Engineer IndustrialSan Diego, CA

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 has an opening for an Industrial Engineer to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals in San Diego, CA.

The Industrial Engineering Team is an integral part of day-to-day operations and routinely works alongside many of the other organizations here in Palmdale. This is a team that comes together to learn, collaborate, and overcome challenges in a fast-paced environment. We are looking for applicants that enjoy working with and learning from their peers and are not afraid to jump in and make a difference!


  • Develop and iterate on detail production build schedules by working closely with Development and Production Operations

  • Provide support to the manufacturing floor by working proactively with cross-functional teams to understand frontline problems and implement cost-saving solutions.

  • Utilize various Continuous Improvement tools to analyze shop floor practices and processes for opportunities to minimize waste, reduce cost, increase capacity and optimize schedule.

  • Work with frontline leadership to assess current state reality and define future state possibilities

  • Provide tactics and training to frontline leaders and shop floor personnel to improve the current state and facilitate value generation

  • Conduct studies and generate metrics pertaining to efficiency, cycle times, work-in-progress, manpower, cost performance, and product delivery.

  • Partner with manufacturing management to develop and track recovery plans that instill confidence within program management and customers

  • Apply systems thinking in the development of metrics to improve product flow from the release of raw materials through product delivery.

  • Provide capacity planning, rate tool analyses, and facility layouts to ensure the ongoing success of composite operations.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Science Degree in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering or Math) with 2 or more years of experience in an Aerospace, Industrial Engineering or Manufacturing environment; OR Master of Science Degree in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering or Math) with 0 or more years of experience in an Aerospace, Industrial Engineering or Manufacturing environment

  • Ability to work on an assembly floor

  • Proficient in MS Project, Excel & PowerPoint

  • Must have the ability to obtain and maintain a DOD Secret level clearance, including Special Program Access within a reasonable period, as determined by the company to meet its business needs

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Science Degree in industrial engineering or related field

  • Expertise using excel, including macros, data mining, and pivot tables.

  • Experience with data analysis, or data visualization software applications

  • Experience working in a manufacturing environment and hands on experience using shop floor production system (Solumina, MES, etc.)

  • Proficient with AutoCAD or Visio software

  • Capacity and scheduling experience

  • Experience with data visualization and dashboard creation/ maintenance (Tableau, Power BI)

  • Project management experience

  • Report programming experience (SQL, Crystal, MS Query, Bus. Objects, etc.)

  • Experience performing Earned Value Management

  • Active DoD clearance

Salary Range: $79,300 - $118,900

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 . U.S. Citizenship is required for all positions with a government clearance and certain other restricted positions.