Manager 2 - Industrial Engineering (Clearance Required)Palmdale, CA

Requisition ID: R10162531

  • Category: Engineering

  • Location: Palmdale, 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, 10% 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 System Sector is seeking a Manager Industrial Engineering 2 to support a Production Operating Unit (OU) performing Programmed Depot Maintenance (PDM) and Modifications. The leader will join our team of qualified, diverse individuals on-site in Palmdale, California.

The Manager of Industrial Engineering 2 will lead a department of approximately eight (8) employees and will have the responsibility of working side by side with the Program Manager for PDM and the Director, Manufacturing for PDM. The Manager will have the responsibility of working side by side with fellow functional leaders in support of the PDM statement-of-work and will regularly be required to interface with the Air Force customer. An important aspect of this role will be identifying opportunities for process improvement and helping drive cost and schedule efficiencies to reduce production flow days, improve performance of the PDM operation, and achieve respective business targets. The role includes the following responsibilities:


  • Provide technical and leadership support to the Industrial Engineering and operations management team.

  • Drive strategic initiatives and tactical actions that deliver results to improve program cost and schedule performance. Ensure program milestones and performance goals are achieved.

  • Guide executive level decision-making on how to effectively increase assembly rate in a fast-paced, cross-functional environment.

  • Deliver on short-term, high visibility program requests, while creating a vision and executing a long-term strategy to influence change within and outside the organization.

  • Coordinate the development and maintenance of manufacturing schedules and plans to ensure adequate labor, facilities, equipment, tooling, and materials are available on time to ensure customer requirements are met.

  • Analyzes and designs value stream, including capability, capacity, throughput, workflow and logistics. Drive actions towards continuous improvement and affordability targets.

  • Coach, mentor, and develop team of industrial engineers by assigning meaningful tasks, providing frequent feedback, and rewarding positive performance. Build trust within the organization and align team towards a clear set of impactful goals.

  • Administer to employees; including performance reviews, merit increases, promotions, skills inventory and personal resources.

These shifts will be supporting our 4/10 shifts: Monday through Thursday 7am - 5pm, and occasional support on Fridays and weekends as necessary.

We offer flexible work arrangements, phenomenal learning opportunities, exposure to a wide variety of projects and customers, and a very friendly team environment. We are looking for self-motivated, proactive, and goal-oriented people to help us grow our services and become even better at what we do.

“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:

  • Bachelor's Degree with 7 years' experience in Industrial Engineering, Manufacturing, or related experience OR a Master's Degree with 5 years' experience in Industrial Engineering, Manufacturing, or related experience

  • 2 years of proven experience leading teams and/or projects.

  • Experience Microsoft Office Tools (PowerPoint, Excel, etc).

  • Ability to Travel 10% domestically to support business need.

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

  • Ability to obtain and maintain a Special Access Program (SAP) Clearance within a reasonable amount of time as required by the business.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master's degree in a STEM field.

  • Bachelor's Degree with 9 years' experience in Industrial Engineering, Manufacturing, or related experience OR a Master's Degree with 7 years' experience in Industrial Engineering, Manufacturing, or related experience OR a PhD with 4 years' experience in Industrial Engineering, Manufacturing, or related experience

  • Industrial Engineering experience / Industrial Engineering Degree.

  • Visual Basics for Applications (VBA) experience

  • Access Database Front-end and Back-End management

  • Manufacturing Execution System (MES) and Tableau experience

  • Control Account Management (CAM) certification or experience

  • Manpower Profile Analysis experience

  • Proposal Prep experience

  • 2 years of shop floor operations support experience.

  • Experience with Performance metrics of high-rate assembly line.

  • Experience/certifications in lean/process improvement.

  • Experience providing innovative techniques focused on improving product designs and processes utilizing analytic model.

  • In scope Special Access Program clearance

Salary range: $125,500 - $188,300

Salary Range: $125,500 - $188,300

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.