Northrop Grumman Manager Manufacturing Engineering 2 (PPG Assembly & Test) in Sunnyvale, California

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Northrop Grumman Marine Systems is seeking a Manager of Manufacturing Engineering for our Sunnyvale, CA facility. This individual will manage the Manufacturing Engineering team responsible for supporting Propulsion and Power Generation machinery product lines through all processes related to final system assembly, machinery to test stand integration, final acceptance testing, and test facility system design, operation and maintenance. The group will be responsible for providing production support such as defining Manufacturing Instructions for routings, optimizing sequence of operations, identifying continuous improvement opportunities to improve efficiency, implementing process or equipment changes, tooling and shop aid needs to improve throughput, and processing material discrepancies.

Roles and Responsibilities

Core job responsibilities consist of the following:

  • Lead the team to monitor and improve manufacturing processes, increase efficiency, reduce product cost and improve yields on all products

  • Exhibit competent knowledge of all processes on the floor and providing technical oversight of direct reports work

  • Interface with Process Area Managers (PAM's), Operations Program Managers (OPM's) and Programs on a daily basis to understand technical issues and where we need to focus efforts in supporting production

  • Administer and oversee technical program/project execution by managing scope, tasks/schedules/cost projections for all projects

  • Support career development, employee engagement, time approval, staffing, yearly reviews and all other related activities for team members

  • Provide guidance to engineering regarding design concepts and specification requirements to best utilize equipment and manufacturing techniques

  • Oversee and help coordinate process improvement activities that reduce Assembly and Test time and increase throughput

  • Act as main process area interface when investigating, identifying and resolving discrepancies and performance issues when necessary. Understand impacts to production and coordinate providing alternate processing recommendations

  • Support the identification and procurement of assembly and test equipment, facility preparation/improvement and preventative maintenance

  • Support the identification of and improvement for product and process specific safety issues.



Basic Qualifications:

-Bachelors Degree

-5+ years of relevant work experience

-Able to obtain a secret clearance

-Exposure to machining, welding and assembly processes

-2+ years oftechnical project management

-2+ years of experience managing a team of 8+ members (direct or matrixed reports)

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with the construction and operation of marine propulsion and power generation machinery and supporting systems (steam, lube oil, control oil, cooling water)

  • Advanced degree in mechanical engineering or equivalent

  • Experience in a factory environment with hands on development of heavy fabrication, machining and assembly based processes.

  • Demonstrated experience in facilities and capital planning, resource and capacity planning and control account management practices

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