P-3 Mgr General Manufacturing 1Lake Charles, LA

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.

Put your skills to the test by pushing the boundaries of what's possible. From global defense to sustainment and modernization to mission readiness, your experience and ability will make it a reality. Our programs are built on equal parts of curiosity and collaboration. Our combined effort means our customers can connect and defend millions of people around the world. With Northrop Grumman, you'll have the opportunity to be an essential part of projects that will define your career, now and in the future.

Northrop Grumman is seeking experienced personnel with P-3 aircraft background to support a contingent maintenance program with Customs and Border Protection (CBP) in Lake Charles, LA. The CBP P-3 fleet consists of Airborne Early Warning (AEW) and Long Range Tracker (LRT) high-endurance, all-weather, tactical turbo-prop aircraft. The AEW aircraft are utilized primarily for long-range patrols along the entire U.S. border, and in source and transit zone countries. The LRT aircraft are used to intercept, track airborne and surface threats in source and transit zone countries. The P-3 aircraft are equipped with state-of-the-art, highly sophisticated sensor equipment, i.e., radar, electro-optical and infrared (EO/IR) detecting systems.

Are you ready to put your years of management experience to work at Northrop Grumman? If so, our Defense Systems Sector wants you to join us as an Operations Manager in support of our P-3 Program.

In this position, you will provide objective-oriented direction and work assignment to non-exempt team members utilizing management guidelines & general policies of the Manufacturing segment of the P-3 program located in Lake Charles, LA.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Provide supervision and direction to aircraft maintenance personnel in carrying out aircraft maintenance functions as required maximizing efficiency and minimizing work hours and errors.

  • Ensure assigned aircraft maintenance work is performed properly and is legibly documented.

  • Monitor and control project materials and maintenance labor expenses with regard to overtime requirements and limitations, according to instructions, plans, budgets, and schedules.

  • Oversee the correct use of tools and equipment required to accomplish assigned tasks efficiently, properly, and safely.

  • Serve as liaison with other departments to ensure proper coordination of support efforts and availability of required information.

  • Ensure work progress is accurately documented on non-routine or routine paperwork to include stamps, signatures, and references per local SOPs.

  • Ensure the proper maintenance and control of aircraft visibility work boards, which indicate work remaining and work in progress.

  • Review estimates for all non-routine maintenance documents and communicates any major defects or findings to Management.

  • Initiate and recommend approval of personnel actions including PTO, expense reports, payroll, pay changes, performance appraisals, promotions, transfers, and leaves of absence.

  • Interview, select, and/or recommend hire of employees. Provide appropriate training for departmental personnel.

  • Document, report, and investigate all accidents in accordance with established policy and procedures.

  • Provide dynamic front line management to a team of direct reports.

  • Ensure adherence to company policies and procedures with regard to all department functions.




Basic Qualifications:

1. A High School diploma and a minimum of 12 years of relevant experience. A Bachelor's degree and a minimum of 8 years of relevant experience; Master's and a minimum of 6 yrs of relevant experience, may also be considered.

2. A minimum of Five (5) years of management experience

3. A current DoD security clearance.

4. Ability to pass the required Dept of Homeland Security Background Investigation.

5. Ability to perform your duties in a closed area, wearing the required safety gear in a variety of physical conditions.

6. Knowledge in at least one but preferred all in repair, installing trouble shooting of aircraft systems, flight controls, Avionics, or Structures

7. Ability to perform/supervise tasks such as fuel system fueling and defueling, avionics, engine operations, APU operations and flight control systems

8. Ability to work flexible hours for assigned shift

Preferred Qualifications:

1. A&P license

2. 10 or more years of aviation maintenance management experience

3. P-3 experience

4. A current Department of Homeland Security Background Investigation

Salary Range: $82,100 - $123,100

The above salary range represents a general guideline; however, Northrop Grumman considers a number of factors when determining base salary offers such as the scope and responsibilities of the position and the candidate's experience, education, skills and current market conditions.

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 application period for the job is estimated to be 20 days from the job posting date. However, this timeline may be shortened or extended depending on business needs and the availability of qualified candidates.

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 http://www.northropgrumman.com/EEO . U.S. Citizenship is required for all positions with a government clearance and certain other restricted positions.