Production Manager

Requisition ID: R10014601

  • Category IconCategory: Manufacturing and Production
  • Location IconLocation: East Hartford - CT, United States of America
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: Top 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.

AOA Xinetics (AOX), a wholly owned Northrop Grumman Space Systems, Payload and Ground Systems Division Business Venture, is a leading supplier of complex electro-optic and photonic systems and subsystems that control and manipulate light waves for a variety of applications. We are seeking a Production Manager to support our Special Programs Business Area located in East Hartford, CT.


Reporting directly to the Manufacturing Engineering Manager, the Production Manager will coordinate daily tasks of manufacturing technicians for production operations relating to program and product deliverables within the manufacturing department. They will communicate company and department commitments to production personnel and will monitor and report completion of tasks through status update meetings and program reviews. This position provides an exciting technical opportunity in a high-growth, strategically important business for NGSP. Our ideal candidate is able to motivate peers to improve processes and products, has excellent written, verbal, and presentation skills with a collaborative approach with peers/peer organizations.


  • Provide direction and motivation to the non-exempt manufacturing staff guided by established practices and precedents

  • Direct daily assignments of work to meet customer commitments

  • Coordinate staffing requirements for future program production operations, as well as accuracy of hours and time estimates with program management and the manufacturing manager

  • Monitor jobs to ensure they will be completed on schedule to meet customer commitments

  • Provides sound judgment to ensures overall quality and efficiency of the department, addresses issues when they arise to allow for minimum production disruption

Basic Qualifications:

  • Associate’s degree in a technical or management field, with 2-4 years’ experience supervising a manufacturing team in a low volume high - value production environment in Aerospace or Defense

  • Experience working with an inventory and / or materials requirements planning (MRP) system

  • Ability to work well as part of an integrated team including technicians, engineers, scientists; and internal and external customers

  • High level of proficiency in MS Word and Excel; basic experience with PowerPoint

  • Able to prioritize multiple tasks in a fast paced, highly technical work environment

  • Responsible self-starter and team player

  • Strong attention to detail and problem solving skills

  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and organizational skills

  • U.S. Citizenship is a requirement for employment

  • Active Top SecretClearance

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering or management, with 4-6 years of experience

  • Prior experience working with production or materials planning

Working Environment & Physical Demands:

  • Position is located at in East Hartford, CT and will  provide support to the Devens, MA facility as needed

  • Ability to sit or stand for extended periods of time and light physical effort as required

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 ( 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.

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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.