Manager Tool Die Making 1Palmdale, 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 has an opening for a Manger Tool Die Making 1 to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals within our Tooling organization. This leadership role is located in Palmdale, CA.

The Manager Tool Die Making 1 will be responsible for current concepts, practices and procedures utilized in the field, as well as having a strong interest in new technological applications. They will also insure tooling support to build/ maintenance for production transition and sustained efforts, which will include the following responsibilities:

Key Responsibilities:

  • Establishes, maintains, and improves processes/procedures to support PAICoE program efforts and supports the promotion of consistent current and common tool sets & processes across the organization, program IPTs, by collaborating with other Aeronautics Systems Sector Tooling Management.

  • Monitors and manages Risk items to insure mitigating actions are effective and timely and promotes Lean, Knowledge Management, and other process improvement initiatives as well as sharing of lessons learned and best practices throughout the organization.

  • Management duties include personnel performance evaluation, merit planning, employee development, and utilization of EVMS to manage direct costs.

  • Supervises employees involved in the daily operations of Milling Machine Machinists, Aircraft Equipment Expeditors and or Dimension Control Technician SOW, fabrication of tools, building of jigs and fixtures, template and pattern making, and model building.

Must be willing to work any shift as well as 2nd shift, 9/80 work schedule with every other Friday off, 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 high school diploma/GED AND 5 years of related professional/military experience in manufacturing/aerospace/design/tooling/tool engineering, manufacturing engineering, integration and/or fabrication industries/experience

  • Must have 1 year of prior management/leadership experience.

  • Must have the ability to obtain a DoD Secret security clearance (US Citizenship required) as well as the ability to obtain and maintain Program Special Access

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Active Secret Clearance

  • Bachelor's Degree

  • Tool Die Making or Machine Shop Experience strong background in assembly tooling, machine shop operations, welding, periodic tooling inspections, verification's, and reworks

  • Experience working in Automated tooling environments

Salary Range: $101,800 - $152,800

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.