Mgr Mfg Engineering 2 - Advanced Manufacturing Technology - ( Clearance Required )

    • Palmdale, CA

At Northrop Grumman, our employees have incredible opportunities to work on revolutionary systems in air and space that impact people's lives around the world today, and for generations to come. Our work preserves freedom and democracy, and advances human discovery and our understanding of the universe. We look for people who have bold new ideas, courage and a pioneering spirit to join forces to invent the future, and have a lot of 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.

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 develop 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 craft and execute strategies that result in sustainable value creation that delivers measurable results.If this is YOU...keep reading!

Northrop GrummanAeronautics Systems has an opening for a Manager Manufacturing Engineering 2 to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. This position will be located in Palmdale, Ca. The selected candidate will manage a program or a function within the larger organizational unit, setting and operating to objectives and providing guidance to subordinates based on goals, objectives and company policy.

As an Advanced Manufacturing Technology leader, you will be responsible for leading a diverse and innovative team in identifying, analyzing, testing and integrating manufacturing processes and systems within a portfolio of current and next generation products at the Palmdale Aircraft Integration Center of Excellence.

Your leadership characteristics and people engagement experience is of the upmost importance, as well as an ability to exhibit professionalism and create a team working and learning environment. Your ability to communicate is and ability to clearly define expectations and work thru complex interpersonal interactions across functions and levels including direct reports, peers, and leadership is paramount. You possess a willingness to step-up and assume accountability when the perception of need exists, and an ability to accomplish tasks in a positive manner while managing multiple projects at the same time with varying levels of technical maturity.

In this leadership role, you will have approximately 10-12 direct reporting engineers. You will have the responsibility to manage and plan detailed schedules through multiple funding streams, & ensure projects are completed on schedule and within budget.
This leadership position requires outstanding written and oral communication skills with a high level of internal and external engagement, acting as an advisor to individual contributors, senior management and customers on advanced technical research studies and applications.

Your experience also includes providing engineering guidance regarding detailed designs and requirements for producible and affordable products and manufacturing techniques. You're responsible to attract and retain the best possible "athletes" for the stated requirements, ensure robust processes, and the development of future emerging leaders within the organization. You will ensure processes and procedures are in compliance with company and government regulations.

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The selected candidate should thrive in a fast-paced work environment with high expectations, significantly diverse assignments, collaborative/team settings across all levels.


Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree with 5 years experience or Master's Degree with 3 years' experience in engineering and/or production.
  • Demonstrated history leading and management of multi-functional teams.
  • Experience in program management and with the development of manufacturing processes and technologies.
  • An Active DoD Secret clearance with a refresh/reinvestigation within the last 5 years.
  • Ability to obtain and maintain special program access as needed for the business (not required to start).
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering or Math) field or Master's degree in a STEM field.
  • Current Special Program Access
  • Familiarity with production and Manufacturing Technology development and demonstrated history of technology implementation related to aviation & space products.
  • EVMS (Earned Value Mgmt.) experience
  • Demonstrated successes in project management
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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