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Electrical Engineering Manager

Requisition ID: R10070028

  • Category IconCategory: Engineering
  • Location IconLocation: Chandler, Arizona, United States of America
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: Secret
  • Telecommute IconTelecommute: Yes-May consider hybrid teleworking 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 Chandler Launch Vehicles is looking for a motivated Electrical Engineering Manager to lead the test and production support side of our Avionics Design Group engineering team.  The Electrical Engineering Manager will work with the Operations and Product managers to coordinate and support the day to day activities of the engineering team and will also act as a technical lead, technical contributor, or technical consultant on various projects.  The team supports all aspects of assembly, test, and production activities of a wide range of avionics electronic assembly products. 

Key Responsibilities Include:

  • Work with product managers and engineering leads to ensure the right people, processes, and tools are in place to meet the business needs.
  • Work with the ADG engineering leads to oversee the supervision of engineering activity and work products, workload management, and performance management process
  • Function as a key contributor, managing assigned responsibilities and directing the work of the leads, engineers, and technicians to accomplish goals
  • Plan manpower requirements as well as conduct quarterly and annual performance reviews of staff
  • Identify, manage and grow the critical skills development process for the design team
  • Motivates team; actively, effectively participates and contributes in a positive manner.
  • Train and mentor junior engineers in Electrical Engineering and test standards.
  • Makes an extra effort to provide quality internal and external customer service
  • Work with the engineering team to identify causes of problems and develop solutions.
  • Ensures standard processes, procedures and command media are followed; including 5S, Foreign Object Debris (FOD) Control, Tool Control, among others.
  • Evaluating and implementing Lean/agile solutions to decrease cycle times
  • Identify and/or lead continuous improvement activities within the department

Technical Skills

-     Understanding and application of company electrical engineering technical standards.

  • Broad technical understanding and working knowledge of other related disciplines.
  • Strong technical writing skills
  • Solid understanding of digital and analog device types and their functionality
  • Some programming knowledge.

-     Ability to perform circuit analysis and troubleshooting.

  • Familiar with Root Cause Analysis, Fault Trees, and Design of Experiments
  • Perform data analysis to identify trends that may indicate poor part performance or degradation.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Requires a Bachelor's in Electrical Engineering and five (5) years of related experience. Or, 3 year years and a Master's degree in Electrical Engineering. 
  • Strong leadership, influence, and people management skills
  • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal, with an ability to effectively communicate to all levels of employees, management and customers


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience Managing people as Technical manager, lead, or other similar leadership role with team building, organizational, and interpersonal skills. Experience working on space systems is a plus.
  • Experience working hands on in a manufacturing environment
  • Problem-solving experience in a team environment
  • Interest in mentoring/teaching/growing junior engineers
  • Ability to multi-task and apply good time management
  • Able to exercise influence and lead team to success
  • Ability to make independent decisions, be self-motivated, possess excellent communications skills, detail-oriented, and team player
  • Demonstrated effectiveness in managing internal relationships, prioritization, and delegation


Salary Range: $103,300 USD - $154,900 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 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.