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Manager General Manufacturing 2

Requisition ID: R10071420

  • Category IconCategory: Manufacturing and Production
  • Location IconLocation: Baltimore, Maryland, 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: 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.

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, and engaging employees to achieve their highest potential.

This Manager 2 will be responsible for the direct supervision of approximately 20 – 25 represented (union) employees on 1st shift.


The Manager 2 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 our process improvements to improve affordability, quality, and schedule; and perform required SAP/MES transactions to manage employees.

Other Responsibilities include:

  • Provide direct supervision of approximately 25 represented (union) employees in a manufacturing environment and coordinate the flow-down of job assignments and cell priorities with off-shift managers.
  • Issue job assignments and create daily status/confirmation reports including any hardware discrepancies to various support group personnel, meeting quality, delivery and cost goals for cell area.
  • Help drive and support manufacturing/engineering with process improvements, efficiencies, automation, and development of new technology opportunities.
  • Manage cell area planning and use of consumable to achieve budget and cost targets.
  • Assign and manage staff to maximize efficiency and achieve target productive yields.
  • Responsible for driving the team to achieve monthly delivery objectives for the cell, meeting KPI metrics, reporting on training requirements.
  • Participates in and assures compliance of ISO, Lean, World Class Manufacturing and problem-solving methodologies.
  • Ensure 5S practices within cell areas.
  • 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, planning and financials.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree with 7+ years of professional experience; Master’s Degree with 4+ years of experience; PhD with 2+ years of experience (11+ years of work experience may be considered in lieu of degree).
  • 5 years of manufacturing, production, or engineering experience.
  • 2+ years of management/leadership experience of people and/or processes.
  • 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, engineering, or other STEM area.
  • Experience with SAP or similar Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system.
  • Experience with production control and manufacturing processes.
  • Previous program or project management experience.
  • 5 or more years of manufacturing experience.
  • Prior experience working in a represented (union) environment.

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 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.