Northrop Grumman Innovation Systems Mechanical Engineer in Independence, Missouri

Mechanical Engineer

Locations:Independence, MO

Categories: Engineering and Sciences

Job Description

Job ID:MC20181206-46124

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 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.

This is a Manufacturing Engineeringposition for our ammunition production.

In this role the candidate will investigate various process performance factors through direct observation of the production floor operations, in-depth analysis of existing or acquired machine and product data, and relationship building with machine operators. Further, the candidate will use these relationships, analyses, and observations to drive improvement to our high volume manufacturing equipment, tooling, and production processes in order to improve machine operation and help our operators produce quality products reliably every time.

Sound people and teamwork skills, observational and experimental design skills, solid process-engineering skills, and data analysis and trending skills are a must for this position. The candidate’s success will be defined by their ability to: identify the gaps between our standard practices on the production floor and ideal state; close those gaps; and to improve the standard practices and machines in the area to reduce variation in our product.

The ideal candidate should have 1-3 years of experience in a manufacturing environment, be an expert observer, a data driven experimenter, a fast relationship-builder, a quick learner, and a self-starter. Further, they should be highly insightful with process problems, standards focused, and be driven to take initiative and find ways to improve the processes in their assigned area through whatever means necessary, be it engaging operators to standardize and highly specify work content and best practice, or by recommending and championing changes to electrical or mechanical machine designs. The position will be required to perform troubleshooting on existing processes to improve safety, quality, cost and efficiency. The candidate will be part of a manufacturing area management team responsible for the performance of the area assigned.

Candidate Requirements:

  • BS Degree in Mechanical or Manufacturing Engineering or equivalent.

  • Experience with statistical data analysis and trending.

  • Experience with design software (Solidworks/Pro Engineer/ AutoCAD or similar).

  • 1-3 Years’ experience in a manufacturing environment.

  • Demonstrated hands-on skill with machinery, reading and creating machine drawings and mechanical assembly designs.

  • Desire to work in the KC metro area (Independence, MO).

  • Ability to travel (typically <5%).

Desired Experience

  • Proven ability to drive projects to completion.

  • Experience creating process work procedures and reaction plans.

  • Experience in a high-volume manufacturing environment.

  • Experience in assembly operations.

  • Experience with machine shop & fabrication methods.

  • Experience with engineering materials (metals, polymers), sensors and automated machinery.

  • Experience with projectile weapons (military experience a plus).

  • Experience working with energetic materials.

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 U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.

Job Type:Full Time

Desired Travel:less than 25%

Years of Experience:1-3 Years