F-35 Aircraft Modification CFT Lead (MCAS Miramar)Mcas Miramar, 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.

Put your skills to the test by pushing the boundaries of what's possible. From global defense to sustainment and modernization to mission readiness, your experience and ability will make it a reality. Our programs are built on equal parts of curiosity and collaboration. Our combined effort means our customers can connect and defend millions of people around the world. With Northrop Grumman, you'll have the opportunity to be an essential part of projects that will define your career, now and in the future.

Job Description:

NGDS is seeking an F-35 Aircraft Maintenance Contract Field Team (CFT) Manager to manage the Northrop Grumman F-35 Maintenance Repair Overhaul and Upgrade (MRO&U) CFT team at MCAS Miramar, CA.

Prepares and coordinates the plans and schedules for new or existing programs. Determines, monitors, and reviews costs, operational budgets and schedules, and manpower requirements. Supports and participates in negotiations with customer. Analyzes effects of projects upon various areas such as Engineering, Facilities, and the labor pool to determine the most practical and cost-efficient methods to obtain the required resources. Resolves proposal preparation problems and assesses the progress against established plans and parameters. Formulates and recommends corrective action measures such as schedule revisions, manpower adjustments, fund allocations, and work requirements.

The selected candidate will manage the touch labor personnel assigned to the depot level field team at MCAS Miramar and the daily aircraft production of all inducted mod aircraft. They will work with the operations manager in establishing hiring strategies and support the NG site manager with ensuring all technical training, quality, health and safety programs are aligned and resourced to execute the program Statement of Work (SOW).


Basic Qualifications :

  • Must have either a High School diploma / GED with a minimum of 8 years of aircraft maintenance experience. Will consider 4 years of applied experience with a bachelor's degree; Or 2 years of experience with a master's degree.

  • Must have an active U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) Secret security clearance or have held a DoD Secret clearance within the last 2 years.

  • US Citizenship required.

  • Must have the ability to obtain Special Access Program clearance, as required .

  • Minimum of 2 years F-35 MRO&U experience in a management, integration, mod lead or maintenance control role.

  • Experience interpreting and executing policies and procedures that typically affect aircraft maintenance and modification activities as related to the USN and USMC.

  • Experience operating autonomously with minimal direction from senior management.

  • Experience with MS Office applications is required.

  • Experience managing the production of weekly status reports, metrics, incorporation documents, and schedules.

Preferred Qualifications :

  • Experience as a team lead, supervisor or manager of teams responsible for Marine Corps aircraft maintenance.

  • Previous role in executing, planning and/or managing depot level aircraft modifications.

  • Proficient interpreting and analyzing modification engineering drawings and manufacturing/material process specifications.

  • Experience and working knowledge with F-35 sustainment tools; Product Data Manager (PDM), JSF Data Library (JDL), Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS) and Autonomic Logistics Information System (ALIS).

  • Knowledge and experience with program change/configuration management and associated change boards for processing change requests with retrofit implications.

  • Experience with such programs as Aircraft Scheduling/Records Management, Job/Maintenance Control, Configuration Control, Maintenance Information Systems, Tool and FOD, E-Time Accounting, Training, Safety, Security, Hazardous Waste Management and Supply Chain Management.

  • Experienced in process development and continuous improvement.

  • Desire to optimize and evolve processes and tools.

Salary Range: $104,600 - $156,800

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 http://www.northropgrumman.com/EEO . U.S. Citizenship is required for all positions with a government clearance and certain other restricted positions.