Principal Industrial EngineerGoleta, CA

Requisition ID: R10159113

  • Category: Engineering

  • Location: Goleta, California, United States of America

  • Clearance Type: None

  • Telecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position

  • Shift: 1st Shift (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.

An organization within Northrop Grumman’s Payload and Ground Systems (PGS) division, Mission Enabling Products is a leading designer, producer, and supplier of spacecraft components that power and enable satellites of all classes. Products include spacecraft panels, bus structures, precision optical structures, deployable structural systems and mechanisms, solar arrays, and antenna reflectors. Our products are on virtually every U. S. satellite built in the last 20 years.

Learn more about Mission Enabling Products at our website: .

Our Goleta, CA site is in search of an Industrial Engineer to join our growing team.

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Lead workshops to train workers in LEAN & core manufacturing concepts

  • Lead value stream mapping & process mapping activities to identify opportunities to improve critical business functions, improve schedule/cost & support new product business proposals

  • Champion Lean-Agile projects & ‘The Visual Factory’

  • Setup digital manufacturing dashboards & new metrics across manufacturing floors to help production workers & program teams execute simply & effectively.

  • Routine Capacity planning & assessments to identify bottlenecks

  • Manage & respond to identified bottlenecks with recommendations

  • Facilitate or actively work projects to support corporate strategy initiatives as required

  • Support product launches & introductions of Mission Enabling Products that support critical spacecraft missions.

  • Projects to strategically assess & scale early product prototypes to repeatable production technologies.

  • Develop sense for stakeholders needs

  • Production process optimization activities (for example: level loading, production schedule analysis, equipment ROI, manufacturing readiness support, etc.)

  • Routinely interface with SMEs in data science, ERP, MES, QMS’s, & bizops in production operations

Basic Qualifications:

  • 5 years of relevant experience with a Bachelor's degree; 3 years of relevant experience with a Masters' degree; 0 years of relevant experience with a PhD; an additional 4 years of experience may be considered in lieu of degree

  • ​2 years of experience in leading groups or facilitating a cross-functional teams and leaders

  • Must have experience in RCCA analysis (root cause corrective action) & CAPAs (corrective actions & preventative actions)

  • Required Software Skills: Microsoft Office, MS Teams, Visio

  • Experience with data analysis

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen.

Preferred Experience:

  • Past experience with tutoring, teaching, or developing teaching materials

  • Experience or foundational understanding of production quality concepts

  • Agile or scrum

  • User Interface (UIX), product design, or background in behavior or art is synergistic in this role

  • Lean Six Sigma, Green belt

  • Software automation

  • Preferred software skills: JIRA, Confluence, Power Automate, Tableau

Salary Range: $97,500 - $146,300

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.