Manufacturing Engineer 2

United States-California-Commerce, United States


Full Time

20 days ago

Job description


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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.

The Payload and Ground Systems organization within the Northrop Grumman Space Systems pushes the boundaries of innovation, redefines engineering capabilities, and drives advances in various sciences. Our team is chartered with providing the skills, innovative technologies to develop, design, produce and sustain optimized product lines across the sector while providing a decisive advantage to the warfighter. Come be a part of our mission.

We seek a Manufacturing Engineer to join our diverse team. The Propulsion team within the Mission Enabling Products Business Unit is the leading supplier of pressure vessels and tank hardware to the aerospace industry. You will work on assigned programs on non-recurring work as well as provide technical support on the shop floor.


  • Create and improve manufacturing processes to meet challenging hardware requirements

  • Review engineering designs and drawings for accuracy and manufacturability

  • Manage Manufacturing Bill of Materials through the use of MRP

  • Work alongside the manufacturing teams to ensure that overall quality, delivery, and cost objectives are achieved

  • Communicate manufacturing plans and processes to internal and external customers through Manufacturing Readiness Reviews

  • Provide technical guidance and liaison to operations, assist supervisors on new techniques, and  determination of causes of rejected parts

  • Create manufacturing plans and detailed work instructions

  • Provide redlines and/or updating of Manufacturing Work Instructions on the shop floor

  • Specify all necessary special processes, equipment, and fixtures required for manufacturing on assigned programs

  • Continuously work to improve manufacturing methods, efficiency and product quality

  • Participate in continuous improvement projects

  • Assist in tool design when required to help support operations by developing tooling concepts and using of CAD software to model and release of tool drawings

  • Monitor quality discrepancies, identify trends, investigate problems, and implement corrective actions

  • Evaluate manufacturing processes by applying knowledge of product design, fabrication, assembly, tooling, and materials; conferring with equipment vendors; soliciting observations from operators

Basic Qualifications for a Manufacturing Engineer:

  • 2 years of relevant experience with a Bachelor's degree; 0 years of relevant experience with a Masters' degree; an additional 4 years of experience may be considered in lieu of degree

  • Demonstrated experience applying and implementing lean methodologies in manufacturing/production environments including root-cause and Ishikawa analysis

  • Practical application of AS9100, ISO 9001-2008, AS9145  or similar quality systems

  • Proficiency with Computer-Aided Design (CAD) software

  • Proficient in reading engineering drawings and interpretation of GD&T

  • Working knowledge of machining processes; lathe, milling, CNC programming

  • Working knowledge of welding and heat treating processes

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with Siemens NX

  • Proficiency with MS Access

  • Experience in any of the following:

    • Aerospace manufacturing environment

    • Heat treating of titanium alloys

    • Machining of titanium alloys

    • Welding of Titanium

  • Working knowledge of composite materials and processes

  • Understanding of 5S and Lean Manufacturing experience

Salary Range: $79,300.00 - $118,900.00

The above salary range represents a general guideline; however, Northrop Grumman considers a number of factors when determining base salary offers such as the scope and responsibilities of the position and the candidate's experience, education, skills and current market conditions.

Employees may be eligible for a discretionary bonus in addition to base pay. Annual bonuses are designed to reward individual contributions as well as allow employees to share in company results. Employees in Vice President or Director positions may be eligible for Long Term Incentives. In addition, Northrop Grumman provides a variety of benefits including health insurance coverage, life and disability insurance, savings plan, Company paid holidays and paid time off (PTO) for vacation and/or personal business.

The application period for the job is estimated to be 20 days from the job posting date. However, this timeline may be shortened or extended depending on business needs and the availability of qualified candidates.

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 all positions with a government clearance and certain other restricted positions.

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