Principal/Sr Principal Controls Engineer 3/4Clearfield, UT

Requisition ID: R10163586

  • Category: Engineering

  • Location: Clearfield, Utah, United States of America

  • Clearance Type: None

  • Telecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position

  • Shift: Days (United States of America)

  • Travel Required: No

  • 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, Space Systems, is currently seeking a Principal/Sr Principal Controls Engineer to support our Process Engineering team at the Clearfield Utah facility and SLC Copper Crossing Facility. The selected candidate will support the Case Value Stream.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Integrate equipment for robotics, PLC’s, servo drives, and instrumentation.

  • Program Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) to control a variety of processes, machine tools, and robotics. Allen Bradley PLC and HMI programming experience preferred.

  • Work with the Process Owner and Operation Personnel to test new/modified PLC/HMI programs prior to Implementation.

  • Work with the process owner to optimize the control system with process improvements.

  • Work with the Process Owner and Operation Personnel to test new/modified PLC/HMI programs prior to Implementation.

  • Develop automated recipes to error proof the system and reduce operator variability for process specific parts.

  • Integrate process data with Canary Historian / Thingworx / Kepware

  • Provide Line Stoppage Support for PLC controlled processes.

  • Program variable frequency drives (VFD) for all types of motor control applications.

  • CNC machine troubleshooting and programming.

  • Work with Maintenance, Operations, and other Engineers to troubleshoot.

  • Work as a team with the Electrical Design / Controls Engineers on upgrades / new controls systems.

  • Support various control systems on plant (e.g. presses, autoclaves, mixers)—involving troubleshooting, re-programming, adding software enhancements, etc. in support of Operations.

  • Manage upgrades to process related computers.

  • Implement secure network connections to manufacturing equipment.

  • Work closely with Infrastructure

  • Follow company software development lifecycle

  • Contribute to programming standards and best practice

Position Requirements:

  • Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering, or other closely related technical degree, plus 5+ years of experience in Controls Engineering.

  • Position may be filled at a higher level requiring Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering, or other closely related technical degree, plus 9+ years of experience in Controls Engineering.

  • Strong desire to work with control processes.

  • PLC systems and programming experience.

  • A desire to support and improve Manufacturing processes.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Programming

  • ThingWorx (JavaScript)

  • LabView

  • C#

  • Ignition

  • Allen Bradley Logix 5000 / Studio

  • Allen Bradley FTVS HMI

  • Beckhoff PLC

  • Python

  • FANUC robot programming

  • FANUC executive software

  • Hardware

  • Excellent knowledge of Allen Bradley PLC platform(s)

  • Knowledge of basic sensors, contactors, relays, VFD, Servo, etc…

  • Knowledge of Beckhoff PLC platform(s)

  • Networking skills

  • VLAN

  • Firewall rules

  • Troubleshooting

Salary Range: $92,600 - $139,000

Salary Range 2: $114,900 - $172,300

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.