Sr Principal Engineer- Electrical Control SystemClearfield, UT

Requisition ID: R10162122

  • 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: Yes, 10% of the Time

  • 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 has an exciting career opportunity for an Electrical Engineer to join our team of qualified and diverse individuals. We are seeking a motivated candidate who will be responsible for the design of machine control systems and process instrumentation per the NEC in manufacturing and lab settings.


  • Designing, building, supporting, and continuing the development of automated manufacturing machines and systems.

  • Learning the details of currently implemented control system hardware and software for automated machines.

  • Supporting production in using the machines and integrating upgrades as needed.

  • Assisting maintenance personnel as needed when troubleshooting the equipment.

  • Participating in R&D efforts to improve system capabilities and bring new ideas into projects.

  • Overseeing and directing day-to-day efforts of tradesmen during machine build activities.

  • Strictly follows and adheres to departmental procedures and protocols

  • Works with vendors to ensure successful fabrication of machines and systems

  • Maintains documentation related to machine and systems design, fabrication and proofing

  • Provides estimates for new equipment and systems

  • Some travel to fabrication vendors and other Northrop Grumman facilities required

Technical Skills:

  • Ability to complete tasks with minimal guidance and with a sense of urgency

  • Ability to be trained and a willingness to work with others in a team environment

  • Experience with project management including budget, schedule and technical

  • Experience with design, fabrication and installation of equipment and systems for large structures, rocket composite parts and assemblies preferred

  • Desire, i.e. passion, to build and manufacture support hardware.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

  • Strong organizational skills in managing time, projects and resources.

  • Leadership ability.

  • Technical attention to detail.

  • Drive and motivation to be proactive in problem solving and continuous improvement

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Science Degree in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics) and 8 years of related Engineering experience or 6 years of relevant professional experience with a Master's degree in STEM

  • Must be experienced in designing and building Industrial Control Panels

  • Must have experience with closed-loop servo and process control systems

  • Must have understanding and working knowledge of the National Electrical Code (NEC)

  • Preference given to candidates with experience in an aerospace manufacturing environment

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Electromechanical background

  • AutoCAD Mechanical or Electrical

  • Indramat, Rexroth and Yaskawa servo equipment

  • Beckhoff PLC and EtherCAT equipment

  • Allen Bradley PLC and Ethernet systems

  • Industrial Safety Systems (ANSI 811 and/or IS013849)

  • UL-508A Standards

  • Industrial Robotics

  • Control System Programming

  • Knowledge of Hydraulic Systems, Pneumatics

  • Knowledge of current Safety Standards and Devices used in Automation Control, including, but not limited to motion, laser scanner, light curtains

Salary Range: $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.