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Engineering Manager, Materials & Process

Requisition ID: R10077346

  • Category IconCategory: Engineering
  • Location IconLocation: Beavercreek, Ohio, 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: 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.

Northrop Grumman Aeronautics Systems (NGAS) has an opening for a Materials and Process (M&P) Engineering Manager to lead a growing team of talented, multi‑disciplinary engineers.  This position will be located Dayton, Ohio, and requires onsite presence due to the nature of the role. 

Roles and Responsibilities include:

  • Serve in dual capacities as technical individual contributor as well as functional manager for M&P Engineering Team. 
  • Assume responsibilities ranging from supporting direct programs, Principal Investigator (PI) or supporting roles for Internally Funded Research and Development Programs (IRAD), Customer Funded Research and Development Programs (CRAD), Continuous Improvement Programs (CI), lead and manage the M&P Engineering Team, and engage with leadership teams.
  • Collaborate with Dayton leadership team to properly plan staffing needs, hiring, coaching, and managing talented team members.
  • Serve as technical focal point for equipment resources, planning, and execution, advocating for, and seeking CapEx funding, to support program deliverables and R&D projects. 
  • Lead investigations or Root Cause/Corrective Actions (RCCAs) on behalf of M&P Engineering Team to support non‑conformance dispositions of various magnitude, part(s) value, and degree of urgency. 
  • Own responsibility for authoring, maintaining, and managing Material Specifications and/or Process Standards for Dayton site based on knowledge of chemistry, materials science, chemical engineering, and physics.
  • Demonstrate expertise in thermal, structural, and materials characterization techniques and their understanding, operating these instruments to support our site, and thoroughly explaining analysis to all levels of technically skilled personnel and leadership.
  • Research, design and analyze materials and processes to develop and optimize materials for use in engineering design of and/or application in structures, systems, and subsystems.

Basic Qualifications:

  • 10 years of industrial experience with a Bachelor’s Degree in Materials Science and Engineering, Materials Engineering, Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, or a closely related field.
  • Hands‑on experience with some combination of the following: various polymeric chemistries such as epoxies, cyanate esters, polyimides, including adhesive films, prepregs, and composites, as well as composite processing techniques, vacuum bagging, and curing, additive manufacturing (3D printing) direct experience, and/or ceramic matrix composite (CMC) knowledge. 
  • Hands‑on experience in operation and understanding of various thermal, structural, and materials characterization equipment including, but not limited to, DSC, TGA, DMA, SEM, FTIR, GC-MS, rheology, MTS- or Instron-type structural testing, and more.
  • Be able to obtain and maintain a U.S. Government SECRET clearance (U.S. citizenship is a prerequisite).

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Possess excellent interpersonal skills and strong communicator, both written and spoken formats.  Forging team culture and cross‑functional collaboration is a critical requirement of this role. 
  • Proven ability to communicate across all levels of an organization, with internal and external customers, across settings of various magnitude and audience sizes. 
  • Embody team‑centric mindset, responsible for well‑being of team members while being solution‑focused. 
  • Demonstrated evidence of high self-motivation, highly adaptable to fast working environments, socially tactful, and skilled in emotional intelligence (EI).
  • Demonstrated evidence of strong presentation, written, and verbal communication skills.
  • Prior experience in engineering management role is a plus, or team lead with direct reports consisting of engineers, technicians, and other personnel. 

Salary range: $118,600 - $178,000


Salary Range: $118,600 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.