Northrop Grumman Mgr Engineering 2 - Fluid Subsystems in Palmdale, California

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Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems has an opening for a Mgr Engineering 2to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. This position will be located in Palmdale, CA.

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 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 create 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. You ensure that your team has the information and tools needed to perform at their best. You demonstrate our committed pursuit of applying innovation to meet the requirements of our customer. You create and execute strategies that result in sustainable value creation that delivers measurable results.

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Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems has a Section Manager opening for the PalmdaleAdvanced Programs Engineering SupportTeam. This role is located at our Palmdale facility in the greater Los Angeles area, and is part of the Production Support Department (PAIC & OKC). The group's charter is to maintain and evolve capabilities in air vehicle fluid subsystems technology that will continue to enable innovative solutions for our mission architectures.

This Functional Manager position is responsible for providing leadership and management support to a section consisting of between 10-15 support engineers who manage aircraft fluid systems architecture, analysis, and testing. The successful candidate will be a self-starter, organized, independently directed with good problem solving skills, able to perform effectively despite concurrent work tasks and will possess strong communication, leadership, and team building skills. Travel, both domestic and international, up to 25% may be required for this role.

As a Functional Section Manager (SM) reporting to the Department Manager within theProduction SupportDepartment (PAIC & OKC), approximately 20% of the SM's time will be spent performing leadership, people management, and supervisory duties such as management of personnel (direction & coaching), program/project reviews, coordination of job assignments, staffing, recruiting, timecard approval, performance reviews, and process improvement activities. In addition, the individual will support technology and business development activities, proposals, and design reviews. The balance of the time (80%) is expected to be spent supporting direct programs.

Responsibilities include leading a team of 10-15 people who manage aircraft fluid systems architecture, analysis, and testing. Specific responsibilities include technical and managerial leadership, problem solving, business support/budget management, hiring/staffing, and other functional activities. The successful candidate is expected to spend his/her time managing their team as well as working directly on a variety of air vehicle technical programs.

The successful candidate must have experience working with diverse technical teams, and must also be experienced with the design, assembly and/or test of flight hardware. Experience with flight hardware acceptance testing and documentation is preferred.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical engineering or Aerospace engineering from an ABET accredited university

  • 5+ years' experience of professional Engineering along with demonstrated technical leadership of Vehicle Engineering & Products

  • Ability to obtain and maintain aDoD Secret Clearance along with the ability toobtain and maintain SAP/SAR access

  • Ability to travel within the US and Internationally

Preferred Qualifications:

Active in-scope DoD Secret or Top Secret

Master's Degree in Engineering

Design, assembly, and/or test of aircraft fluid subsystems

Experience in supplier management

Experience directly managing or leading engineering teams

Experience in Vehicle Engineering processes and products throughout the program life cycle

Top Secret DoDwith SAP/SAR access preferred

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