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Northrop Grumman Principal Engineer Industrial in Redondo Beach, California

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SSSD has an opening for a Sr. Principal Industrial Engineer to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. This position will be located in Redondo Beach, California.


The Industrial Engineer supports the Industrial Engineering and Scheduling organization in process, systems and integration projects. Have an understanding of Industrial Engineering and Production Scheduling. Knowledge and understanding of master production scheduling, material requirements planning, manufacturing business systems. Have an understanding of the SAP ERP system with emphasis on scheduling and capacity planning and integration. This individual will understand all operational process, investigate and recommend improvements to implement changes to enterprise scheduling systems. Individual will interpret capacity analysis and incorporate into what-if scenario simulations before applying to project schedule for review.

Responsibilities/Skills Requirements:

Strong foundation in Industrial Engineering fundamentals

Formulas used for calculations needed to setup SAP Work Centers/Capacity Data

Time Standards, Scheduling, Earned Value principles

Understanding of the principles of capacity (efficiencies, standards, constraints, etc)

Knowledge of manufacturing flows and how they interface with shop floor and Global Supply Chain

Experience with project and manufacturing schedules

Experience with cost management (Earned Value, Milestone payments)

Engage and collaborate with programs and functional organizations (from individual contributors to executive staff) to obtain, understand, and interpret manufacturing facilitation and scheduling requirements

Work with functional team to understand scheduling requirements at implementation site

Work with business systems integration group to design and implement process improvements that require system configuration or modifications

Work with business systems integration group on system tool installation and preliminary test

Supports data clean-up within the SAP MRP system

Provide functional support during the blueprinting phase for system pilots

Document, track and monitor problems to ensure a timely resolution

Documentation of process and system problems/resolution for future reference

Support system mock testing and go-live preparation

Functional on-site team supporting pilot site go live, troubleshoot and resolve systems implementation issues

Possess strong organizational, planning and decision making skills and the ability to work as a team member and with other members from different

Technical backgrounds

Effective verbal and written communications skills

Ability to manage multiple priorities and self-starter

Ability to present (PowerPoint, speaking in front of upper management, technical presentations vs overviews)

Ability to visualize and layout routings (Flow chart, Excel, etc)


Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachleors of Science in Industrial Technology/Industrial Engineering or other related technical field

  • 5 years engineering experience to include background in any of the following: SAP, ERP, MRP systems

  • Experience working in a manufacturing environment

  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Excel, Project, and PowerPoint

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with Shop Floor Control Systems

  • Experience with Discrete Event Simulation Software

  • Current in scope DoD Secret Clearance

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