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Northrop Grumman Process Engineer/Principal Process Engineer in Rocket Center, West Virginia



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.

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

Northrop Grumman Innovation Systems is currently seeking a Process Engineer to join our team in Rocket Center, West Virginia just outside of Cumberland, Maryland. The Allegany Ballistics Laboratory (ABL) site in Rocket Center designs, develops and manufactures tactical rocket motors, medium caliber ammunition, composite components and end items, and fuze and electronics equipment. For decades, the dedicated and highly skilled team at ABL have supported national security efforts by developing and building defense systems for DoD customers and U.S. allies.

Job Summary:

The Process Engineer develops manufacturing processes by studying product requirements, researching, designing, modifying, and testing manufacturing methods and equipment and conferring with equipment vendors. You will also develop and maintain detailed work instructions for assigned products/processes.

Additional responsibilities include the following:

  • Evaluate and disposition discrepant hardware. Conduct root cause/corrective action investigation using multiple tools; 5 Whys, Fishbone Diagram, 5D, etc. Implements corrective actions.

  • Perform material flow analysis, cycle time analysis, and value stream mapping.

  • Take a leadership role for Manufacturing Engineering in IPTs.

  • Participate in design for manufacturability efforts from engineering development through new production introduction.

  • Resolve complex manufacturing process issues.

  • Improve manufacturing efficiency by analyzing and planning workflow, space requirements, and equipment layout.

  • Communicate manufacturing plans and processes to internal and external customers.

  • Research and evaluate commercially available tools and equipment to support manufacturing activities. Design and procure complex tooling and fixtures.

  • Troubleshoot existing processes to improve safety, quality, cost and efficiency.

  • Educate and train operators on new and existing processes.

  • Represent manufacturing at change control board to determine impact of proposed changes.

  • Incorporate engineering changes on work in process.

This position can be filled at a higher level, depending on education and/or experience.

Job Category : Engineering