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Principal Manufacturing Process Engineer -Final Assembly

Northrop Grumman

Linthicum Heights, MD 21090
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  • Manufacturing / Production
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At the heart of Defining Possible is our commitment to missions. In rapidly changing global security environments, **Northrop Grumman** brings informed insights and software-secure technology to enable strategic planning. We're looking for innovators who can help us keep building on our wide portfolio of secure, affordable, integrated, and multi-domain systems and technologies that fuel those missions. By joining in our shared mission, we'll support yours of expanding your personal network and developing skills, whether you are new to the field or an industry thought-leader. At Northrop Grumman, you'll have the resources, support, and team to do some of the best work of your career.

**Northrop Grumman Mission Systems Sector** has an immediate need for **Principal Manufacturing Process Engineers** to support the **Final Assembly** area within manufacturing. The primary location is our Linthicum, MD facility.

**What's Great About Working for Northrop Grumman:**
**Be part of a culture that thrives on intellectual curiosity, cognitive diversity and bringing your whole self to work.
**Use your skills to build and deliver innovative tech solutions that protect the world and shape a better future.
**Enjoy benefits like work-life balance, education assistance and paid time off.
**Many sites have 9/80 days, telework and flexible scheduling options, plus generous paid time off.
**Indeed named Northrop Grumman a top 15 company for work/life balance in 2019. We were rated #1 by Millennials on Indeed as the Best Company to work for in 2018.

**The Manufacturing Process Engineer has responsibilities that include, but are not limited to:**

**Process Development:**
Developing new and maintaining, or improving, existing manufacturing processes with a focus on production capabilities and 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

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; work well in a team environment; and have excellent written and verbal communication skills.




**Basic Qualifications for a Principal Manufacturing Process Engineer:**
Bachelor's degree or higher in Engineering or related STEM area 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 as described
Must have fluency in MS Office software applications
3D Solid Modeling experience using a CAD software
Candidate must be able to obtain and maintain a Secret clearance (US citizenship is required.)

**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
Experience with the Teamcenter Manufacturing tool suite and Manufacturing Process Planning
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 U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.

**Job Category** : Engineering
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