Director Integration and Test 1

    • Chandler, AZ

Manufacturing and Production


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 Space Division designs, builds and delivers space, defense and aviation-related systems to customers around the world. Northrop Grumman Tactical Space Systems Division (TSS) designs, manufactures and operates small and medium-class spacecraft for communications, imaging, scientific, exploration and national security space applications. The Group is a leading supplier of space components that power and enable satellites of all classes, provides technical engineering services to government agencies and laboratories, and is developing exciting new satellite servicing and advanced space flight technologies.

The NG Tactical Space Division is seeking a Director of Assembly, Integration and Test (AI&T) (Director I) to report directly to the Tactical Space Systems Division Senior Director. This role leads a department of more than 100 engineers and technicians encompassing Mechanical, Electrical and Software disciplines and manages the Integration & Test activities at our Satellite Manufacturing Facility (SMF) in Gilbert, AZ. This role directs teams responsible for the complete integration and test effort for each spacecraft from subsystem assembly through launch site activities. With this Director's guidance, the teams develop and maintain the Test and Integration Master Plan that allows multiple programs across multiple customer bases to be executed simultaneously. Each team executes the entire I&T effort of each program, guaranteeing quality and optimizing cost and schedule while meeting Program and Customer requirements. The team leads serve as the Cost Account Managers for the satellites during the I&T phase, interface with the program and the customer for all I&T and launch activities and review all related engineering products to ensure concurrent engineer design and the ability to build and test spacecraft.

This Director I is responsible for ensuring that their teams meet all satellite program AI&T, milestones are accomplished, including offsite launch campaigns, and the I&T space in the SMF is configured and maintained to accommodate multiple product lines and to execute the assembly, integration and test requirements of each satellite program. The AI&T Director's organization provides operational support to programs with customers from NASA, Foreign and Domestic Commercial Satellite Operators, and various National Security customers. The AI&T Director manages and plans all I&T Capitol Support Equipment for multiple product lines and keeps the I&T areas in a working 5S condition. Additionally, this Director I will need be required to help develop and grow the team as the Gilbert site expands rapidly over the next several years

The successful candidate will have proven competence in managing their team performance as they execute day-to-day operations of a multi-team site including task organization, process definition and continuous improvement, staff development, supporting their CAM's in cost and schedule management, and other functional responsibilities is a basic expectation. In addition, this Director must be able to communicate effectively with senior management, customer management, and will be a key member of the Gilbert Site Lead's Leadership Team. The candidate will provide vision and leadership across the Division to peers, teammates and reports to drive not only meeting baseline commitments, but also to innovate to minimize cost, maximize efficiency, and to create new effective processes to meet the growing needs of the business. Proven track record of motivational leadership and understanding how to manage an organization to accomplish multiple parallel programs.

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