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Applications Engineer 3 CNC Machine Tools

Job Location: Sunnyvale, CA

Business Sector : Electronic Systems
Location : United States-California-Sunnyvale
US Citizenship Required for this Position: Yes
Relocation Assistance: Relocation assistance will be available
Clearance Type: Secret
Number of Openings : 1
Shift : 1st Shift


Analyze data and plan sequence of tooling operations on a number of small and large manual and CNC / DNC vertical and horizontal milling, drilling, broaching, boring, and turning machines. Develop tooling for machined parts with numerous

operational steps, specific dimensions and where requirements to exact tolerances of finish, perpendicularity, concentricity and parallelism may be limited.

  • Work with process engineering, programmers, and product specialist to deliver solutions, define part process and tooling requirements thereby achieving the highest quality parts at the lowest cost to the customer.
  • Provide correct machine tool and process recommendations.
  • Apply the correct cutting tools, feed rate, spindle speed, material and grade specifications.
  • Technical knowledge of carbide grades, coatings, hones, modes of failure, and corrective actions.
  • Participate in developing and defining complete process for components by implementing "cutting edge" technologies and application solutions using special and standard tool designs.
  • Confer with Suppliers by conveying tooling specifications.
  • Provide manufacturing support by troubleshooting and resolving technical problems.
  • Have sound knowledge in Geometric Tolerances.
  • Provide support of Continuous Improvement efforts.

The successful candidate will work with Manufacturing Engineers, Process Engineers, Programmers and Manufacturing Personnel by supporting the Manufacturing Machining areas for the Marine Launcher, Propulsion and Power Generation product lines.

Swing shift, off-shift or weekend support may be required. Up to 25% travel may be required for the position.


Basic Qualifications:

The ideal candidate will have a minimum of 10 years "hands on" experience in tooling process development. Excellent interpersonal, problem solving and organizational skills combined with knowledge of manufacturing concepts. Superior written and spoken communication skills with an enthusiastic, cooperative “can do” attitude are required. Must be able to prioritize and support multiple projects.

The minimum education requirement is a Bachelors Degree in an Engineering Discipline plus 10 years cutting tool experience in a related field. Related work experience can substitute for a college education.

The candidate must be a United States Citizen with the ability to obtain a Department of Defense Secret Security Clearance.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Previous cutting tool design engineering experience in mainly ferrous and stainless materials.
  • Pro-E, NX (Unigraphics) or similar solid modeling experience applied to cutting tool models.
  • Demonstrated experience in designing, conducting and documenting tool development tests.
  • Experience documenting process improvement and savings from cutting tool investments.
  • Experience with WinTool or comparable cutting tool database development and application.
  • SAP experience is a plus.

Northrop Grumman Corporation is a leading global security company providing innovative systems, products, and solutions in unmanned systems, cybersecurity, C4ISR, and logistics and modernization to government and commercial customers worldwide.
Northrop Grumman is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class. U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.

Job ID: 14002255


Sunnyvale, CA
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