Northrop Grumman Innovation Systems Senior Manufacturing Engineer in Plymouth, Minnesota

Senior Manufacturing Engineer

Locations:Plymouth, MN

Categories: Engineering and Sciences

Job Description

Job ID:JMB20180705-45501

Northrop Grumman - Innovation Systems is currently seeking an experiencedSenior Manufacturing Engineerto provide manufacturing and process engineering technical expertise and project management for our Ammunition & Precision Weapon production programs in ourPlymouth, MNoffices. This position is focused on manufacturing of large caliber ammunition components and sub-assemblies, and supports the Ammunition business segment at Armament Systems Division.

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.

Role description & Responsibilities:

  • This position reports to the Engineering Manager, Mechanical Production Engineering and is responsible for providing manufacturing engineering oversight and support on Orbital ATK’s Large Caliber Ammunition programs.

  • Development and oversight of production processes for large caliber ammunition components, sub-assemblies, energetics (propulsion systems), and final assemblies. Support production and/or development programs based in Plymouth, MN with manufacturing oversight of production at Plymouth, other Orbital ATK locations and our subcontractors.

  • Provide manufacturing engineering project management and leadership.

  • Support and/or lead failure investigations, root cause determination, and corrective action implementation.

  • Engineering oversight and interpretation of acceptance requirements and qualification testing results.

  • Contribute to completion of specific program and project milestones.

  • Represent Orbital ATK to our customers and suppliers.

  • Travel (approximately 25%-40%) domestically to customers and suppliers, representing Orbital ATK’s program and business interests.

  • Conceptualize and implement continuous improvement projects internally and with suppliers.

  • Communicate project status and issues to management and customers.

  • Implement and manage strong manufacturing engineering principals to ensure robust production process and high product quality. Examples are SPC, P-FMEA, Mistake Proofing, gage R&R, Production Readiness Reviews, equipment and gage qualifications, and First Article Inspections.

Experience Requirements:

  • B.S. in Engineering required.

  • Minimum 4 years (or 2 years with an M.S.) production engineering experience in both product development and production environments.

  • Experience working with customer engineering, vendors and subcontractors.

  • Failure Analysis and root cause determination.

  • Ability to travel domestically.

  • Must be U.S. Citizen.

Preferred Requirements:

  • Experience with energetic materials, including propellants and explosives, is a plus.

  • Experience with managing project costs and schedules.

  • Prior experience in project management.

  • Prior experience working in the defense industry and/or with U.S. Government contracts.

  • Ability to obtain and maintain a US Government Security Clearance.

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 U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.

Job Type:Full Time

Desired Travel:less than 25%

Years of Experience:3-5 Years