Principal Tooling Engineer - Metrology/Senior Principal Tooling Engineer - Metrology

Northrop Grumman

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Clearfield, UT

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    Position summary

    logy/Senior Principal Tooling Engineer - Metrology,** to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. This position will be supporting multiple organizations such as our Tooling/Metrology group as well as Manufacturing/Production group and the position is located on-site in Clearfield, Utah.

    A Tooling and Metrology Engineer develops and evaluates metrology systems that measure characteristics of objects such as length and volume as relating to industrial metrology needed for Industrial Production and Process Control. The engineer identifies magnitude of error sources contributing to uncertainty of results to determine reliability of measurement process in quantitative terms. They develop metrology methods and techniques based on principles of measurement science, technical analysis of measurement problems and accuracy and precision requirements. The selected candidate will work alongside the Metrology Manager to tackle initiatives and projects that ultimately shape the future of the department.

    This is a highly visible role with opportunities to grow.

    Essential Functions:

    • Maintain metrology recognition/accreditation.
    • Perform technical assessments for personnel performance.
    • Develop and lead technical audits of metrology (including suppliers) to verify traceability of standards and compliance with published standards and guidelines.
    • Develop, document, and maintain procedures and best practices; based on principles of measurement science, technical analysis of measurement problems and accuracy and precision requirements.
    • Develop, implement, and maintain everything relating to metrology per published standards and guidelines.
    • Design and document measurement reference material for tool fixture building and manufacturing of products.
    • Provide technical input to quotes and capital spending.
    • Perform Equipment Performance Report evaluations and monthly audits.
    • Perform and train in metrology principles as required.
    • Assist in trouble shooting and root cause analysis of measurement issues or measurement system problems and advise project engineers in measurement techniques & equipment operation.
    • Perform state-of-the-art or special measurement tasks.
    • Evaluate and recommend M&TE for use in measurement applications.
    • Evaluate supplier's products and provide feedback; work with suppliers to resolve product issues and make improvement recommendations.
    • Train technicians and engineers in metrology methodologies and measurement principles as it relates to aircraft manufacturing and tooling jig/fixture building.
    • Perform uncertainty evaluation and analysis for measurement standards and associated measurement.
    • Ability to communicate/interface with multiple levels, such as Manufacturing Engineering, Quality Assurance, and Tool Design to interpret, analyze, and advise on the data results.
    • Willing to travel 10% of time.

    We offer a flexible work schedule , phenomenal learning opportunities, exposure to a wide variety of projects and customers, and a very friendly team environment. We are looking for self-motivated, proactive, and goal-oriented people to help us grow our services and become even better at what we do.

    This position may be filled as a Principal Tool Design Engineer-Metrology or Senior Principal Tool Design Engineer-Metrology based on the qualifications outlined below.

    Basic Qualifications Principal Tool Design Engineer-Metrology :

    • Bachelor's Degree Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM) with 5 years of professional experience in metrology, tooling, laser tracking, drafting, tool design, engineering and/or related OR Masters' Degree STEM with 3 years of professional experience in metrology, tooling, laser tracking, drafting, tool design, engineering and/or related OR PhD in STEM and 0 years.
    • Experience with Laser trackers (FARO-LEICA-API), articulated arms, scanners, 6DoF (Six Degree of Freedom) etc.
    • Experience in Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T)
    • Microsoft Office software experience
    • Experience with computer aided measurement software (CAMS) (Verisurf, SA and Polyworks).
    • The ability to work on high ladders and portable platforms, ability to lift heavy objects over 35lbs., and the ability to stand for long periods of time is required.
    • Ability to obtain and maintain a Secret DoD Security Clearance (US Citizenship is required) and Program Access within a reasonable amount of time as required by the business prior to the commencement of employment.

    Basic Qualifications Senior Principal Tool Design Engineer-Metrology:

    • Bachelor's Degree Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM) with 9 years of professional experience in metrology, tooling, laser tracking, drafting, tool design, engineering and/or related OR Masters' Degree STEM with 7 years of professional experience in metrology, tooling, laser tracking, drafting, tool design, engineering and/or related OR PhD in STEM and 4 years.
    • Experience with Laser trackers (FARO-LEICA-API), articulated arms, scanners, 6DoF (Six Degree of Freedom) etc.
    • Experience in Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T)
    • Microsoft Office software experience
    • Experience with computer aided measurement software (CAMS) (Verisurf, SA and Polyworks).
    • The ability to work on high ladders and portable platforms, ability to lift heavy objects over 35lbs., and the ability to stand for long periods of time is required.
    • Ability to obtain and maintain a Secret DoD Security Clearance (US Citizenship is required) and Program Access within a reasonable amount of time as required by the business prior to the commencement of employment.

    Preferred Qualifications:

    • Active Secret or Top-Secret clearance and In-Scope Program Access.
    • Experience designing in 3D CAD e.g. CATIA, NX, CREO or equivalent design software.
    • Familiarity with Design of Experiment (DOE), Statistical Process Control (SPC), 6 sigma concepts for process development and control.
    • Experience managing projects (Cost, schedule, and technical performance). Understanding of Coordination of design and fabrication requirements for tools and fixtures with customers, both internal and external.
    • Experience in reverse engineering and model building from collected data.
    • Procedure writing, Data template creation, Researching project and technologies.
    • Experience with Hexagon equipment
    • Experience in production assembly/fabrication (aerospace preferred) including but not limited to, composites, metallic, coatings application, and production manufacturing operations.

    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 comprehensive benefits including competitive medical and dental options, a great 401K matching program, college education assistance, annual bonuses, 14 Employee Resource Groups inclusive of all employees, and opportunities for career advancement across North America!

    Salary Range: $84,200 - $126,400
    Salary Range 2: $104,400 - $156,600

    The above salary range represents a general guideline; however, Northrop Grumman considers a number of factors when determining base salary offers such as the scope and responsibilities of the position and the candidate's experience, education, skills and current market conditions.

    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 application period for the job is estimated to be 20 days from the job posting date. However, this timeline may be shortened or extended depending on business needs and the availability of qualified candidates.

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

    Why you should apply for a job to Northrop Grumman:

  • 93% say the CEO supports gender diversity
  • Ratings are based on anonymous reviews by Fairygodboss members.
  • Back-up Care Advantage offers employees a safety net for those days when regular care arrangements fall through.
  • Sitter City offers access to babysitters, dog walkers & caregivers who can assist with special needs, companion care, housekeeping & more.
  • We’ve partnered with College Coach, an organization that can assist employees and their families through important educational challenges.