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Sr Principal Engineer Industrial

Northrop Grumman

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 Aeronautics Systems has an opening for an Sr .Principal Industrial Engineer to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals in Palmdale, CA.

The Industrial Engineering Team is an integral part of day to day operations and routinely works alongside many of the other organizations here in Palmdale. This is a team that comes together to learn, collaborate, and overcome challenges in a fast paced environment. We are looking for applicants that enjoy working with and learning from their peers and are not afraid to jump in and make a difference!

Responsibilities will include:

  • Analyzes lead times, queue times, work-in-process, cycle times, and throughput to meet customer demand most effectively and efficiently.
  • Builds scalable and sustainable models to optimize product flow, while incorporating cost, schedule, and resource constraints.
  • Develop optimized scheduling tools and align SAP/MRP systems with an executable plan given various capacity constraints. Additionally, communicate requirements planning and systems framework with IT, ERP, business analytics, and data science teams.
  • Incorporate complex interdependencies within a system to account for the interaction across multiple cost centers, programs, equipment, and tools.
  • Work with developers to design an interactive user interface that will be effective at scheduling jobs across cost centers.
  • Implement and lead Lean Manufacturing principles across the assembly line such as 5S, Value Stream Mapping, Kaizan, 5S, Kanban, Takt Time, Gemba, Mistake Proofing, Continuous Process Improvement, etc.
  • Develop and maintain Management Visual Boards with metrics that track schedule and production health.
  • Develop and maintain the production floor and equipment layouts for the cost centers, capacity plans, and sequence of operation work flows.
  • Establish and standardize process flows and safety/accident preventative practices.
  • Lead and drive positive change using iterative and agile methodologies.
  • Strong expertise using Microsoft Office Suite, especially Visio, Project, PowerPoint, and Excel including macros, formulas, and pivot tables.

Basic Qualifications for Principal Industrial Engineer:

  • Bachelor's Degree with 10 or more years of engineering, analytics, data or manufacturing experience; OR a Master’s Degree with 8 or more years of engineering, analytics, data or manufacturing experience; Or an Associate’s Degree with 12 years of engineering, manufacturing, or data analysis experience; Or 14 year of engineering, manufacturing, or data analysis experience in lieu of a degree.
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a DoD Secret Clearance and agility to obtain Program access
  • Strong Microsoft Office Suite experience such as Visio, Project, PowerPoint, and Excel

Preferred Qualifications for Industrial Engineer:

  • Industrial Engineering or Manufacturing Engineering STEM Degree.
  • Professional experience in the industrial engineering field.
  • Experience leading projects and teams.
  • Active in-scope DOD Secret security clearance that has been granted/renewed within the past 5 years.
  • Familiarity and/or experience with SAP & MRP systems, Manufacturing Execution Systems, data mining, data analysis, or data visualization software applications.
  • Familiarity and/or experience with Manufacturing Lean Principles and Six Sigma.

Industrial Engineer

thyssenkrupp Materials NA Inc.

thyssenkrupp is an international group of companies comprising largely of independent industrial and technology businesses and employing more than 100,000 people. Across 56 countries it generated sales of €34 billion in fiscal 2020/2021. Backed by extensive technological know-how, the businesses and all employees develop cost-effective and resource-friendly solutions to the challenges of the future, especially in the fields of climate protection, the energy transition, digital transformation in the industry and mobility of the future. Under the umbrella brand thyssenkrupp, the group creates long-term value with innovative products, technologies and services and helps make life better for future generations.

With around 480 locations in over 40 countries, thyssenkrupp Materials Services is the biggest materials distributor and service provider in the western world. The broad service spectrum offered by the materials experts enables customers to focus on their individual core business. The area of Materials Services spans two strategic areas: global materials distribution as one-stop-shop – from steel and stainless steel, tubes and pipes, nonferrous metals and specialty materials to plastics and raw materials – and tailored services in the areas of materials management and supply chain management. An extensive omnichannel architecture offers 250,000 customers worldwide cross-channel, round-the-clock access to more than 150,000 products and services. A highly efficient logistics system ensures that all requested services are smoothly integrated into customer production processes “just-in-time” or “just-in-sequence”.

Copper and Brass Sales, a division of thyssenkrupp Materials NA, Inc., is the source in your supply base that provides you with the inventory management expertise and value-added processing services necessary to help you compete in today's global market. With our comprehensive line of nonferrous metals and alloys, wide variety of precision processing capabilities, and a focus on customer service that is unmatched in the industry, Copper and Brass Sales earns our reputation as a leading metals service center with each and every order.

Summary of Position:
The Industrial Engineer will work directly with plant managers and operations employees to focus on improving current process efficiency, material flow, labor productivity, quality, safety and space utilization. The position is responsible for contributing knowledge, performing analysis, developing solutions, justifying investment, managing implementation projects, integrating systems with processes, providing training, and measuring results.

