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Northrop Grumman Manufacturing Engineer/Principal Manufacturing Engineer (2/3) in Beltsville, Maryland

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.


Creating and improving manufacturing processes to meet challenging hardware requirements.

Reviewing engineering designs and drawings for accuracy and manufacturability.

Managing Manufacturing Bill of Materials through the use of MRP.

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

Communicating manufacturing plans and processes to internal and external customers through (Manufacturing Readiness Reviews).

Provides technical guidance and liaison to operations, assists the supervisors on new techniques and assist in the determination of causes of rejected parts.

Creating 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.



Bachelor's degree from a STEM program and a minimum of 2 years' of relevant engineering experience required.

Must be a US Citizen with the ability to obtain a security clearance.

Manufacturing Engineer Level 2 requirements

Minimum 2 years of related experience with a Bachelor's degree and experience in a manufacturing environment; Aerospace manufacturing environment preferred

Manufacturing Engineer Level 3 requirements

Minimum of 5 years of related experience with a Bachelor's degree and experience in a manufacturing environment; Aerospace manufacturing environment preferred

Must be able to define problems, collect data, establish facts, draw valid conclusions, and demonstrate the ability to determine critical parameters and develop process controls

Proven multitasker and self-starter with excellent verbal and written communication skills

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

Proficient in reading engineering drawings and a good understand of GD&T

Proficiency with MS Office required; MS Word, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint

Understanding of 5S and Lean Manufacturing experience a plus

Preferred Qualifications:

Understanding of 5S and Lean Manufacturing experience a plus.

Familiarity with 2-phase thermal systems, fluid mechanics, and thermodynamics.

Mechanical Engineering experience in an ISO 9001 compliant manufacturing/fabrication work environment.

Experience writing technical specifications or manufacturing work instructions.

Working knowledge of GTAW (Gas Tungsten Arc Welding) and CNC (Computer Numeric Controlled) machining operations.

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