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Process Engineer / Principal Process Engineer

Company: Northrop Grumman
Location: San Diego
Posted on: November 26, 2022

Job Description:

Requisition ID: R10078330
Category: Engineering
Location: San Diego, California, United States of America
Citizenship Required: United States Citizenship
Clearance Type: Secret
Telecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position
Shift: 1st Shift (United States of America)
Travel Required: Yes, 10% of the Time
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. Our expertise is in delivering complex equipment to enable modern battlefields and support aviation missions. Our focus is in the world of avionics, radio, and electronic warfare product applications to enable networked communications. As part of the corporation's Communications business unit, we are the 'equipment providers.' Our team of communication systems experts is developing next-generation ground radios for land forces, and our Electronic Warfare subject matter experts are creating the next generation of Improvised Explosive Device (IED) countermeasures to keep our soldiers safe when in harm's way. This role is in the Manufacturing organization and will report to the Process Engineering Manager overseeing advanced manufacturing, automation, and manufacturing research and development projects. The focus of this organization is in adding value and accelerating the manufacturing of products. This department is focused on modernizing and innovating the manufacturing and operations practices of the San Diego campuses to achieve strategic objectives and further differentiate the San Diego campuses from its competitors. Area of work for this position concentrates predominantly in Process Engineering and Advanced Manufacturing support for NGC's production of avionics or counter communications equipment. Process Engineer The Process Engineer responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the tasks outlined below: Process Development ---Developing new and maintaining or improving existing manufacturing processes with a focus on quality, efficiency, and affordability ---Inspects performance of machinery, equipment, and tools to verify their efficiency, and investigating and initiating corrective action of problems and deficiencies to ensure product quality. ---Working in cross-functional teams to develop new methods, applications, and processes to support current and future manufacturing needs ---Providing ROI justification for process improvements ---Specifying, identifying, and procuring new manufacturing equipment for production readiness and preparing equipment for production with a focus on the machine integration and data collection ---Developing and optimizing process parameters ---Developing/revising process documentation and manufacturing work instructions Factory Support ---Assisting the floor in optimization of process monitoring for process yields, cost, and process stability and capability. ---Working with the production floor personnel to resolve technical issues. ---Recommending and implementing quality improvements based on metrics and data on efficiency and affordability. ---Creating, validating, and maintaining automatic equipment programs ---Assisting with the training of new personnel, generate process specific training materials and process procedures. ---Supporting factory maintenance personnel with the troubleshooting and repair of process equipment ---Interfacing with equipment vendors to troubleshoot and resolve issues Design Support ---Recommending product design improvements required to produce advanced microelectronics products ---Documenting state-of-the-art process capabilities and guidelines for product designers ---Participating in design producibility reviews for new products This req may be filled as a Manufacturing Engineer or a Principal Manufacturing Engineer, based on the qualifications below. MANUMS Qualifications: Basic Qualifications for Process Engineer: Level 2
---Bachelor of Science degree or higher in Engineering or related STEM area
---2 years of relevant professional experience in Manufacturing or Engineering (or 0 years with an MS)
---Familiarity with Design of Experiment (DOE), Statistical Process Control (SPC), and 6 sigma concepts for process development
---Fluency in MS Office software applications ---Ability to obtain and maintain a US Secret Security Clearance (US Citizenship is required.) Basic Qualifications for Principal Process Engineer: Level 3
---Bachelor of Science degree or higher in Engineering or related STEM area
---5 years of relevant professional experience in Manufacturing or Engineering (or 3 years with an MS)
---Familiarity with Design of Experiment (DOE), Statistical Process Control (SPC), and 6 sigma concepts for process development
---Fluency in MS Office software applications ---Ability to obtain and maintain a US Secret Security Clearance (US Citizenship is required.) Preferred Qualifications: ---Experience in deploying automated equipment or robotics ---Knowledge in Material Science and Chemistry ---Knowledge of microelectronics technology and materials ---Experience with Lean, Six Sigma ---Experience with underfill and/or conformal coating
---Familiarity with J-STD and MIL-STD requirements
---Experience with automated equipment and robotics Salary Range: $74,900 USD - $112,300 USD
Salary Range 2: $92,200 USD - $138,400 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.

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