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CLS – Manager Aircraft Maintenance 2 (Multi-location)

Requisition ID: R10080052

  • Category IconCategory: Flight Operations
  • Location Icon Location: Beaufort, SC, USA   |  Yuma, AZ, USA  |  Lemoore, CA, USA  |  San Diego, CA, USA +3 more
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: Secret
  • Telecommute IconTelecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position
  • Shift IconShift: Any (United States of America)
  • Travel IconTravel Required: Yes, 10% of the Time
  • Positions IconPositions Available: 4

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.

Put your skills to the test by pushing the boundaries of what’s possible. From global defense to sustainment and modernization to mission readiness, your experience and ability will make it a reality. Our programs are built on equal parts of curiosity and collaboration. Our combined effort means our customers can connect and defend millions of people around the world. With Northrop Grumman, you’ll have the opportunity to be an essential part of projects that will define your career, now and in the future.

Northrop Grumman Defense Systems (NGDS), F-35 Sustainment HPSI Operating Unit, has an opening for a Manager Aircraft Maintenance 2 to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals.   You will be assigned as an Manager Aircraft Maintenance 2 supporting F-35 organizational maintenance at Beaufort, Miramar, Yuma or Lemoore.  Your Mission will be to support O-Level maintenance on F-35.

Your duties and responsibilities include (but not limited to):

  • Partners with the site Product Support Manager to lead and manage personnel, develop projects, programs, and procedures for CFT and CLS/MRO&U operations. 
  • Functions as the focal point for all production efforts of the modification team. Assists the site manager in coordinating with customer and support agencies on all constraints and risks that affect critical path milestones.
  • Develops, tracks, updates, and reports all aircraft status products/requirements for contracted work. Single point of contact to outside agencies for all aspects relating to maintenance support, resources, and special tooling.
  • Directs QA to initiate ARs outside the scope of planned maintenance tasks and tracks cradle-to-grave actions and reports them to integration/agile cell.
  • Collaborates with Product Support Manager and LM site lead on maintenance surges and schedule changes to support modifications and CLS operations.
  • Participates in maintenance meetings with the unit or coordinates maintenance status briefings at the customer’s request.
  • Conducts safety briefings and addresses and resolves problematic maintenance complexities that arise in the completion of maintenance actions.

Basic Qualifications

  • A High School diploma or equivalent and a minimum of 12 yrs experience supervising and assigning program workloads as well as duties for entire shifts of workers performing aircraft maintenance repair, inspection, and modifications. A Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of 7 years of direct relevant experience may also be considered.
  • One year minimum as a Maintenance or Production Control Supervisor
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to read and interpret technical data and blueprint drawings.
  • A current Secret or higher Clearance.
  • Ability to obtain Special Access Program clearance, as required.
  • Ability to provide temporary support to our other CLS locations and/or emerging deployments
  • Ability to work a flexible work schedule that may include extended shifts, holidays, and weekends and support on call status for 24 hours-a-day, 7 days-a-week, 365 days a year. 

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with working multiple aircraft and programs simultaneously
  • Lead Production Supervisor or Maintenance Control Supervisor experience
  • Experience forecasting manpower requirements, creating staffing plans, and creating material Bill of Materials (BOM) to support future work efforts.
  • Highly skilled in using MS Excel, Power Point, Word, etc.
  • Experience identifying and procuring consumables, HAZMAT, tooling, and spare parts required for specific operations.

This position reports to Beaufort, SC, USA, however, you are able to work from any of the additional 3 locations listed above.


Salary Range: $102,500 USD - $178,000 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.