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.
Northrop Grumman Innovation Systems is currently seeking an experienced Chief Project
Engineer to provide leadership within our Aerospace Structures Engineering Team in Clearfield, Utah.
Position requires demonstrated experience in the manufacturing of aircraft structures utilizing composite materials such as prepreg tape, tow, and fabric with carbon fiber.
Candidate must have leadership experience and knowledge of composite manufacturing processes including hand lay-up; fiber placement; and other automated techniques.
Prefer candidates with experience in composite structures for commercial and military aircraft and a history of working directly for, or supplying to, major US prime contractors.
Efficiently manage cross functional teams.
Act as primary customer technical focal point responsible for interpreting designs and specifications and implementing these correctly and efficiently to manufacture a product
Coordinate and direct projects, making detailed plans to accomplish goals and directing the integration of technical activities.
Work with management, customers, operations, andengineering staff to discuss project specifications and procedures.
Manage and support design to cost strategies and implement cost reduction initiatives.
Lead problem investigation teams to determine rootcause and implement corrective actions.
Lead the Configuration Control Board (CCB) to ensurethat new designs and design changes are properly implemented.
Direct, review, and approve process design and changes.
Support functional management with staffing requirements and recruitment.
Develop and implement policies, standards andprocedures for the engineering and technical work performed.
Present and explain failure investigations, reports,and findings.
Consult or negotiate with customers to prepare projectrequirements and specifications.
Establish project and technical objectives within broad outlines established by management.
Technical Job Requirements:
- Composite Aircraft Structures Demonstrated experience interpreting customer designs and specifications to launch a product into production. Experience with advanced composite materials and manufacturing processes.
- Production Support Experience supporting manufacturing operations and resolve technical issues and implementing lean manufacturing and cost savings projects.
- Education/Certifications/Minimum Qualifications
BS Degree in an applicable engineering discipline (ME,AE, Civil) (MS Degree preferred) Level
15+ years of applicable experience manufacturing composite parts and assemblies for aircraft applications
5+ years demonstrated leadership experience
Excellent skills in interpersonal communication, writing, and presentations to Orbital ATK and c
Customer project management
- Security Clearance Requirements:
- Ability to acquire a Security Clearance is required,which requires US Citizenship as a pre-requisite.
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.