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Northrop Grumman Welding and Fabrication Manufacturing Engineer 2/3 in Sunnyvale, California

At the heart of Defining Possible is our commitment to missions. In rapidly changing global security environments, Northrop Grumman brings informed insights and software-secure technology to enable strategic planning. We're looking for innovators who can help us keep building on our wide portfolio of secure, affordable, integrated, and multi-domain systems and technologies that fuel those missions. By joining in our shared mission, we'll support yours of expanding your personal network and developing skills, whether you are new to the field or an industry thought-leader. At Northrop Grumman, you'll have the resources, support, and team to do some of the best work of your career.

Our mission is to deliver differentiated value to our programs, by manufacturing products with the highest possible quality at the most affordable rate. Search our current job openings and join us to be at the front line of innovation.

Northrop Grumman Mission Systems (NGMS) is looking for you to join our team as a Welding and Fabrication Manufacturing Engineer 2/3 based out of Sunnyvale. You will support the manufacturing and testing of marine propulsion and power generation systems working on various manufacturing processes for high-value gearing and steam turbine assemblies, machined components and welded fabrications.

Responsibilities include the following:

  • Develop new processes, improve existing manufacturing processes, and develop the required tooling and fixtures with an excellent team of experienced assembly mechanics, machinists, welders and engineers.

  • Evaluate existing manufacturing processes and systems to reduce cost, improve sustainability and develop best practices within the manufacturing environment.

  • Develop efficient process flows and sequences of operations, optimized production area layouts, manage bills of materials, create detailed work instructions, process procedures and tooling requirements with emphasis on safety, foreign object elimination and equipment/system maintenance.

  • Support continuous improvement initiatives and implementation of new capital equipment for establishing expanded production processes.

  • Select roles will also support final acceptance testing of product and provide technical support to test facility operation as necessary.

  • The ability to support multiple production shifts is required (first, second, third shifts, and weekends) based on the assignment and current and future production schedules.

This position can be filled at a Welding and Fabrication Manufacturing Engineer 2 or 3.




Basic Qualifications:

This position may be filled at higher level based on the following qualifications

  • Bachelors in a STEM discipline (Science, Technology Engineering or Math) with 2+ years of relevant work experience; Masters Degree in a STEM discipline with 0 years of relevant work experience.


  • Bachelors in a STEM discipline (Science, Technology Engineering or Math) with 5+ years of relevant work experience; Masters Degree in a STEM discipline with 3+ years of relevant work experience; 0 Years with PhD.


  • Ability to read and interpret engineering drawings.

  • Experience with welding and fabrication.

  • An understanding of heat treatment of steels.

  • An understanding of welding equipment and the design and maintenance of welding systems.

  • US Citizenship with the ability to obtain a Secret Clearance.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • The ability of utilize GMAW (Mig) Welding.

  • Experience in welding and faircation of thick section ferrous alloys.

  • Robotics automation experience.

  • Exposure to propulsion and power plant machinery.

  • Exposure or specialization in mechanical assembly processes.

  • Product testing and facility operational experience.

  • Steam plant/boiler, lubricating and hydraulic systems operational experience.

  • Experience leading technical projects requiring project planning, scheduling, resource identification and financial management.

What We Can Offer You:

Northrop Grumman provides a comprehensive benefits package and a work environment that encourages your growth

and supports the mutual success of our people and our company. Northrop Grumman benefits give you the flexibility and

control to choose the benefits that make the most sense for you and your family. Your package will include the following:

  • Health Plan

  • Savings Plan

  • Paid Time Off

  • Education Assistance

  • Training and Development

  • Flexible Work Arrangements

Additional Northrop Grumman Information:

Northrop Grumman has approximately 85,000 employees in all 50 states and in more than 25 countries, we strive to

attract and retain the best employees by providing an inclusive work environment wherein employees are receptive to

diverse ideas, perspectives and talents to help solve our toughest customer challenges: to develop and maintain some of

the most technically sophisticated products, programs and services in the world.

Our Values. The women and men of Northrop Grumman Corporation are guided by Our Values. They describe our

company as we want it to be. We want our decisions and actions to demonstrate these Values. We believe that

putting Our Values into practice creates long-term benefits for shareholders, customers, employees, suppliers, and the

communities we serve.

Our Responsibility. At Northrop Grumman, we are committed to maintaining the highest of ethical standards, embracing

diversity and inclusion, protecting the environment, and striving to be an ideal corporate citizen in the community and in

the world.

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.

Job Category : Engineering