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Manager Mechanical Engineering 2 with Current/Active Clearance

Requisition ID: R10053560

  • Category IconCategory: Engineering
  • Location IconLocation: Northridge, California, 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: 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.

Are you ready to #definepossible in your next career growth opportunity as a Manager 2 - Mechanical Engineering? If so, Northrop Grumman Defense Systems in Northridge, CA may be the employer for you!

Reporting to the Sr Mechanical Engineering Manager, the Manager 2 - Mechanical Engineering will be responsible for supporting the implementation of strategic goals and objectives as applicable to Mechanical Engineering to support business objectives. The role will ensure mechanical engineering projects, initiatives, and processes are in conformance with the organization's established policies and procedures.

Success in this role will reflect extensive experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals.

Relocation assistance, while not guaranteed, may be available.

The selected candidate will be required to work full-time, on-site at our facility in Northridge, CA. Telework is not available for this position.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Manage the Advanced Programs Design Department.

  • Coach and develop staff by providing an environment that encourages ongoing professional growth. Ensure staff receives the appropriate training and skill development opportunities to be successful in their roles.

  • Provide support to the Sr Mechanical Engineering Manager on mechanical issues. Assist in the development of plans to resolve issues.

  • Participate in mechanical engineering process improvement initiatives to ensure alignment of operations initiatives.

  • Act as a resource to the department staff by providing guidance, interpretation, training and key input regarding operating procedures and processes.

  • Provide resources for proposals; participate in proposal writing as needed.

  • Provide input to the mechanical engineering department budget.

  • Work with the Senior Mechanical Engineering Manager and Program Management to ensure programs are adequately and appropriately staffed.

  • Perform reviews of drawings for completeness. Familiarity with ASME Drawing Standards.

  • Participate in Peer Reviews and Major Design Reviews.

  • Support the divisions initiative to move to Model Based Engineering.

Basic Qualifications:

Bachelor Degree in Mechanical or Aerospace Engineering.

10+ years of experience in mechanical design/mechanical engineering.

Demonstrated experience in leading personnel.

Experience writing processes for Mechanical Engineering.

Experience using CAD tools and PLM systems.

Knowledge of ASME Drawing Standards.

Ability to work with Structural and Thermal Engineers in the development of sound designs.

Must have a current/active Secret clearance

Preferred Qualifications:

Masters Degree in Mechanical or Aerospace Engineering.

Experience selecting and working with materials for high temperature applications.

Experience in program leadership.

Experience working in the Defense Industry.

Experience estimating tasking and writing Basis of Estimates for Proposals.


Salary Range: $163,100 USD - $195,700 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.