Manager, Tool Engineering

Requisition ID: R10017416

  • Category IconCategory: Engineering
  • Location IconLocation: Corinne - UT, 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.

Northrop Grumman, Propulsion Systems, is seeking a Tool Engineering Manager to join the team at Promontory Utah.

Job Description

This position will have responsibility in leading 12 to 15 tooling designers, planners and analysts.  It is ultimately responsible for meeting the technical solutions involving tooling for all programs.  The qualified candidate must be able to lead a diverse group to effectively meet tool requirements for safety, quality, functionality, and manufacturability as well as the program requirements for cost and schedule.  Organizational and multi-tasking skills are strongly needed.


  • BS Degree in Engineering or other technical field.

  • Prior Engineering Management role preferred but not required.

  • 8+ years’ experience in tooling design preferred but not required.

  • 2+ years of project management experience including responsibility for technical design, installation, budget and schedule.

  • Experience managing a team of engineers across disciplines.

  • Excellent problem solving skills and proven leadership of cross functional teams in resolving complex technical issues (product and processing equipment).

  • Experience with propellant/explosives highly desirable.

  • In depth knowledge and experience with both high hazard and inert processes is required.

Additional requirements:

  • Must have good communication and technical presentation skills.

  • Drive technical excellence by ensuring department meets technical standards.

  • Set role and performance expectations, and provide ongoing feedback and performance appraisals.

  • Develop subordinates.

  • Provide overall leadership and direction to the department (to include coaching team members, resolving conflict, reviewing performance, and initiating corrective actions if necessary)

  • Detailed understanding of process control through SPC, SQC or other process monitoring techniques.

  • Champion company values, especially safety.

  • Drive timely and clearly communicated decisions and recommendations.

  • Manage or provide input including cost estimates for technical proposals.

  • Oversee capital project budgets and schedule assigned to Tooling Engineering.

  • Manpower planning and forecasting.

  • Manage resources to support program schedules, balancing needs, priorities and cost

  • Proven experience in Lean Manufacturing, and mentoring/coaching others in rapid problem solving and improvement.

Salary Range: 92000 - 138000

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 ( 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 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?

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.