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Northrop Grumman Tooling IPT Manager Level 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.

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.

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Northrop is looking for a tooling IPT (Integrated Product Team) manager that will be responsible for developing and directing internal/external technical integration utilizing the most affective and affordable Tooling and Automation products & services in the industry.

Manages all offsite tool fabrication and design activities- Responsible for program and technical performance while providing objective-oriented direction to hard lined or dotted line reporting personnel, utilizing management guidelines & general policies, ensuring that projects are completed on schedule and within budget.

Insures Tooling support of build/maintenance for production transition and sustained efforts including Metrology for validation/verification of product support. In addition, establishes, maintains, and improves processes/procedures to support PAICoE program efforts and supports the promotion of consistent current and common tool

sets & processes across the organization, program IPTs, by collaborating with other Aerospace Systems Sector Tooling Management.

Monitors and manages Risk items to insure mitigating actions are effective and timely and promotes Lean, Knowledge Management, and other process improvement initiatives as well as sharing of lessons learned and best practices throughout the organization.

Management duties include personnel performance evaluation, merit planning, employee development, and utilization of EVMS to manage direct costs.

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 engineering experience ORHigh School Diploma/GED with 9 years engineering experience.

  • 3 years of leadership experience.

  • Ability to coordinate withvarious people ranging from fabrication experts to engineering experts in an effort to define large/complex statement of work

  • Ability to communicate with various levels of leadership

  • Must be able to coordinate and resolve interpersonal and technical problems

  • Must work well either in a team environment and independently

  • Ability to work well with little to no supervision

  • This position requires having the ability to obtain and maintain a DoD Secret clearance and Special Program access.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree

  • Active DoD Secret clearance

  • Program Access to SP2 and SP1

  • Experience managinglargeprojects upwards of 10M

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