Manager Tool Engineering 3Palmdale, CA

Requisition ID: R10163387

  • 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 Systems is seeking a site Manager Tool Engineering 3 to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals within our Tooling organization. This leader will be responsible for site tooling engineering, Integration and offload statement of work. Providing the people, processes and technology to support programs on site in Palmdale, California with an expected travel of 10% .

This Manger will be leading multi-disciplined teams supporting multiple projects to ensure processes and procedures are maintained and in compliance, as well as meeting quality, cost, and schedule targets to ensure program performance and customer satisfaction. Areas of responsibility will include Tool Engineering & Design, Tooling Integration of small- and large-scale project spanning millions of dollars over months/years, Tool Control & Accountability, and Tooling Procurement (Offload).

Tooling Manager Job Responsibilities:

  • Manager will lead and provide oversight and guidance to management team to ensure program objectives specific to quality, cost, schedule, and customer satisfaction targets are met.

  • Manager will be responsible for domestic and international supplier management of Tooling Major sub and general procurement suppliers. These include but not limited to:

  • Managing relationships with external suppliers ensuring they meet Cost, schedule, technical and quality requirements.

  • Assisting GSC to negotiate contracts and agreements to secure favorable terms and conditions.

  • Monitoring the progress of tooling projects and address any issues that may impact cost schedule or quality.

  • The manager will be responsible for the development of long-range plans and strategies to provide the most affordable Tooling products and services in the industry.

  • Manager will be responsible for risk management across the tooling projects or Statement of Work. Ability to recognize and capture program changes via EVMS system, Tool Change Control Board (TCCB) and program RIO (Risk and Opportunity) management system.

  • Manager will have Cost Account Manager (CAM) responsibility to program tooling activities and will ensure compliance to EVMS for applicable direct & indirect budgets.

  • Identify and develop staffing/skills requirements, forecasts, and training plans. Manager will be responsible for sourcing key technical talent to ensure success of the program/functional goals.

  • Responsible for formulating capital asset plans and strategies to build a sustainable Tooling Engineering, Integration and Offload team(s).

  • Partnering with site leadership to help develop executive planning and strategic vision that help achieve sector business goals & objectives.

  • Responsible to collaborate with other Aeronautics Systems Tooling Management to develop consistent process and procedures to help drive affordability and insure the deployment of best practices across the site/sector.

  • Manager will be working in a highly dynamic with fast-paced environment.

  • Manager will be responsible for fostering a culture of continuous improvement, operational excellence and innovations within internal teams and influencing external suppliers.

We offer flexible work arrangements, 9/80 work schedule with every other Friday off, phenomenal learning opportunities, educational assistance, 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 and 7 years of professional experience in tooling, manufacturing/operations, assembly lines, and/or implementing technology into a production environment OR a Master’s degree and 5 years of professional experience in tooling, manufacturing/operations, assembly lines, and/or implementing technology into a production environment or PhD and 2 years of professional experience in tooling, manufacturing/operations, assembly lines, and/or implementing technology into a production environment

  • 5 years of Engineering experience in a manufacturing/high production environment.

  • Must have 3+ years of management experience.

  • Ability to obtain and maintain a DOD Secret within a reasonable period of time, as determined by the company to meet its business need.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Active DOD Secret Clearance

  • Bachelor’s degree in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics)

  • Supervisory and/or Management experience in managing teams, with an emphasis on tooling, manufacturing, assembly lines, and implementing technology into a production environment.

  • Experience in Project Management and execution of large scale, integrated projects across multiple functions and organizations.

  • Experience in supplier management

  • Demonstrated financial management skills including development and control of budgets, schedules, Estimate at completion (EAC) and the ability to recognize and capture program budgets

  • Aerospace or Aviation Industry experience managing tool fabrication organizations & tool fabrication shops, & material procurement

  • Experience in Microsoft Office tools (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).

  • Must possess excellent leadership, oral and interpersonal communications skills.

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.