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Northrop Grumman Manufacturing Engineer / Principal Manufacturing Engineer - Clearfield, UT in Clearfield, Utah


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.

Northrop Grumman Aeronautics Systems has opens for Manufacturing Engineers to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. The selected candidates will support process design and respond to production issues related to aircraft manufacturing (composite, metallic, and assembly). This position is located at our Clearfield, Utah facility and opportunities are available across multiple programs. Want to work on the cutting edge of aerospace? Come join us!

Positions are needed on multiple shifts including day shift and day production, evening production, and weekend production shifts. Evening and weekend shifts include shift differential pay.

Available Shifts (start and end times are approximate and may vary slightly depending upon the program) :

  • Day Shift – 9/80 work schedule

  • A Shift Production: 6 AM – 4:30 PM, Monday – Thursday (4-10’s)

  • B Shift Production: 4:30 PM – 3 AM, Monday – Thursday (4-10’s)

  • C Shift Production: 6 AM – 6:30 PM, Friday – Sunday (3-12’s)

  • D Shift Production: 6 PM – 6:30 AM, Friday – Sunday (3-12’s)

Responsibilities :

  • Develops manufacturing process structure

  • Identifies process improvements, captures feedback from Operations, and incorporates into the manufacturing process

  • Reviews design changes and specification changes and ensures they are captured in the manufacturing process

  • Creates and maintains the planning work instructions

  • Promptly responds to technical issues that arise on the production floor utilizing work instructions, design models, and specifications

  • Clarifies work instructions to Operations and crafts modifications as needed

  • Documents issues and disseminates information to core manufacturing engineering for incorporation into future releases

  • Resolves issues by collaborating with other resource groups as needed

  • Gets involved in MRB repairs and special processes to assist Operations as needed

  • Performs PFMEA and RCCA investigations

  • Creates and maintains MBOMs

The ideal candidate thrives in a fast-paced work environment with diverse assignments. Our team is highly collaborative, working in team settings across all levels and subject areas including operations, engineering, supply chain, and mission assurance. We enjoy working in a production environment and being hands on to solve problems that influence company performance.

This role may be filled at the Engineer or Principal Engineer level based on the Qualifications below. Travel is minimal if at all.

Basic Qualifications


  • Bachelor’s Degree and 2+ years of relevant work experience. Note: An additional 4 years of relevant manufacturing work experience may be considered in lieu of a degree.

  • Prior exposure to Aerospace manufacturing

  • Ability to acquire a DoD Secret clearance

  • Ability to acquire a special program access clearance

Principal Engineer:

  • Bachelor’s Degree and 5+ years of relevant work experience OR Master’s Degree and 2+ years of relevant work experience. Note: An additional 4 years of relevant manufacturing work experience may be considered in lieu of a degree.

  • Prior exposure to Aerospace manufacturing

  • Ability to acquire a DoD Secret clearance

  • Ability to acquire a special program access clearance

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in manufacturing engineering or design engineering

  • Work instruction planning experience

  • Liaison / Floor production engineering experience

  • Experience with composite layup and curing processes

  • Experience with aircraft assembly of composite, aluminum, and titanium components

  • Experience with wiring and hydraulic installation

  • GD&D experience in aircraft manufacturing

  • Experience with formal root cause and corrective action processes (PFMEA, Fault Tree, etc.)

  • Fluent with PDM, MRP, and EWI business systems

  • Proficiency with NX11 or higher

  • Preference will be given to individuals already accessed to Special Access Programs

Salary Range: $64,600.00 - $97,000.00Salary Range 2: $79,700.00 - $119,500.00

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. With the continuing impacts of COVID-19 around the world, we are taking action to protect the health and well-being of our colleagues and maintain the safety of the communities where we operate. As a federal contractor, and consistent with Executive Order 14042 ( ), we will require all newly hired employees in the United States to be fully vaccinated by January 18, 2022, or by your start date if it is after January 18. Federal guidance allows for disability/medical and religious accommodations with respect to the vaccine requirement. Any requested accommodations must be reviewed and approved (if applicable) in advance of your start date.

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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With careers across all areas: air, cyber, land, sea and space – our 90,000 employees work as one to defend and define the future. Northrop Grumman careers and internships are as varied as your interests, with a lifetime of potential that will give you every opportunity to do your best work. Working together with people from many backgrounds, personal passions and disciplines, we share a drive to push the boundaries of science, technology and engineering to meet the ever evolving needs of our customers worldwide.