Northrop Grumman Manager - Ground Segment Manufacturing in San Diego, California

At Northrop Grumman, our employees have incredible opportunities to work on groundbreaking 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 efforts 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.

As a leader, you always act with integrity, and the highest ethical standards characterize everything you do. You enable your team to achieve predictable and balanced results, while satisfying the needs of internal and external partners. You treat all people with respect, and model personal growth and continuous development. You know how to build an inclusive environment that attracts, retains, and inspires a diverse and engaged team. You create trusted and valued customer relationships and communicate effectively, so that people throughout the organization feel engaged and connected to their work. You deliver excellence, strive for continuous improvement and respond vigorously to change. You ensure that your team has the information and tools needed to perform at their best. You demonstrate our committed pursuit of applying innovation to meet the requirements of our customer. You create and execute strategies that result in sustainable value creation that delivers measurable results.

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Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems is seeking a highly qualified, mission oriented individual to lead a team of manufacturing engineers and technicians located in San Diego, CA with responsibilities including (but not limited to) the following:

  • Lead a team of approximately 12 employees (engineers & technicians) specializing in manufacturing of Ground Subsystems

  • Provide day-to-day work direction for team, focusing on maintaining steady workflow, productivity, and resolving operational decisions

  • Develop and maintain production process documents

  • Serve as the department specialist for manufacturing ensuring proper staffing level are maintained with a skilled and well trained workforce

  • Develop and coach employees by providing ongoing feedback, establishing performance and accountability expectations, conducing performance appraisals and providing general supervision

  • Provide guidance to design engineering regarding concepts and specification requirements

  • Conduct timecard approval, employee performance evaluations, facilitating employee growth, and special assignments in support of the functional homeroom

  • Seek out and implement strategic initiatives for your respective discipline

  • Build and maintain a culture that empowers employees, establishes personal and team accountability, motivates team performance, encourages development, and supports innovation


  • Bachelor's Degree in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics) discipline from an accredited university

  • 5 years' experience in manufacturing or production

  • Active DoD Secret Clearance

  • Ability to obtain a DoD Top Secret Clearance and special program access


  • Active DoD Top Secret Clearance & special program access

  • Ground Segment Production Experience

  • Proven track record of Six Sigma/Lean/Continuous Improvement projects

  • Experience with Manufacturing Enterprise System (MES)

  • Prior experience in process improvement

  • Knowledge of Root Cause Corrective Action (RCCA) methodology

  • Knowledge of Earn Value Management (EVM)