Northrop Grumman Innovation Systems Careers

Sr. Equipment Reliability Engineer

Clearfield, UT
Engineering and Sciences


Job Description

Job ID: TS20181708-47097

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 recruiting for a Reliability Engineer in our Clearfield, UT location.

Job Description:

As the Senior Manufacturing Reliability Engineer with special emphasis in Aerospace Manufacturing equipment mechanical/electrical components, you will oversee the reconfiguration, maintenance, troubleshooting and alteration of such equipment specific to their mechanical and electrical working attributes. Evaluate discrepant hardware for repair or replacement. 

Conduct root cause/corrective action investigation using multiple tools; 5 Whys, Fishbone Diagram, 5D, etc., and implement corrective action plans. 

Ensure that all assigned equipment are working at their utmost performance level and provide quick response analysis on issues that arise with the mechanical and or electrical systems. 

Reviews existing equipment such as Walk-in Ovens, Walk-in Freezers, Plant air compressors, Filament Winding Machines, 5-Axis Machining Centers, etc. and becomes completely familiar with the OEM’s manufacturing build protocol as it relates to machine function. 

Troubleshoot existing processes to improve Safety, Quality, Cost and Efficiency. 

Provide emphasis to ensure that the correct preventative maintenance procedures are in place as it relates to the mechanical and electrical systems and recommend all necessary spare parts to keep the plant operational on a 24/7 basis.

This position is a Senior Level Reliability Engineer working to ensure that all assigned equipment in factories totaling over 400,000 square feet perform at their ultimate performance level and maintain a high level of uptime. 

Considerable latitude for independent action and decision making is provided.

You will support our current facility and allow it to grow to the next level of operations and production. You will prepare presentations and reports detailing the Operational Equipment Effectiveness on all machines assigned.  You will aid in developing standard specifications for all future equipment purchases. Represent the Facilities Engineering Department at change control board to determine impact of proposed changes. 

Basic Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s of Science in Mechanical Engineering with in depth knowledge of Aerospace Manufacturing equipment such as 5-Axis Machining Centers, Walk-in Ovens, Walk-in Freezers, Filament Winding Machines, etc.  (education will be verified)
  • Minimum of 4 years experience in troubleshooting high rate manufacturing equipment mechanical and electrical systems, as well as PLC’s.
  • Excellent troubleshooting skills as it relates to mechanical and electrical aspects of manufacturing equipment.
  • Strong background in operating and troubleshooting Allen Bradley control systems.
  • Basic understanding of carbon composite manufacturing is preferred.
  • Ability to prepare sound presentations and conduct meetings with the senior staff.
  • Proficient in Word, Excel, MS Project and PowerPoint.
  • Ability to negotiate and consult with vendors as required to maintain and repair mechanical/electrical equipment.
  • Experience in installing and commissioning industrial equipment such as CNC Machining Centers, Walk-in Ovens, Walk-in Freezers, Plant Air Compressor’s, Plant Vacuum Pumps, etc.

Preferred Skills:

  • Experience in lean manufacturing.
  • Experience in aerospace industry.
  • Past experience working in high rate manufacturing facilities operating on a 24/7 schedule.
  • Mechanical and electrical aptitude with the desire to learn new skills outside of normal work duties, such as software diagnostics and electronics.

Competencies for Success:

  • Must have good oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to manage time and multi-task.
  • Ability to solve problems.
  • Ability to work independently and use judgment to make appropriate decisions that support overall project objectives.
  • Ability to drive projects and processes.
  • Ability to partner with leadership at all levels.
  • Ability to troubleshoot problems and resolve issues is a short time frame.
  • Ability to work in a team environment and communicate effectively.

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.

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Job Type: Full Time
Desired Travel: less than 25%
Years of Experience: 3-5 Years
Education: Bachelors
Expertise: Engineering
Group: Flight