (VSO). This role will require working closely with Engineering, Operations personnel, and customers in order to lead improvement initiatives and to resolve product performance issues. This role will also entail maintaining technical relationships with both internal and external customers at Small Caliber Systems in Independence, MO.
Job duties/responsibilities will include:
Tech Data Package (TDP) & Specification Reviews, Training & Deployment
Facilitating process variance reduction initiatives
In conjunction with the Chief Engineer, lead product performance studies for the purpose of development and execution of product improvement proposals
Maintaining register of Key Characteristics and monitoring performance of those characteristics
Coordination and/or execution of Cost of Quality (CoQ) reduction efforts and other assigned Projects
Support supplier First Article/Product Qualification initiatives
Support resolution of supplier quality issues
Ballistics Acceptance Test monitoring.
Mentor engineers in their specific areas of expertise

Basic Qualifications:

Bachelor's degree from an accredited university in an Engineering Discipline with strong manufacturing & process control aptitude
10 years' work experience (or 5 years with Master's Degree) in manufacturing environments supporting and/or leading product improvement efforts with at least 5 years involved with ammunition manufacturing
A proven record of employing data driven problem solving skills
A desire and ability to multi-task.
Strong interpersonal skills.

Preferred Qualifications:

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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