Northrop Grumman Mgr Mechanical Engineering 2 in Palmdale, California

At Northrop Grumman, our employees have incredible opportunities to work on revolutionary systems in air and space that impact people's lives around the world today, and for generations to come. Our work preserves freedom and democracy, and advances human discovery and our understanding of the universe. We look for people who have bold new ideas, courage and a pioneering spirit to join forces to invent the future, and have a lot of 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 Aerospace Systems has an opening for an Engineering Manager 2 to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. This position will be located in Palmdale, CA.

This position is for the Section Manager (SM) of Production Support for PAICoE Advanced Programs, reporting to the Vehicle Engineering Liaison Engineering Department Manager, Palmdale Aircraft Integration Center of Excellence. The SM will lead a growing team of liaison engineers as well as design engineers working in Liaison. SM will be responsible for the dispositions of nonconforming metallic and composite parts and assemblies.

For functional tasking, 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 Liaison Engineering Department Manager on the NGAS Community of Practice will be expected.

SM is expected to be thoroughly versed, and preferably a Subject Matter Expert (SME), for the liaison engineering discipline. NX and MES experience is strongly preferred.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering from accredited institution.

  • Experience with Geometric, Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T).

  • Knowledge of NGC best design practices and applicable processes.

  • Experience leading engineering projects.

  • Experience in a technical leadership/management roles.

  • Experience with formulation of engineering dispositions of nonconforming parts and assemblies.

  • Experience with NX.

  • Current Active In-Scope DOD Secret.

  • The ability to obtain SSBI, PAR.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master's Degree or PhD in ME, AE or Civil Eng (Structures) Design emphasis.

  • Expert knowledge of Geometric, Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T).

  • Demonstrated affordability approaches in structural designs, including integration of platform build sequences and designing for manufacturing.

  • Minimum 5 years of aircraft/spacecraft liaison engineering experience, including supporting the build.

  • The ability to obtain a DoD Top Secret clearance.

  • Experience in staffing forecasting.

  • Full life cycle of an air/space vehicle design process.

  • Recent experience as Production Support lead.

Team player and demonstrated exceptional collaboration.