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Northrop Grumman Senior Principal Manufacturing Engineer - Ceramics in San Diego, California



Embark on a career putting innovative, reliable, and agile products and ideas into orbit, and beyond. Northrop Grumman has opportunities waiting for you that play a vital role in human space exploration, national defense, and scientific discovery, supporting multiple programs across the universe. With us, you'll discover a culture of curiosity and collaboration that will have you Defining Possible from the day you start. Our space systems connect and protect millions of people on earth every day, now and for the future. Explore your future and launch your career today.

COI Ceramics (COIC), a part of Northrop Grumman's Space Components Business Unit, leads the industry in the development, fabrication and production of High Temperature Ceramic Matrix Composite Components and test articles. COIC is currently hiring a Principal Manufacturing Engineer in our San Diego, CA location.

As a Manufacturing Engineer for COIC responsibilities will include both the planning and execution phases of flight hardware fabrication for a wide variety of aerospace applications.


  • Plans, directs, and coordinates manufacturing processes on factory (manufacturing) floor.

  • Develops, evaluates, and improves manufacturing methods, utilizing knowledge of component odesign, composite materials and parts, composite fabrication and processes, tooling and production equipment capabilities, composite assembly methods, and quality control standards.

  • Designs manufacturing workflow, layout of equipment and workspace for maximum efficiency.

  • Communicates with design staff regarding product design and tooling to ensure efficient production methods.

  • Develops purchase requests and partners with vendors to determine product specifications of equipment, materials, or parts, and evaluates products according to specifications and quality standards.

  • Support proposal effort by estimating production times and related costs to provide information for management decisions.

  • Communicates with management, engineering, and other staff regarding manufacturing capabilities, and other considerations to facilitate production processes.

  • Applies statistical methods to estimate future manufacturing requirements and potential.

Job Category : Engineering