Manager Tooling Engineering 2

    • Newark, DE

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Northrop Grumman is currently seeking a Manager Tooling Engineering 2 in our Operations organization for our Elkton, Maryland location.

The Northrop Grumman Propulsion Systems and Controls (PS&C) location in Elkton, Maryland began solid-propellant rocket operations in 1948. Today, the Elkton PS&C facility designs, develops, and produces solid-propellant propulsion and ordnance systems in programs professionally managed for a wide variety of Government and commercial customers. The facility also serves as the hub for offsite engineering and test facilities in Ronkonkoma, NY, Palm Beach Gardens, FL and San Jose, CA.

Job Summary:

The Tooling Engineering Manager 2 will lead a team of tooling engineers who support PS&C programs with engineering and design of a wide range of tooling components including molds, lifting devices, handling fixtures, test fixtures, etc.
Specific responsibilities include:

  • Monitor, mentor, and coach employees to ensure they are meeting expectations
  • Define, document, and track adherence of tooling design and maintenance standards
  • Assign tooling engineers to specific program efforts
  • Ensure the organization is providing adequate support to all PS&C programs
  • Establish and track overhead budgets
  • Lead, develop, and implement system and site improvements
  • Provide formal feedback and development opportunities to employees
  • Mentor employees to a successful career path


Basic Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering and 10 years of experience or a Master's of Engineering degree with 7 years of experience
  • Leadership qualities desired with demonstrated success in:
    • Allocating time and resources supporting team members
    • Ongoing and immediate feedback
    • Open sharing of information and knowledge
    • Encouraging suggestions and ideas from team members
  • Experience in working with Aerospace specifications and requirements
  • Experience with geometric dimensioning and tolerancing (ASME Y14.5M)
  • Strong interpersonal skills with ability to interface with an organization at all levels
  • Ability to convey clear and concise direction and expectations
Preferred Qualifications:
  • 3+ years' experience in design
  • Working knowledge of HOPS and DoD 4145
  • Hazardous processing experience
  • An active DOD Secret or higher clearance
This position falls under a Federal Explosives License issued by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) for this location. Candidates hired into this role will be required to complete and submit an Employee Possessor Questionnaire to ATF for approval to be a possessor.

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