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Northrop Grumman Principal or Sr. Principal Production Engineer in Plymouth, Minnesota

US CITIZENSHIP REQUIRED FOR THIS POSITION: Yes

RELOCATION ASSISTANCE: No relocation assistance available

CLEARANCE TYPE: Secret

TRAVEL: Yes, 25% of the Time

Description

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Northrop Grumman is seeking a Principal or Sr. Principal Production Engineer for our location in Plymouth, MN .

Position Description

This position provides engineering support for development and fabrication of advanced medium caliber ammunition. In general, as a member of an integrated product team, you will be providing mechanical design support, engineering support and work direction to local and distributed manufacturing and test locations, investigating and solving design and manufacturing issues, developing and documenting manufacturing processes, coordinating efforts between internal functional groups, supporting manufacturing and ammunition testing, supporting communications with our customers, and providing support and oversight to material suppliers.

Typical Duties (Including but not limited to)

  • Provide design and production engineering support for the development of new and modification of existing medium caliber ammunition products

  • Develop products and modifications using a disciplined, systems engineering based design process

  • Provide work direction and engineering support to our local and distributed manufacturing and test locations

  • Assist in the resolution of complex manufacturing line process issues such as electrical and electro-mechanical assembly, machining, metal finishing, painting, heat treating, general mechanical assembly, and test

  • Research and evaluate commercially available tools and equipment to support manufacturing activities. Design and procure specialized tooling and fixtures.

  • Develop new, and improve existing, manufacturing processes

  • Develop task releases, get them approved and introduced into the manufacturing system

  • Prepare for and support Build Readiness Reviews and Production Readiness Reviews

  • Create test requests and support test readiness reviews

  • Coordinate manufacturing efforts between internal functional disciplines including Engineering, Supply Chain, Quality, Manufacturing, and Test.

  • Work with the program team on design and manufacturability issues including root cause analysis and corrective actions on processes and products for both internal and external sources

  • As the responsible agent for the product Technical Data Package, support the creation and release of Engineering Changes (concept through final release).

  • Create, publish, review and maintain all necessary documentation required for new and existing manufacturing programs.

  • Manufacturing work instructions

  • Manufacturing bills of material and build lists

  • TDP reviews for correctness and completeness

  • Ensure appropriate documentation is in Configuration Management system

  • Monitor In-Process Testing and Lot Acceptance Testing for compliance to specification requirements.

  • Assist in the preparation of engineering and program proposals

  • Assist in the preparation of and participate in customer meetings and program reviews

Required Skills and Experience:

Sr. Principal Production Engineer:

  • BS degree in Engineering and minimum of 9 years or MS in Engineering discipline and 7 years’ experience in design and manufacturing environment relevant to the Typical Duties listed above.

  • Ability to guide successful completion of significant projects and provide work direction, mentoring, and coordination of other technical team members.

  • Significant experience working and communicating with customers, program management, and engineering management

  • Technical understanding of electro-mechanical mechanisms, mechanical mechanisms, manufacturing processes, metal coatings, heat treatments, metal fabrication, and/or standard assembly processes

  • Applies knowledge of engineering and scientific methods, theories and research techniques in the disciplined investigation and solution of technical problems.

  • The person filling this position must be able to work with a wide variety of multi-discipline people, in remote settings, interact with them frequently, building strong trusting relationships.

  • Experience and proficiency in working with multiple projects.

  • Self-motivated to start and complete quality work

  • Strong communication skills, written and verbal

  • Experience with CAD software for mechanical design

  • Strong computer skills in Microsoft Suite, including MS Project.

  • Applicants selected may be subject to a government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information.

  • Travel up to about 20%.

  • US CITIZENSHIP REQUIRED.

Principal Production Engineer:

  • BS degree in Mechanical Engineering and minimum of 5 years or MS in Engineering discipline and 3 years’ experience in design and manufacturing environment relevant to the Typical Duties listed above.

  • Ability to guide successful completion of significant tasks and provide some work direction, mentoring, and coordination of other technical team members.

  • Some experience working and communicating with customers, program management, and engineering management

  • Technical understanding of electro-mechanical mechanisms, mechanical mechanisms, manufacturing processes, metal coatings, heat treatments, metal fabrication, and/or standard assembly processes

  • Applies knowledge of engineering and scientific methods, theories and research techniques in the disciplined investigation and solution of technical problems.

  • The person filling this position must be able to work with a wide variety of multi-discipline people, in remote settings, interact with them frequently, building strong trusting relationships.

  • Experience and proficiency in working with multiple projects.

  • Self-motivated to start and complete quality work

  • Strong communication skills, written and verbal

  • Experience with CAD software for mechanical design

  • Strong computer skills in Microsoft Suite, including MS Project.

  • Applicants selected may be subject to a government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information.

  • Travel up to about 20%.

  • US CITIZENSHIP REQUIRED.

Preferred Skills and Experience:

Sr. Principal Production Engineer:

  • Familiarity and experience with energetic materials typically found in medium caliber ammunition or similar would be helpful

  • Familiarity and experience with the manufacture and test of medium caliber ammunition or similar would be helpful

  • Ability to read drawings with Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing is desired

  • Experience working at a site compliant with AS9100D, ISO 9001:2015, or equivalent is desirable.

Principal Production Engineer:

  • Familiarity and experience with energetic materials typically found in medium caliber ammunition or similar would be helpful

  • Familiarity and experience with the manufacture and test of medium caliber ammunition or similar would be helpful

  • Ability to read drawings with Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing is desired

  • Experience working at a site compliant with AS9100D, ISO 9001:2015, or equivalent is desirable.

Salary Range: $87,800.00 - $163,300.00

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. With the continuing impacts of COVID-19 around the world, we are taking action to protect the health and well-being of our colleagues and maintain the safety of the communities where we operate. As a federal contractor, and consistent with Executive Order 14042 ( https://www.saferfederalworkforce.gov/contractors/ ), we will require all newly hired employees in the United States to be fully vaccinated by December 8, 2021 or by your start date if it is after December 8th. Federal guidance allows for disability/medical and religious accommodations with respect to the vaccine requirement. Any requested accommodations must be reviewed and approved (if applicable) in advance of your start date.

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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