Flight Test Air Vehicle Maintenance Manager 2 Edwards Afb, CA

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 Aeronautics Systems sector has an opening for a Flight Test Air Vehicle Maintenance Manager 2 to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals within our Test and Evaluation organization. This leadership role is located in Edwards AFB, CA.

The selected candidate will co-lead a team of 60 engineers, managers and technicians as a for a large emerging aircraft test program to ensure that all maintenance, modification, configuration, inspection, and test actions are completed to support program goals.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with government and contractor leaders to support development of detailed execution plans and drive an integrated team approach to problem solving also supporting extensive executive-level interaction.

  • Responsible for maintaining resource forecasts and achieving cost and schedule performance goals for their assigned aircraft.

  • Drive a strong safety culture to effectively manage risk and safeguard people and property.

  • Drive disciplined execution and process rigor to ensure compliance with applicable procedures including DCMA Instruction 8210. Candidate must be willing to work extended shifts, weekends and holidays as required to meet program schedule and objectives.

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.

The selected Candidate must be willing to work various shifts depending on the business needs: 4x10 schedule (Mon-Thurs) 1st shift; 4x10 (Mon-Thurs) 2nd shift; 3x10 schedule Fri, Sat, Sun) 2nd shift; 3x10 schedule (Fri, Sat, Sun) 1st shift.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Must have a Bachelor of Science degree in a STEM discipline AND 9 years of related professional/military experience in Engineering OR a Master's degree in a STEM discipline AND 7 years of related professional/military experience in Engineering.

  • Must have prior management/leadership experience.

  • Must have an active DoD Secret clearance or (with a background investigation completed within the last 6 years or currently enrolled into Continuous Evaluation)

  • Must have the ability to obtain and maintain Special Access Program (SAP) clearance.

Preferred Qualifications :

  • A minimum of 10 years of combined aviation maintenance or manufacturing experience

  • Experience with Earned Value Management

  • Experience in a developmental/operational test maintenance environment

  • Experience in a US Air Force Combined Test Force

  • Experience leading an aircraft operation under DCMA Instruction 8210 oversight.

  • Demonstrated extensive aircraft maintenance experience.

  • Demonstrated strong technical, analytical, and leadership skills.

Salary Range: $134,600 - $201,800

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.

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 http://www.northropgrumman.com/EEO . U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.