Production Test Engineering Manager 2Palmdale, CA

Requisition ID: R10162716

  • Category: Engineering

  • Location: Palmdale, California, United States of America

  • Clearance Type: Secret

  • Telecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position

  • Shift: 1st Shift (United States of America)

  • Travel Required: Yes, 10% of the Time

  • Relocation Assistance: Relocation assistance may be available

  • Positions Available: 1

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.

Northrop Grumman Aeronautics Systems sector has an opening for a Production Test Engineering Manager 2 to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals within our Test and Evaluation organization. This leadership role is located in Palmdale, CA.

Responsibilities include & are not limited to:

  • Lead a team of 10-20 production test engineers.

  • Cross IPT coordination with many supporting organizations.

  • Technical experience to lead their team to perform, solve complex issues, and knock down obstacles to allow their team to execute efficiently.

  • Ensure that the team is developing and conducting safe and effective test procedures.

  • Leading a team in the development and refinement of acceptance test procedures.

  • Participate in and/or chair Post Test Data reviews.

In this role, the manager will be responsible for program execution as well as people leadership. The candidate should have a desire to lead and value people. They must possess the “soft skills" necessary for personnel leadership and be ready and willing to continue refining and learning these skills. Team development and coaching is key to being a successful manager at Northrop Grumman.

“Our Leaders at Northrop Grumman live our values daily and encourage our teams to do the same. We do the right thing:upholding the highest ethical standards and facilitating a safe and respectful environment that attracts, retains, and inspires a diverse and engaged team. We do what we promise: holding yourself and others accountable to meet predictable and balanced results. We commit to shared success: operating as OneNG and removing barriers for our teams. Finally, wepioneer: setting a vision that shapes the future and inspires others.”

The selected Candidate must be willing to work various shifts depending on the business needs: 4x10 schedule (Mon-Thurs) 1st shift; 4x10 (Mon-Thurs) 2nd shift; 3x10 schedule (Fri, Sat, Sun) 1st shift; 3x10 schedule Fri, Sat, Sun) 2nd shift.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Must have a Bachelor of Science Degree in a STEM discipline AND 9 years of related professional/military experience in Engineering, OR 7 a Master's Degree in a STEM discipline AND 9 years of related professional/military experience in Engineering

  • Must have experience in a systems test environment

  • Must have an Active DoD Secret clearance with full investigation within the last 6 years

  • Must have ability to obtain and maintain Program Access (PAR) within a reasonable period, as determined by the company to meet its business needs.

Preferred Qualifications :

  • Significant experience in a production test environment

  • Experience leading teams

  • Strong ability to communicate complex technical issues and solutions

  • Must have experience with Earned Value Management (EVM)

  • Experience in aircraft Maintenance Management

Salary Range: $138,100 - $207,100

The above salary range represents a general guideline; however, Northrop Grumman considers a number of factors when determining base salary offers such as the scope and responsibilities of the position and the candidate's experience, education, skills and current market conditions.

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 application period for the job is estimated to be 20 days from the job posting date. However, this timeline may be shortened or extended depending on business needs and the availability of qualified candidates.

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 all positions with a government clearance and certain other restricted positions.