Industrial Engineer/Principal Industrial EngineerIuka, MS

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 Aeronautics Systems is searching for an I ndustrial Engineer/Principal Industrial Engineer Level 2/3 to lead our manufacturing optimization efforts in Iuka, MS.

Role Overview:

In this role, you will work together with Manufacturing Engineering and Operations to develop and refine production build schedules, implement cost-saving solutions and drive efficiency improvements.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to understand frontline problems and implement cost-saving solutions.

  • Utilize various Continuous Improvement tools to analyze shop floor practices and processes for opportunities to minimize scrap, reduce cost, increase capacity, and optimize schedule.

  • Work with frontline leadership to assess current state and define future state possibilities.

  • Provide tactics and training to frontline leaders and shop floor personnel to improve the current state and define future possibilities.

  • Conduct studies and generate metrics pertaining to efficiency, cycle times, work-in-progress, manpower, cost performance, and product delivery.

  • Partner with manufacturing management to develop and track recovery plans that instill confidence within program management and customers.

  • Apply systems thinking in the development of metrics to improve product flow from the release of raw materials through product delivery.

  • Provide capacity planning, rate tool analyses, and facility layouts to ensure the ongoing success of composite operations.

The selected candidate will enjoy flexible work arrangements, including a 9/80 or 4/10 work schedule with an option for days or nights. They will have access to phenomenal learning opportunities, exposure to diverse projects and customers, and a supportive team environment.

Please Note: This position is on-site in Iuka, MS and cannot be performed remotely. Travel is estimated to be around 10%.

This requisition may be filled at an Industrial Engineer/Principal Industrial Engineer Level 2/3 based on the qualifications below.

Basic Qualifications:

Industrial Engineer Level 2:

  • Bachelor of Science degree in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering or Math) field with 2 years of experience in the following engineering filed; Manufacturing, Aerospace, Mechanical, Nuclear, Project Management, Industrial, Systems or Process Engineering OR Masters in STEM with 0 years of experience in mentioned fields OR PhD in STEM with 0 years of experience.

  • Ability to work on an assembly floor.

  • Must have the ability to obtain and maintain a DOD Secret level clearance, including Special Program Access within a reasonable period, as defined by the company to meet its business needs. Clearance is required to start, but not to apply.

Principal Industrial Engineer Level 3:

  • Bachelor of Science degree in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering or Math) field with 5 years of experience in the following engineering filed; Manufacturing, Aerospace, Mechanical, Nuclear, Project Management, Industrial, Systems or Process Engineering OR Masters in STEM with 3 years of experience in mentioned fields OR PhD in STEM with 0 years of experience.

  • Ability to work on an assembly floor.

  • Must have the ability to obtain and maintain a DOD Secret level clearance, including Special Program Access within a reasonable period, as defined by the company to meet its business needs. Clearance is required to start, but not to apply.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Expertise in Lean Six Sigma methodologies/Kaizen practices

  • Proficiency in excel, including macros, data mining, and pivot tables.

  • Experience with data analysis, or data visualization tools

  • Active DoD clearance

  • Special Program Access

  • Demonstrated leadership through community involvement, extracurriculars, etc.

What We Offer:

At Northrop Grumman, we are on the cutting edge of innovation -- building the next generation of sophisticated aircraft to protect our country. Our diverse portfolio of programs means there are endless paths to cultivate your career. We are well-known for our inclusive, family environment, phenomenal learning opportunities, and exposure to a wide variety of projects and customers. We also offer exceptional benefits/healthcare, a great 401K matching program, and 14 Employee Resource Groups inclusive of all employees!

Salary Range: $64,900 - $97,300

Salary Range 2: $79,800 - $119,600

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 http://www.northropgrumman.com/EEO . U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.