Northrop Grumman Mgr Machining Manufctrng 1 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 commitment to do what others think is impossible. Our employees are not only part of history, they're making history.

We are looking for a Machine Shop Manager with excellent organization and interpersonal skills. Do you have a knack for electroplating techniques, handling hazardous chemicals, and leading a diverse team to achieve results? In this role, you will be responsible for the daily operation of the Mechanical Fabrication Center's plating shop. This will include direct supervision of the staff, delegating work assignments, overseeing day to day production, handling operating costs and taking responsibility for customer's budget/schedule.


  • Ensuring compliance of: specification and process control requirements, training/certification, maintenance and calibration, chemical inventory procurement/storage, and safety and environmental regulations

  • Have a validated knowledge of electroplating techniques, hazardous chemical handling/storage and be familiar with military/industrial process standards related to electroplating

  • The ability to read and interpret engineering blue prints and associated drawing notes

  • Developing and leading the skills improvement of their reporting staff through training and development initiatives.

  • Attend status meetings with customers to ensure open communication and problem resolution.

  • Work with ME, M&P and Chemistry departments to support manufacturing process improvements and ensure successful delivery of hardware

  • Positive engagement will be required with all organizations that support manufacturing in order to sustain business operations

  • Coordinate and run single operation process offload to outside suppliers

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Basic Qualifications:

  • Associates degree or equivalent with a minimum of4 years machine shop manufacturing work experience.

  • Thorough knowledge of manufacturing, processing and assembly procedures required to produce development and flight hardware.

  • Ability to obtain and maintain DoD security clearance and Program special access.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Solumina (Shop Floor Planning/Scheduling system) experience, a plus.

  • Masters Degree in Mechanical Engineering

  • Top Secret clearance with an investigation completed in the last 5 years

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.