Manufacturing Engineer 1/2 – Military & Veterans Encouraged to Apply, Clearfield, Ut

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Clearfield, UT

Requisition ID: R10086880
Category: Engineering
Location: Clearfield, UT, USA
Citizenship Required: United States Citizenship
Clearance Type: Secret
Telecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position
Shift: Any (United States of America)
Travel Required: Yes, 10% of the Time
Relocation Assistance: Relocation assistance may be available

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 Aeronautics Systems has openings for Manufacturing Engineers to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals.  The selected candidates will support process design and respond to production issues related to aircraft manufacturing (composite layup, cure, machining, assembly, metallic assembly, and subsystems).   This position is located at our Clearfield, Utah facility.  

Many individuals have a desire to work on secured military programs, but they lack the required DoD clearance.  This posting employs the Northrop Grumman Talent Reserve process which enables qualified applicants to obtain a DoD clearance, thus enabling them to work on secure programs.

Want to work on the cutting edge of aerospace?  Come join us!


Develops manufacturing process structure – instructions, materials, tooling, equipment, and software required to fabricate the product
Identifies process improvements, captures feedback from Operations, and incorporates into the manufacturing process
Creates and maintains the planning work instructions
Reviews design changes and specification changes and ensures they are captured in the manufacturing process
Promptly responds to technical issues that arise on the production floor utilizing work instructions, design models, and specifications
Clarifies work instructions to Operations and crafts modifications as needed
Leads multifunctional teams to solve production issues
Documents issues and disseminates information to core manufacturing engineering for incorporation into future releases
Resolves issues by collaborating with other resource groups as needed
Gets involved in MRB repairs and special processes to assist Operations as needed
Performs PFMEA and RCCA investigations
Creates and maintains MBOMs

The ideal candidate thrives in a fast-paced work environment with diverse assignments.  Our team is highly collaborative, working in team settings across all levels and subject areas including operations, design engineering, supply chain, and mission assurance.  We enjoy working in a production environment and being hands on to solve problems that influence company performance.

Positions are available on day, night, and weekend shifts.  Night and weekend shifts include a pay differential. 

This position may be filled at a Level 1 or 2 based on the qualifications outlined below.

Basic Qualifications

Associate Manufacturing Engineer (Level 1)

Bachelor’s Degree and 0 years of relevant work experience.  Note:  An additional 4 years of relevant manufacturing work experience may be considered in lieu of a degree.
Ability to obtain and maintain a DoD Secret Security Clearance prior to start
Ability to obtain and maintain Special Program Access Clearance prior to start
GD&T experience
Proficiency with NX11 or higher

Manufacturing Engineer (Level 2)

Bachelor’s Degree and 2 years of relevant work experience OR Master’s Degree and 0 years of relevant work experience.  Note:  An additional 4 years of relevant manufacturing work experience may be considered in lieu of a degree.
Prior experience in a manufacturing environment
Ability to obtain and maintain a DoD Secret Security Clearance prior to start
Ability to obtain and maintain Special Program Access Clearance prior to start
Experience in manufacturing engineering or design engineering
GD&T experience in aircraft manufacturing
Proficiency with NX11 or higher

Preferred Qualifications

Active DoD Secret Security Clearance
Special Program Access
Experience with aircraft composites layup, cure curing, and trim processes
Experience with aircraft assembly of composite, aluminum, and titanium components
Experience with wiring and hydraulic installation
Liaison / Floor production engineering experience
Work instruction planning experience
Experience with formal root cause and corrective action processes (PFMEA, Fault Tree, etc.)
Project leadership experience
Fluent with PDM, MRP, and EWI business systems

What We Offer:

At Northrop Grumman, we are on the cutting edge of innovation– building the next generation of sophisticated aircraft to protect our country. Our diverse portfolio of programs means there are endless paths to cultivate your career. We are well-known for our inclusive, family environment, phenomenal learning opportunities, and exposure to a wide variety of projects and customers. We also offer exceptional benefits/healthcare, a great 401K matching program, and 14 Employee Resource Groups inclusive of all employees!

Salary Range: $55,100 USD – $82,700 USD
Salary Range 2: $66,600 USD – $99,800 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

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