Mgr Engineering 2

Northrop Grumman offers exciting and challenging career opportunities with the Rolling Meadows Mechanical & Optical Technology team. The Mechanical & Optical Technology organization plays a key role in the mission to protect our military personnel, and is dedicated to consistently providing high quality optical and mechanical designs for electronic countermeasure products.

Members of the Mechanical & Optical Technology team provide concept-to-production development for product lines that include radio frequency electronic warfare (RFEW), infrared countermeasures (IRCM), and electro-optical (EO) systems. Technical skill sets applied by the team include electronics packaging, thermal analysis, structural analysis, kinematic simulations, opto-mechanical design, mechanism design, printed wiring board design, harness design, material selection, metal fabrication techniques, support to hardware build/integration, and environmental testing. Members of the Mechanical & Optical Technology team regularly interface with members of other teams, including electrical engineering, systems engineering, manufacturing, supply chain, program management, external suppliers, and external customers.

Job Responsibilities:

A Mechanical & Optical Technology manager will oversee a group of engineers and/or designers performing opto-mechanical design. Responsibilities include leading and developing engineering staff, representing the organization to customers and stakeholders, overseeing project execution, allocating staffing across multiple programs, monitoring and improving design processes, coordinating proposal activity, and facilitating collaboration across organizations.

Relevant Skills and Experience:

A Mechanical & Optical Technology manager will have relevant experience in one or more of the following disciplines: mechanical engineering, optical engineering, manufacturing engineering, systems engineering, integration & test, electrical engineering, or hardware engineering. The candidate should be familiar with manufacturing and procurement.

A Mechanical & Optical Technology manager will have demonstrated highly ethical behavior, and will have developed strong people leadership, project management, and communication skills. He or she will have demonstrated success in leading teams, overseeing project execution, and representing the organization as a prime point of contact for internal stakeholders and external customers.

Basic Qualifications:

  • BS degree in Engineering / Physics and minimum 6 years relevant experience; or MS degree in Engineering / Physics with minimum 4 years relevant experience
  • Demonstrated success in leading, collaborating, and building teams on complex technical projects
  • Demonstrated interest in process improvement initiatives
  • Must possess strong organizational and interpersonal skills to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing, with all levels of management and individual contributors
  • US Citizenship and ability to obtain government security clearance

Preferred Qualifications:

  • An advanced degree in Engineering / Physics
  • Working knowledge of Electronic Warfare system/hardware
  • Prior success in leading and developing technical staff

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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