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Northrop Grumman GBSD - ICBM Test Operations/Maintenance Program Manager 2 in Vandenberg AFB, California

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Northrop Grumman Space Systems is seeking a VAFB Flight Test Operations/Maintenance Program Manager 2 . This position will be located at Vandernberg AFB, and will support the Ground Based Strategic Deterrent (GBSD) program. Learn more about the GBSD program here.

What You'll Get To Do:

Lead the GBSD Flight Test Operations and Maintenance team in support of GBSD Developmental and Initial Operational Test & Evaluation (IOT&E) at VAFB, CA. Reports to GBSD Flight Test Program Manager.

Manage test infrastructure renovation and facilities maintenance to include contractor oversight, coordination with Global Supply Chain (GSC) Contracting Officers, Security, Information Technology (IT), Program Integration Team (PIT), Infrastructure & Deployment Team, and other GBSD Integrated Product Teams, as needed.

Coordinate with 30th SW Range Safety, 30th Civil Engineering Squadron, 30th Communications Squadron, and other 30th SW agencies, as needed.

Responsible for standup, operations, and maintenance of the test facilities to include oversight of design and renovation/construction, ensuring security, IT, test network operations, cyber, and test requirements are established.

Responsible for Missile Maintenance Generation, Munitions, Missile Transport and Emplacement, Operating the Test Site Operations Center.

Responsible for vehicles (large and small), fueling, supplies, Line Replacement Unit (LRU) maintenance and spares, and support to warehouse operations and Logistics.

As a full-time employee of Northrop Grumman Space Systems, you are eligible for our robust benefits package including:

• Medical, Dental & Vision coverage

• 401k

• Educational Assistance

• Life Insurance

• Employee Assistance Programs & Work/Life Solutions

• Paid Time Off

• Health & Wellness Resources

• Employee Discounts

This position's standard work schedule is a 9/80. The 9/80 schedule allows employees who work a nine-hour day Monday through Thursday to take every other Friday off.

Travel is expected to be approx. 10%


Basic Qualifications:

  • Minimum of a Bachelor's of Science in STEM

  • 7 years of related experience with Bachelor's; 5 years with Master's; 3 years with PhD

  • 2 years of ICBM Flight Test experience

  • 2 years of Facilities Construction/Sustainment

  • 2 years of Weapon System Development/Sustainment

  • 2 years of ICBM Missile Maintenance

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Ideal candidate will have lead large ICBM Maintenance Teams of varying disciplines

  • Familiar with Launch Facility Refurbishment

  • Demonstrated experience interfacing with Air Force, Contractor management, AFCEC, Base Civil Engineering, and USCoE for MILCON

  • Understands requirements decomposition to task level, and has the ability to translate missile system requirement analysis into facility requirements

  • Special experience: Served as part of SATAF, conducting construction surveillance of critical system interfaces

  • Knowledgeable of NEPA

  • Experience with logistics and goods movement, large vehicle operations/maintenance and missile convoy operations

  • Experience with leading missile operations center

  • Proficient with Microsoft suite, including Project and Visio

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