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Northrop Grumman Principal Manufacturing Engineer in Clearfield, Utah

NGIS Flight Systems Group provides products and services that span the launch, missile systems and aerospace markets. We are a premier producer of solid rocket propulsion systems and specialty energetic products; a leading provider of small and medium class space launch vehicles for Civil, DoD and Commercial missions; a major supplier of interceptor boosters and target vehicles for missile defense; and a world class manufacturer of composite primary and secondary structures for commercial and military aircraft and launch vehicles.

NGIS is currently looking for a Principle Manufacturing Engineer (T3) to work in our Clearfield, UT location .

Job description:

This position is within the Automated Fiber Placement (AFP) Engineering group and supports all Aerospace Structures Division (ASD) AFP and Automated Tape Laying (ATL) equipment and reports into the Technology Development group.

This role will focus on supporting Customer Funded Research and Development (CRAD) as well as Internal Research and Development (IRAD) projects.

The candidate that fills this role will be assigned Principal Investigator (PI) roles on CRAD and IRAD programs.

As a PI, the candidate will interface with both internal and external customers as the technical lead for the projects and oversee planning, execution, and reporting of the projects.

This role will also work closely with manufacturing personnel and operations to solve production issues with AFP and ATL equipment and processes.

The role will primarily be located in Clearfield, UT, however there is also equipment and projects to support in the Iuka, MS facility that will require travel and remote support as needed.

As a member of this team, the candidate will also continue to develop and refine data analytics and automated reports that provide real time operational awareness, identify issues and enable continuous improvement.

Preferred Skills and Experience:

  • Knowledge of root cause / corrective action processes and techniques

  • Functional knowledge of Process Failure Modes and Effects Analysis (PFMEA)

  • Functional knowledge of production control systems at NGIS

  • Functional knowledge of Design of Experiments (DoE)

  • Experience with Automated Fiber Placement Equipment and Processes

  • Experience authoring, modifying and presenting technical papers and presentations

  • Experience estimating, planning, and streamlining manufacturing processes

  • Experience in working with aerospace specifications and requirements

  • Experience using SPC to monitor and improve processes

  • Experience programming with Visual Basic, C#, Python, etc

  • Experience developing, accessing and querying databases

Competencies for Success:

  • Ability to multitask and prioritize

  • Strong attention to detail

  • Initiative, self-starter, adaptable, and high motivation for excellence

  • High energy, results oriented, self-motivated / self-reliant, team player

  • Strong interpersonal skills with ability to interface with an organization at all levels

  • Ability to work in a dynamic, fast paced environment

  • Ability to present at technical conferences such as SAMPE, DMC, CAMX, etc

Requirements & Qualifications:

  • Bachelors or Master's degree in Mechanical, Aerospace or Materials Science

  • Experience; target 5 years of Applicable Process/Manufacturing/Design Engineering experience with Bachelor's degree, 3 years with a Masters degree.

  • Demonstrated technical problem-solving skills, strong oral, and written communications skills

  • Demonstrated organization and multitasking skills

  • Desire to work in a manufacturing environment

  • Responsibilities include mentoring earlier career process engineers

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • Ability to work with minimal direction in a changing environment

  • Ability to obtain a security clearance

If you are a dynamic, successful, driven professional, NGIS is the company that will further your experience and career growth. We offer a highly competitive salary, comprehensive benefits including, medical, dental, 401k, tuition reimbursement, and much more.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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Job Category : Engineering