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Automated Guided Vehicle Automation Engineer:
Climb to new heights on your journey when you start Defining Possible with Northrop Grumman. Enjoy a purposeful career in aeronautics that is crucial to the way we connect and protect our world across land, sea, and air. Bring your experience and take advantage of this opportunity to discover how you can start to push past possible and achieve your goals today. Enjoy a diverse, collaborative environment with professionals across the nation ready to help launch your career.
Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems has an opening for an AGV (Automated Guided Vehicle) Automation Principal Engineer Manufacturing to join our team in Palmdale, CA . This position is part of the Advanced Manufacturing Technology and Innovation group supporting the Advanced Automation team. Our responsibility is to conceive, develop, implement, and transition new technology solutions to the manufacturing floor to increase efficiency, reduce cost, and improve quality. The skills we are looking for are creativity, leadership, communication, critical thinking, and thoroughness.
As a member of the Advanced Manufacturing Technology & Innovation development team, you will define, develop, implement, and transition new technology solutions to manufacturing to increase efficiency, reduce cost, and improve quality. Manufacturing concept and process solutions for production applications cover advanced technologies including but not limited to composites fabrication, assembly, automation, inspection, additive manufacturing, LO technologies, as well as digital manufacturing and data analytics. The role requires incorporation of requirements into development plans and evaluation of performance of processes and tools to verify their efficiency. In addition, you will identify and initiate corrective action of problems and deficiencies to ensure R&D contractual obligations (technical, schedule, and cost) are met and product quality is maintained. In this role, you will provide guidance regarding design concepts, TRL/MRL maturity, and specification requirements to best utilize resources and manufacturing techniques, and ensure processes and procedures are in compliance with regulations. This role involves interfacing with internal and external customers, program offices, engineering disciplines, and executive management. In addition, the role will require the ability to handle multiple projects concurrently in a dynamic/fast-paced work environment. Budgeting and Project Management skills will be utilized to properly scope and execute assigned work and manage project efforts.
As a member of the team you will be involved with all aspects of the Advanced Automation Development cycle. Specific responsibilities will be to 1) identify customer needs and define requirements, 2) identify and develop innovative solutions leveraging technology to meet customer needs, 3) generate statements of work and requirements documents, 4) develop project deliverables and detail plans, 5) execute established project plans with transition of new capability.
Bachelor's Degree in STEM with 2 years of experience OR Master's Degree in STEM with 0 year of experience of experience in production assembly/fabrication or technology development in the areas of additive manufacturing, composites, metallics, digital manufacturing, data analytics, coatings application, and/or production manufacturing operations
This position requires the ability to obtain and maintain DoD Secret or Top Secret clearance and Program Special Access within a reasonable period of time, as determined by the company to meet its business needs.
Experience in a fabrication and/or assembly manufacturing environment
Strong oral and written communication and interpersonal skills
Experience with using Microsoft Office Products (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, MS-Project, Visio)
Self-starter who is able to work with minimal direction
Ability to travel 25% of the time- International Travel Required
Experience in interpretation of Build and Manufacturing Specifications
Must have experience working with Automated Guided Vehicles.
Ability to obtain and maintain a Secret clearance.
STEM Degree (Science, Technical, Engineering, or Mathematical)
Experience in Additive Manufacturing
Experience in Composites, Metallics, Plastics, Coatings Application
Solid modeling design skills (e.g., NX Siemens, CATIA, Solid Works)
Ability to demonstrate independent creative thinking and problem solving capabilities
Manage multiple projects concurrently in meeting customer requirements/expectations
Experience in the development, capture, and execution of R&D technology capabilities. Assessing maturity of new technology for transition to production
Experience with authoring proposals, technical documents, and procedures
Additive Manufacturing, Composites, Metallics, Plastics, Coatings materials and process experience.
Experience with CBA/ROI analysis and justifications
Project / Program Management skills (proposal creation, scheduling, budget tracking)
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 www.northropgrumman.com/EEO . U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.
Salary Range: $77,100 - $115,700
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 health and safety of our employees and their families is a top priority . The company encourages employees to remain up-to-date on their COVID-19 vaccinations. U.S. Northrop Grumman employees may be required, in the future, to be vaccinated or have an approved disability/medical or religious accommodation, pursuant to future court decisions and/or government action on the currently stayed federal contractor vaccine mandate under Executive Order 14042 https://www.saferfederalworkforce.gov/contractors/ .
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.
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