Northrop Grumman Innovation Systems Careers

Continuous Improvement Intern

Chandler, AZ
Engineering and Sciences

Job Description

Job ID: KF20181708-47104

We are currently seeking a Continuous Improvement Intern to join our Launch Vehicles Division in Chandler, AZ.  Interns will be given the opportunity gain hands-on experience while applying theoretical knowledge and techniques learned in the classroom. Internship opportunities available in our three Business Groups: Flight Systems, Space Systems, and Defense Systems. 

Job Duties:

  • Assist / Facilitate continuous improvement training, simulations, and cross functional project teams
  • Conduct time studies, perform data analysis and define the current state for both manufacturing and business processes
  • Assist / lead cross functional teams to identify and eliminate the 7 deadly wastes
  • Support day-to-day activities including meeting invitations, A3 updates, following up on actions…
  • Communicate improvement progress and issues through visual, verbal, and written methods to stakeholders and business leaders
  • Apply      knowledge and techniques to the solution of basic problems.

Required Qualifications: 

  • Currently      pursuing a B.S. M.S. or PhD in aerospace, chemical, computer, electrical,      industrial, materials, mechanical engineering, or a closely related      discipline.
  • Lean Mindset - Fully understands lean principles with a solid working knowledge of lean tools
  • Flexibility - Ability to work in ambiguous situations and temporarily work across shifts if required
  • Goal Oriented – Driven to achieve objectives on time and within budget
  • Process Focus – Sees the world as interdependent processes
  • Analytical – Applies Lean (TPS) / Six Sigma skills and experience to identify and quantify improvement opportunities
  • General      understanding of fundamental engineering principles, practices, and      theories. Interest in working in the space and/or defense industry.
  • Strong      computer skills including MS Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint.
  • Excellent      written and oral communication skills as well as strong interpersonal and      problem solving skills.
  • Ability      to work well in a team environment.
  • Permanent      and legal right to work in the U.S. without student visa or sponsorship.

Preferred Qualifications

  • 3.25      GPA or higher

Business Groups

  • Northrop      Grumman Innovation Systems Flight Systems Group provides products and      services that span the launch, strategic missile and missile defense and      aerospace structures markets. We are a premier manufacturer of solid rocket      propulsion systems and specialty energetic products; a leading provider of      small- and medium class space launch vehicles for civil, defense and      commercial missions; a major supplier of interceptor boosters and target      vehicles for missile defense; and a world-class manufacturer of composite      primary and secondary structures for commercial and military aircraft and      launch vehicles.
  • Northrop      Grumman Innovation Systems Space Systems Group is one of the world’s      preeminent satellite builders and advanced space systems providers. We      design, manufacture and operate small- to medium-class satellites for      communications, imaging, science and national security space applications.      We are a market-leading supplier of space components that power and enable      satellites of all classes and are pioneering innovative in-orbit satellite      servicing technologies. We are also a premier provider of space-related      engineering services to government agencies and laboratories.
  • Northrop      Grumman Innovation Systems Defense Systems Group is an industry leader in      precision weapons, tactical rocket motors across air, sea and land-based      systems missile-warning products and ammunition and gun systems. We are      the largest U.S. producer of small-caliber ammunition, as well as a      leading producer of medium- and large-caliber ammunition gun systems. We      also develop advanced capabilities for missile-defense interceptors,      fuzing and warheads, weaponized special-mission aircraft and propulsion      control systems.


Job Type: Intern
Desired Travel: less than 25%
Years of Experience: 0-1 Year
Education: Bachelors
Expertise: Engineering
Group: Flight