Sr. Principal Composites Manufacturing Engineer – Space Components - Magna - job 854468

Northrop Grumman

Date: 06/11/2021

City: Magna, Utah

Employment type: Full-time

Category: Engineering Location: Magna, Utah US Citizenship Required for this Position: Yes Clearance Type: Secret Telecommute: No –Teleworking not available for this position Shift: 1st Shift Travel Required: Yes, 10 % of the Time Positions Available: 1

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. 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 Space Systems designs, builds and delivers space, defense and aviation-related systems to customers around the world. Our main products include satellites and associated space components and services; launch vehicles and related propulsion systems; missile products, subsystems and defense electronics; precision weapons, armament systems and ammunition; and advanced aerospace structures. The Space Components Group is seeking a Sr. Principal Composites Manufacturing Engineer to assist an experienced team of engineers to perform manufacturing and design engineering on one or more spacecraft systems or subsystems. This position will be located in the Magna, Utah. Responsibilities:

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

  • Develops, evaluates, and improves manufacturing methods, utilizing knowledge of spacecraft design, composite materials, 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.

  • Authors detailed manufacturing work instructions that define the specific processes to manufacture hardware.

  • Creates complete and accurate bill of materials (BOM) for manufactured hardware

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

  • Creates 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.

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

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

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree in STEM - Science, Technology, Engineering, Math or related area (Degrees in Aerospace or Mechanical Engineering highly preferred) and 9+ years of experience, Master's Degree and 7+ years of experience

  • Experience must include lay-up, machining, assembly and inspection of composite flight materials and hardware

  • Capable of representing an organization as a technical contact and interact with program teams and leadership as the technical expert for the manufacturing process

  • Knowledge and application of continuous improvement philosophy, methodology, and tools

  • Skilled at technical problem solving, including formal root cause and corrective action identification and implementation

  • Ability to read, interpret and create engineering drawings with proper application of geometric dimensioning and tolerancing (GD&T)

  • Applicants must be U.S. citizens as defined by ITAR (22 CFR §120.15)

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Strong organizational and time management skills to successfully engage in multiple programs simultaneously

  • Effective communication within teams, cross-functional collaboration, and leadership skills

  • Proficient in MS Office – (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Project)

  • Prefer CAD experience (NX-10/Team-center or other CAD experience)

  • Active DoD and Top Secret CSI clearance highly preferred OR must have the ability to obtain a DoD and Top Secret CSI clearance

Additional Requirements:

  • ITAR Requirements: To conform to U.S. Government space technology export regulations, applicant must be a U.S. citizen, lawful permanent resident of the U.S., protected individual as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3), or eligible to obtain the required authorizations from the U.S. Department of State.

Northrop Grumman is applying entrepreneurial thinking and commercial practices to deliver reliable, innovative and affordable products and services to our customers and grow our core areas while harnessing new technologies that will take our products and your ideas into the future. When encouraged to think beyond the ordinary, you'll be amazed at what you can do! We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability

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