Manager Mechanical Engineering 3Plymouth, MN

Requisition ID: R10160871

  • Category: Engineering

  • Location: Plymouth, Minnesota, 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.

Join Northrop Grumman on our continued mission to push the boundaries of possible across land, sea, air, space, and cyberspace. Enjoy a culture where your voice is valued and start contributing to our team of passionate professionals providing real-life solutions to our world’s biggest challenges. We take pride in creating purposeful work and allowing our employees to grow and achieve their goals every day by Defining Possible. With our competitive pay and comprehensive benefits, we have the right opportunities to fit your life and launch your career today.

Northrop Grumman has an exciting opening for a Manager Mechanical Engineering 3 to join our team in Plymouth, MN.

Location :

This position requires on-site support. Selected candidate will need to be within commuting distance to our site in Plymouth, MN. Relocation assistance may be available if selected candidate is not local.

Responsibilities of this role:

This position will lead Mechanical Engineering department supporting Northrop Grumman Armament Systems. The group is for comprised of three teams, Mechanical Engineering, Structures and Materials, and Mechanical CAD Engineering. This team is focused on design and development of mechanical systems for a variety of weapon systems and ammunition throughout the lifecycle, with the primarily responsibility of supporting product development. This position will lead through managers to support and develop the diverse team to achieve strategic objectives.

Specific responsibilities and desired experience include:

  • Maintain open communication amongst the team facilitating collaboration and continuous improvement.

  • Support the teams with feedback and oversight.

  • Define, develop, execute, and improve department training plans and training content as well as identify and facilitate development opportunities.

  • Drive technical excellence in a dynamic product development environment.

  • Utilize communication skills across a broad spectrum of internal and external stakeholders.

  • Possess skill to manage technical teams in mechanical engineering, analysis, materials, NDT, and CAD domains.

  • Ensure adherence to established engineering processes.

  • Identify and mitigate technical risks.

  • Balance group workload and staffing requirements to meet current and future program needs.

  • Plan, execute, and manage department and capital budgets.

  • Maintain a “learning organization” where each team member is expected to teach and learn.

  • Prepare, review, and approve cost estimates and written technical proposals.

  • Experience with standard DoD program gate reviews such as System Requirement Review, System Functional Review, Preliminary Design Review, Critical Design Review, System Verification Review, and Production Readiness Review.

  • Have depth of knowledge in US DoD product development and acquisition approaches.

  • Experience with fast paced development and production.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree with 12 years of experience, a Master's degree with 10 years of experience, or a PhD with 8 years of experience in Mechanical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, or closely related discipline.

  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in leading, developing, and reviewing direct reports.

  • Exceptional communication skills (verbal, written, presentation) across all levels of the organization.

  • Knowledge of hiring, staffing, engineering metrics, training resources, processes, and tools.

  • Ability to obtain and maintain a DoD Secret level security clearance.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Active DoD Secret Clearance.

  • Master's degree in Engineering or STEM discipline.

  • Understanding and utilization of Models Based Systems Engineering tools and datasets.

  • Experience leading and implementing significant cross-functional projects/process improvements.

  • Experience leading through others as a manager of managers.

  • Knowledgeable in all aspects of the engineering development lifecycle.

  • Experience with managing ammunition development, qualification, and transition to production programs.


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.

Salary Range: $156,800 - $235,200

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.