Northrop Grumman Innovation Systems Careers

Princ Engineering Technologist (NC Programmer)

Promontory, UT
Engineering and Sciences

Job Description

Job ID: GEM20182802-44182

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 Innovation Systems is currently seeking an experienced Principal Engineering Technologist (NC Programmer) to work with our Process Engineering team at our Promontory location.  This position is needed to support new program development work (GEM 63XL & CBS) and work associated with implementing the new machines (Doosan lathe & Okuma VTM).  

Position Summary

The selected individual will be responsible to create NC programs for multiple programs.  Specifically, he/she will be responsible to ensure we have a reliable, repeatable controlled process to support SLS, D5, LAS, and other development programs.  In addition, he/she may be assigned other process engineering responsibilities as shown below. 

Responsibilities include:

  • Programming NC equipment
  • Preparing drawings using CAD tools (NX and Creo/Pro-E)
  • Developing and improving manufacturing processes
  • Performing table top reviews          
  • Troubleshooting production/tooling/facility issues and implementing improvements and solutions
  • Supporting design, checkout, qualification and implementation of new or modified tooling or equipment

Preferred Skills:

  • NC Programming
  • Machining
  • CAD experience
  • Knowledgeable of CREO and/or NX programming languages

Minimum Requirements:

  • B.S. degree (prefer technical degree)
  • Minimum 7 years related experience
  • Good problem-solving skills
  • Good communication and writing skills
  • Good organization and multi-tasking skills

Preferred Requirements:

  • Experience in Lean Manufacturing Techniques

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 Type: Full Time
Desired Travel: less than 25%
Years of Experience: 8-10 Years
Education: Bachelors
Expertise: Engineering
Group: Flight