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Northrop Grumman Senior Principal Manufacturing Engineer - Composites in Redondo Beach, California

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 Aeronautics Systems has an opening for a Strategic Sourcing Senior Principal Manufacturing Engineer to be part of the Global Supply Chain Sourcing organization to perform Production and Sustainment technical support activities for multiple military air-vehicle program platforms located in Redondo Beach, CA.

The responsibilities include the technical administration of all aspects of analysis, development, integration, execution and producibility. The position provides technical oversight and guidance to Supplier Management personnel and interfaces with program engineering on all associated aspects of concept and design, which is required execute build to packages released to supply chain successfully. Responsible to proactively identify and mitigate potential supply chain gaps, identify and develop new capabilities to address incongruities to existing manufacturing industry capabilities.

Job Description:

Candidate will be responsible with minimal support for analyzing engineering design concepts, assembly theory, fabrication drawings, inspection requirements, procurement requirements, verification requirements, and aligning required fabrication capabilities and capacity to support Aeronautics platform applications for assigned commodities.

  • Review and interpret technical specifications, validate requirements for design, and manufacturing milestones to support component deliverables

  • Technical responsibilities to determine proper commodity designations, individual specification and hardware deliverables

  • Support internal technical and non-technical review meetings as required

  • Provide support to GSC representative at formal Engineering Technical Review meetings, and Configuration Review Boards and Change Boards

  • Arrange for liaison between Northrop Grumman Global Supply Chain, Suppliers and Customers including technical team counterpart representatives

  • Perform root cause investigation and implement corrective actions to eliminate non-conformances and improve manufacturing process repeatability

  • Develop sourcing business prospects and maintain project schedules using MS Project and/or other reporting and presentation tools

Candidate should succeed in a fast-paced work environment with high expectations, significantly diverse assignments, and collaborative team settings across all levels professional and technical. Candidate must be comfortable and willing to handle administrative and technical demands. Understand ERP system requirements and be able to work in partnership with metallurgy and process engineering, system engineers, hardware designers, and integration/test engineers.


Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree in a STEM discipline and a minimum of 9 years of project management or lead engineering responsibilities (or 13 years' in lieu of a degree, or 7 years' with a Master's degree, or 4 years' with PhD)

  • Minimum of a 1 year of experience in a composites manufacturing role

  • 3+ years of advanced use of MS Word, Excel, Access, Outlook; other productivity tools

  • Ability to obtain/maintain a DoD Secret Clearance as needed by the business.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Engineering, Electrical Engineering or Project/Program/Business Management

  • Experience with advanced composites manufacturing processes (prepreg processing, drilling and routing of composites, structural adhesives) for large scale, primary structures in a high-volume manufacturing environment

  • Experience working with Siemens NX CAD suite

  • Six (6) years or more experience in systems or hardware design and integration.

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