Principal Engr Mfg

Northrop Grumman Gilbert , AZ 85233

Posted 3 days ago

The Principal Manufacturing Engineer should be capable and experienced in working in a broad based manufacturing environment. The Ideal candidate shall possess a Bachelor's degree in Electrical, Mechanical, or Manufacturing Engineering plus 10 years minimum of related experience in the satellite industry supporting Space Flight Hardware Manufacturing.

US Citizenship required. Candidate must possess demonstrated leadership skills, excellent interpersonal skills with excellent verbal and written communication ability.

This position will be centered on tactically leading multiple work centers. Technically lead personnel, process, cost, schedule, and quality in Orbital/ ATK's Satellite Manufacturing Facility. Specific areas of responsibility are: Electronic Component Work Center (ECWC) and Card Test Lab (CTL)

Develop process and procedures in the Manufacturing Enterprise System (MES/ Costpoint). Construct factory floor schedules that support larger Integrated Master Schedule (IMS), lead teams to exceed quality, schedule, and cost targets.

Perform Continuous Improvement (Kaizen) events that challenge current systems and result in robust streamlined process' from program inception, to Manufacturing Readiness Reviews (MRR), to planning, kitting, material management, goal setting (Budgeting) of per part built durations, monitoring Actual performance to the Budgeted goals.

Technically lead the fabrication and assembly process of CTL and ECWC area.

Perform/ serve as Cost Account Manager (CAM) for CTL and ECWC area.

Perform estimated budget hours/ Basis of Estimate (BOE) for spacecraft card and box builds. Using meaningful metrics communicate and monitor budget, cost, and schedule performance to the manufacturing Team.

Work with Manager to analyze complex schedules make staffing and process recommendations that support a lean and efficient work force.


Designs manufacturing processes, procedures and production layouts for assemblies, equipment installation, processing, machining and material handling. Designs arrangement of machines within plant facilities to ensure most efficient and productive layout.

Designs sequence of operations and specifies procedures for the fabrication of tools and equipment and other functions that affect product performance. Adapts machine or equipment design to factory and production conditions. May incorporate inspection and test requirements into the production plan.

Inspects performance of machinery, equipment, and tools to verify their efficiency, and investigates and initiates corrective action of problems and deficiencies to ensure product quality. Develops manufacturing processes that are applicable to statistical process control, and may develop those techniques. Provides guidance to engineering regarding design concepts and specification requirements to best utilize equipment and manufacturing techniques.

Ensures processes and procedures are in compliance with regulations.

Basic Qualifications:
  • BS in a related Engineering discipline is required.

  • 10 years of Engineering experience is required.

  • Familiarity of Space Flight quality hand soldering and assembly of printed circuit boards to NASA/J-Std Flight requirements. Familiarization with Class Zero ESD requirements, staking, and conformal coat (Polymerics)

  • Experience in supervising and implementing process enhancements in a team environment. Must possess good problem solving skills, organizational skills, communication skills, and work with limited supervision.

    Must be a self-starter, must be self-motivated, and a team player. Familiarization with ESD, FOD, 5S, and Tool Control required.

  • Leadership, personal, problem solving, and listening skills with strong follow-through ability.

  • Prefer candidates who have supervised personnel to build items to IPC, J-Std, and/or NASA standards.

  • Knowledge of TipQA, Windchill, MES, Costpoint, Cognos, and CREOView preferred.

  • Must be a US Citizen

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



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