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Northrop Grumman Senior Manufacturing Engineer in Commerce, California

Embark on a career putting innovative, reliable, and agile products and ideas into orbit, and beyond. Northrop Grumman has opportunities waiting for you that play a vital role in human space exploration, national defense, and scientific discovery, supporting multiple programs across the universe. With us, you'll discover a culture of curiosity and collaboration that will have you Defining Possible from the day you start. Our space systems connect and protect millions of people on earth every day, now and for the future. Explore your future and launch your career today.

At Northrop Grumman, our employees have incredible opportunities to work on revolutionary systems and technology that impact people's lives around the world today, and for generations to come. Our work preserves freedom and democracy, and advances human discovery and our understanding of the universe. We look for people who have bold new ideas, courage and a pioneering spirit to join forces to invent the future, and have a lot of 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 are making history.

Northrop Grumman Space Systems Sector designs, builds and delivers space, defense and aviation-related systems to customers around the world. Our main products include launch vehicles and related propulsion systems; missile products, subsystems and defense electronics; precision weapons, armament systems and ammunition; satellites and associated space components and services; and advanced aerospace structures.


A dominate player in their industry located in Commerce, CA is searching for an experienced Sr. Manufacturing Engineer to join the Manufacturing Engineering team. This Sr. Manufacturing Engineer will work on assigned programs on non-recurring work as well as provide technical support on the shop floor.


  • Creating and improving manufacturing processes to meet challenging hardware requirements.

  • Reviewing engineering designs and drawings for accuracy and manufacturability.

  • Managing Manufacturing Bill of Materials through the use of MRP.

  • Working alongside the manufacturing teams to ensure that overall quality, delivery and cost objectives are achieved.

  • Communicating manufacturing plans and processes to internal and external customers through Manufacturing Readiness Reviews

  • Provides technical guidance and liaison to operations, assists the supervisors on new techniques and assist in the determination of causes of rejected parts.

  • Creating manufacturing plans and detailed work instructions. Provide redlines and/or updating of Manufacturing Work Instructions on the shop floor.

  • Specify all necessary special processes, equipment, and fixtures required for manufacturing on assigned programs.

  • Continuously work to improve manufacturing methods, efficiency and product quality. Participate in continuous improvement projects.

  • Assist in tool design when required to help support operations by developing tooling concepts and using of CAD software to model and release of tool drawings.

  • Monitor quality discrepancies, identify trends, investigate problems and implement corrective actions.

  • Evaluates manufacturing processes by applying knowledge of product design, fabrication, assembly, tooling, and materials; conferring with equipment vendors; soliciting observations from operators.

  • Can act as a mentor to provide guidance to junior level engineers in support of department and business objectives



  • Bachelor's degree from a STEM program

  • Minimum 10 years of demonstrated experience in manufacturing engineering or in a manufacturing environment; Aerospace manufacturing environment preferred.

  • Must be able to define problems, collect data, establish facts, draw valid conclusions, and demonstrate the ability to determine critical parameters and develop process controls.

  • Proven multi-tasker and self-starter with excellent verbal and written communication skills.

  • Working knowledge of machining processes; lathe, milling, CNC programming

  • Working knowledge of welding and heat treating processes.

  • Working knowledge of composite materials and processes a plus

  • Proficiency with MS Office required; MS Word, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint

  • Understanding of 5S and Lean Manufacturing experience a plus.

  • US citizenship required


  • Proficiency with Computer-Aided Design (CAD) software required. Siemens NX a plus.

  • Proficient in reading engineering drawings and interpretation of GD&T.

At NGC, our strategy is to deliver affordable innovation to our customers and grow our core areas while harnessing new technologies that will take our products - and your ideas - into the future. You'll be amazed at what you can do! NGC offers a fast-forward environment for analytical and creative thinkers. Our organization is built on a foundation of outstanding talent and is committed to growing the skills of our workforce. NGC employees experience challenges of national and international significance that can't be overstated. United in pride and shared goals, NGC employees come from diverse backgrounds and work together to deliver innovative solutions. Work with the best and unleash your potential. If you are a dynamic, successful, driven professional, NGC is the company that will further your experience and career growth. We offer a highly competitive salary, comprehensive benefits including, medical, dental, 401k, tuition reimbursement, and much more.

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

Job Category : Engineering