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Northrop Grumman Mgr Mfg Engineering 2 -Advanced Automation 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.

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.

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 craft and execute strategies that result in sustainable value creation that delivers measurable results.

If this is YOU...keep reading!

Northrop Grumman Aeronautics Systems is seeking an Advanced Automation Engineering Manager 2 to join our team in Palmdale, CA .

Advanced Automation develops manufacturing processes that are applicable to statistical process control, and may develop those techniques. Provides guidance to engineering regarding design concepts and specification requirements to best utilize equipment and manufacturing techniques. Ensures production processes and procedures are in compliance with regulations. The team's focus is upon automation projects such as including drilling systems; fiber placement systems for composites; robotics; coatings applications; projection systems and related equipment.

Oversees and manages the daily production availability of all automated equipment. Responsible for the performance, status, sustainment, and continuous improvement of both equipment and processes.

Lead and manage a team of engineers responsible for a wide range of automated production processes such as drilling robots, painting robots, automated guided vehicles, and various automated technologies. Establish and sustain the maximum availability of production automation through planned maintenance, optimization, and event recovery. Organize a broad range of specialized training for engineering and production operation personnel. Use advanced programming and analysis tools to maintain the Advanced Automation organizations body of knowledge, establish role and responsibility requirements, recognize strengths and opportunities in employee competency, and foster team development events. Determine proper staffing requirements, resource assignments, and sustain a staff of individuals to ensure our charter and customers goals are realized.

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The selected candidate should thrive in a fast-paced work environment with high expectations, significantly diverse assignments, collaborative/team settings across all levels.


Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree with 5 years of experience in production assembly/fabrication including composites, metallic, coatings application, and/or production manufacturing operations

  • leadership experience

  • Experience with Microsoft Office Word, Excel, PowerPoint and MS Project

  • Ability to travel to support requirements

  • Project Management skills

  • Ability to interface/communicate with multiple levels of leadership, clients, and vendors

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math)

  • Ability to obtain and maintain a Secret Security Clearance as needed for the business

  • Assembly automation experience troubleshooting design and installation experience.

  • Knowledge of composite fabrication and tooling, concepts.

  • Experience with manufacturing production automation and lean principals

  • Experience within the aerospace industry and/or with automated systems/machines

  • Understanding of Coordination of design and fabrication requirements for tools and fixtures with customers, both internal and external

  • Project Management experience with EVMS to include proposal creation, scheduling, budget tracking

  • Experience designing in 3D CAD e.g. CATIA, NX, CREO etc. and a firm understanding of GD&T and tolerance stack-up

  • Experience in the development, capture, and execution of R&D technology capabilities.

  • Assessing maturity of new technology for transition to production

  • Experience with authoring proposals, technical documents, and procedures

  • Program management experience and PMP certification

  • Experience providing innovative techniques focused on improving product designs and tooling assemblies or equipment

  • Experience with drilling, CNC, and advanced manufacturing technologies

  • Experience with statistical analysis / green belt Six Sigma

  • Experience with machine controls, electrical theory, PLC ladder logic

  • Experience with robotics and robotic programing

  • Understanding and experience with CBA/ROI analysis and justification

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 most positions.





Job Category : Engineering