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(On-Site) Manufacturing Operations Manager 3

Requisition ID: R10046784

  • Category IconCategory: Manufacturing and Production
  • Location IconLocation: Azusa, California, United States of America
  • 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 organization within the Northrop Grumman Space Systems pushes the boundaries of innovation, redefines engineering capabilities, and drives advances in various sciences. Our team is chartered with providing the skills, innovative technologies to develop, design, produce and sustain optimized product lines across the sector while providing a decisive advantage to the warfighter. Come be a part of our mission!

Northrop Grumman Strategic Force Programs in Azusa, CA is seeking a Manager, Manufacturing Operations 3. This position will report on-site daily.

The Manager, Manufacturing Operations role is responsible for overseeing the daily operations of the manufacturing facility and complete execution through delivery to both internal and external customers.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Develop goals and objectives for each reporting department
  • Accountability for meeting or exceeding the Safety, Quality, Delivery, Employee and Cost (SQDEC) metrics and expectations of internal and external customers across assigned programs. Establish department budgetary plan and manage budgets and risks to ensure financial commitments are met
  • Own, execute and continuously improve Daily Management (Gemba, Obeya, Stand-Ups). Ownership and accountability for effective hand-offs through all functional and process center areas
  • Create a culture of continuous improvement, teamwork, sharing (yokoten) and disciplined root cause problem solving
  • Collaboration and coordination with Operations, Engineering, and Business Support Functions to achieve product and site business goals
  • Forecast, develop and implement capital equipment plans. Ensure that equipment and machinery are maintained in accordance with preventative maintenance schedules for assigned areas
  • Develop relationships with cross-sector manufacturing and supply chain leadership. Leverage Azusa manufacturing and test capability to identify intercompany work opportunities and/or offload work to other business for specific capability or capacity needs
  • Support enterprise, division, and BU strategy and initiatives.
  • Develop talent through the performance management process, including individual and team goal setting, coaching and personnel development, and maintain department training requirements and deploy resources according to skillsets
  • Provide inputs into customer proposals by providing basis of estimates for labor, risks, and schedule durations.
  • Develop and generate a factory capacity and resource plan based on program master schedules, future production requirements and unplanned work
  • Design and execution of staffing strategy to meet/balance customer needs and business objectives.
  • Communicate/escalate key issues related to safety/security, quality, delivery, employee, cost to site leadership and employees
  • Advocate a safe, secure and ethical working environment that maintains compliance with federal, state and local government regulations.
  • Utilize and improve Northrop Grumman Corporation Quality Management System to achieve compliance and maintain certifications for AS9100


  • Customer Focus - Building strong internal and external customer relationships and delivering customer-centric solutions
  • Decision Quality - Making appropriate and timely risk conscience decisions that keep the organization moving forward
  • Optimizes Work Processes - Knowing the most effective and efficient processes to get things done, with a focus on continuous improvement
  • Ensures accountability - Holding self and others accountable to meet commitments
  • Builds effective teams - Building strong teams that apply their diverse skills and perspectives to achieve common goals. Strong communication skills.
  • Drives engagement - Creating a climate where people are motivated to do their best to help the organization achieve its objectives
  • Demonstrates self-awareness - Using a combination of feedback and reflection to gain productive insight into personal strengths and weaknesses
  • Instills trust - Gaining the confidence and trust of others through honest, integrity, and authenticity

Direct Report Information

  • Production Manager, Manufacturing Engineering and Metrology Manager, Production Control Manager and Machine Shop Manager

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in a STEM field and 9 years of related experience in a manufacturing environment or master’s degree in Engineering required and 7 years of related experience in a manufacturing environment. Aerospace experience is a plus.
  • 5 years of leadership experience, demonstrating an ability to lead, build and manage effective cross-functional teams in an aerospace manufacturing environment
  • Knowledge and experience to develop and execute process standards focused on products and risk management identification and mitigation
  • Ability to solve problems and drive continuous improvements
  • Basic understanding of Microsoft Project, Excel, Word and PowerPoint
  • Ability to work flexible schedule, which may include evenings and/or weekends
  • Ability to obtain a security clearance (US Citizenship Required)

Preferred Qualifications

  • Active & current DoD secret security clearance or higher
  • Bachelor’s Degree in a STEM field & 10+ years of experience

Salary Range: $141,300 USD - $211,900 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.