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Northrop Grumman Manager Manufacturing Engineering 2 in Palmdale, California

At Northrop Grumman, our employees have incredible opportunities to work on revolutionary systems in air and space that impact people's lives around the world today, and for generations to come. Our work preserves freedom and democracy, and advances human discovery and our understanding of the universe. We look for people who have bold new ideas, courage and a pioneering spirit to join forces to invent the future, and have a lot of 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.

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 change. You ensure that your team has the information and tools needed to perform at their best. You demonstrate our committed pursuit of applying innovation to meet the requirements of our customer. You craft and execute strategies that result in sustainable value creation that delivers measurable results.

If this is YOU...keep reading!

Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems has an opening for a Manufacturing Manager 2 to join our Manufacturing Engineering and Tooling organization of qualified, diverse individuals. This position will be located in Palmdale, CA.

This position is part of an Integrated Product Team (IPT) to develop and field exciting aerospace products. The selected candidate will lead a team of Manufacturing Engineers for the creation of Manufacturing Bill of Materials, manufacturing processes, procedures and production layouts for assemblies, equipment installation, processing, machining and material handling. Designs sequence of operations and specifies procedures for the fabrication of tools and equipment and other functions that affect product performance. Adapts machine or equipment design to factory and production conditions. Incorporate inspection and test requirements into the production plan. Inspects performance of machinery, equipment, and tools to verify their efficiency, and investigates and initiates corrective action of problems and deficiencies to ensure product quality. Develops manufacturing processes that are applicable to statistical process control, and may develop those techniques. Provides guidance to engineering regarding design concepts and specification requirements to best utilize equipment and manufacturing techniques. Ensures processes and procedures are in compliance with regulations and engineering specifications. This position will also lead the team to support the production floor in a liaison role. These activities include answering assist calls from technicians, processing of MRB tags, performing root cause corrective action, and be responsive to keep production moving.


Basic Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma/GED with 9 years of experience in an aviation, aerospace, maintenance or manufacturing/production experience.

  • 3 years of leadership experience is required

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite: Word, Excel, PowerPoint is a must

  • This position requires the ability to obtain and maintain a DOD Secret or Top Secret Clearance as well as Program Special access within a reasonable period of time, as determined by the company to meet its business needs

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree in a technical discipline

  • 5 years of leadership experience

  • An active DoD Secret clearance or higher that has been renewed within the last 5 years

  • Special Program Access

  • Prior experience operating in a dynamic environment of increasing production schedules and high delivery rates

  • Low Observable manufacturing techniques

  • System Integration and Test equipment and techniques into production lines

  • Composite bonded structure and assemblies

  • Siemens NX, TeamCenter, SAP, and Manufacturing Execution

  • Systems Second shift and weekend shift experience

  • Secret or Top Secret clearance preferred

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