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Maintenance Modification Engineering Manager 2

Requisition ID: R10081382

  • Category IconCategory: Engineering
  • Location IconLocation: Palmdale, CA, USA
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: Secret
  • Telecommute IconTelecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position
  • Shift IconShift: 1st Shift (United States of America)
  • Travel IconTravel Required: Yes, 25% of the Time
  • Positions IconPositions Available: 1

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.

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.

Northrop Grumman Aeronautics Systems has an opening for an Operations & Sustainment (O&S) Maintenance Modification Manager to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. This position will be located in Palmdale, CA with frequent travel.

The Maintenance Modification Manager will lead a small group of employees and will direct all aspects of maintenance modifications and logistics. Must be proficient in reading and following technical manuals, or repair manuals. Must be able to communicate effectively with design engineers and work closely with other aerospace specialties when learning and testing the functionality of new repair procedures or processes.  The Maintenance Modification Manager is expected to lead a team that develops installation procedures, steps, and redlines drawings for newly designed parts or components. Once the newly designed part or component is ready to be installed, the selected individual will be expected to accompany the retrofit and modification team to the field where they will execute the install or repair and provide training or instructions to available technicians for follow on maintenance when required. The candidate must have a deep and diverse mechanical background in aviation systems and sub-systems.

In this role, the selected candidate will be responsible for:

  • Modification management and leadership at various sites on a rotating basis
  • Possible direct customer interface at all operating sites
  • Quality and Mission Assurance
  • Detailed scheduling and execution of maintenance
  • Standardized training of personnel
  • Communication with Program Management and IPT leadership
  • Complex and dynamic problem resolution
  • Strategic maintenance modification plans development

The selected candidate will establish milestones and monitors adherence to master plans and schedules, identifies program problems, and yields solutions. The selected candidate will direct the work of employees assigned to the program from technical, manufacturing, and administrative areas.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Science degree in Science, Technology, Engineering, or Math (STEM) and at least 9 years of experience in aviation maintenance and training.
  • Active DOD Secret clearance, within scope.
  • Ability to obtain and maintain Top Secret and Special Program Access (SAP).
  • Must be willing to work evenings, weekends and holidays as needed and up to 30% of travel.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master of Science degree in the field of aviation.
  • At least 10 years of experience in aviation maintenance, operational planning, execution, and training.
  • Experience managing highly technical projects which have delivered critical/complex hardware and/or capability to customers.
  • Military experience leading tactical and operational teams with increasing levels of responsibility.
  • Experience living and working in OCONUS locations.
  • Willing to work evenings, weekends and holidays as needed and up to 75% of travel.
  • Ability to understand new technologies and help expand new business opportunities.


Salary Range: $130,500 USD - $195,700 USD

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 health and safety of our employees and their families is a top priority. The company encourages employees to remain up-to-date on their COVID-19 vaccinations. U.S. Northrop Grumman employees may be required, in the future, to be vaccinated or have an approved disability/medical or religious accommodation, pursuant to future court decisions and/or government action on the currently stayed federal contractor vaccine mandate under Executive Order 14042 https://www.saferfederalworkforce.gov/contractors/.

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 http://www.northropgrumman.com/EEO. U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.



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What's great about
Northrop Grumman

  1. Be part of a culture that thrives on intellectual curiosity, cognitive diversity and bringing your whole self to work.
  2. Use your skills to build and deliver innovative tech solutions that protect the world and shape a better future.
  3. Enjoy benefits like work-life balance, education assistance and paid time off.


Did you know?

Northrop Grumman leads the industry team for NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope, the largest, most complex and powerful space telescope ever built. Launched in December 2021, the telescope incorporates innovative design, advanced technology, and groundbreaking engineering, and will fundamentally alter our understanding of the universe.