Mgr Mechanical Engineering 2

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As a leader, you always act with integrity, and the highest ethical standards characterize everything you do. You enable your team to achieve predictable and balanced results, while satisfying the needs of internal and external partners. You treat all people with respect, and you model personal growth and continuous development. You know how to build an inclusive environment that attracts, retains, and inspires a diverse and engaged team. You create trusted and valued customer relationships and communicate effectively, so that people throughout the organization feel engaged and connected to their work. You deliver excellence, strive for continuous improvement and respond vigorously to change. You ensure that your team has the information and tools needed to perform at their best. You demonstrate our committed pursuit of applying innovation to meet the requirements of our customer. You create and execute strategies that result in sustainable value creation that delivers measurable results.

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Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems is seeking a highly qualified, mission oriented individual to lead the Antenna and Test Operations department in Sunnyvale, CA, with responsibilities including (but not limited to) the following:

- Provide functional management & program support to Mechanical Test Operations teams
- Lead a group of 15 employees, which include Mechanical Technicians and Test Conductors
- Responsibilities include timecard approval, employee performance evaluations, facilitating employee growth, special assignments in support of the functional home room
- Oversee mechanical assembly, integration and test support
- Partner with project management and functional management to define and implement a crew sharing approach that satisfies the staffing needs between programs
- Build a test operations culture that empowers employees, establishes personal and team accountability, motivates team performance, inspires development, and supports innovation
- Ensure personnel and hardware safety, driving compliance with policies and procedures including security, property management, calibration, training, configuration control, and test conduct.

This position is located at our customer facility in Sunnyvale, CA, with occasional travel required.

To learn more about our hiring process for manager positions, please view our Selecting the Best Qualified Managers" video:



- BS in Science, Technology, Engineering or Math with 5 years applicable experience
- Experience with space mechanical subsystem, system assembly, integration and test
- Understanding of mechanical execution, health and safety processes and procedures
- Active DOD Secret clearance required to start


- MS in Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering or Technical Management
- Background in Mechanical Test Operations and familiarity with mechanical assembly and integration, environmental testing, and electrical integration and testing
- Demonstrated ability to deliver hardware on time with high customer satisfaction
- Prior project and functional management experience. Familiarity with AEHF product and their customers
- Active SCI/SSBI clearance

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