Manager Tool Die Making 2Palmdale, CA

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Job Description

Northrop Grumman Aeronautics Systems has an opening for a Manager Tool Die Making 2 to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals within our F-35 Program organization. This leadership role is located in Palmdale, CA.

The Manager Tool Die Making 2 will be responsible for supervising employees involved in the fabrication of tools, building of jigs and fixtures, template and pattern making, and model building, and machine production fly-away hardware. In this role, the chosen candidate will support long-range plans and strategies to provide the most affordable Tooling products and services in the industry which will include the following responsibilities:

Key Responsibilities:

  • Manager will lead and provide oversight and guidance to the management team to ensure program objectives specific to quality, cost, schedule, and customer satisfaction targets are achieved.

  • The Assembly Tooling manager will be responsible for the supporting long-range plans and strategies to provide the most affordable Tooling solutions and services to the program.

  • Identify and develop staffing/skills requirements, forecasts, and training plans for current and future requirements.

  • Manager will have Cost Account Manager (CAM) responsibility to program activities and will ensure compliance to EVMS for all direct & indirect budgets.

  • Responsible to identify capital asset needs and strategies to build and maintain a sustainable Assembly line.

  • Responsible to collaborate with other Aeronautics Systems Sector Tooling Management teams to develop consistent process and procedures to help drive affordability and insure the deployment of best practices across the sector.

  • Manager will be the property focal point for the program.

  • Must be able to support any shift.

  • Manager must be able to work in a fast-paced manufacturing environment, stand for long periods of time, climb stairs and work platforms.

We offer flexible work arrangements, 9/80 work schedule (on-site) with every other Friday off, phenomenal learning opportunities, exposure to a wide variety of projects and customers, and a very friendly team environment. We are looking for self-motivated, proactive, and goal-oriented people to help us grow our services and become even better at what we do.

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.

Basic Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma AND 7 years of related professional/military experience in one or more areas: aerospace, automotive, military, manufacturing, maintenance, tooling or related environment

  • Must have 2 years of prior management/leadership experience.

  • Ability to obtain a DoD Secret Clearance with the ability to obtain PAR (Special Program Access)

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree

  • Previous Supervisory and Management experience in managing large projects, with an emphasis on tooling, manufacturing, assembly lines, and implementing technology into a production environment.

  • Proficient in Tool Design, Machining, Fabrication and Metrology techniques/skills

  • Aerospace or Aviation Industry experience managing tool fabrication organizations & tool fabrication shops, & material procurement

Salary Range: $125,500 - $188,300

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 . U.S. Citizenship is required for all positions with a government clearance and certain other restricted positions.