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AMFC Engineering Manager 3

Requisition ID: R10071340

  • Category IconCategory: Engineering
  • Location Icon Location: Lake Charles, LA, USA   |  Oklahoma City, OK, USA +1 more
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: None
  • Telecommute IconTelecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position
  • Shift IconShift: Days (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.

The Aircraft Maintenance and Fabrication Center within Northrop Grumman Defense Systems pushes the boundaries of innovation, redefines engineering capabilities, and drives advances in aircraft maintenance and modification. Our team specializes in platform stewardship for high value, Low Density/High Demand (LDHD) aircraft fleets where quality and schedule drive performance. Come be a part of our mission.

AMFC is part of the System Sustainment and Software Business Unit that designs, manufactures, operates, and maintains airborne platforms, sensors and electronic warfare systems for US military services and our international allies.

The Northrop Grumman Aircraft Maintenance and Fabrication Center (AMFC) is seeking a Engineering Manager 3 to join our team.  You will work with teams creating compliant, compelling business proposals that result in winning new business with U.S. and international customers.

The preferred location for this position in Lake Charles, LA. Oklahoma City, OK may also be considered. This position will be on 1st shift.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Supervisory or management responsibilities of a multi-disciplinary engineering department including structures, electrical, methods and industrial engineering disciplines and directed at enabling heavy aircraft modification and depot maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) operations.

  • Decision Making - Regularly requires analysis of alternative courses of action. Decisions have risk/reward implications for program or area of influence.

  • Ensures collection and accumulation of cost, scheduling, and performance elements from across the AMFC Operating Unit (OU) engineering functional department. Takes action to continuously improve department capabilities and performance.

  • Accomplishes results through subordinate supervisors, or exempt specialist employees. Modifies, as needed, the organizational structure of the AMFC OU engineering department.

  • Frequent contact with equivalent level managers and customer representatives concerning projects, operational decisions, scheduling requirements, or contractual clarifications. Conducts briefings and technical meetings for internal and external representatives.

  • Determines and addresses the need(s) for training and talent development.

  • Evaluates large volumes of data using analytical skills to isolate key data and prioritize corrective action(s).

  • Presents detailed assessments and recommendations in internal management reviews and customer fact-finding meetings.

Basic Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering

  • Experience with aircraft modification and depot MRO operations

  • A minimum of 8 years of specific experience in engineering management

  • Experience leading engineering teams

  • Ability to travel as needed to address the needs of a geographically dispersed department

  • Ability to organize, balance and prioritize multiple tasks simultaneously in a highly dynamic aircraft maintenance and modification environment

  • Great analytical and math skills

  • Strong attention to detail required as this position requires processing large amounts of data across dozens of programs simultaneously

  • Strong teamwork and communication skills to ensure changes to plans are fully understood

  • Strong computer skills including MS Office required (particularly Excel and MS Project)

  • Ability to Obtain a Secret Clearance, if required.

Preferred qualifications

  • Experience developing compliant BOEs

  • Experience with agile processes and tools

  • Proficiency in SharePoint

  • Experience with international programs, proposals, and contracts

  • Excellent skills in critical thinking, writing, editing and visual element planning

  • A current Secret or higher clearance.

This position reports to Lake Charles, LA, USA, however, this position can also be worked from Oklahoma City, OK, OK, USA.


Salary Range: $127,100 USD - $201,400 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.