Northrop Grumman Sr. Manufacturing Engineer in Plymouth, Minnesota

Sr. Manufacturing Engineer

Locations:Plymouth, MN

Categories: Engineering and Sciences

Job Description

Job ID:KF20181911-48877

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 Innovation Systems designs, builds and delivers space, defense and aviation-related systems to customers around the world. Our main products include launch vehicles and related propulsion systems; missile products, subsystems and defense electronics; precision weapons, armament systems and ammunition; satellites and associated space components and services; and advanced aerospace structures.

Our Missile Products Division in Plymouth, MN has an excellent opportunity for a Senior Manufacturing Engineer whose duties and required experience are described below.


As a Senior Manufacturing Engineer in the Fuzing and Warheads Development Group, your responsibilities will be as a technical contributor / team member supporting various development programs with their transition into production programs. You will work with various disciplines including design, production, quality and safety engineers, functional managers, program managers, and external suppliers to accomplish these objectives. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Work with design engineers during the development phases of the munition design to become intimately familiar with the design, insuring optimal producibility and a smooth transition into production. This includes the following tasks:

  • Participate in Design for Assembly / Design for Manufacturing (DFA/DFM) meetings and guide the implementation of the design recommendations from these meetings.

  • Work with design engineers, production engineers and manufacturers (either external or internal) in the selection of materials and the development of production oriented processes and procedures for the loading and assembly of fuzes and warheads.

  • Participate in meetings with the internal Production Process Control Board (PPCB) to obtain safety approval for new manufacturing processes.

  • Work with design engineers for the creation of the engineering bill of material (EBOM) and the manufacturing bill of material (MBOM).

  • Work with material program managers in procurement of hardware for development testing.

  • Conduct build readiness reviews (BRRs), test readiness reviews (TRRs), and consent to ship meetings.

  • Participate in production readiness reviews (PRRs) with program management, production engineers and the external customer.

  • Act as the point of contact between production and design to coordinate, delegate and resolve design related issues that occur during production such as parts obsolescence and material review board (MRB) activities.

  • Work with Production Engineering to establish requirements and specifications for manufacturing equipment and tooling, and inspection equipment to be used in production.

  • Presentation of assigned work at program technical reviews.

  • Provide support to our Fuzing and Warheads business lane pursuits, including the preparation of white papers and proposals.


• BS in Engineering is required, preferably Mechanical, Industrial or Manufacturing Engineering.

• 5 or more years of related manufacturing engineer experience.

• Ability to work independently as well as in a team environment.

• Ability to multitask and organize/prioritize job assignments and direct reports in a rapidly changing, short turn-around environment.

• Working knowledge of manufacturing processes to include machining, EDM, 3D printing and injection molding.

• Strong communication skills, oral and written.

• Understanding of Six Sigma disciplines, design for assembly / design for manufacturing (DFA/DFM).

• Possess a working knowledge with computer aided design (CAD) software, preferably PTC CREO.

• Working knowledge of Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, Power Point, Project).

• Ability to travel, approximately 20 to 30 times per year to production facilities and vendors.

• Security regulations require that the individual must be a U.S. citizen and must have the ability to obtain a DoD security clearance to a level of SECRET.

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 U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.

Job Type:Full Time

Desired Travel:less than 25%

Years of Experience:5-8 Years