Northrop Grumman Manager Engineering 2 in Redondo Beach, 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.

The Thermal Test Department is seeking an Operations Section Manager 2 in Redondo Beach, CA to manage department daily operations and lead a team of technicians and test engineers. This role includes the management of people,

processes, assets, and indirect budgets related to the execution of thermal test.

Specific responsibilities include:

  • Technician scheduling

  • Employee performance reviews

  • Employee development and engagement

  • Forecasting resource utilization (people and equipment)

  • Driving process effectiveness and improvements

  • Capital asset planning and maintenance

  • Indirect budget planning and management

  • Special assignments in support of the functional home room

  • Additional responsibility may include the planning and execution of thermal tests

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Basic Qualifications:

  • BS Degree in STEM discipline and 5 years of related experience

  • Demonstrated leadership experience on a project or team

  • Experience with large scale thermal vacuum testing with extensive knowledge of chamber operations and maintenance

  • Strong communication skills, including experience presenting and interfacing with customers and program leadership

  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills with ability to diagnose and troubleshoot thermal test equipment

  • Ability to obtain/maintain secret clearance and SCI

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in managing people and projects

  • Experience mentoring new hires and junior technicians and encouraging employee engagement

  • Experience in thermal testing of space flight hardware

  • Strong working knowledge of thermal test equipment including pumps (rough, cryo, turbo, diffusion), valves, heaters, PLC

systems, leak detectors, QCM's, RGA's

  • Experience working with large scale liquid and gaseous nitrogen storage and pumping systems

  • Experience with calibrated equipment and metrology

  • Background in other environmental test areas (vibration, acoustic) and experience with cross-training to maintain flexible

workforce

  • Hands on approach to managing equipment

  • Strong knowledge of heat transfer theory and methods

  • Experience with writing, reviewing and interpreting technical documentation including test procedures and drawings

  • Experience with contamination monitoring and leak checking equipment and methods

  • Proficient with standard Office software (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook)

  • Experience with data acquisition systems and software applications related to thermal testing

  • Active SCI clearance

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