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Northrop Grumman Manager Engineering 3 in Iuka, Mississippi

At Northrop Grumman, our work with cutting-edge technology is driven by something human : the lives our technologies protects . It's the value of innovation that makes a difference today and tomorrow. Here you'll have the opportunity to connect with coworkers in an environment that's uniquely caring, diverse, and respectful; where employees share experience, insights, perspectives and creative solutions through integrated product & cross-functional teams, and employee resource groups. From engineering and manufacturing, to operations and business development, Northrop Grumman's Iuka, MS location offers the opportunity to serve national security and impact the lives of Americans all over the globe from the beautiful landscape of Northeast Mississippi. Don't just build a career, build a life at Northrop Grumman.

Northrop Grumman Aeronautics Systems is looking for a Manager of Manufacturing Engineering for our Iuka, MS facility. This individual will manage a technical staff responsible for supporting machining processes, tooling, final assembly, and structural testing for components.

Responsibilities include the following:

  • Provide technical leadership of the engineering staff and engineering oversight of multiple projects

  • Prepare cost estimates and proposal inputs

  • Develop and implement employee career development and training plans

  • Identify and develop necessary engineering tools and capabilities

  • Maintain proper levels of staffing through forecasting and recruiting

  • Support strategic planning and champion continuous process improvements.

The ideal candidate demonstrates a broad skill set that is balanced between interpersonal, business, and technical capabilities. You have the ability to collaborate within and across teams to accomplish goals. You are committed to ethics, integrity, and innovation while challenging traditional ways of doing business. You build, mentor and coach diverse and inclusive teams with high levels of engagement. You have excellent verbal and written communication skills and you are comfortable engaging with employees at all levels in the organization. You will be a champion for change within the organization to achieve competitive advantage for the business and lead strategies for future enhancements and improvements.

Travel is occasional, consisting of visits to customer and subcontractor offices for program updates and technical reviews. Travel may increase in frequency around major program milestones.


Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree in STEM discipline and 14+ years of relevant work experience

  • Experience in composite fabrication and/or machining

  • Active DoD Secret clearance

  • Experience in reviewing and approving mechanical drawings and standards

  • Experience as a team lead or project manager/lead

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with the development of machining processes

  • Knowledgeable in Design For Manufacture practices

  • Industry standard design tools including CATIA, NX, Teamcenter Engineering, and Geometric Dimensioning & Tolerance applications (GD&T)

  • Working knowledge of multi-axis machining center operation using conventional machining methods of metallic and composite components.

  • Experience in facilities and capital planning, resource and capacity planning and control account management practices

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