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Northrop Grumman Mgr Manufacturing Engineer 2 in Palmdale, California

Climb to new heights on your journey when you start Defining Possible with Northrop Grumman. Enjoy a purposeful career in aeronautics that is crucial to the way we connect and protect our world across land, sea, and air. Bring your experience and take advantage of this opportunity to discover how you can start to push past possible and achieve your goals today. Enjoy a diverse, collaborative environment with professionals across the nation ready to help launch your career.

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 Aeronautics has openings for Manufacturing Engineering Manager 2 to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. These positions will be located in Palmdale, California and are for both First or Second shift positions as defined below.

The selected candidate will support the requirements of an expanding and technologically diverse manufacturing assembly line and delivery center that will produce multiple variations of the three F35 Air Vehicle variants. The manager will have direct budget responsibility, and day to day Management for approximately 12 Engineers.

Essential Functions:

  • Designs manufacturing processes, procedures and production layouts for assemblies, equipment installation, processing, machining and material handling.

  • Designs arrangement of machines within plant facilities to ensure most efficient and productive layout.

  • 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.

  • May 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.

These roles are on a 9/80 schedule. Both First Shift: 6am to 4:30PM and Second shift- 4pm to 2:30am positions are available.

To learn more about our hiring process for manager positions, please view our "Selecting the Best Qualified Managers" video:

The selected candidate should thrive in a fast-paced work environment with high expectations, significantly diverse assignments, collaborative/team settings across all levels.


Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree with 5 years experience or a Master's Degree with 3 years of experience in aviation and/or aerospace.

  • Experience in a leadership role

  • Must have complete understanding of aircraft operations and maintenance as well as a thorough knowledge of aircraft scheduling.

  • Technical management experience with expertise in both manufacturing process development and production process engineering.

  • Ability to effectively communicate with various levels of leadership.

  • Ability to work First shift or Second shift as defined in job description

  • Ability to obtain and maintain a Secret Security Clearance issued by the DoD

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master's Degree

  • An active DoD Secret clearanceSpecial Program Access

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