Mgr Electronics Engineering 2 Rolling 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.

Manager Electronics Engineering 2

This position entails leading a team of Manufacturing Test Engineers chartered to develop, maintain, and continuously improve wide-band RF, analog, and digital manufacturing test and environmental screening capability used in airborne, military-grade, or space-grade Electronic Warfare Systems and Subsystems. This includes a wide array of products and technology that may include System Processors, RF Signal Converters, Digital Processors, Receivers, RF Transmitters, Microwave Power Modules (MPMs), Traveling Wave Tubes (TWTs), Integrated Microwave Assemblies (IMAs) and Antenna

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

The Test Engineering team is comprised of hardware and software specialists. The products operate, typically, between S to Ka bands with power dissipations up to multiple kilowatts. Commonly used test software includes NITM LabVIEW, TestStand, and LabWindows/CVI.

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 (Process Engineering, Project Management, Shop Operations, Mission Assurance) is essential.

Basic Qualifications: Manager, Electronics Engineering 2

  • Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering or related degree with a minimum of 9 years relevant experience; or MS degree in 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 electronics manufacturing with a specific focus on test engineering for military-grade hardware. Success in the management of engineers through the design or manufacture of military-grade electronics equipment. Demonstrated success in leading and developing manufacturing engineers.

  • Demonstrated experience in the design and development of Radio Frequency 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 programming environment

  • Experience in the use and application of National Instruments LabWindows/CVI programming environment


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

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.

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