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Northrop Grumman Onsite Senior Principal Manufacturing Engineer (Active Security Clearance Required) in Palmdale, California

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Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems has an opening for a Senior Principal Onsite Manufacturing Engineer to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. The selected candidate will act as local on-site manufacturing engineering representative at the Palmdale, California site for the Clearfield, Utah facility.

Essential Functions:

  • Plans, organizes, directs and reports on all travel work activities to assure fulfillment of contract/purchase order requirements

  • Provides floor support to Operations during travel work and coordinates additional technical floor support as needed

  • Translates engineering, manufacturing, and quality requirements in accordance with technical subject matter experts across locations

  • Collaborates with program management, engineering, mission assurance, subcontracts/ procurement functional management and customer management teams to ensure that all procurements meet or exceed the requirements of external and internal customers

  • Troubleshoots technical problems and issues, determines technical solution in accordance with product and customer specifications, and recommends actions to company or customer representatives for product solution

  • Coordinates requests for waivers, deviations and discrepancies with mission assurance and liaison engineering across sites

  • Keeps management apprised of product performance, quality status, risks, and customer concerns

  • Tracks customer identified issues to closure with home site design, manufacturing engineering, and operations teams

The selected candidate should thrive in a fast-paced work environment with diverse assignments and collaborate in team settings across all levels. Candidate must be comfortable in a production environment and be able to collaborate closely with Operations, engineering, mission assurance, program office, and contracts.


Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree and 9 years of experience working as a manufacturing or design engineer OR Master's Degree and 7 Years working as a manufacturing or design engineer

  • Must have project leadership experience

  • Must have an active DoD Secret clearance within 5 ½ years of last investigation

  • Must have the ability to obtain a special program access clearance

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Aircraft manufacturing support experience in manufacturing engineering or design engineering

  • Liaison engineering experience

  • Highly proficient in NX11 or higher

  • Experience communicating with aerospace customers

  • Prior onsite engineering experience

  • Preference will be given to individuals already accessed to Special Access Programs

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 most positions.

Job Category : Engineering