Mgr Electronics Engineering 2Rolling Meadows, IL

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.

Mgr Electronics Engineering 2

This position entails leading a team of Manufacturing Process and Test Engineers chartered to develop, maintain, and continuously improve EOIR manufacturing processes and test capability employed in the production of airborne, military-grade EO systems.

Responsibilities include leading the team's efforts to provide technical support to production assembly and test technicians, developing and validating new production and test equipment, focusing the team on continuous improvement of products, collaborating with Design Engineering on new product development, preparing proposals in response to customer requests, strategically planning and implementing capital investment, and maintaining appropriate staffing.

This Manufacturing Engineering team is comprised of mechanical, electrical, and software specialists. The products operate across visible to long-wave IR wavelengths.

This leader will foster a trusting and collaborative environment enabling the direct team to maximize its effectiveness. Building a strong professional relationship with other Manufacturing disciplines (Project Management, Shop Operations, Mission Assurance, Design, etc.) is essential.

Basic Qualifications: Manager, Electronics Engineering 2

  • Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or related degree with a minimum of 9 years relevant experience; or MS degree in Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or related degree with a minimum of 7 years relevant experience. Demonstrated success in leading and developing people.

  • This individual will have very strong leadership skills with the ability to be assertive while respectful and to collaborate skillfully across functional organizations.

  • This individual will be able to thrive in a dynamic and demanding environment.

  • This individual will be an extremely effective written and verbal communicator with the ability to communicate effectively with all levels of management and individual contributors.

  • This individual will have relevant experience in manufacturing or design.

  • This individual will be proficient in Microsoft Excel, Project, Word, and PowerPoint

  • This individual will be a United States citizen with the ability to obtain a Department of Defense (DoD) security clearance.

  • This individual will have the ability to read and understand product drawings and specifications.

Preferred Qualifications: Manager, Electronics Engineering 2

  • Experience in EOIR manufacturing with a specific focus on military-grade hardware. Success in the management of engineers through the design or manufacture of military-grade products. Demonstrated success in leading and developing manufacturing engineers.

  • Demonstrated experience in the design and development of EOIR test equipment.

  • Training and certification in Lean Manufacturing concepts and tools

  • Experience with SAP ERP software

  • Expertise in a Manufacturing environment, with demonstrated experience managing a work cell, engineering group, test environment, or technical projects.

  • Working knowledge of product flow (development through production)

  • Active DoD Security Clearance

  • Experience in the use and application of the National Instruments LabVIEW and/or C# programming environment


Salary Range: $141,100 - $211,700

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 most positions.