Director General Manufacturing 1

At Northrop Grumman we develop cutting-edge technology that preserves freedom and advances human discovery. 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 continue to innovate with developments from launching the first commercial flight to space, to discovering the early beginnings of the universe. Our employees are not only part of history, they're making history.

Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems (NGAS) is currently seeking a Director of General Manufacturing to join our F-35 team in Palmdale, CA!

This position leads the manufacturing efforts for F-35 center fuselage integrated product team, multiple positions are available. This position will manage and integrate product assembly and delivery into an effective high performance team in coordination with functional management and shared services. This position also insures that the operations and facilities have the capabilities and resources required to meet current and future needs. This position requires and is responsible for on-time delivery of high quality products that meets all contractual requirements and business objectives. Responsible to maintain a clean and safe environment utilizing and improving established factory accountability processes. This position provides leadership that fosters motivation and communication. Responsible for the continuous improvement of people, products, processes, systems and services by utilizing common best practices, and other appropriate tools and techniques. Responsible for the management and mitigation of program and team risk.The Center Fuselage IPT includes the following functions: Manufacturing, Engineering (Design, Liaison, Stress, Specialty), Manufacturing Engineering, Global Mission Excellence, Industrial Engineering, and Global Supply Chain

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelors Degree in Business Management or a S.T.E.M. Field
  • 7 Years Aerospace manufacturing experience (preferably high rate manufacturing)
  • Proven leadership experience leading a large, multifunctional team
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a DoD Secret security clearance. U.S. Citizenship is Required.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Previous F-35 Program / Manufacturing Experience
  • Previous cost account manager experience

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. U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.


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