Northrop Grumman Innovation Systems Careers

Process Engineer / Manufacturing Engineer

Beavercreek, OH
Engineering and Sciences

Job Description

Job ID: DBK20182308-47183

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 Innovation Systems designs, builds and delivers space, defense and aviation-related systems to customers around the world. Our main products include launch vehicles and related propulsion systems; missile products, subsystems and defense electronics; precision weapons, armament systems and ammunition; satellites and associated space components and services; and advanced aerospace structures.

Northrop Grumman is currently seeking a Process Engineer or Manufacturing Engineer to join our team in our Beavercreek, OH offices.

Role description & Responsibilities:

  • Oversight of chemical etching process/equipment
  • Responsible for process improvements on photolithography process
  • Work with vendors and maintenance to ensure equipment up-time is maintained.
  • Working with a multi-disciplinary team to help complete projects
  • Develop and maintain Manufacturing Bills of Materials
  • Generation of work instructions for manufacturing and test processes
  • Developing tooling required for manufacturing
  • Coordination with production on day-to-day activities and problem resolution
  • Coordination of documentation and data to support manufacturing

Experience Requirements:  

  • BS in Classical Engineering discipline
  • 5+ years’ experience
  • Microsoft Office proficiency
  • Ability to support production schedules
  • Must be US Citizen with ability to obtain and maintain a DoD security clearance

Experience Preferred:   

  • Experience with chemical processing
  • Experience in lean manufacturing
  • Experience with composites manufacturing methods is a plus 

Skills & Qualifications: 

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to manage time and multi-task.
  • Ability to work independently and use judgment to make appropriate decisions that support overall project objectives.
  • Ability to drive projects and processes
  • Ability to troubleshoot problems and resolve issues is a short time frame.
  • Detail oriented but able to understand the big picture.
  • Strong problem-solving skills
  • Ability to organize and multi-task


  • BS in Classical Engineering discipline

Develops manufacturing processes by studying product requirements; researching, designing, modifying, and testing manufacturing methods and equipment; conferring with equipment vendors. Develops and maintains detailed work instructions for assigned products/processes. Dispositions discrepant hardware. Investigates root cause of discrepancies and implements corrective actions. Performs material flow analysis, cycle time analysis, and value stream mapping. Supports program reviews. Performs DFMX initiatives. Develops tools/fixtures.

Job Responsibilities

  1. Collaborates with Design Engineering on design and manufacturability issues.
  2. Coordinates with production on day-to-day activities. Resolves complex manufacturing process issues.
  3. Evaluates discrepant hardware. Conducts root cause/corrective action investigations using multiple tools; 5 Whys, Fishbone Diagram, 5D, etc. Recommends corrective actions.
  4. Communicates manufacturing plans and processes to internal and external customers through Manufacturing Readiness reviews
  5. Research and evaluate commercially available tools and equipment to support manufacturing activities. Design and procure specialized tooling and fixtures.
  6. Troubleshoots existing processes to improve safety, quality, cost and efficiency.
  7. Educates/trains operators on new and existing processes.
  8. Represent manufacturing at change control board to determine impact of proposed changes. Incorporate engineering changes on work in process.

Education and Experience

Requires BS in Engineering & 4 years or Masters in Engineering & 2 years.

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.

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Job Type: Full Time
Desired Travel: less than 25%
Years of Experience: 5-8 Years
Education: Bachelors
Expertise: Engineering
Group: Flight