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Northrop Grumman Mgr Matl Process Engineering 2 in Palmdale, California

Climb to new heights on your journey when you start Defining Possible with Northrop Grumman. Enjoy a purposeful career in aeronautics that is crucial to the way we connect and protect our world across land, sea, and air. Bring your experience and take advantage of this opportunity to discover how you can start to push past possible and achieve your goals today. Enjoy a diverse, collaborative environment with professionals across the nation ready to help launch your career.

Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems has an opening for an Engineering Manager 2 to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. This is a 3/10 1st shift position, and will be located in Palmdale, CA.

This position is for the Section Manager (SM) for the Palmdale Special Programs Materials and Process (M&P) engineering organization. This position is responsible for providing functional management (people, processes, tools, and technology) for a team of M&P engineers supporting a special access program. Approximately 20% of the SM's time will be focused on recruiting, staffing, retaining talent, weekly team meetings, bi-weekly 1:1 meetings, and holding performance review discussions. Supporting the VE Design, Integration, and Structural Analysis Department Manager on the NGAS Community of Practice will be expected.

The selected candidate will spend approximately 80% of the time providing leadership and direction regarding analyzing, researching, and developing materials and their related application processes for use in engineering design of and/or application in structures, systems and subsystems.

The candidate will provide technical oversight for the integration of advanced materials such as metals, coatings and elastomers with other engineering organizations performing detailed technical reviews of drawings, specifications and manufacturing plans.


Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Chemistry, Material Science or other STEM degree with 9 years of relevant experience

  • Experience working with composite pre-pregs, honeycombs, and adhesive materials; Fabrication, assembly, and repair processes for aircraft composite structures.

  • Current Active In-Scope DOD Secret clearance and the ability to receive program special access.



Preferred Qualifications:

• Experience leading an M&P team within a fast-paced, manufacturing environment.

• Experience working Special Access Programs

• Demonstrated technical leadership and management experience

• Excellent communication skills and ability to effectively interact with the customer and program management.

Job Category : Engineering