Manager Tool Engineer 2 Saint Augustine, FL

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 Aeronautics Systems has an opening for a Tool Integration & Offload Engineering Manager 2, to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals within our Tooling organization. This leadership role is located in St. Augustine, FL .

In this leadership role you will provide tooling solutions and support of special tooling for all sections and projects of the E2-D Advanced Hawkeye aircraft build as well as other site programs as needed & other NG special/classified projects for multiple sectors. Our team designs industrial machinery and equipment, tools, dies, gauges, jigs, fixtures, and machine attachments required for production or experimental use, considering such factors as accessibility, economy, mobility, and performance requirements.

Roles & Responsibilities:

  • This manager will lead 10-15 Tool Engineers, Analysts, and Offload Technicians

  • Oversight of all team activities and responsibilities to ensure sector compliance of site tooling and of all onsite and offsite tooling.

  • Responsibilities of the team include but not limited to: requests for Quote (RFQ) packages to suppliers & liaison between NG stakeholders and suppliers, tool tracking and movement of over 53k individual special tools, raw material processing (ordering, storage, delivery and kitting) for the Fabrication team.

  • MES work order generation and package generation for tracking, trending and reporting of yearly tool Periodic Inspections (P.I.) health & active tooling SOW through a tool's product life cycle, the direct maintenance and repair of NG owned tooling.

  • Budgetary support of the St. Aug Tool Organization's performance to established direct & indirect budgets for both material and labor accounts per Earned Value Management System (EVMS) practices.

  • Assure that the organization is properly staffed, trained, and certified to meet current and future program demands.

  • Engage with functional managers and individuals to ensure escalated roadblocks are removed, requirements and resources are defined and adequate, and that delivered products are technically compliant to internal, program and industry standards.

  • Integrate with Tool Engineering to ensure program commitments and on-time delivery of tooling designs are executed.

  • Develop technical excellence within the organization, build and foster teamwork, and encourage close cooperation with and across functional organizations.

  • Manage multiple program priorities on engineering deliverable and effectively lead the organization in meeting delivery to committed items.

  • Champion company values, including safety, inclusion and diversity, standard methods, and continuous improvement.

  • Formulate personnel development plans, track progress, and evaluate performance to ensure challenge and growth.

  • Resolve conflicting needs in customer demands within and between organizations.

  • Succession planning to support employee development or transition opportunities.

  • Support new business opportunities (proposals, scope definition, BOEs, etc.)

We offer flexible work arrangements, 9/80 work schedule with every other Friday off, phenomenal learning opportunities, educational assistance, 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:

  • Bachelor's degree with 8 years of experience, or Master's degree with 6 years of tooling, engineering, supplier management, cost/schedule and delivery, implementation of new tooling, and/or project management experience

  • 3 years of experience on Tool Integration & Offload Teams

  • Experience in an aerospace manufacturing environment

  • Experience in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)

  • Experience managing/leading teams or projects

  • Ability to obtain and maintain a DoD Secret Clearance and a Special Program Access clearance within a reasonable amount of time as required by the business.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • E-2D Hawkeye product knowledge

  • Bachelor's Degree in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics) discipline

  • Masters degree (in STEM or MBA)

  • 2 years of experience managing or leading teams

  • Current/Active DOD Secret Clearance or the ability obtain clearance

  • Experience in detail part fabrication and structural aircraft assembly

  • Cost account and budget management

  • Structural, Electrical or Final Assembly Aircraft Fabrication and Assembly

  • Tooling Concepts

  • Catia or NX CAD, GD&T Experience

  • Six Sigma and LEAN Manufacturing Principles

  • Microsoft Project

  • Basic understanding of concepts related to typical manufacturing systems

Salary Range: $116,200 - $174,400

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.

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.