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Process Engineering Manager 1

Requisition ID: R10073934

  • Category IconCategory: Engineering
  • Location IconLocation: Charlotte, NC, USA
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: None
  • Telecommute IconTelecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position
  • Shift IconShift: 1st Shift (United States of America)
  • Travel IconTravel Required: Yes, 10% 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 Payload and Ground Systems (PGS) division of Northrop Grumman's Space Systems sector seeks team members who want to solve interesting, complex problems which protect our nation. We are a trusted mission payload and ground system provider with extensive experience providing end-to-end mission solutions from concept through operations and support.

Northrop Grumman SYNOPTICS is the world-wide leader in the growth, fabrication, and coating of crystalline materials used in laser systems. These “solid-state” laser crystals are used in products ranging from medical lasers to military laser systems. The Charlotte facility has been operating for over 40 years in the laser industry and has developed the reputation of providing the highest quality products with timely deliveries. Within the facility, solid-state oxide and fluoride crystals are grown from a high-temperature melt. SYNOPTICS has full optical fabrication capabilities for various plano and spherical geometries as well as a class 10,000 clean room for high-damage threshold thin-film optical coatings. SYNOPTICS serves the photonics and optics industry across the globe.

Learn more about the SYNOPTICS organization here: https://www.northropgrumman.com/space/synoptics/

Roles and Responsibilities

In this role, you will be the technical leader providing insight and guidance to solve challenging growth issues. You will oversee the creation and management of improvement projects - both inter-product line and inter-departmental process projects. You will lead department engineering personnel, to include performance management, mentoring, teaching, counseling/discipline, and training. Additionally, you will provide routine engineering support to production manufacturing employees and maintain ongoing communication with Growth supervisor. You will be responsible for the accurate documentation of substandard run reviews and engineering projects, and for growth station emergency and safety of crystal growth process/procedures. You will report/communicate crystal growth status with downstream departments and management team. Additionally, you will analyze and report failure mode for substandard runs to incorporate new learnings and recommend/implement corrective actions. Finally, you will collaborate with engineers and technicians for improvement and trouble-shooting of process and equipment issues.

Basic Qualifications

  • 5 years of relevant experience with a Bachelor's degree; 3 years of relevant experience with a Masters' degree; 0 years of relevant experience with a PhD
  • Experience in crystal growth operations with multiple production lines
  • Fundamental understanding of growth defect formation

Preferred Qualifications

  • Degree(s) in STEM discipline(s), particularly graduate degrees in Material Science
  • In-depth understanding of crystal control system including power control, weight sensing, and growth filtering
  • Previous leadership/supervisory experience
  • Experience with SQL, MS Office products, and Origin
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Salary Range: $94,300 USD - $141,500 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.