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General Manufacturing Assembly Manager – ITS

Requisition ID: 21010631

  • Category IconCategory: Manufacturing and Production
  • Location IconLocation: Beltsville - MD, 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.

Northrop Grumman Space Components Business Unit is seeking a General Manufacturing Assembly, Manager for our Integrated Thermal Systems (ITS) Value Stream in Beltsville, MD.

The Assembly Manager reports directly to the Structures Value Stream Leader (VSL). The Assembly Manager helps to develop, communicate and implement the Operating Unit vision, strategy, goals and metrics to meet objectives for Safety, Quality, Delivery, Customer Satisfaction, Cost and Continuous Improvement. The Assembly Manager is responsible for the direct supervision of employees and processes in a manufacturing environment.

We offer phenomenal learning opportunities, exposure to a wide variety of projects and customers, and a very friendly collaborative workplace. We are looking for self-motivated, proactive, and goal-oriented people to help us grow our services and become even better at what we do. Does this sound like you?

Our Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) provide benefits for the member, our leaders and the company. Our ERGs offer opportunities to be a friend, be active, be a volunteer, be a leader, to be recognized and to be yourself! Every ERG is inclusive of all employees!

Our diverse portfolio of programs means there are endless paths to cultivate your career. We are well-known for our inclusive environment, as well as our excellent work/life balance.

Core Responsibilities:

  • Ownership of panel assembly execution from program/project kick-off through delivery to and acceptance by downstream customer (product value stream / process center)
  • Accountable for meeting or exceeding the safety, quality, delivery and cost expectations of internal and external customers within the panel assembly area
  • Ensures plans are developed and executed to meet internal and external customer requirements; achieve target production yields
  • Own, execute and continuously improve Daily Management (Gemba, Obeya, Stand-Ups, etc.) within the panel assembly area
  • Continuously improve products, processes, systems and services through the application of lean concepts, best practices and ideas
  • Attend and add guidance to Corrective Action Board (CAB) meeting to improve product quality and test yields
  • Manage multiple conflicting priorities among programs by collaborating with Master Scheduling and other downstream internal customers to ensure priority alignment
  • Accountable for meeting panel assembly overhead expense budget and direct report DLY objectives
  • Support customer proposals by providing basis of estimates for labor and schedule durations
  • Ensure that equipment and machinery are maintained in accordance with preventative maintenance schedules for each assigned area
  • Communicate/escalate key issues related to safety/security, quality, delivery, employee, cost to site leadership, peers, and employees
  • Proactively strengthen the panel assembly team through the performance management process (individual and group goal setting, coaching and personnel development)
  • Establish and maintain training requirements and deploy resources accordingly
  • Create an environment of trust, transparency and engagement

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree with 5 years of experience in structure/panel assemblies, or a Master’s degree with 3 years of stated experience, or High School Diploma/GED with 9 years of experience in structure/panel assemblies in lieu of a bachelor's degree
  • 5 years of direct leadership experience
  • Commitment to employee engagement, equality, and inclusion
  • Understanding of AS9100/ISO 9001, Six Sigma and Advanced Product Quality Planning (APQP)
  • US Citizenship required

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in chemical, industrial engineering, other STEM degree, or business degree
  • 10+ years of experience supervising assembly technicians
  • Ability to strengthen workforce skills in LEAN/Continuous Improvement experience and root cause problem solving
  • Advanced knowledge of MS Office (Word, Excel & PowerPoint)

Additional Requirements:

ITAR Requirements: To conform to U.S. Government space technology export regulations, applicant must be a U.S. citizen, lawful permanent resident of the U.S., protected individual as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3), or eligible to obtain the required authorizations from the U.S. Department of State.


Salary Range: 88100 - 132100

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. With the continuing impacts of COVID-19 around the world, we are taking action to protect the health and well-being of our colleagues and maintain the safety of the communities where we operate. As a federal contractor, and consistent with Executive Order 14042 (https://www.saferfederalworkforce.gov/contractors/) we will require all newly hired employees in the United States to be fully vaccinated by January 18, 2022 or by your start date if it is after January 18th. Federal guidance allows for disability/medical and religious accommodations with respect to the vaccine requirement. Any requested accommodations must be reviewed and approved (if applicable) in advance of your start date.

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.


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We offer an array of benefits to give you the support you need, including matching 401K, tuition assistance, health insurance and wellness options, coaching, mentoring and more.