Principal Engineer Industrial

Northrop Grumman

Palmdale, CA 93550

Posted 1 month ago

Job Description


RELOCATION ASSISTANCE: Relocation assistance may be available


TRAVEL: Yes, 10% of the Time


Join Northrop Grumman on our continued mission to push the boundaries of possible across land, sea, air, space, and cyberspace. Enjoy a culture where your voice is valued and start contributing to our team of passionate professionals providing real-life solutions to our world’s biggest challenges. We take pride in creating purposeful work and allowing our employees to grow and achieve their goals every day by Defining Possible. With our competitive pay and comprehensive benefits, we have the right opportunities to fit your life and launch your career today.

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, but they’re also making history.

Northrop Grumman Aeronautics Systems has an opening for Principal Industrial Engineer/Principal Lean Engineer to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals in Palmdale, CA.

The Industrial Engineering Team is an integral part of day-to-day operations and routinely works alongside many of the other organizations here in Palmdale. This is a team that comes together to learn, collaborate, and overcome challenges in a fast-paced environment. We are looking for applicants that enjoy working with and learning from their peers and are not afraid to jump in and make a difference!

+ Solve problems related to product and information flow on the manufacturing floor and back office

+ Advance / perpetuate manufacturing techniques (Lean, 5S, AGILE, 5 Why, Ishikawa Diagrams, Standard Work, kaizen, Visual Management, etc.) as much as possible through teaching, demonstration, and general communication

+ Conduct studies pertaining to cost control, cost reduction, inventory control, and production record systems.

+ Critical evaluation of current manufacturing practices and identify those needing improvement

+ Based on outcomes from the studies, develop and implement plans and programs for throughput efficiency gain and/or facility modifications and revisions to operating methods

+ Define and document process designs (product routings).

+ Use and maintain models for standard work assignment.

+ Establish or assist in establishing accident prevention measures.

+ Manage training programs for personnel concerning all phases of production operations.

**Basic Qualifications:**

+ Bachelor's degree in STEM and 5 years of relevant experience in operations; **OR** a Master's degree and 3 years of experience will be considered

+ Technical experience working in a manufacturing/production environment

+ Proficient in MS Project, Visio, Excel & PowerPoint

+ Ability to obtain and maintain a DoD secret clearance

**Preferred Qualifications:**

+ Experience training all levels and all functions of a manufacturing organization in continuous improvement / lean tools

+ MRP/MES experience

+ Professional experience in industrial engineering

+ Experience maintaining and developing SharePoint sites

+ Experience performing Earned Value Management System (EVMS)

+ Microsoft Project, AutoCAD, and advanced factory simulation tools

Salary Range: $92,200.00 - $138,400.00

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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