Reliability Engineering Manager
Northrop Grumman Innovation Systems designs, builds and delivers space, defense and aviation-related systems to customers around the world. Our main products include launch vehicles and related propulsion systems; missile products, subsystems and defense electronics; precision weapons, armament systems and ammunition; satellites and associated space components and services; and advanced aerospace structures.
As the Reliability Engineering Manager I, you will manage our factory Equipment Reliability Engineering Team and drive all activities' focused on operational support of facilities, equipment and tooling.
You will lead a team of Mechanical and Electrical Engineers that support the facility operating 24/7 and engaged in the fabrication of critical aerospace structures.
Position will support our FCC and H10 - Facilities in Clearfield, Utah.
Responsibilities include: Oversight and management of equipment reliability, including clean rooms, compressors, vacuum systems, humidification, dust and noise as well as over a $100 million dollars worth of high tech composite structures manufacturing equipment. Other key responsibilities:
Manages and is accountable for all aspects of employee and shop-process safety
Works with Senior Manager to determine & maintain facility budget
Managing all preventive maintenance plans and executions as well as emergency response trouble shooting and repair
Manages facilities, equipment and tooling spare parts inventories to assure Operational Readiness
Uses lean thinking/manufacturing fundamentals and TPM principles to organize work flow, streamline internal processes and minimize equipment downtime
Manages construction services contracts to support factory work flow
Manages craft personnel and schedules to facilitate 24/7 operations
As part of the factory IPT, you will provide reviews as to the status of maintenance and reliability issues in the factory and be accountable for the scope schedule and budget of each area of activity.
Your focus will include understanding our ASD Maximo systems (asset life management system) to assure proper work control on preventative maintenance, emergency repair, and equipment modifications.
Your focus will also include a sound understanding and participative control of the demand, warehousing and use of spare parts inventory.
This position has considerable latitude for independent action and decision making.
You will support our current facility and allow it to grow to the next level of operations and production.
You will prepare presentations and reports detailing the equipment operational availability, Equipment Effectiveness.
Experience in lean manufacturing and maintenance systems
Experience in aerospace industry
Past experience working in high rate manufacturing facilities operating on a 24/7 schedule.
Competencies for Success:
Must have good oral and written communication skills.
Ability to manage time and multi-task.
Ability to solve problems.
Ability to work independently and use judgment to make appropriate decisions that support overall project objectives.
Ability to drive projects and processes
Ability to partner with leadership at all levels.
* Ability to troubleshoot problems and resolve issues is a short time frame.
Bachelors of Science or equivalent (education will be verified) with a minimum of 3 years of directly related work experience.
Willing to work Monday through Friday shift that works from 6am-4pm.
In depth hands on knowledge of facilities and equipment maintenance and reliability services
Solid understanding and experience in troubleshooting factory equipment, mechanical and electrical systems.
Basic understanding of carbon composite manufacturing is preferred.
Ability to prepare sound presentations and conduct meetings with the senior staff.
Proficient in Word, Excel, MS Project and PowerPoint.
Experience in automated industrial equipment such as storing, retrieving, forming, autoclave, conveyance, trim, inspections and CNC machining centers is a plus.
Demonstrated ability to effectively lead teams with diverse maintenance/craft skills and backgrounds. Three or more years in a management/supervisory position preferred.
Hands-on experience/background in maintenance fields strongly preferred (Mechanic, Millwright, Pipefitter, HVAC background).
Thorough knowledge of Microsoft Office applications - capable of learning/using Microsoft Project
Thorough understanding of propellant and related plant operations and facility/tooling utilization.
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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