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Northrop Grumman Thermal Insulation Products - Mgr Mechanical Engineering 2 in Redondo Beach, California



Embark on a career putting innovative, reliable, and agile products and ideas into orbit, and beyond. Northrop Grumman has opportunities waiting for you that play a vital role in human space exploration, national defense, and scientific discovery, supporting multiple programs across the universe. With us, you'll discover a culture of curiosity and collaboration that will have you Defining Possible from the day you start. Our space systems connect and protect millions of people on earth every day, now and for the future. Explore your future and launch your career today.

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 customers. You craft and execute strategies that result in sustainable value creation that delivers measurable results.

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The Planning, Logistics, and Infrastructure Department (PL&I) within Materials, Manufacturing, Integration, Test and Launch (M2IT&L) has a need for a Thermal Insulation Products (TIP) Section Manager to be a functional homeroom manager, leading a team of individual contributors, and contribute directly to programs and other department activities.


  • Staffing support to all space systems and space programs.

  • Conducting periodic performance evaluations, including mid-year and annual reviews

  • Providing technical leadership and guidance to the staff

  • Managing indirect and capital needs

  • Professional development and mentoring of direct reports

  • Supporting Functional Homeroom initiatives and projects which include process improvement, Event Response Teams, Corrective, and Preventive Action implementation


  • Performing the research, design, and development of multi-layer insulation (MLI) for the Thermal Insulation Products organization

  • Developing and overseeing the execution of Process Documentation and training materials

  • Performing production and manufacturability assessments on thermal insulation products and providing input to design engineering to enhance manufacturability, quality and performance

  • Providing project management support utilizing tools such as earned value measurement system (EVMS) and forward-looking predictive metrics (i.e., leading indicators)

  • Identifying and initiating corrective action of problems, discrepancies and deficiencies to ensure requirements (technical, schedule, & cost) are met and product quality is not compromised

  • Ensuring effective coordination between the design teams (Vehicle Engineering, Thermal, Contamination Control, etc.) and MLI

  • Establishing capabilities and processes that support long-range strategic goals for the Thermal Insulation Products organization

  • Planning and coordinating the preparation of project documentation, such as integration procedures (CAPE), engineering drawings, and production specifications/schedules, to ensure customer requirements are met


Job Category : Engineering