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Northrop Grumman Material Process Engineering Manager 3 in Redondo Beach, California

Embark on a career putting innovative, reliable, and agile products and ideas into orbit, and beyond. Northrop Grumman has opportunities waiting for you that play a vital role in human space exploration, national defense, and scientific discovery, supporting multiple programs across the universe. With us, you'll discover a culture of curiosity and collaboration that will have you Defining Possible from the day you start. Our space systems connect and protect millions of people on earth every day, now and for the future. Explore your future and launch your career today.

Strategic Space Systems Division (SSSD) is an industry-leading provider for launch systems capabilities serving national security, military, civil and commercial customers. We are built on a heritage of providing innovative, affordable and reliable aerospace and defense products that our customers rely on to achieve mission success. Join the Space revolution and make the impossible, possible.

Northrop Grumman Strategic Space Systems Division has an opening for a Sagittarius Hardware Acquisition Manager (HAM) to join our team of qualified, diverse talent. This position will be located in Redondo Beach, CA.

Essential Functions :

The Sagittarius HAM leads the Space Vehicle (SV) organization responsible for Parts, Materials, and Processes (PM&P); Radiation effects; and parts procurement. The Sagittarius HAM is responsible for the selection of parts, part procurement, PM&P qualifications, and part and material testing (including destructive physical analysis (DPA) and radiation lot acceptance testing (RLAT)). The applicant will have a strong background in EEE parts, materials, assembly processes, radiation effects, and part procurement. In addition to their technical qualifications, the HAM must possess excellent communication skills, as they will be a key interface with multiple subcontractors as well as with program and customer management. The ideal candidate will also have extensive experience with budget management. Familiarity with the integration and test of spacecraft is also desired.


Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelors of Science degree in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, or Math) field from an accredited institution plus 7 years of engineering experience or Master's Degree in a Science, Technology, Engineering or Math (STEM) plus 5 years of engineering experience

  • Proven leadership or supervisory role

  • Experience in parts, materials and process selection, manufacturing support, failure analysis, and processing of materials and processing for space hardware

  • Active, in-scope DoD Top Secret Security clearance

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Masters' Degree or PhD in STEM

  • In-depth knowledge of part procurement and Global Supply Chain

  • Practical working experience supporting integration and test (I&T) activities

  • Experience in radiation survivability and radiation testing, including RLAT

  • Active, in-scope SCI clearance

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