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Principal Designer

Northrop Grumman

Magna, UT 84044
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At Northrop Grumman, our employees have incredible opportunities to work on revolutionary systems that impact people's lives around the world today, and for generations to come. 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 look for people who have bold new ideas, courage and a pioneering spirit to join forces to invent the future, and have 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.

Northrop Grumman Space 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 Space Systems is currently recruiting for a **Tool Designer** at the **Bacchus/Magna, Utah** location.

**Job Description:**
As a Tooling Designer, you will be responsible for developing design concepts and producing efficient designs that support Propulsion Systems aerospace requirements.

**Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:**
Develop tooling concepts and support Tool Engineers in developing drawings.
Have a working knowledge of material strengths and engineering applications to assure compliance to requirements.
Interface with design review teams to assure customer satisfaction with design.
Manage multiple projects at once and create efficient designs to meet the program cost and schedule requirements.
Have the ability and knowledge to check drawing against department standards.
Work alongside the Tool Engineer to ensure overall program quality, delivery, and cost objectives are achieved.
Work with internal Customers to concept needed support equipment for new and existing programs.
Developing tooling concepts, creating/reviewing and improving manufacturing processes to meet Customer requirements.
Work closely with Tool Engineers to create final drawings
Understand design costs and schedules
Review drawings and designs for manufacturability
Support Continuous Improvement


Bachelors degree in mechanical design or drafting plus 5 year of work experience or AAS degree in Mechanical Design or Drafting plus 7 years work experience. Work experience in-lieu of a degree may be considered.
o This position may be filled one level higher with education and 11 years of work experience
Hands on or working knowledge of Machining and/or Fabrication practices.
Knowledge of ASME Y14.5M-2009, Dimensioning and Tolerance Standard.
Experience with NX CAD systems
Lean Manufacturing principals
Good problem-solving skills
Strong oral and written communication skills
Good organization and multi-tasking skills
Technical attention to detail on past projects and assignments.

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.

**Job Category** : Technical Support
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