Principal Manufacturing EngineerSunnyvale, CA

Requisition ID: R10162709

  • Category: Engineering

  • Location: Sunnyvale, California, United States of America

  • Clearance Type: None

  • Telecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position

  • Shift: 1st Shift (United States of America)

  • Travel Required: Yes, 10% of the Time

  • Relocation Assistance: Relocation assistance may be available

  • Positions Available: 1

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 Mission Systems (NGMS) is looking for you to join our team as a Principal Manufacturing Engineer based out of Sunnyvale, CA . You will support the manufacturing and testing of marine propulsion and power generations systems working on various manufacturing processes for high-value gearing and steam turbine assemblies, machined components, and welded fabrications. This position will focus on optimizing capability of manufacturing tools and machinery.

What You'll get to Do:

  • Oversee operation of capital machinery, specializing in machine tool systems (milling, boring, turning, hobbing, grinding).

  • Optimize performance of equipment by implementing new capability (development of solutions to increase throughput and reduce cycle times using new tooling components/systems; programming techniques, control systems upgrades).

  • Troubleshoot machine failures to minimize downtime, while collaborating with machine maintenance and equipment OEMs.

  • Supports new capital procurement and the designs and arrangement of machines within plant facilities to ensure most efficient and productive layout.

  • Adapts machine or equipment design to factory and production conditions.



Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's in a STEM discipline (Science, Technology Engineering or Math) with 5+ years of relevant work experience; Master's Degree in a STEM discipline with 3+ years of relevant work experience; PhD with 0 years of experience.

  • Experience working in a manufacturing environment as a process owner (process, equipment, documentation, special training).

  • Hands on experience machining and troubleshooting of machines or being in a machine shop environment.

  • Experience with machine tool equipment and control systems (large CNC mills, lathes, hobbers and grinders).

  • Comfortable and able to work well as part of an integrated team including skilled machinists, engineers, and management.

  • Ability to read and interpret engineering drawings.

  • Ability to support multiple shifts as required.

  • Ability to obtain a security clearance which requires US citizenship.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in machine tool design and maintenance.

  • Capable of programming CNC lathes, mills and/or grinders.

Salary Range: $97,500 - $146,300

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.