Principal Engineer Manufacturing SystemsSaint Augustine, FL

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 Aeronautics Systems is seeking a Principal Manufacturing Systems Engineer to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. This role will be supporting our Advanced Manufacturing Technology Organization. This position will be located in St. Augustine, FL or Melbourne FL.

The role requires working with the automation supplier to develop turnkey automated robotic solutions for coatings booth. Identify and select electrical and software components, develop and review CAD models for equipment and panel builds, develop HMI and PLC software, integrate third party software, perform testing and debugging of as built systems. Support integration acceptance testing, factory acceptance testing and buy-offs, provide installation and validation support, provide guidance to engineering regarding design concepts to ensure the best manufacturing technique is being used to meet the engineering design. Run and operate booth as needed.

This position will require 25% travel and the qualified applicant must be able to obtain and maintain Program Special Access over multiple platforms.

In addition, you will identify and initiate corrective action of problems and deficiencies to ensure research and development contractual obligations (technical, schedule, and cost) are met and product quality is maintained. You will provide guidance regarding design concepts, TRL/MRL maturity, and specification requirements to best utilize resources and manufacturing techniques, and ensure processes and procedures are in compliance with regulations. This role involves interfacing with internal and external customers, program offices, engineering disciplines, and all levels of management. In addition, the role will require the ability to handle multiple projects concurrently in a dynamic/fast-paced work environment. Budgeting and Project Management skills will be utilized to properly scope and execute assigned work and manage project efforts.

Roles and Responsibilities

As a member of the Advanced Manufacturing Technology team, you will be involved with all aspects of the Manufacturing Technology Development cycle.

  • Identify customer needs, define requirements, technical planning and documentation (generate statements of work, requirements documents test plans)

  • Identify and develop innovative solutions leveraging technology to meet customer needs.

  • Manage project cost (spending, charging, implementation, savings and return on investment) and schedule (develop project deliverables and detail plans including but limited to IMS project schedules, status and visibility, roadmaps, spend plans)

  • Manufacturing system development/integration, verification and validation, and implementation, identify and mitigate program risk and capture opportunity impacts.

  • Follow projects through all manufacturing readiness level phases: concept development, design, fabrication/assembly/test at lab level, production environment demo, full production operations implementation (TTP Transition to Production), sustainment/maintenance/ continuous improvement.

  • Ability to work a 4/10 shift schedule.

  • Ability to interface/communicate with multiple levels of leadership, engineering, production, customers, and suppliers.

We offer Monday-Thursday shifts from 6am-4:30pm, with every Friday off , phenomenal learning opportunities, exposure to a wide variety of projects and customers, and a very friendly team environment. We are looking for self-motivated, proactive, and goal-oriented people to help us grow our services and become even better at what we do.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) and 5 years of engineering, project management, automation, or related experience, OR Masters in STEM and 3 years of engineering, project management, automation, or related experience or PhD in STEM and 0 years.

  • Experience in coatings applications, automation operations, and/or robot programming and controls.

  • Experience supporting manufacturing / production operations and processes

  • Experience with systems engineering processes, methodologies, tools, and products required to develop, integrate, evaluate, produce, deliver, operate, and sustain the technology over its operational life.

  • Ability to travel domestically 25% of the time to support business needs.

  • Experience with using Microsoft Office Products (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, MS-Project, Visio)

  • Ability to obtain and maintain a DOD Secret level clearance to include Special Program Access within a reasonable period, as defined by the company to meet its business needs prior to the commencement of employment.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • A ctive DOD Secret or Top Secret Clearance

  • Experience in working or knowledge of Process Work Instructions (PWI)

  • Experience reviewing and interpreting blueprints and 3D models.

  • Experience in system requirements development, acceptance testing and training.

  • Experience in troubleshooting systems and root cause and correction action analysis.

  • Experience in Project / Program Management (time management, communication, leadership, organization and problem solving, critical thinking and adaptability skills)

  • Experience in the development, capture, and execution of R&D technology capabilities and transition to production.

  • Experience with authoring proposals, technical documents, and procedures.

  • Experience in solid modeling design skills using NX Siemens, CATIA, Solid Works

  • Manage multiple projects concurrently in meeting customer requirements/expectations.

  • Knowledgeable in low observables, composites, metallics, materials and process experience

What we offer:

At Northrop Grumman, we are on the cutting edge of innovation -- building the next generation of sophisticated aircraft to protect our country. Our diverse portfolio of programs means there are endless paths to cultivate your career. We are well-known for our inclusive, family environment, phenomenal learning opportunities, and exposure to a wide variety of projects and customers. We also offer comprehensive benefits including competitive medical and dental options, a great 401K matching program, college education assistance, annual bonuses, 14 Employee Resource Groups inclusive of all employees, and opportunities for career advancement across North America!

Salary Range: $92,600 - $139,000

The above salary range represents a general guideline; however, Northrop Grumman considers a number of factors when determining base salary offers such as the scope and responsibilities of the position and the candidate's experience, education, skills and current market conditions.

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.

The application period for the job is estimated to be 20 days from the job posting date. However, this timeline may be shortened or extended depending on business needs and the availability of qualified candidates.

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 http://www.northropgrumman.com/EEO . U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.