Northrop Grumman Innovation Systems Careers

Manufacturing Engineer

Rocket Center, WV
Engineering and Sciences

Job Description

Job ID: JWS20182808-47250

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 are 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.

Job Summary

This position develops manufacturing processes by studying product requirements; researching, designing, modifying, and testing manufacturing methods and equipment. In this role, you will develop and maintain detailed work instructions for assigned products/processes, disposition discrepant hardware, provide suggestions to improve productivity and provide day-to-day support to manufacturing personnel.

Additional Job Responsibilities include:

  • Coordinate with Design Engineering on design and manufacturability issues.
  • Coordinate with production on day-to-day activities. Resolves routine manufacturing process issues and assists in the resolution of complex manufacturing process issues.
  • Evaluate discrepant hardware. Conduct root cause/corrective action investigations using multiple tools (5 Whys, Fishbone Diagram, 5D, etc.).
  • Research and evaluate commercially available tools and equipment to support manufacturing activities.
  • Troubleshoot existing processes to improve safety, quality, cost and efficiency.
  • Educate/train operators on new and existing processes.
  • Incorporate engineering changes on work in process.
  • Determine requirements for tools/fixtures.

Education and Experience

  • Requires BS in Engineering & 2 years of experience, or a Master’s Degree in Engineering. Prefer candidates with an Electrical Engineering degree.
  • 2+ years of experience in a manufacturing environment
  • Experience with operating/programming Surface Mount Technology production lines
  • Demonstrated hands-on electrical ability
  • Experience using SPC and Six Sigma techniques
  • Ability to obtain a Secret Clearance, which requires US Citizenship as a pre-requisite
  • Experience with Electrical and Electro Mechanical Assembly preferred.

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: 1-3 Years
Education: Bachelors
Expertise: Engineering
Group: Defense