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Mgr General Manufacturing 2

Requisition ID: R10046356

  • Category IconCategory: Manufacturing and Production
  • Location IconLocation: Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: Secret
  • Telecommute IconTelecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position
  • Shift IconShift: 1st Shift (United States of America)
  • Travel IconTravel Required: No
  • 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.

Join Northrop Grumman on our continued mission to push the boundaries of possible across land, sea, air, space, and cyberspace. Enjoy a culture where your voice is valued and start contributing to our team of passionate professionals providing real-life solutions to our world’s biggest challenges. We take pride in creating purposeful work and allowing our employees to grow and achieve their goals every day by Defining Possible. With our competitive pay and comprehensive benefits, we have the right opportunities to fit your life and launch your career today.

Northrop Grumman Mission Systems is seeking a General Manufacturing Manager 2 - 1st shift to join its SubArray Cell Factory team within the Manufacturing Organization. This position is located in Linthicum, Maryland.

What You'll get to Do:

The General Manufacturing Manager 2 is responsible for the direct supervision of employees and processes in a manufacturing environment. The Manager provides direction to employees utilizing management guidelines and general policies.

Overall responsibilities include:

  • Driving employee efficiency.
  • Meeting product cost and schedule targets.
  • Managing the area to produce quality products.
  • Engaging employees to achieve their highest potential.

This Manager will be responsible for the direct supervision of approximately 30 represented (union) employees in a manufacturing environment.

The Manager is expected to work independently across organizations; manage the use of consumables to achieve budget targets; assign and manage employees to maximize efficiency and achieve target productive yields; implement process improvements to improve affordability, quality, and schedule; and perform required SAP/MES transactions to manage Operators/Assemblers.

Other Responsibilities include:

  • The Manager will manage complex automated and manual assembly and test processes and methodology to produce prototype and complex electro-mechanical units and assemblies. The Manager will coordinate fabrication work group activities to ensure proper development of products from the prototype to the production stage, utilizing latest available equipment and techniques.
  • Provide direction for employees utilizing management guidelines and general policies for with direct supervision of represented (union) employees in a manufacturing environment across three shifts.
  • Issues all job assignments and creates reports of any hardware discrepancies to various support group personnel in a timely manner, meeting quality and cost goals for cell.
  • Working with automation systems and Support manufacturing/engineering personnel in the development and modification of automation and manufacturing processes and techniques.
  • Work independently across organizations.
  • Manage the use of consumable to achieve budget target.
  • Support calibration process for equipment (POC).
  • Assign and manage operators, test technicians and M&P staff to maximize efficiency and achieve target productive yields.
  • Responsible for driving the team to achieve monthly delivery objectives for the cell, meeting scrap rates, reporting on training requirements.
  • Support ISO, LEAN, World class manufacturing practices.
  • Ability to document and standardize task and efforts.
  • Implement process improvements to improve affordability, quality and schedule.
  • Perform require SAP/MES transactions to manage personnel.
  • Support time input and Labor relations regarding policies and procedures
  • validate work instruction and machine process documentation are up tp date and followed
  • Ensure that equipment and work area remain in a clean and orderly condition.
  • Position is onsite supporting manufacturing processes

To learn more about our hiring process for manager positions, please view our Selecting the Best Qualified Managers video:


Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree plus 9+ years of relevant experience; Master's degree with 7+ years of experience; PhD with 4+ years of experience (13 years of relevant experience may be considered in lieu of a degree).
  • At least 2+ years of experience in management or leadership of people and/or processes.
  • At least 5+ years of manufacturing or production or engineering experience.
  • Understanding of manufacturing and production concepts.
  • Strong communication, presentation and analytical skills.
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a Secret security clearance (US citizenship required).

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in business, chemical or industrial engineering, or other STEM area.
  • Experience with automation, manual assembly rework, wire bonding automation, and/or 6-axis robot assembly automation.
  • Experience with SAP or similar Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system.
  • Experience working in a union represented environment.
  • Experience with statistical analysis such as SPC (Statistical Process Control).
  • Experience with production control and manufacturing processes
  • Active Secret Clearance.

Salary Range: $102,900 USD - $154,300 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.