Principal/Senior Principal Manufacturing Process Engineer- Electronics Final AssemblyBaltimore, MD

Requisition ID: R10160711

  • Category: Engineering

  • Location: Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America

  • Clearance Type: None

  • Telecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position

  • Shift: 1st Shift (United States of America)

  • Travel Required: Yes, 10% of the Time

  • Relocation Assistance: Relocation assistance may be available

  • Positions Available: 1

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 Mission Systems Sector has an immediate need for a Principal or Senior Principal Manufacturing Process Engineer to support the Final Assembly area within manufacturing. The location is our Maryland facility near BWI Airport.

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.

**Northrop Grumman was recognized as one of the world’s most flexible employers by Sustainability Magazine in 2023.

**Northrop Grumman has made the Top 50 list for Diversity Inc. for 14 consecutive years!

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

Factory Support:

  • Using complex drawings and parts lists to develop assembly work instructions

  • Applying knowledge of electronics assembly to assist the build team

  • Helping build team meet the requirements of J-STD-001, IPC-610, IPC-620, and relevant MIL-STDs

  • Developing and implementing assembly tooling and fixtures

  • Solving of technical manufacturing problems (related to materials, designs, equipment and tooling, training and instructions) to support production

  • Developing rework processes and instructions

  • Monitoring process yields and cost, recommending and implementing quality improvements to drive improved metrics

  • 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

  • Creating and documenting designs for product specific tooling

  • Assisting development of capacity models, workspace layouts, and product workflow routings

Process Development:

  • Developing and revising process documentation

  • Providing ROI justification for process improvements

  • Identifying gaps in process capabilities, potential process improvements, capacities, and new technologies for manufacturing

  • Specifying, identifying and procuring new manufacturing equipment for production

  • Creating and managing project plans (tasks, resources and schedules) for process development activities and new equipment implementation

  • Developing and optimizing process parameters

  • Collaborating with the entire manufacturing team in using lean and continuous improvement tools (PDCA, DOE, SPC, TPM, TQM, etc.)

  • Developing new and maintaining, or improving, existing manufacturing processes with a focus on production capabilities and affordability

Design and Engineering Support:

  • Recommending product design improvements to improve manufacturability

  • Documenting state-of-the-art process capabilities and guidelines for product designers

  • Participating in design producibility reviews for new products

  • Utilizing Design to Cost (DTC), Design for Manufacturing (DFM), and Design for Automation (DFA) tools to deliver cost-effective solutions to our customer

  • Assisting design engineering’s understanding of the impact to manufacturing for the realized design

  • Collaborating with the design team to resolve technical problems occurring during product realization

Miscellaneous:

  • 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

  • Travelling occasionally to suppliers and customers may be required

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.

This requisition may be filled as a Principal Engineer or a Senior Principal Engineer based on the qualifications listed below.

Basic Qualifications for a Principal Manufacturing Process Engineer:

  • Bachelor's degree or higher in Engineering or other related STEM area and at least 5 years of experience in Manufacturing/Process Engineering, Production, or related area - OR - a Master's degree with 3 years of experience

  • Hands-on experience with some electronics assembly processes and equipment such as epoxy dispensing and curing, conformal coating, thermal interface material dispense/application, soldering, mechanical assembly, Automated Optical Inspection, component/assembly test, etc.

  • 3D Solid Modeling experience using a CAD software

  • Experience designing custom tooling/fixtures

Basic Qualifications for a Senior Principal Manufacturing Process Engineer:

  • Bachelor's degree or higher in Engineering or other related STEM area and at least 9 years of experience in Manufacturing/Process Engineering, Production, or related area - OR - a Master's degree with 7 years of experience

  • Hands-on experience with some electronics assembly processes and equipment such as epoxy dispensing and curing, conformal coating, thermal interface material dispense/application, soldering, mechanical assembly, Automated Optical Inspection, component/assembly test, etc.

  • 3D Solid Modeling experience using a CAD software

  • Experience designing custom tooling/fixtures

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Familiarity with J-STD and MIL-STD requirements, including MIL-STD-883 & MIL-PRF-38534, J-STD, IPC

  • 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 provides a comprehensive benefits package and a work environment which encourages your growth and supports the mutual success of our people and our company. Northrop Grumman benefits give you the flexibility and control to choose the benefits that make the most sense for you and your family. Your benefits will include the following: Health Plan, Savings Plan, Paid Time Off and Additional Benefits including Education Assistance, Training and Development, 9/80 Work Schedule (where available), and much more!

Northrop Grumman has approximately 90,000 employees in all 50 states and in more than 27 countries. We strive to attract and retain the best employees by providing an inclusive work environment wherein employees are receptive to diverse ideas, perspectives, and talents to help solve our toughest customer challenges: to develop and maintain some of the most technically sophisticated products, programs, and services in the world.

Our Values. The women and men of Northrop Grumman Corporation are guided by Our Values. They describe our company as we want it to be. We want our decisions and actions to demonstrate these Values. We believe that putting Our Values into practice creates long-term benefits for shareholders, customers, employees, suppliers, and the communities we serve.

Our Responsibility. At Northrop Grumman, we are committed to maintaining the highest of ethical standards, embracing diversity and inclusion, protecting the environment, and striving to be an ideal corporate citizen in the community and in the world.

Salary Range: $93,000 - $139,600

Salary Range 2: $115,400 - $173,200

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.