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Northrop Grumman Manager Engineering Technical Support 2 in Gilbert, Arizona

Embark on a career putting innovative, reliable, and agile products and ideas into orbit, and beyond. Northrop Grumman has opportunities waiting for you that play a vital role in human space exploration, national defense, and scientific discovery, supporting multiple programs across the universe. With us, you'll discover a culture of curiosity and collaboration that will have you Defining Possible from the day you start. Our space systems connect and protect millions of people on earth every day, now and for the future. Explore your future and launch your career today.

Northrop Grumman, Strategic Space Systems Division, has an opening for a Manager of Engineering Technical Support 2 to join our team of highly qualified and diverse individuals. This position will be located in Gilbert, Arizona.

Tactical Space Systems has a need for an Manager Engineering 2 to be a functional homeroom manager, leading a team of individual contributors, and contribute directly to programs and other department activities.

These are highly dynamic, interactive positions. You will interact with numerous stakeholders including program management, test engineering, flight hardware design engineers and logistical support services. Outstanding organizational and leadership skills are required to succeed in these roles.


  • Staffing support to all space systems and space programs. Conducting periodic performance evaluations, including mid-year and annual reviews

  • Providing technical leadership and guidance to the staff

  • Managing indirect and capital needs

  • Training of the Mechanical Team

  • Professional development and mentoring of direct reports

  • Supporting Functional Homeroom initiatives and projects which include process improvement, Event Response Teams, Corrective, and Preventive Action implementation


  • Leading a team of Mechanical Technicians

  • Develop mechanical execution plans to meet program schedules

  • Coordinating mechanical tasks between all disciplines

  • Providing mechanical operation status to upper management and the customer

This management role will require you to complete an assessment as part of the application process. To learn more about our hiring process for manager positions, please view our Selecting the Best Qualified Managers video: This video gives you a preview of the Manager Selection Process and is an opportunity to learn more about the Manager Readiness Assessment and the overall process.


Basic Qualifications:

  • A Bachelor's degree with at least 2 years of experience leading a team or projects, or 4 additional years of experience leading a team in lieu of the Degree.

  • Minimum 9 years of combined experience supporting one or more of the following: integration, test or assembly of mechanical hardware.

  • Familiarity processes and training in Crane, EWP, Forklift.

  • Experience within the Aerospace and/or Defense industry.

  • Ability to obtain and maintain a DoD Top Secret Clearance or SCI access.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's in science degree within a technical engineering field.

  • Past Military Leadership a plus.

  • Experience providing technical product support to a customer or a business.

  • Experience establishing goal driven deadlines.

  • Experience supporting hardware work packages.

Skilled at providing presentation briefings to all levels of the business.

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