Manager Manufacturing Engineer 2Beavercreek, OH

Requisition ID: R10155005

  • Category: Engineering

  • Location: Beavercreek, Ohio, United States of America

  • Clearance Type: Secret

  • Telecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position

  • Shift: 1st Shift (United States of America)

  • Travel Required: Yes, 25% of the Time

  • Relocation Assistance: Relocation assistance may be available

  • Positions Available: 1

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.

Climb to new heights on your journey when you start Defining Possible with Northrop Grumman. Enjoy a purposeful career in aeronautics that is crucial to the way we connect and protect our world across land, sea, and air. Bring your experience and take advantage of this opportunity to discover how you can start to push past possible and achieve your goals today. Enjoy a diverse, collaborative environment with professionals across the nation ready to help launch your career.

Northrop Grumman Aeronautics Systems (NGAS) is looking for a qualified technical leader to join our growing team, serving as a technical manager of our Manufacturing and Process Engineering team. This position will be onsite in Beavercreek, Ohio .

Our engineering team consists of a unique blend of scientists, engineers, and technicians that specialize in antennas, radomes, electromagnetic materials, structures, and RF testing for military aerospace applications. We design and manufacture solutions for our war fighters to keep our country safe and maintain peace on a global scale. Our team is afforded the opportunity to work on state-of-the-art designs, primarily for classified applications, in both team and individual settings. Our employees are equipped with the latest design, development, and test tools and our company values development of our employees.

Key Roles and Responsibilities include:

  • Serve in dual capacities as a functional manager, providing direct supervision/management to the Manufacturing and Process Engineering staff and perform as a technical contributor.

  • Support coordination of daily activities, working cross-functionally with Engineering, Operations, and Mission Assurance to drive specific tasks to team members, including readiness reviews.

  • Responsible to develop and maintain best practice department standards and command media relevant to the Manufacturing and Process Engineering department.

  • Management of department budget and direct labor rates.

  • Participation in capital expense planning and execution, including change board discussions.

  • Support Material Review Board discussions as a certified approval authority.

  • Support marketing and proposal activities relevant to manufacturing and process opportunities.

  • Daily approval and management of direct report timekeeping.

  • Conduct 1:1 meetings, mid-year, and end of year performance reviews with direct reports.

  • Participate and/or lead team meetings, including cross-functional meetings.

  • Assist in root cause/corrective action activities.

  • Manage direct report execution of training, along with employee goals and development.

  • Maintain relevant qualifications and employee certification to those qualifications.

  • Manage staffing decisions (recruiting/hiring/termination) to meet business needs.

  • Work with local security staff to ensure activities are performed in accordance with Standard Operating Procedures and/or approved security CONOPS.

Travel can vary but is typically very minimal.

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.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM) field and 9 years of relevant experience; OR Master's degree in a relevant STEM field and 7 years of relevant experience.

  • Ability to obtain and maintain a DOD SECRET clearance, and ability to obtain and maintain Special Access Programs (SAP).

  • 7 years of industrial experience in manufacturing, to include experience with composites.

Preferred Qualifications (above and beyond basic):

  • Active SECRET clearance with existing or prior access to Special Access Programs (SAP).

  • 10 years’ experience in aerospace composites and assemblies.

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.

  • Able to convey knowledgeable and hands-on experience of various aerospace grade adhesives, composites, metallics, and coatings.

  • Ability to balance functional management responsibilities while working alongside and leading direct reports on daily work scope.

  • Knowledgeable and hands-on experience with curing equipment such as autoclaves and ovens.

  • Knowledgeable or hands-on experience with chemical coating and etching processes.

  • Familiarity with CNC machining of composites and metallics.

  • Familiarity with common metrology tools and usage.

  • Familiarity with microscopy and surface profiling.

  • Ideal candidate is a proven leader, highly responsible, level-headed, action-oriented, able to see the big picture, high-quality decision-making capability, and are able to influence.

  • Possess excellent interpersonal skills and be a strong communicator, both written and spoken.

  • Ability to communicate across all levels of an organization and with external customers; cross‑functional collaboration is critical to success in this role.

What We Offer

At Northrop Grumman, we are on the cutting edge of innovation -- building the next generation of sophisticated aircraft to protect our country. Our diverse portfolio of programs means there are endless paths to cultivate your career. We are well-known for our inclusive, family environment, phenomenal learning opportunities, and exposure to a wide variety of projects and customers. We also offer exceptional benefits/healthcare, a great 401K matching program, and 14 Employee Resource Groups inclusive of all employees!


Salary Range: $114,100 - $171,100

The above salary range represents a general guideline; however, Northrop Grumman considers a number of factors when determining base salary offers such as the scope and responsibilities of the position and the candidate's experience, education, skills and current market conditions.

Employees may be eligible for a discretionary bonus in addition to base pay. Annual bonuses are designed to reward individual contributions as well as allow employees to share in company results. Employees in Vice President or Director positions may be eligible for Long Term Incentives. In addition, Northrop Grumman provides a variety of benefits including health insurance coverage, life and disability insurance, savings plan, Company paid holidays and paid time off (PTO) for vacation and/or personal business.

The application period for the job is estimated to be 20 days from the job posting date. However, this timeline may be shortened or extended depending on business needs and the availability of qualified candidates.

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 all positions with a government clearance and certain other restricted positions.