Industrial Controls Engineer/Principal-Manufacturing Operations
Category: Engineering Location: Baltimore, Maryland US Citizenship Required for this Position: Yes Clearance Type: None Telecommute: No Teleworking not available for this position Shift: 1st Shift Travel Required: Yes, 10 % of the Time Positions Available: 2 At the heart of Defining Possible is our commitment to missions. In rapidly changing global security environments, Northrop Grumman brings informed insights and software-secure technology to enable strategic planning. We re looking for innovators who can help us keep building on our wide portfolio of secure, affordable, integrated, and multi-domain systems and technologies that fuel those missions. By joining in our shared mission, we ll support yours of expanding your personal network and developing skills, whether you are new to the field or an industry thought-leader. At Northrop Grumman, you ll have the resources, support, and team to do some of the best work of your career. Northrop Grumman's Mission Systems is seeking an Industrial Controls Engineer for Operations Manufacturing. This position focuses on automated control systems used in electronics and mechanical manufacturing, assembly, and packaging. What's Great About Working for Northrop Grumman: **Be part of a culture that thrives on intellectual curiosity, cognitive diversity and bringing your whole self to work. **Use your skills to build and deliver innovative tech solutions that protect the world and shape a better future. **Enjoy benefits like work-life balance, education assistance and paid time off. **Many sites have 9/80 days, telework and flexible scheduling options, plus generous paid time off. **Indeed named Northrop Grumman a top 15 company for work/life balance in 2019. We were rated #1 by Millennials on Indeed as the Best Company to work for in 2018. What's Great About This Job: **You will be a key team member for ensuring and improving process and factory performance. **You will be part of the Manufacturing Automation and Controls team that is pursuing sector Automation and Industry 4.0/Digital Thread efforts. This includes interfacing with the teams developing the Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) system, Manufacturing Execution System (MES), and our Plant Connectivity and Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) infrastructure. **You will use your innovation and creativity to design automation solutions that will revolutionize manufacturing execution and have a sector level impact. The Industrial Controls Engineer responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the tasks outlined below: Process Development Development, continuous improvement and maintenance of data, OT and controls systems for new and existing manufacturing processes in our microelectronics, surface mount technology printed circuit board, and machining technology Creation of and management of OT and Controls project plans (tasks, resources, schedules) for automation development activities Development and evaluation of vendor equipment statement of work, quotes, design, installation, and facility testing to meet Mission Systems Automation and Enterprise Software Platform (PLM/ERP/MES/Mfg Bus) requirements Integration to Mission Systems MES to maximize product traceability and data analysis Design, development, and procurement of custom manufacturing control systems Development of control logic, wiring, and human-machine interface for ease of use and troubleshooting Development and design of control/electrical panel layouts with tight integrations to custom equipment, conveyors and robotics Evaluating and testing equipment communication and data transfer with internal networks Development and documentation of manufacturing equipment interface guidelines Factory Support Maintain equipment-monitoring systems for machine uptime, efficiency, quality, process stability and capability Recommend and implement controls, sensors, electromechanical and/or automation improvements Development, validation and maintenance of automation and controls systems programs and software Create new training materials and teach new personnel on training materials Solve manufacturing problems related to sensors, robots, motion, vision, equipment, data in a timely manner Support factory maintenance personnel with the troubleshooting and repair of process equipment The chosen candidate must have excellent verbal and written communication skills; be able to multi-task in a fast-paced, dynamic, and high visibility environment; and work well as part of a team. This job may be filled as an Engineer or a Principal Engineer based on the qualifications below. MANUMS Basic Qualifications for an Engineer: Bachelor of Science degree or higher in Engineering or related STEM area 2 years of relevant professional experience (or 0 years with an MS) Industrial Controls Engineering experience Familiarity with programmable logic controllers (PLC s) (for example Siemens, Allen Bradley, Omron and Beckhoff) Experience programming PLC s per IEC 61131-3 (for example ladder logic, function block diagram and structured text) Familiarity with some of these -RSLogix, Step 7, CX-One, TwinCAT, Labview and/or Wonderware software Experience sending PLC data to servers (for example Open Platform Communications (OPC), OPC Unified Architecture (OPC-UA) and Structured Query Language (SQL) servers) Familiarity with motion controllers, solenoids, conveyors, servos, actuators and other pneumatic/electromechanical systems Fluency in MS Office software applications Ability to obtain and maintain a US Secret Security Clearance (US Citizenship is required.) Basic Qualifications for a Principal Engineer: Bachelor of Science degree or higher in Engineering or related STEM area 5 years of relevant professional experience (or 3 years with an MS) Industrial Controls Engineering experience Familiarity with programmable logic controllers (PLC s) (for example Siemens, Allen Bradley, Omron and Beckhoff) Experience programming PLC s per IEC 61131-3 (for example -ladder logic, function block diagram and structured text) Familiarity with some of these -RSLogix, Step 7, CX-One, TwinCAT, Labview and/or Wonderware software Experience sending PLC data to servers (for example Open Platform Communications (OPC), OPC Unified Architecture (OPC-UA) and Structured Query Language (SQL) servers) Familiarity with motion controllers, solenoids, conveyors, servos, actuators and other pneumatic/electromechanical systems Fluency in MS Office software applications Ability to obtain and maintain a US Secret Security Clearance (US Citizenship is required.) Preferred Qualifications: Experience with machine vision systems and barcode readers (Cognex, Keyence, and Fanuc) Familiarity with varying process sensors for environment, motion, measurement and presence (Banner, Sick, Allen-Bradley, Keyence, Omron) Familiarity with programming and hardware architecture of Siemens Controls, HMI environments Experience with programming gantry, articulating, and SCARA robots Experience with electronics manufacturing automation, conveyors and equipment in a high volume environment Familiarity with RIA TR R15.406-2014 and OSHA equipment safety standards Knowledge of electronic electrostatic discharge (ESD) and contamination damage Experience networking supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA), controllers and servers via Ethernet/IP, EtherCAT, Modbus or equivalent Fieldbus protocols Familiarity with programming and hardware architecture of networking processes such as Manufacturing Service Bus Integration (Kepware, PAC, Pco), MES integration, IIoT 4.0 communications (CFX) and Edge Computing 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. US Citizenship is required for most positions.