Sentinel Senior Principal Manufacturing Engineer (MT) Roy, UT

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 is looking for experienced Manufacturing Engineers to join the Sentinel program in enhancing the US Space Force's ICBM capabilities and ushering in a new era of Strategic Deterrence.

Join Northrop Grumman on our continued mission to push the boundaries of possible across land, sea, air, space, and cyberspace. Enjoy a culture where your voice is valued and start contributing to our team of passionate professionals providing real-life solutions to our world's biggest challenges.

As a Principal or Sr. Principal Manufacturing Engineer , you will perform a critical role in the success of the Sentinel program. The candidate will be responsible for developing customer contractual needs and requirements into solutions that acknowledges the technical schedule and cost constraints. The role offers many opportunities to expand your technical prowess and upward mobility. Final grade level offered will be based on candidate level of experience.

Positions are available in the following locations : Roy, Utah.

All levels of experience are needed. The successful candidate will meet these B asic Q ualifications :

  • Principal Manufacturing Engineer: Bachelor's degree in a Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM) discipline from an accredited university and 5 years of experience with Bachelor's degree, 3 years of experience with Master's degree, or 0 years of experience with PhD.

  • Sr. Principal Manufacturing Engineer : Bachelor's degree in a Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM) discipline from an accredited university and 9 years of experience with Bachelor's degree, 7 years of experience with Master's degree, 4 years of experience with PhD.

  • US Citizenship with the ability to obtain and maintain a DOD Secret Clearance, within a reasonable amount of time as determined by the company to meet its business needs.

  • Must be able to be successfully screened for Enhanced Security Clearances to meet its business needs.

  • Experience working Designs into pre-production & production.

  • An understanding of Tooling, work instructions, and visual aids.

  • Experience with product definition/design including Manufacturing Plans and Readiness.

  • Experience reading and applying GD&T to a blueprint.

  • Experience with Siemens NX tools (or equivalent), Model Based Engineering, and Manufacturing Execution System (MES).

Candidates will be a good fit if they bring experience related to any of the following:

Planning and Strategy

  • Implement Lean practices in a production and/or business environment.

  • Acts as a leader and understands that erroneous decisions on their part will result in probable delay and failure of organizational objectives.


  • Develops processes by studying requirements, researching, designing, modifying, and testing manufacturing methods and equipment.

  • Collaborates with Design Engineering on design and manufacturability issues.

  • Design/procure specialized tooling, visual aid, and fixtures.

  • Research and evaluate commercially available tools and equipment to support activities.


  • Develop Value stream maps and process flows of hardware.

  • Develops and maintains detailed work instructions for assigned products/processes.

Root Cause Analysis

  • Investigates root cause of discrepancies and implements corrective actions.

Risk Assessment

  • Troubleshoots existing processes to improve safety, quality, cost, and efficiency.

Collaboration and Communication

  • Represents the organization as a technical contact, interacts with senior personnel on important technical matters, and helps with coordination between organizations.

  • Coordinates with the integration team on day-to-day activities. Resolves complex process issues.

  • Educates/trains operators on new and existing processes.

Valuable additional experience also include s :

  • Previous experience in production for a military program.

  • Previous experience on EMD projects.

  • Experience with Mechanical/Electrical Drawings.

  • Experience with Inter Continental Ballistic Missiles (ICBM).

  • Experience leading or participating in the definition and execution of Manufacturing Plans/ CDRLs, MRA (Manufacturing Readiness Assessments) and MRL's (Manufacturing Readiness Level) per DoD customer requirements.

  • Comprehensive understanding and wide application of technical principle, theories, and concepts in the field.

  • Experience resolving manufacturing process issues & training operators on a new process.

  • Demonstrated experience using SAP, Windows software packages and other electronic databases.

  • Experience coordinating and documentation Condition of Supply Requirements.

  • Capable of working with minimal direction, independently determines and develops technical objectives of assignments, and presents work upon completion for high level review.

  • Demonstrated Project Management coordinating technical projects (Cost, schedule and technical performance).

  • Ability to provide and implement technical solutions to advanced problems which require ingenuity and innovation.

  • Knowledge of AS6500 requirements.

Position Benefits :

As a full-time employee of Northrop Grumman Space Systems, you are eligible for our robust benefits package including:

  • Medical, Dental & Vision coverage

  • 401k

  • Educational Assistance

  • Life Insurance

  • Employee Assistance Programs & Work/Life Solutions

  • Paid Time Off

  • Health & Wellness Resources

  • Employee Discounts

This position's standard work schedule is a 9/80. The 9/80 schedule allows employees who work a nine-hour day Monday through Thursday to take every other Friday off.

Salary Range: $82,000 - $123,000

Salary Range 2: $101,600 - $152,400

Employees may be eligible for a discretionary bonus in addition to base pay. Annual bonuses are designed to reward individual contributions as well as allow employees to share in company results. Employees in Vice President or Director positions may be eligible for Long Term Incentives. In addition, Northrop Grumman provides a variety of benefits including health insurance coverage, life and disability insurance, savings plan, Company paid holidays and paid time off (PTO) for vacation and/or personal business.

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.