Manager Tool Engineering 2

Requisition ID: R10011365

  • Category IconCategory: Engineering
  • Location IconLocation: Palmdale - CA, 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.

Northrop Grumman’s Aeronautics Systems sector is currently hiring a Manager Tool Engineering 2 to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. This position will be located in Palmdale, CA.  

This includes leading  multi-disciplined teams supporting multiple projects to ensure processes and procedures are maintained and in compliance, as well as meeting  quality, cost, and schedule targets to ensure program performance and customer satisfaction.  Areas of responsibility will include; Tool Engineering & Design, Prototype and Developmental Tooling, Tooling Procurement, Supplier Management and Cost Management.

Tooling Manager Job Duties:

  • Manager will lead and provide oversight and guidance to management team to ensure program objectives specific to quality, cost, schedule, and customer satisfaction targets are met

  • The manager will be responsible for the supporting long range plans and strategies to provide the most affordable Tooling products and services in the industry.

  • Identify and  develop staffing/skills requirements, forecasts, and training plans

  • Manager will have Cost Account Manager (CAM) responsibility to program activities and will ensure compliance to EVMS for all direct & indirect budgets.

  • Responsible to identify capital asset needs and strategies to build a sustainable Assembly line.

  • Responsible to collaborate with other Aeronautics Systems Sector Tooling Management to develop consistent process and procedures to help drive affordability and insure the deployment of best practices across the sector

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree and 5 years of experience in a project management, business management, industrial engineering, tool engineering, manufacturing engineering, or finance environment OR a Master’s degree and 3 years of experience in a project management, business management, industrial engineering, tool engineering, manufacturing engineering, or finance environment

  • Minimum of 1 year of leadership experience

  • This position requires the ability to obtain and maintain a DOD Secret Clearance as well as Program Special access within a reasonable period of time, as determined by the company to meet its business need

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Current and active DOD Secret Clearance

  • Previous Supervisory and Management experience in managing large projects, with an emphasis on tooling, manufacturing, assembly lines, and implementing technology into a production environment

  • Aerospace or Aviation Industry experience managing tool fabrication organizations & tool fabrication shops, & material procurement

  • Candidates should have solid Project Management, Microsoft Office tools, communication and have good presentation skills

Salary Range: 127800 - 191600

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. With the continuing impacts of COVID-19 around the world, we are taking action to protect the health and well-being of our colleagues and maintain the safety of the communities where we operate. As a federal contractor, and consistent with Executive Order 14042 ( we will require all newly hired employees in the United States to be fully vaccinated by January 18, 2022 or by your start date if it is after January 18th. Federal guidance allows for disability/medical and religious accommodations with respect to the vaccine requirement. Any requested accommodations must be reviewed and approved (if applicable) in advance of your start date.

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.

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We offer an array of benefits to give you the support you need, including matching 401K, tuition assistance, health insurance and wellness options, coaching, mentoring and more.