Manager General Manufacturing 2

Requisition ID: 21000851

  • Category IconCategory: Manufacturing and Production
  • Location IconLocation: Elkton, Maryland
  • Citizenship IconUS Citizenship Required for this Position: Yes
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: None
  • Telecommute IconTelecommute: No –Teleworking not available for this position
  • Shift IconShift: 1st Shift
  • 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 is currently seeking a Manager General Manufacturing 2 in our Operations organization for our Elkton, Maryland location. The Northrop Grumman Propulsion Systems and Controls (PS&C) location in Elkton, Maryland began solid-propellant rocket operations in 1948. Today, the Elkton PS&C facility designs, develops, and produces solid-propellant propulsion and ordnance systems in programs professionally managed for a wide variety of Government and commercial customers.  The facility also serves as the hub for offsite engineering and test facilities in Ronkonkoma, NY, Palm Beach Gardens, FL and San Jose, CA.    Essential Functions
  • Responsible for overall safety of operations and employees
  • Supervise day-to-day work of employees, serving as a link between operators and management
  • Responsible for productivity, policy and procedure compliance, operational safety, environmental protection, labor management, and cost management
  • Must determine staffing and adjust based upon priority and availability
  • Responsible for employee training
  • Responsible for procedure review, and assuring changes in process are done properly and in a timely fashion
  • Responsible for implementation of new systems and procedures
  • Required to interact with engineering and maintenance on a routine basis
  • Responsible for determining repair needs of the operations and assuring maintenance work is done.
  • Responsible for assuring all tools and materials necessary are available to employees
  • Responsible for record keeping and for keeping management aware of all problems, incidents or other information required to operate the area
  • Be an advocate for, and strictly follow, all safety, quality, environmental, and production rules and procedures
  • Responsible for communicating company goals, objectives, policies, and procedures to employees and assuring they are understood
To learn more about our hiring process for manager positions, please view our Selecting the Best Qualified Managers video:

Basic Qualifications: 
  • Bachelor’s Degree and a minimum of 3 years of professional experience or 7 years of experience in lieu of a degree
  • At least 2 years of manufacturing, production, or engineering experience
  • Experience with manufacturing and production concepts
  • Proven ability to manage the performance of manufacturing/production teams of 10 up to 20 personnel including employee/team building/development, coaching, mentoring and engagement while maintaining a high level of ethical behavior and positive, professional work environment
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills, ability to identify and prevent technical risk issues, ability to build rapport with technical staff, leadership and peers
  • Excellent written communication skills, including ability to write reports and summaries of events.
  • Mathematical ability to calculate production metrics, including percentages and efficiencies.
  • Ability to solve complex problems.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Detail oriented
  • Ability to effectively lead a diverse group of workers, and exemplify Northrop Grumman’s code of conduct.
  • Ability to function in a team environment.
  • Ability to train employees
  • Ability to carry out job assignment without direct supervision
  • Commitment to operating safely, with environmental awareness, and with a focus on producing a quality product
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a secret security clearance (US citizenship required)  
Preferred Qualifications: 
  • Previous supervisor or management experience in a manufacturing environment
  • Continuous Improvement Methodologies/Process Improvement (Six Sigma)
  • Prior experience with hazardous material processing
  • Experience with engineering product data managements (i.e. PDM) or similar systems (MRP, Deltek/Cospoint)
  • An active DOD Secret or higher clearance.
This position falls under a Federal Explosives License issued by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) for this location.  Candidates hired into this role will be required to complete and submit an Employee Possessor Questionnaire to ATF for approval to be a possessor. 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.