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Facilities Maintenance Manager 1 (Satellite/Space Systems)

Requisition ID: R10085121

  • Category IconCategory: Facilities/Real Estate
  • Location IconLocation: Dulles, VA, USA
  • 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, 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 Facilities Maintenance team at Northrop Grumman Tactical Space Systems (NGSP TSSD) is looking for you to join our team as a Manager Facilities 1 based out of Dulles, VA location.

Responsibilities include oversight and management for the entire campus, including clean rooms, compressors, vacuum systems, humidification, as well as over $100 million dollars’ worth of high-tech composite structures manufacturing equipment. 

Other key responsibilities:

  • Prepares and executes maintenance management budgets
  • Manages facilities equipment and tooling spare parts inventories to assure operational readiness
  • Uses lean thinking/manufacturing fundamentals and TPM principles to organize workflow, streamline internal processes and minimize equipment downtime
  • Communicates directly with operations management on status of equipment within the facility
  • Drives root cause & corrective action, utilizing reliability engineering to take proactive approach
  • Drives small team of reliability engineers and maintenance technicians

As part of the facilities team, you will provide reviews as to the status of maintenance and reliability issues across the campus and be accountable for the scope, schedule, and budget of each area of activity.  Your focus will include understanding Maintenance Connect (asset management system) to assure proper work control on preventative maintenance, emergency repair, and equipment modifications.  Your focus will also include a sound understanding and participative control of the demand, warehousing, and use of spare parts inventory.  This position has considerable latitude for independent action and decision making.  You will support our current facility and allow it to grow to the next level of operations and production.  You will prepare presentations and reports detailing the equipment operational availability & equipment effectiveness

Basic Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent and 7 years of related experience
  • In-depth hands-on knowledge of facilities and equipment maintenance and reliability services
  • Solid understanding and experience in troubleshooting factory equipment, mechanical and electrical systems
  • Ability to prepare sound presentations and conduct meetings with the senior staff
  • Proficient in Word, Excel, MS Project, and PowerPoint

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Experience in lean manufacturing and maintenance systems
  • Experience in aerospace industry
  • Experience working in high-rate manufacturing facilities operating on a 24/7 schedule
  • Experience in automated industrial equipment such as storing, retrieving, forming, autoclave, conveyance, trim, inspections, and CNC machining centers is a plus
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively lead teams with diverse maintenance/craft skills and backgrounds
  • Hands-on experience/background in maintenance fields strongly preferred (Mechanic, Millwright, Pipefitter, HVAC background).


Salary Range: $101,800 USD - $152,800 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

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.

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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.