Tool Designer/Checker, Clearfield, Ut

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Clearfield, UT

Requisition ID: R10084629
Category: Engineering
Location: Clearfield, UT, USA
Citizenship Required: United States Citizenship
Clearance Type: None
Telecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position
Shift: Days (United States of America)
Travel Required: No
Relocation Assistance: Relocation assistance may be available
Positions Available: 1

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 Space Systems is currently recruiting for a Tool Designer/Checker to join our team at the Clearfield, Utah location.

Job Description:

Candidate will be responsible for the examination of engineering drawings and related documentation for soundness, efficiency, and simplicity in design; completeness, clarity, and dimensional accuracy; correctness of materials and processes; conformity to design/drafting standards, design specifications, and practicability; and economy of fabrication, assembly, and installation.

Duties and Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

Interface with review team to assure customer satisfaction with design

Interface with engineers to understand mechanical drawings and make appropriate corrections.

Work with internal Customers to concept needed support equipment for new and existing programs

Understand/monitor cost and schedule

Review engineering drawings and designs for manufacturability

Support vendors as needed during fabrication

Inspect tool configuration for drawing compliance, including fit, form and function

Support continuous improvement 

Support Operations and Process Engineering in the use of all tooling

Evaluate tool designs for compliance to Northrop Grumman (IPHM, HOPS,), as well as industry dimension and tolerancing standards (ASME Y14.5M-2009).

Evaluate design to determine manufacturability of tool design including proper dimensioning to produce an acceptable, functional tool.

Evaluate design for functionality to ensure tool will perform per user request.

Review design package for completeness.

Communicate the changes needed in a concise but direct manner.

Experience and familiarity with machine shop and weld shop practices.


Associates Degree and 2 years of relevant checking experience

Demonstrated ability to evaluate vendor and equipment capability and ability to perform required tasks to include production of tooling as well as unique aerospace part production.

NX modeling and drafting experience.

Experience checking technical drawings for completeness, form, fit and function

Experience with GD&T standards and meeting ASME Y14.5

Experience with design for manufacturing and value-added engineering

Technical Skills:

Strong candidates for this position will possess:

Desire, i.e. passion, to build and manufacture support hardware.

Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

Soft skills in critical thinking, problem solving, attention to detail, collaboration, consensus building.

Strong organizational skills in managing time, projects and resources.

Leadership ability.

Technical attention to detail.

Ability to build productive, positive relationships with other team members.

Proficient in use dimension and tolerancing standard ASME Y14.5M – 2009.

Tool drawing creation and interpretation. (Actual drafting software used is not critical but knowledge of tooling drawing and associated formatting is necessary.)

Salary Range: $55,100 USD – $82,700 USD

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. The company encourages employees to remain up-to-date on their COVID-19 vaccinations. U.S. Northrop Grumman employees may be required, in the future, to be vaccinated or have an approved disability/medical or religious accommodation, pursuant to future court decisions and/or government action on the currently stayed federal contractor vaccine mandate under Executive Order 14042

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 U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.

Northrop Grumman / Equal Opportunity Employer

JBNGJ-R10084629 2023.01.14

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