Manager Manufacturing Engineering 2Palmdale, 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.

Job Description

Northrop Grumman Aeronautics Systems has an opening for a Manager Manufacturing Engineering 2 to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals within our STRIKE Program organization. This leadership role is located in Palmdale, CA.

The Manager Manufacturing Engineer 2 will be responsible for taking the product design and converting it into a sequence of detailed assembly/ manufacturing instructions, which will include the following responsibilities:

Key Responsibilities:

  • Create new and modify existing assembly/ manufacturing instructions with necessary operations to support build sequence, while also including specifications/quality requirements and maintaining a bill of material (BOM)

  • Provide guidance to Design Engineering during drawing reviews regarding design concepts and specification requirements to best utilize equipment and manufacturing techniques; and to identify any manufacturability challenges or changes required ahead of drawing release.

  • Investigate and initiate corrective action to ensure product quality; resolve quality issues that arise during the build process to ensure all parts conform to the design configuration.

  • Develop tooling / fixtures to conduct the operations steps and to serve as manufacturing aids for technicians.

  • Manufacturing Engineers for Aeronautics Systems are expected to provide technical solutions to a wide range of complex and difficult problems.

  • They are problem solvers who have the ability to provide results that are innovative, thorough, practical, and consistent with organization objectives.

  • The ideal candidate will be able to work individually as well as collaborate with a diverse group of individuals, work tactically, but with an eye towards future strategy, and exhibit solid communication skills while acting as the technical representative voice for Operations.

These positions will fill a 1st shift and 2nd shift, 4/10 work schedule, 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.

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:

  • Must have a Bachelor's Degree AND 7 years of related work experience in aviation, aerospace, engineering, or Manufacturing/production OR Master's Degree AND 5 years of experience in aviation, aerospace, general Engineering, or Manufacturing/Production.

  • Must have 2 years of prior management/leadership experience in related field

  • Must have an active DoD Secret security clearance (US Citizenship required) and the ability to obtain Special Program Access. Special Program Access is required to start job.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • STEM Degree

  • Experience with Siemens NX, TeamCenter, SAP, Manufacturing Execution System (MES), and Microsoft Office Suite.

  • Prior experience operating in a dynamic environment of increasing production schedules, responsibilities, and high delivery rates.

  • Experience in leading teams and projects.

  • System Integration of tooling, manufacturing systems, and process techniques into production lines.

  • Low Observable manufacturing techniques.

  • Structures assemblies manufacturing techniques.

  • Subsystem assemblies manufacturing techniques.

  • Composite bonded assemblies manufacturing techniques.

  • Cost Account Management (CAM) Experience

  • Experience with Microsoft Office Suite including Excel and PowerPoint.

Salary Range: $122,000 - $183,400

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.