Mgr Research Development 1 (Analytical Chemistry)

    • Cumberland, MD

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 products include launch vehicles, propulsion systems, missile products, subsystems and defense electronics, precision weapons, armament systems and ammunition, satellites and space components and services, and advanced aerospace structures.

Northrop Grumman Innovation Systems has an exciting opportunity for a Manager of Analytical Chemistry located at the Allegany Ballistics Laboratory near Cumberland, MD. This position will report directly to the Energetic Technologies and Laboratories Senior Manager, and will provide leadership to a team of Analytical Chemists in the analysis and interpretation of data for chemicals and materials utilized or manufactured at the facility.

Oversight of scientific leadership and management of the Analytical Chemistry group
Manage resources to ensure the appropriate level of support and prioritization of activities
Mentor and develop scientists on technical projects and assignments
Serve as the technical expert and assist laboratory staff with troubleshooting
Manage personnel and financial resources effectively
Assures quality, cost effectiveness and timely completion of projects
Interface with internal and external customers
Compile and interpret results of tests and analyses. Monitor test results to ensure compliance to applicable standards and specifications
Ensures that results withstand peer and industry review
Ensure that laboratory equipment and systems are maintained in accordance with procedures and standards
Statistical based analysis of physical and chemical technical data
Perform duties within industry specific regulations regarding safety, product and material requirements and plant operations
Perform technical planning, cost estimation and general proposal support for new business captures
Continuously improve technical and business acumen to ultimately serve as a subject matter expert


Bachelor of Science in Chemistry, M.S. or Ph.D. preferred
Five years related work experience in a chemistry laboratory
Method development expertise for quantitative analysis which includes numerous instrumental and wet methods: Chromatography, Spectroscopy, Titrations, Imaging
Proficiency in MS office tools and web-based organizational filing
Able to obtain a Secret Clearance which requires US Citizenship as a prerequisite

Additional Qualifications:
Must have the ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions
High ethical standards of work and personal conduct
Demonstrated ability to build relationships and communicate effectively with all levels of the organization and with internal and external customers
Ability to understand and interpret physical and chemical properties data
Ability and willingness to work outside of standard work hours when needed to resolve issues
Ability to work well in a team environment and effective interpersonal communication and problem solving skills are desired

What to Expect:
If you are a dynamic and motivated professional, Northrop Grumman is the company that will help further your experience and career growth. We offer highly competitive salaries, an array of benefits to give you the support you need, and the opportunity to connect with coworkers in an environment that is professional, creative and flexible. Join our team and Work On What Matters.

Rocket Center, WV is located along the North Branch Potomac River in Mineral County, West Virginia and is home to the Allegany Ballistics Laboratory (ABL), a government installation operated by Northrop Grumman. Known for its scenic mountain landscapes, rolling hills and state parks, the region offers a multitude of outdoor recreational opportunities to include hiking, mountain biking, skiing, fishing, hunting and whitewater rafting. Where can you get to from Rocket Center? We are just a few hours from Washington, D.C., Baltimore, Pittsburgh and Cleveland and not far from Philadelphia, Virginia and New York. If you enjoy a beautiful all-weather climate, low cost of living, zero gridlock traffic, outdoor activities and easy access to major cities along the east coast - this area has a lot to offer!

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.

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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