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Northrop Grumman Manufacturing Engineer - Final Assembly - 2ND SHIFT in Baltimore, Maryland


RELOCATION ASSISTANCE: Relocation assistance may be available


TRAVEL: Yes, 10% of the Time


Join Northrop Grumman on our continued mission to push the boundaries of possible across land, sea, air, space, and cyberspace. Enjoy a culture where your voice is valued and start contributing to our team of passionate professionals providing real-life solutions to our world’s biggest challenges. We take pride in creating purposeful work and allowing our employees to grow and achieve their goals every day by Defining Possible. With our competitive pay and comprehensive benefits, we have the right opportunities to fit your life and launch your career today.

Northrop Grumman Mission Systems Sector has an immediate need for a Manufacturing Process Engineer to support the Final Assembly area within manufacturing. The primary location is our Linthicum, MD facility.

This is a second shift position. There is a differential (higher pay) for second shift.

What's Great About Working for Northrop Grumman:

  • Be part of a culture that thrives on intellectual curiosity, cognitive diversity and bringing your whole self to work.

  • Use your skills to build and deliver innovative tech solutions that protect the world and shape a better future.

  • Enjoy benefits like work-life balance, education assistance and paid time off.

  • Many sites have 9/80 days, telework and flexible scheduling options, plus generous paid time off.

  • Indeed named Northrop Grumman a top 15 company for work/life balance in 2019. We were rated #1 by Millennials on Indeed as the Best Company to work for in 2018.

The Manufacturing Process Engineer has responsibilities that include, but are not limited to:

Process Development:

  • Developing new and maintaining, or improving, existing manufacturing processes with a focus on production capabilities and affordability

  • Providing ROI justification for process improvements

  • Creating and managing project plans (tasks, resources and schedules) for process development activities

  • Creating and documenting designs for custom tooling

  • Specifying, identifying and procuring new manufacturing equipment for production readiness and preparing equipment for production

  • Developing and optimizing process parameters

  • Developing/revising process documentation and work instructions

Factory Support:

  • Monitoring process yields and cost, recommending and implementing quality improvements to drive improved metrics

  • Solving of manufacturing problems (related to materials, designs, equipment and tooling, training and instructions) to support production

  • Assisting with the training of new personnel and participation in the design of operation training materials

  • Supporting factory maintenance personnel with the troubleshooting and repair of process equipment

Design and Engineering Support:

  • Recommending product design improvements required to produce advanced microelectronics products

  • Documenting state-of-the-art process capabilities and guidelines for product designers

  • Participating in design producibility reviews for new products


  • Providing supplier support, as needed, to resolve issues within supply base

  • Providing Request for Proposal (RFP) input specifically as it relates to Non-Recurring Engineering (NRE) requirements such as tooling, capital equipment and/or new process development

The chosen candidate must be able to multi-task in a fast-paced, dynamic, and high visibility environment; work well in a team environment; and have excellent written and verbal communication skills.

Basic Qualifications for an Engineer:

  • Bachelor's degree or higher in Engineering or other related STEM area and at least 2 years of relevant experience -OR - a Master's degree in a STEM area

  • 3D Solid Modeling experience using a CAD software

  • Candidate must be able to obtain and maintain a Secret security clearance.

  • You must be able to work second shift (which starts around 3pm).

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of microelectronic assembly

  • Hands-on experience with microelectronic assembly processes and troubleshooting circuit card assemblies

  • Experience with manual or automated circuit card assembly soldering

  • Familiarity with J-STD and MIL-STD requirements

  • 3D modeling experience in Unigraphics/NX

  • 3D modeling experience with assembly tooling, concept development, and tool creation

  • Experience with the Teamcenter Manufacturing tool suite and Manufacturing Process Planning

  • Familiarity with Design of Experiment (DOE), Statistical Process Control (SPC), and 6 sigma concepts for process development and control

  • Knowledge of Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T)

  • Robotics or automation experience


Salary Range: $71,500.00 - $107,300.00

Employees may be eligible for a discretionary bonus in addition to base pay. Annual bonuses are designed to reward individual contributions as well as allow employees to share in company results. Employees in Vice President or Director positions may be eligible for Long Term Incentives. In addition, Northrop Grumman provides a variety of benefits including health insurance coverage, life and disability insurance, savings plan, Company paid holidays and paid time off (PTO) for vacation and/or personal business.

The health and safety of our employees and their families is a top priority . The company encourages employees to remain up-to-date on their COVID-19 vaccinations. U.S. Northrop Grumman employees may be required, in the future, to be vaccinated or have an approved disability/medical or religious accommodation, pursuant to future court decisions and/or government action on the currently stayed federal contractor vaccine mandate under Executive Order 14042 https://www.saferfederalworkforce.gov/contractors/ .

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 http://www.northropgrumman.com/EEO . U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.

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With careers across all areas: air, cyber, land, sea and space – our 90,000 employees work as one to defend and define the future. Northrop Grumman careers and internships are as varied as your interests, with a lifetime of potential that will give you every opportunity to do your best work. Working together with people from many backgrounds, personal passions and disciplines, we share a drive to push the boundaries of science, technology and engineering to meet the ever evolving needs of our customers worldwide.