Mission Assurance Manager 1 - NDI Palmdale, CA

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.

Job Description

Northrop Grumman Aeronautics Systems has an opening for a Manager Mission Assurance 1 to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals within our Quality and Mission Assurance organization. This leadership role is located in Palmdale, CA.

The Manager Mission Assurance 1 will be responsible for defining and monitoring mission assurance program specifications and processes to ensure mission success of programs. Performs or assures quality, risk management, safety, reliability and maintainability of program achievements, subcontractors, and suppliers in accordance with contractual requirements. Assesses program performance and risks, and determines resources to ensure mission assurance, which will include the following responsibilities:

Key Responsibilities:

  • Performs or assures quality, risk management, safety, reliability and maintainability of program achievements, subcontractors, and suppliers in accordance with contractual requirements.

  • Leads a team of skilled professionals in ensuring product quality. Recruits, trains and mentors the next generation of NDT professionals to help develop new inspection techniques for current and future products.

  • Executes daily activities for multi-shift operations and will be the face of NDT for all Programs. Develops and implements testing and inspection procedures. Leads the team that tests raw material, chemicals, and/or finished product to quality controls to ensure compliance with quality standards and applicable government regulations.

  • Recommends corrective action where necessary. Fulfills staffing requirements including hiring and tracking of personnel. Manages indirect budgets and stays within budget. Submits annually capital request submittals tracking, delivery and providing oversight thru assigning property numbers as proof of receipt. Responsible for the direct supervision/management of the staff. Planning and program performance addressing cost, schedule, technical performance, and quality of a work package, subsystem, or related group of work packages

We offer flexible work arrangements, 9/80 work schedule (on-site) with every other Friday off, this role is a Day Shift with minimal off hour support, phenomenal learning opportunities, 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.

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.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Must have a High School Diploma AND 5+ years of related professional/military experience in a Quality Assurance/Quality Management role with at least 5 years of that experience in an Aircraft, Aerospace or Manufacturing industry.

  • Must have 1-5 years of Non-Destructive Inspection Experience

  • Must have 2 years of prior leadership experience.

  • Must have the ability to obtain a DoD Secret Clearance and the ability to obtain Special Program Access (PAR)

Preferred Qualifications:

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

  • Current and active DoD Secret Security Clearance

  • Active DOD Clearance

  • Aviation Inspection Experience

  • Root Cause Analysis

  • LEAN - Six Sigma (Green or Black belt)

  • ASNT LV III in multiple methods

  • Previous Level II Experience

Salary Range: $112,000 - $168,000

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 health and safety of our employees and their families is a top priority . The company encourages employees to remain up-to-date on their COVID-19 vaccinations. U.S. Northrop Grumman employees may be required, in the future, to be vaccinated or have an approved disability/medical or religious accommodation, pursuant to future court decisions and/or government action on the currently stayed federal contractor vaccine mandate under Executive Order 14042 https://www.saferfederalworkforce.gov/contractors/ .

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 http://www.northropgrumman.com/EEO . U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.

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