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TRW | Mesa, AZ
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Job Description

General Summary: Provide Controls Engineering support and process improvement work for high volume manufacturing lines.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

* Provide production support for manufacturing lines from the cell controller down to the device level. Production support includes ensuring accurate traceability data collection, troubleshooting, scrap and LAT reduction, and improved process reliability.VA/VE activities
* Support business unit objectives by prioritizing projects, designing interfaces for new equipment and making decisions that affect the long term production process.
* Provide vendor management and supervision.
* Manage machine controls for small projects.
* Create and maintain documents and/or databases with team support. Projects typically meet the immediate needs for the business unit. Such activities vary from clerical, to editorial, to creative; e.g. creation/revision of APQP documentation, MI, PI, SOP, maintenance of equipment configuration documents, etc.
* May provide work to clerical support or unskilled labor at the Clerk 2 to Clerk 3 level including temporarily assigned Skill Based Pay employees or technicians.
* Customer Team Member:
* Work with team members to resolve customer issues related to quality and design, resolve issues relative to the process and equipment and implement the required changes to production lines.
* Work with Design Engineering to implement changes due to product changes.
* Simultaneous Engineering Team Member:
* As part of a team, review and make recommendations to improve product design and processes, using various analytical methods and tools (Design for Assembly, Manufacturing and Experiments).
* Work with the core team (Design, Quality, Supplier Quality and Packaging Engineering) on new product development and implementation.
* Approve design changes and verify these changes do not adversely affect the process.

Job Specifications:

Basic knowledge of electrical/electronic systems.

Basic level programming of PLC, HMI, motion control systems and robots. Basic knowledge of computer systems. Able to create electrical drawings using CAD software. Excellent oral and written communication skills and organizational skills. German language skills a plus.


Requires a Bachelor's Degree.


Entry-level position. No previous experience required.

Experience with the following preferred:

Allen-Bradley and/or Siemens S7 PLC & HMI


Motion Control

Motors and Drives

Networks and Communications

Machine Vision


As with all positions, will have responsibility for the following:

Safety and Environmental:

Safety Meetings

Safety Inspections

Incident Investigations and Corrective Actions

Protective Equipment

Safety/Environmental Regulations and Practices

Waste and Wastewater Management

Operations and Maintenance of Equipment

Pollution Prevention

Regulatory Updates


Promotion of product quality and attainment of customer satisfaction by supporting plant quality objectives.


Supports and actively participates in continuous improvement activities and applies Lean principles in efforts to reduce variation in our products and our processes.

Physical Requirements:

Must have hand dexterity at moderate speed with accuracy for half of each day. Requires steady, active effort and continuous walking. Must be able to lift up to 50 lbs. Must be able to work in all areas of the plant.

TRW Mesa Operations screening process includes a hair substance abuse screening test, ATF lifetime background check, verification of eligibility for employment, and a screening for nicotine.

U.S. Citizen or U.S. Permanent Resident Status Required

Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer M/F/D/V

Education Requirements Requires a Bachelor's Degree. Experience and Skill Requirements Entry-level position. No previous experience required.

Experience with the following preferred:

Allen-Bradley and/or Siemens S7 PLC & HMI


Motion Control

Motors and Drives

Networks and Communications

Machine Vision

Robots Position Status Salaried Full-Time Diversity Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer M/F/Disability/Veteran Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer M/F/Disability/Veteran City Mesa State Arizona Country United States

About TRW

Northrop Grumman Corporation (Northrop Grumman) is an integrated enterprise consisting of businesses that cover the entire defense spectrum, from undersea to outer space and into cyberspace. The Company is aligned into seven segments categorized into four primary businesses. The Mission Systems, Information Technology, and Technical Services segments are presented as Information and Services. The Integrated Systems and Space Technology segments are presented as Aerospace. The Electronics and Ships segments are each presented as separate businesses. In January 2008, the Newport News and Ship Systems businesses were realigned into a single operating segment called Northrop Grumman Shipbuilding. In April 2008, the Company announced that it has completed the sale of its Electro-Optical Systems business to L-3 Communications. In October 2008, the Company acquired 3001 International, Inc. (3001).