Manager Mechanical Engineering 1

At Northrop Grumman, our employees have incredible opportunities to work on revolutionary systems that impact people's lives around the world today, and for generations to come. 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 look for people who have bold new ideas, courage and a pioneering spirit to join forces to invent the future, and have fun along the way. Our culture thrives on intellectual curiosity, cognitive diversity and bringing your whole self to work and we have an insatiable drive to do what others think is impossible. Our employees are not only part of history, they're making history.

Northrop Grumman Innovation Systems designs, builds and delivers space, defense and aviation-related systems to customers around the world. Our main products include launch vehicles and related propulsion systems; missile products, subsystems and defense electronics; precision weapons, armament systems and ammunition; satellites and associated space components and services; and advanced aerospace structures.

Summary of Duties and Responsibilities:

The Launch Vehicle Engineering Supervisor ensures the launch vehicle engineering group provides hardware and analysis that meet or exceed the programmatic requirements levied. Specific duties include:

  • Manage the launch vehicle engineering staff to include mission and project assignments.
  • Direct, review and critique staff work for completeness, accuracy and adherence to program policies and standards.
  • Serve as a mentor for the launch vehicle engineering staff.
  • Review and approve launch vehicle engineering procedures and work instructions.
  • Prepare technical reports for management to document project status.
  • Coordinate with production on launch vehicle engineering fabrication activities.
  • Manage the launch vehicle engineering hardware within the stock system, including the introduction of new parts and purchase requests.
  • Coordinate with hardware vendors on procurements and technical issues.
  • Provide management with cost effective and innovative solutions to issues.
  • Manage the technical aspects of individual launch vehicle engineering projects.
  • Coordinate and track specific hardware assignments for missions (Motors and FTS).
  • Present to program management and NASA on major development activities and issues.
  • Manage the launch vehicle engineering annual budget.
  • Verify that appropriate QMS processes, procedures and work instructions are being used/followed within the group.
  • Review/authorize change requests and disposition non-conformances.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned or required.

Specific Requirements / Licensing
  • Training or certification in the following will be required:
    • Electrostatic Discharge (ESD) Control
    • General Safety Awareness
    • NASA IT Security
    • Ordnance Awareness
    • Change Request
    • Red-line Training
    • Lessons Learned Training
    • Business Travel Standards
  • Current, or ability to obtain, secret level security clearance preferred
  • Experience with SolidWorks CAD preferred.

  • Minimal travel required, ~1 week / year. A valid passport will be required.
Education and Experience
  • Requires Bachelor's Degree (BA/BS) in Engineering or Science Mechanical or Aerospace Engineering is preferred
  • Minimum 6 years related launch vehicle experience with at least 2 years of supervisory 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 . U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.


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