Test Engineering Manager 1
Requisition ID: R10128650
- Category: Engineering
- Location: Palmdale, California, United States of America
- Citizenship required: United States Citizenship
- Clearance Type: Secret
- Telecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position
- Shift: 1st Shift (United States of America)
- Travel Required: Yes, 10% of the Time
- Relocation Assistance: Relocation assistance may be available
- Positions Available: 2
Northrop Grumman Aeronautics Systems sector has a leadership opening for a Test Engineering Manager 1 to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. This leadership role is located in Palmdale, CA.
The position will support the Advanced Technology Development Center (ATDC) and will be responsible for all facets of ATDC Systems Test Engineering & ground operations. This includes staffing, planning, execution, and reporting in multiple technology areas. This position requires a highly motivated and self-starting individual with relevant ground test operations experience, who will be willing to work additional assignments beyond the defined requirements of this position, if required.
Typical roles and responsibilities include but are not limited to:
Provide technical products and planning coordination for the Special Projects IPT as the manager for the System Under Test (SUT)
Complete control and ownership of the specific SUT asset throughout the required test phases
Lead test planning efforts and support working groups with all IPTs associated with testing the SUT.
Coordinate closely with other Program functional areas, to include Manufacturing, Quality/Mission Assurance, Engineering, and Program Management.
Interface with system design and analysis functions to develop test and test data requirements.
Specify test article configurations and coordinate all test modifications.
Coordinate with local and remote test facilities or ranges, other Special Project IPTs, subcontractors, and US Government agencies
Verify all documentation for modifications, test activities, and test results performed on the SUT.
Fill in for all control test engineer functions, as needed, to support the program schedule.
Report article status and provide detailed reports as required to Senior Management
Manage the daily test activities and personnel support, prioritize tasks and oversee the strategic long-term planning of test engineering & ground operations.
Manage the daily tasks of the assigned personnel, primarily Flight Test Technicians, but may also include Flight Test Engineers, Systems Test Engineers, and other support personnel.
Manage the Test Engineering & ground operations including budgets, personnel, and resource scheduling as well as program de-confliction.
Liaise with the PAICoE Systems Integration Test & Evaluation (SIT&E) Functional Homeroom and the Government Ground Representative (GGR) as required for the statement of work.
Identify all risks, issues, and pressures and develop mitigation and closure plans.
The position may require Section Manager functional duties, responsible for up to 15 direct reports of non-exempt personnel (Flight Test Technicians). Selected candidate will report functionally to the SIT&E Director or Department Manager, or to a more senior Program Level 2 Test Engineering Manager and reports operationally to the Program Systems Test Ground Maintenance & Operations IPT Manager. Travel time is minimal, less than 5%.
As a leader, you always act with integrity, and the highest ethical standards characterize everything you do. You enable your team to achieve predictable and balanced results, while satisfying the needs of internal and external partners. You treat all people with respect, and you model personal growth and continuous development. You know how to build an inclusive environment that attracts, retains, and inspires a diverse and engaged team. You develop trusted and valued customer relationships and communicate effectively, so that people throughout the organization feel engaged and connected to their work. You deliver excellence, strive for continuous improvement and respond vigorously to change.
The Selected Candidate must be willing to work any shift depending on the business needs: 4x10 schedule (Mon-Thurs) 1st shift; 4x10 (Mon-Thurs) 2nd shift; 3x10 schedule Fri, Sat, Sun) 2nd shift; 3x10 schedule (Fri, Sat, Sun) 1st shift.
Must have a Bachelor of Science degree and 3 years of relevant test experience OR High School Diploma and 7 years of relevant test engineering and/or ground operations experience.
Must be willing to work non-standard shifts and overtime, as required.
Must have excellent communication, interpersonal skills, and the ability to interface with all levels of employees and management.
Must have flexibility to work additional test assignments within the Program Test IPT beyond the def.
Must have the ability to obtain and maintain a DoD Secret clearance and Program Access.
Bachelor of Science Degree in Science, Technology, Engineering or Math (STEM)
Active DoD Top Secret clearance, with an investigation date within the past 6 years.
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.
What's great about
- Be part of a culture that thrives on intellectual curiosity, cognitive diversity and bringing your whole self to work.
- Use your skills to build and deliver innovative tech solutions that protect the world and shape a better future.
- 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.