Key Accountabilities:

  • Provide Operational Excellence leadership, which includes: identifying performance, customer service and competitive weaknesses; developing solution options using improvement methods; defining and financially justifying projects; documenting processes and practices; integrating systems and equipment; training and coaching of resources; leading on-site resources to execute projects; tracking project status and results; anticipating and removing project barriers; and developing team members.
  • Ensure projects are integrated and aligned with business strategy and coordinated with the appropriate process owners to accomplish key goals.
  • Utilize improvement and analysis methods, such as strategic planning, operations research, Value Stream Mapping, Lean Thinking, Six Sigma, facility and work cell design, product slotting, IT systems integration, performance measurement, benchmarking, financial analysis, and cost justification.
  • Conduct and facilitate workouts with plant personnel to understand current processes and challenges, to encourage input and jointly develop solution options, to provide training, and manage change.
  • Recommend expenditures, specify equipment, source vendors and support contracting for capital projects.
  • Define and manage multiple operational improvement initiatives concurrently.
  • Effectively manage multiple projects across multiple facilities in the organization.
  • Measure and monitor performance across multiple facilities on a continuous basis to identify improvement opportunities, to maintain process control, and ensure that improvement benefits are realized.
  • Share best practice documentation, tools and key learning's across the organization.
  • Inform and seek guidance from the Operational Excellence Steering Committee.
  • Inform and seek approval from the VP.
  • Meets TKMNA Employee Attributes / Competencies
  • Other duties as assigned.

The above is intended to describe the general content of and requirement for the performance of this job. It is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities or requirements.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Industrial Engineering.
  • Recent graduate or around 5 years of professional level experience with demonstrated success in driving large scale manufacturing improvement projects with evidence of increased productivity and cost savings.
  • Knowledge of lean principles or practical understanding of lean principles in the field.
  • Experience in planning for and executing projects to improve material handling, inventory storage and retrieval, machine setup and utilization, product/service quality, safety, and information management.
  • Demonstrated competency in advanced project planning and management.
  • Exposure to labor relations, safety programs and ISO standards.
  • Ability to lead and direct an improvement projects.
  • Group facilitation and trainer/instructor skills.
  • Ability to learn and perform statistical analysis.
  • Aptitude for financial analysis and applying basic financial principles.
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Strong proficiency in Microsoft Office including Excel, Outlook, Word and PowerPoint and Access.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills; ability to communicate effectively and tactfully with individuals at all levels within and outside of the company.
  • Willingness to travel up to 50% (within North America).

Preferred Requirements:

  • Bilingual written and verbal communication skills (English and French).
  • Functional experience in production planning, inventory management and warehousing, preferably in an SAP ERP environment and using SAP WM.

Industrial Engineer I

Raytheon Missiles & Defense

About Us:

At Raytheon Missiles & Defense, you have the opportunity to try new things and make a bigger difference across a broader end-to-end solution, a richer technology and product set, an expanded range of disciplines, a growing global footprint and a more diverse team of colleagues and customers.

Job Summary:
Industrial Engineers apply advanced problem-solving techniques and lean principles to develop and optimize the Manufacturing system in order to maximize throughput, increase efficiency, and value. Industrial Engineers are involved in all phases of the factory life cycle, including proposals, Capacity Planning, Manpower Planning, Factory Layout, Cell/Line balancing, Simulation and Process Modeling, Labor Performance Analysis, Pareto Analysis, Process Mapping, and Project Management.


  • Identify throughput constraints by performing capacity, simulation, what-if scenario analysis.
  • Drive factory improvement project priorities through the use of analytical tools.
  • Coordinate factory capability needs for yield improvements and new technology.
  • Support factory development through project justification, design and implementation.
  • Identify and participate in improvement projects to support constraint elimination.
  • Identify and participate in Safety and Ergonomic improvements.
  • Apply Six Sigma and Lean Principles to include the use of value stream maps, line balancing, and error proofing.
  • Support manufacturing objectives for cost, quality, on time delivery and safety.
  • Support the 5-Year Strategic Roadmap development and maintenance.
  • Develop strategic plan for factory space, manpower, equipment and automation.
  • Coordinate factory and process life-cycle optimization.
  • Support bids, proposals, and Make/Buy/Where analysis.

Qualifications You Must Have:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics. Preferred majors are: Industrial Engineering and Systems Engineering
  • This position requires 12 months or less of relevant professional work experience (excluding internships)
  • The ability to obtain and maintain a US security clearance prior to the start date. U.S. citizenship is required as only U.S. citizens are eligible for a security clearance
  • The ability to obtain and maintain a Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) clearance

Qualifications We Value:

  • Experience/Education Lean Manufacturing, Simulation Modeling, Constraint Analysis
  • Experience/Education with factory design and workcell optimization
  • Experience/Education with project management
  • Experience/Education with discrete event simulation
  • Experience/education with CAD software
  • Six Sigma Certification
  • 3.0 cumulative GPA