Mechanical Engineering Manager 2Rolling Meadows, IL

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.

Northrop Grumman offers exciting and challenging career opportunities with the Rolling Meadows Targeting Systems Hardware Engineering team. The Targeting Systems Hardware Engineering team plays a key role in the mission to protect our military personnel and is dedicated to consistently providing high quality optical and mechanical designs for electronic countermeasure products.

Members of the Targeting Systems Hardware Engineering team provide concept-to-production development for electro-optical (EO) systems. Technical skill sets applied by the team include electronics packaging, thermal analysis, structural analysis, kinematic simulations, opto-mechanical design, mechanism design, printed wiring board design, harness design, material selection, metal fabrication techniques, support to hardware build/integration, and environmental testing. Members of the Targeting Systems Hardware Engineering team regularly interface with members of other teams, including, systems engineering, firmware engineering, manufacturing and test, supply chain, program management, external suppliers, and external customers.

Job Responsibilities:

A Targeting Systems Mechanical Hardware Engineering manager will oversee a group of engineers and/or designers performing electronics packaging and opto-mechanical design. Responsibilities include leading and developing engineering staff, representing the organization to customers and stakeholders, overseeing project execution, allocating staffing across multiple programs, monitoring and improving design processes, coordinating proposal activity, and facilitating collaboration across organizations.

Relevant Skills and Experience:

A Targeting Systems Mechanical Hardware Engineering manager will have relevant experience in one or more of the following disciplines: mechanical engineering, optical engineering, manufacturing engineering, systems engineering, integration & test, electrical engineering, or hardware engineering. The candidate should be familiar with manufacturing and procurement.

A Targeting Systems Mechanical Hardware Engineering manager will have demonstrated highly ethical behavior, and will have developed strong people leadership, project management, and communication skills. He or she will have demonstrated success in leading teams, overseeing project execution, and representing the organization as a prime point of contact for internal stakeholders and external customers.

Basic Qualifications:

• BS degree in Engineering / Physics and minimum 9 years relevant experience; or MS degree in Engineering / Physics with minimum 7 years relevant experience

• Demonstrated success in leading, collaborating, and building teams on complex technical projects

• Demonstrated interest in process improvement initiatives

• Must possess strong organizational and interpersonal skills to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing, with all levels of management and individual contributors

• US Citizenship and ability to obtain government security clearance

Preferred Qualifications:

• An advanced degree in Engineering / Physics

• Working knowledge of electro-optical (EO) systems/hardware

• Prior success in leading and developing technical staff - discipline or IPT lead levels are acceptable

Salary Range: $145,000 - $217,400

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 most positions.