Manager Tool Die Making 1 Iuka, MS

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.

Northrop Grumman Aeronautics Systems has an opening for a Manager Tool Die Making 1 - Metrology to lead our team of qualified, diverse individuals. This position will be located at our Iuka, Mississippi location.

Our team develops and implements complex laser tracker (metrology) inspection processes utilizing highly complex inspection systems. We support multiple prime contractors for military and commercial programs. This includes managing non-exempt technicians working multiple programs and will be responsible for the combined strategic (long-term) and tactical (short-term) management planning activities.

This position does not require a DoD Secret Clearance to be considered or hired but will require the selected candidate to have the ability to obtain and maintain a DoD Secret Clearance and Special Program Access.

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 you 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 develop 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



  • Has overall responsibility for execution of safety, quality, delivery, and cost objectives, along with employee engagement for the Quality Assurance laser tracker inspection team.

  • Strong focus on safe work environment, Zero Defects, and continuous improvement activities.

  • Manages both the strategic and short-term tactical activities of the work area.

  • Optimizes inspection flow and production rates to meet customer demands, improve inventory turns and drive month over month cost improvement.

  • Responsible for proactive resource management to mitigate production schedule risks.

  • Support a work environment characterized by employee involvement and participative management to encourage the highest level of employee commitment and cooperation.

  • Manage inspection team staffing levels to support customer requirements while maintaining efficient operations.

  • Promptly responds to technical issues that arise on the production floor utilizing work instructions, design documents, and specifications

Basic Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent GED (education will be verified) and a minimum of 4 years of manufacturing experience

  • Minimum of 3 years of metrology experience

  • Ability to obtain and maintain a Secret Security Clearance and special program access clearance within a reasonable amount of time as determine by business needs

  • Demonstrated strong technical skills related to computer aided metrology systems such as laser trackers, articulated arms, etc.

  • Experience with Spatial Analysis, Polyworks or Verisurf Software

  • Technical strengths in composite processing, operations, and inspection

  • Must be familiar with standard mechanical Inspection techniques and tools

Preferred Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree

  • An active (in-scope) DoD Secret security clearance last investigated within 5 1/2 years

  • Efficient at MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and other office systems

  • Capable of verifying, updating, and flow down of department procedures for technical adequacy

  • Capable of conducting laser tracker inspections for the acceptance of parts and document the results

  • Strong coursework in Math (Geometry & Trigonometry)

  • Experience or training of GD&T (Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing)

  • Experience and familiarity with assembly tooling and/or inspection requirements of composite parts/materials.

  • Ability to communicate/interface with multiple levels, such as Manufacturing Engineering, Quality Assurance, and Tool Design to interpret, analyze, and advise on the data/inspection results.

  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to work with a team

  • Excellent communication skills are required

  • Self-Starter and ability to work through an issue to closure

  • Preference will be given to individuals already accessed to Special Access Program

What We Offer:

At Northrop Grumman, we are on the cutting edge of innovation -- building the next generation of sophisticated aircraft to protect our country. Our diverse portfolio of programs means there are endless paths to cultivate your career. We are well-known for our inclusive, family environment, phenomenal learning opportunities, and exposure to a wide variety of projects and customers. We also offer exceptional benefits/healthcare, a great 401K matching program, and 14 Employee Resource Groups inclusive of all employees!

Salary Range: $83,300 - $124,900

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.

The health and safety of our employees and their families is a top priority . The company encourages employees to remain up-to-date on their COVID-19 vaccinations. U.S. Northrop Grumman employees may be required, in the future, to be vaccinated or have an approved disability/medical or religious accommodation, pursuant to future court decisions and/or government action on the currently stayed federal contractor vaccine mandate under Executive Order 14042 .

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.

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