Test Engineering Mgr 3 - Aircraft MaintenanceEdwards Afb, CA

Requisition ID: R10163432

  • Category: Engineering

  • Location: Edwards AFB, California, 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.

Northrop Grumman Aeronautics Systems is seeking a highly experienced aircraft maintenance leader to serve as the Level 3 senior aircraft maintenance manager for the Strike Flight Test Operations (FTO) team at Edwards AFB, CA.

This Senior Aircraft Maintenance Manager will be responsible for all facets of FTO ground operations including leading a team of managers, engineers, and technicians to ensure that all maintenance, modification, and configuration actions are completed to support program goals.

Day-to-day responsibilities include management of staffing, managing assignments, coordinating cost, schedule, and budget with Program leadership and securing parts and materials as necessary. This position requires a highly motivated and self-starting individual with relevant ground test operations experience, who will be willing to work additional assignments beyond the defined requirements of this position, if required.

Typical duties include:

  • Lead a team of Managers, Engineers, and Technicians (approx 60) that control all assets throughout the required test phases

  • Oversee test planning efforts and support working groups with all IPTs associated with testing

  • Ensures test article configurations are accurate and coordinate all test modifications

  • Ensure accurate test article status reporting and provide detailed reports as required to Senior Management

  • Manage organization's test activities and personnel support, prioritize tasks and oversee the strategic long-term planning of test engineering & ground operations

  • Liaise with Functional Homeroom (FHR)and the Government Ground Representative (GGR) as required

  • Identify all risks, issues, and pressures and develop mitigation and closure plans

  • This position is located 100% on-site at Edwards AFB, CA.

Our Leaders at Northrop Grumman live our values daily and encourage our teams to do the same. We do the right thing: upholding the highest ethical standards and facilitating a safe and respectful environment that attracts, retains, and inspires a diverse and engaged team. We do what we promise: holding yourself and others accountable to meet predictable and balanced results. We commit to shared success: operating as OneNG and removing barriers for our teams. Finally, We pioneer: setting a vision that shapes the future and inspires others.

Basic Qualifications :

  • Must have a Bachelor's of Science degree in a STEM discipline AND 9 years of related experience OR a Master of Science in a STEM discipline and 7 years of related experience

  • Must have 3+ years' experience Managing a team

  • US Citizenship with an active DoD Secret clearance or higher (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 :

  • Significant 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

Salary Range: $164,300 - $246,500

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.