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Northrop Grumman PLM Systems Engineer in Brigham City, Utah

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.

We are currently seeking an experienced Sr. Principal Engineer, Systems (PLM Systems Engineer) to be part of the PLM Center of Excellence team reporting to the Digital Thread Engineering department Section in the Science and Engineering organization at our Promontory, UT offices . Responsible for NGIS strategy regarding engineering processes and engineering tools with a focus on model based engineering, including model-based systems engineering, model based design, model based manufacturing, and design for manufacturing. Works with the manufacturing customers to showcase and support new products and process. Works with all of the NGIS engineering sites to encourage sector alignment. Benchmarks other NGC sectors as well as external companies to keep aligned with industry process and practices. Attends and participates in supplier and internal conferences to keep a strategic sense of development direction in industry as well as changes within NGIS. Literacy of the tools that are being used in manufacturing and works to improve the tools and process to increase efficiency.

Some travel is required to support various sites, benchmark meetings and conferencing efforts.

Job Duties:

  • Support lean initiatives across the enterprise for rapid product development, digital manufacturing and quality improvements utilizing industry best practices

  • Administer and support PLM Systems focused on manufacturing for all NGIS sites

  • Support and lead where applicable the integration of disparate shop floor instructions, tools, and processes into a common digital tool with an accompanying supported process.

  • Interface in a key role with the NG Enterprise Services (Corp IT) programming and services team to develop manufacturing solutions that are integrated with ERP/EVMS/MRP/SFMS systems.

  • Develop Manufacturing Workflows, Define Preferences and Conditions, Administer system access and roles

  • Install, configure, and maintain required software components in accordance with change control procedures.

  • Coordinate upgrades and patches with multi-functional project teams, including execution of functional testing, preparation and maintenance of system documentation, and deployment in production environment.

  • Support/Direct Local Site Administrators

  • Provide user support via Tier 2 Help Desk calls, problem reports, and approved software changes

  • Project Manager for new implementations, migrations and process/method changes

  • Develop and administer user training including media and documentation

  • Support the PLM strategy team and Digital Thread Engineering organization leadership in the creation and execution of strategic roadmaps for deployment of PLM, the transition to TcUA, and promote changes necessary to expand the digital thread

  • Present at internal and external conferences

  • Engage withfunctional managers, program managers, product teams, and individuals to ensurePLM tools and processes are in place ensuring that delivered products are correct andaccurate

Skills and Qualifications:

  • Deep understanding of manufacturing processes, planning, and execution

  • Experience with or demonstrated ability to learn to learn manufacturing planning tools and processes (ESI, Teamcenter Manufacturing Process Planner, Solumina, or Windchill MPMLink)

  • Experience with or demonstrated ability to learn how to administer a PLM system (Teamcenter is preferred, Windchill or Enovia is acceptable)

  • Skilled at developing work flows, processes, standard work, and command media with a strategic focus on the big picture

  • Excellent interpersonal skills particularly with manufacturing customers including process engineers, quality engineers, operators and operations leadership Good interpersonal skills

  • Change agent and strategic thinker

  • Demonstrated aptitude for solving problems with long range vision

  • Understanding of engineering application software and programming methods and languages (C++, C#, or VB)

  • Aptitude and ability to work with commercial-off the shelf (COTS) software and software suppliers to influence out of the box behavior

  • Goal driven self-starter and self-motivated

  • Effective communicator skilled at collaborating with others to get work done and manage conflicting priorities

  • Ability to execute customer demands and resolve customer concerns in the short-term while effectively creating and executing to a future business vision

Education and Experience Requirements:

  • BS or MS in a science or engineering discipline

  • Minimum of 9 years of relevant experience with a BS degree or 7 years of experience with a MS degree

  • Ability to travel up to 10%

Experience Preferred :

  • Minimum of 5 years engineering experience in a manufacturing environment

  • Siemens Teamcenter Enterprise and Teamcenter Unified administration and/or development.

  • Computer applications programming and/or administration

  • Application software testing and deployment

  • User application software support and user training

  • Knowledge of PLM systems or other application software related experience

  • Engineering configuration management

  • Security Clearance and Security Plus training certificate

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

Job Category : Engineering