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Northrop Grumman Principal Energetic Manufacturing 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 Principal Ene rgetic Manufacturing Engineer to join our Process Engineering team in our Promontory, UT offices . This job requires technical / manufacturing oversight, investigative problem resolution, data analysis, and presentation skills to leadership and external customers. Position requires supporting cross function matrixed investigation teams with emphasis on root cause analysis, process failure modes and effect analysis (PFMEA). Work instruction development and ownership. Dual Process and Design Engineering MRB responsibilities (post DCR) may be a consideration.

Job Description

This Process Engineering position will work with a team of engineers to oversee all aspects of Ammonium Perchlorate (AP) production including: AP synthesis, crystallization, drying, and blending. The selected engineer will have a wide variety of roles including: developing and refining new AP processes, overseeing day-to-day activities, communicating current operating methods and production goals with operations, establishing standard operating procedures, processing OSCRs for process changes, and working with other functional groups (facilities, program, operations, etc.) to ensure AP demands are met. The engineer's primary focus is to ensure a safe, effective manufacturing process that meets the customer demands.

Responsibilities include:

  • The safety of operations personnel as well as the process. Ensures the plant/process is compliant with all internal and external safety and environmental requirements.

  • Prepares, reviews approves and interprets drawings, specifications and work instructions associated with the plant/process in conjunction with the team.

  • Conducts project team meeting and assigns actions as appropriate and follows up on actions to completion.

  • Developing and improving manufacturing processes

  • Performing cause and corrective action activities to permanently eliminate defects

  • Perform SPC analysis to ensure a consistent product is produced

  • Work with concurrent engineering team to create Build-to-Packages (i.e. engineering and planning documents)

  • Prepare and present technical presentations to the program


  • BS/MS Chemical Engineering

  • 5 years engineering experience with BS

  • 3 years engineering experience with MS

Preferred Requirements:

  • Experience chemical manufacturing processes

  • Good problem-solving skills

  • Good communication and writing skills

  • Good organization and multi-tasking skills

  • Experience in Lean Manufacturing Techniques

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