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Northrop Grumman Manager Thermal Engineering 2 in Azusa, California



Embark on a career putting innovative, reliable, and agile products and ideas into orbit, and beyond. Northrop Grumman has opportunities waiting for you that play a vital role in human space exploration, national defense, and scientific discovery, supporting multiple programs across the universe. With us, you'll discover a culture of curiosity and collaboration that will have you Defining Possible from the day you start. Our space systems connect and protect millions of people on earth every day, now and for the future. Explore your future and launch your career today.

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 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 Space Systems, located in Azusa, CA, is seeking a Thermal Engineering Manager 2 responsible for functional management and technical supervision of the Thermal Engineering Department, reporting to the Hardware Engineering Directorate. This is a hybrid role balancing approximately 80% program technical support and 20% functional/people management (10 highly capable technical professionals).

Technical responsibilities include: oversight of thermal engineering efforts for design, analysis, test, and on-orbit operation of space systems and accountability for schedule, budget, and technical performance. The manager will also conduct and oversee technical reviews, thermal analyses, environmental test execution, proposal efforts, trade studies, and major customer reviews.

Functional responsibilities include: ensuring the people, processes, and tools are in place to meet program cost, schedule, and technical performance objectives. The manager is responsible for staffing decisions, development of role based training, performance appraisals, compensation decisions, employee career development, and corrective/disciplinary actions when required. As first line management for many employees, the department manager will enhance and encourage employee development with career planning/advice and by notifying employees when suitable career advancement positions are available. The ideal candidate should have strong communications skills, the ability to connect with direct reports, and the ability to collaborate across functional organizations.


Job Category : Engineering