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Sentinel (GBSD) – Manufacturing Engineering Manager 2 – 8970

Requisition ID: R10075551

  • Category IconCategory: Engineering
  • Location IconLocation: Huntsville, Alabama, 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: Yes, 25% 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.

Embark on a career putting innovative, reliable, and agile products and ideas into orbit, and beyond. Northrop Grumman has opportunities waiting for you that play a vital role in human space exploration, national defense, and scientific discovery, supporting multiple programs across the universe. With us, you’ll discover a culture of curiosity and collaboration that will have you Defining Possible from the day you start. Our space systems connect and protect millions of people on earth every day, now and for the future. Explore your future and launch your career today.

Northrop Grumman Space Systems is seeking a Manufacturing Engineering Manager 2 to join our team. This leadership role will be located in Huntsville, AL and will support the Sentinel (GBSD) program. Learn more about the Sentinel program here.  Northrop Grumman supports the Air Force’s sustainment, development, production and deployment of hardware and system modifications for Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) Ground and Airborne Launch Control Systems, Launch Facilities and associated infrastructure.

What you will get to do

This position is supporting the development of the Air Vehicle Structural hardware fabrication, assembly, integration and test. You will lead the onsite ME Team as a member of the Sentinel Manufacturing leadership team, interfacing with other Manufacturing team members, customers and suppliers. As the lead for this team of MEs, you will be responsible for the timely execution of the specific SOWs supporting the PBACM build and delivery, as well as managing the ME resources required to execute the SOW. The individual will have working knowledge of ME related processes for performing producibility analysis, creating manufacturing plans, creating the Manufacturing Bill of Material (MBOM), creating work instructions, assessing supplier capabilities utilizing MRA processes as defined by the DOD MRA handbook as well as having the ability to assimilate / collate the metrics for internal and customer reporting.  

This Manufacturing Engineering Manager 2 position has the following duties and responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with the FST/AVE IPT Manufacturing Lead to assess SOW requirements for the execution of Sentinel program requirements related to Manufacturing for the various PBACM build and delivery SOWs
  • Develop and co-ordinate accurate and executable resource plans, assist with creation of Integrated Master Schedules, work plans and associated status tracking metrics
  • Provide guidance and direction for the team of Manufacturing Engineers who are executing the SOW requirements
  • Collaborate across the ME Team to ensure consistency in the use of Digital Engineering processes, tools and methods for accomplishing the development work leading to Production
  • Develop team members for growth in work scope capability and job satisfaction
  • Establish milestones and monitor adherence to master plans and schedules, identify program opportunities for improvement and obtain solutions as applicable
  • Conduct assessments of team member’s performance related to team and individual goals
  • The candidate will need to demonstrate exceptional organizational and interpersonal skills, and to have the ability to multi-task and communicate effectively with varying levels of Customer, NGC, Supplier employees and leadership

As a full-time employee of Northrop Grumman Space Systems, you are eligible for our robust benefits package including:
- Medical, Dental & Vision coverage
- 401k
- Educational Assistance
- Life Insurance
- Employee Assistance Programs & Work/Life Solutions
- Paid Time Off
- Health & Wellness Resources
- Employee Discounts

These positions will have a standard work schedule of 9/80. The 9/80 schedule allows employees who work a nine-hour day Monday through Thursday to take every other Friday off.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in a technical or business related field of study with 6 years of relevant experience. 4 years with a Master’s degree.
  • At least 1 year experience leading a project and/or driving performance against schedule
  • Active DoD Secret clearance investigated within the last 5 years.
  • Ability to gain Special Program Access.  

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Prior experience operating in a dynamic environment of increasing production schedules and high delivery rates
  • Preferred candidate will be a proven leader; problem solver; possess a strong work ethic and have excellent communication and interpersonal skills required to work closely with teammates, stakeholders and both internal and external customers.
  • Familiarity with Northrop Grumman Manufacturing Engineering processes and procedures.
  • Knowledge and experience with digital Production Planning tools and functions such as Manufacturing Execution Systems
  • Experience with digital engineering tools such as NX, CATIA, etc.
  • Knowledge of Product Data Manager or Product Lifecycle Manager tools
  • Experience working with Systems Applications and Products (SAP)
  • Prior experience with ICBM program structural fabrication and assembly
  • Demonstrated management experience leading a technical and complex program effort.
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills

Salary Range: $107,800 USD - $161,800 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

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?

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.