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Manager Engineering

Requisition ID: R10005991

  • Category IconCategory: Engineering
  • Location IconLocation: Iuka, Mississippi, 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: Days (United States of America)
  • Travel IconTravel Required: Yes, 10% of the Time
  • Positions IconPositions Available: 5

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 Aeronautics Systems has an opening for an Engineering Manager 1 to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals located in rural Iuka, MS.

The assignment includes responsibility for managing technical, schedule, cost, and resources across multiple programs and may include tooling development projects supporting manufacturing needs such as hand layup, fiber placement, assembly, machining, painting, and structural testing of composite parts. Iuka currently produces structures for Atlas, Delta, Antares, F-35 and other high end related parts. Some of our work requires Secret Clearance. Our Iuka facility employs about 200 people across Engineering, Operations, Quality, and Support Services. The work we do impacts our national security. Does this sound exciting to you? Come join us and be a part of a rich tradition of aerospace innovation!

Responsibilities include the following:

  • Provide technical leadership and oversight of engineering staff
  • Support staff with the appropriate resources to solve problems
  • Track department schedules, working to identify key parameters and metrics to increase efficiency and reduce program costs
  • Plan manpower requirements, performing quarterly and annual performance reviews of staff

Our engineering team works across multiple programs which are broken out by program and product families. You will guide your team to meet our customer needs and deliver quality products in a timely manner. Ownership and pride in work are really important to our employees. Are you ready to lead and empower a team to succeed? We trust and empower our folks to make decisions impacting our daily work.

This position is for a day shift (Monday to Friday), and may require off hour support. Travel is estimated to be less than 10% and within the US, typically to support our customers. Northrop Grumman offers a full suite of benefits including health, retirement, and wellness initiatives. We are regularly ranked as a top company for work life balance!

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelors in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering or Math) field and 5+ years of engineering work experience, or a Masters in a STEM field and 3+ years of engineering work experience
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a Secret clearance and Special Program Access
  • Demonstrated work experience leading diverse teams and building teams from the ground up
  • Experience with cross-functional engagement and building relationships with internal and external customers

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Active DoD security clearance
  • Working knowledge of composite manufacturing techniques
  • Knowledge of continuous improvement
  • Demonstrated broad skill set that is balanced between interpersonal, business and technical capabilities

Salary Range: $87,200 USD - $130,800 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 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.



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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.