Northrop Grumman Engineer Tool 3 in Palmdale, California

Seeking amotivated team player to implement and assist activities for our tooling assembly line. Typical candidate has a background/experience/education in manufacturing/mechanical engineering, design, graphics, writing/ illustration, views, and animation.

  • Duties Include: Coordination of design and fabrication requirements for tools and fixtures with customers, both internal and external Coordinate/develop & execute test plans Performing tolerance analysis to ensure form/fit/function Conduct root cause failure investigations and implement associated corrective actions Develop & evaluate process improvements Assist Product Development Team with new product designs to ensure manufacturability, validate process/technology. Developing manufacturing processes, plans, and procedures for the fabrication of tools and equipment in support of our process work instructions and visual aids of our shop planning process and other functions that affect product performance. Managing all phases of project: design, document, fabricate, assemble and validate

  • Core Competencies

  • Manufacturing Methods - Knowledge of manufacturing, methods, fabrication processes (e.g., forming, stamping, machining, heat treatment, machines/machine tools, cutting tools and fluids, N/C programming, instrumentation, data acquisition and control systems). Ability to select the best method of producing parts, tools or assemblies. Verifiable performance record that includes the various aspects of assembly line operation

  • Project Management - Successful project management and leadership experience. Coordination of design and fabrication requirements for tools and fixtures with customers, both internal and external.

  • Computer Aided Design Tools - Basic knowledge of computer aided design tools and systems (e.g., computer aided design/computer aided manufacturing (CAD/CAM), computer aided three dimensional interactive (CATIA), Mentor Graphics, Unigraphics). Able to manipulate data sets, (e.g., compare CATIA to measurement data, create stereo lithography files).

Engineering Drawings & Specs - Basic ability to read, understand, and interpret engineering drawings and specifications. Basic level understanding of GD&T

Basic Qualifications:

  • BS/BA DegreeSTEM (Science, Technical, Engineering, Math) and a minimum of5 years basic knowledge in a related aerospace, fabrication, or tooling experience along with a minimum of3 years of directly related tooling engineering experience. Excellent time management skills for working within established production timelines and schedules Candidate must have excellent communication skills and be able to coordinate and resolve interpersonal and technical problems and work either in a team or independently with limited guidance.

Must have a current DOD Secret Clearance. US Citizenship required

Preferred Qualifications:

Ability to understand and interpret program/project business needs and develop tooling concept and manufacturing process specifications, plans and processes that support those requirements

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.