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The Advanced Operations team of Northrop Grumman Mission Systems (NGMS) is seeking a Senior Principal Manufacturing Operations Systems Engineer.
Manufacturing Operations Systems Engineers (OSE) engage with low manufacturing readiness level (MRL) programs in Business Divisions and Emerging Capabilities Development (ECD) to accelerate affordable maturation of new sensor technologies from demonstration to LRIP. OSEs drive commonality of hardware, producibility vs innovation trades and risk management through tools such as Manufacturing Readiness Assessments (MRA) and Manufacturing Plans (MP).
OSEs must understand all aspects of a sensor's fabrication, assembly and test (internally and/or externally) in context of other programs to identify product line alignment (re-use) and mitigate resource limitations. OSEs also influence Operations investments such as internal research and development (IRAD), Manufacturing Technology Activity (MTA), and capital in support of developing discriminating technologies including additive manufacturing, advanced packaging, automation/robotics, electro/optics, data analytics, and digital fabric.
Duties include, but are not limited to, the following:
•Interface with Business Divisions and ECD to stay current with new concept and proposal programs
•Serve as operations technical interface for ECD and Business Division integrated program teams (IPT) for low MRL programs
•Develop MRAs and MMPs
•Support IPTs in make/buy/dual sourcing decisions
•Participate in producibility reviews for new product designs
•Recommend design improvements to produce lower cost/higher performing products
•Understand and translate state-of-the-art process capabilities and guidelines for product designers by interfacing with manufacturing subject matter experts
•Develop discriminating IRAD and capital investment plans with the Advanced Operations team
•Must be able to understand complex technical issues and frame them in context for program management and functional Vice Presidents alike
•Excellent organizational and communication skills
•Able to communicate effectively and clearly present technical approaches and findings at customer and executive levels
•Self-motivated and passionate about next generation sensor technology
•Able to apply extensive technical manufacturing expertise in the advancement of next generation RF and OE/IR sensors without appreciable direction
•Able to find technical adjacencies across different sensor product applications. These adjacencies will be paired with IRAD, capital, and MTA planning to ensure common processes are used to optimize NGMS resources.
PLEASE NOTE THAT FOR THIS JOB, HYBRID TELECOMMUTING is influenced by program assignment and typically requires that you are in the office around 50% of the time. Some program assignments have more flexibility.
Basic Qualifications for a Senior Principal:
•Bachelor's degree or higher in engineering, science or other relevant STEM area plus 9 years of relevant experience (or 7 years with a Master's or 4 years with a PhD)
•Manufacturing Engineering experience
•Experience leading or managing projects and/or people
•Must have the ability to obtain and maintain a DOD Secret clearance. This requires US citizenship.
•Broad knowledge of processes and materials used to make RF sensors including semiconductor technology, microelectronic assembly, surface mount technology and materials for RF performance
•5 or more years of manufacturing process engineering related experience
•2 or more years of program experience (operations program manager, program management)
•Familiarity with process development and control methodologies such as Design of Experiment (DOE), Statistical Process Control (SPC), and 6 sigma concepts
•Knowledge of Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T) and experience with automated equipment
•Understanding of factory costing methodology and process yield metrics
•Basic understanding of concepts related to typical manufacturing systems such as: MRP, kitting, batch sizing, configuration control and work flow routings
•Familiarity with MIL-STD, JEDEC and Space class hardware requirements
Salary Range: $117,900 - $185,800
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.
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