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Operations Manager Level 2 – Military & Veterans Encouraged to Apply

Requisition ID: R10049179

  • Category IconCategory: Manufacturing and Production
  • Location IconLocation: New Town, North Dakota, United States of America
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: None
  • 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.

Northrop Grumman is looking for Operations Manager to support our operations located in New Town, ND.

What you will get to do:

  • Oversees day-to-day operations for Production activities at the New Town Site. 

  • Coordinates with managers and leadership from a cross-functional team to ensure all required support is available to execute daily plan, including Technicians, Engineering, Quality/Mission Assurance, and Global Supply Chain.

  • Control Account Manager (CAM) for Operations activities in New Town.  Maintains and provides Earned Value status for the Integrated Master Schedule (IMS) relative to New Town Production Activities, including cost variance analysis and corrective actions on cost accounts.

  • Develops program operations status and metrics on a regular basis and present to management and the customer.

  • Develops, evaluates and proposes alternate paths to continue processing hardware and mitigate schedule challenges while maintaining strict quality control and adhering to tight deadlines.

  • Acts as a change agent to improve material flow and empowerment within manufacturing utilizing lean practices and visual management.

  • Ensures standard processes, procedures and command media are followed, including include 5S, Foreign Object Debris (FOD) Control, Tool Control, among others

  • Develops, maintains and analyzes monthly metrics to promote sound operational decisions, improve efficiency and eliminate waste.

  • Supports and provides input to functional managers in regard to employee performance.

  • Champions ongoing Continuous Improvement initiatives

  • Occasional business travel may be necessary (20% or less)

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree with minimum of 5 years’ experience, 3 years with Master’s Degree or a high school diploma and nine (9) years of relevant experience

  • 2 years of demonstrated success leading teams/and or organizations to achieve a common goal.

  • 2 years of experience leading the performance of tasks on schedule, at cost and achieving all requirements as either project lead or as part of integrated program team member. 

  • Must be able to exercise influence and lead team to success

  • Ability to make independent decisions, be self-motivated, possess excellent communications skills, detail-oriented, and team player

  • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal, with an ability to effectively communicate to all levels of employees, management and customers

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated effectiveness in managing internal relationships, prioritization, and delegation.

  • Ability to be flexible, innovative, work with speed and agility to drive tasks to completion

  • Must be detail-oriented but able to grasp the big picture

  • Microsoft Office Suite Experience including Word, Project, Excel, PowerPoint


Salary Range: $102,900 USD - $154,300 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.