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Project Lead Engineer (VSET)

Company: Northrop Grumman
Location: Corinne
Posted on: August 6, 2022

Job Description:

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.Propulsion Systems is currently seeking a Project Lead Engineer to function as a Value Stream Element Team Leader (VSET) to provide leadership to our team at our Promontory, UT facility for multiple programs. In this position, the engineer would lead testing and research activities for programs in various phases of the program life cycle.Role description & Responsibilities:Under the direction of a Test and Research Operations Value Stream Director, leads all activities associated with a product family within the value stream. Is responsible for delivering a product through overall ownership and accountability of that product's value stream including: acceptance of requirements, product and process design, planning generation, product manufacture, inspection, acceptance, testing data, and delivery to the downstream customer to meet cost and schedule requirements.Works closely with the functional organizations (e.g. design, S&MA, process engineering, supply chain and operations) to effectively and efficiently staff the team as required. Manages and ensures effective concurrent engineering through the oversight and integration of all engineering and processing disciplines. Requests, acquires and manages resources within a matrix organization as necessary to accomplish the goals of the value stream.The VSET leader is responsible for total team performance and works closely with the program office and plant functional organizations to accomplish program and company goals.The VSET leader's primary focus is the design and manufacture of a defect free, highest value product that satisfies every customer requirement by focusing on and effectively integrating all elements and disciplines of the associated value stream. Special attention must be given to lessons learned that could affect or be applicable to multiple programs and processes.The VSET leader's responsibilities include;

  • All design, reliability, safety, performance, cost and schedule requirements.
  • The safety of personnel, facilities and product through the development and manufacturing lifecycle.
  • Produced and procured designs, processes, suppliers, materials, facilities, inspection plans, tooling, etc.
  • Managing financial performance of the value stream and its functional organizations. This includes tracking, reviewing and approval of change requests as needed for submittal to the Program Office.
  • Initiate and lead value enhancement and waste elimination efforts for all aspects of the component value stream utilizing lean principles for continuous improvement.
  • Work closely with other VSET leaders to ensure strong communication and collaboration is maintained.Education/Experience Requirements:
    • Bachelor's degree in Engineering (aerospace, chemical, electrical, mechanical, material sciences engineering, or physics) required. An advanced degree in engineering is preferred
      • BS with 5 years' experience
      • MS with 3 years' experience
      • Position may be filled at a higher level requiring:
        • BS with 9 years' experience
        • MS with 7 years' experience
          • Experience in engineering, program management, production and/or mission assurance roles where the candidate has developed a well-rounded background and understanding of our business and the product lifecycle. Salary Range: $87,600 USD - $131,400 USD Salary Range 2: $108,600 USD - $163,000 USD 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. The company encourages employees to remain up-to-date on their COVID-19 vaccinations. U.S. Northrop Grumman employees may be required, in the future, to be vaccinated or have an approved disability/medical or religious accommodation, pursuant to future court decisions and/or government action on the currently stayed federal contractor vaccine mandate under Executive Order 14042 https://www.saferfederalworkforce.gov/contractors/ .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 http://www.northropgrumman.com/EEO . U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.

Keywords: Northrop Grumman, Ogden , Project Lead Engineer (VSET), Engineering , Corinne, Utah

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