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Mgr Engineering 1

Requisition ID: R10032808

  • Category IconCategory: Engineering
  • Location IconLocation: Palmdale, 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: Any (United States of America)
  • Travel IconTravel Required: Yes, 10% of the Time
  • Positions IconPositions Available: 2

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.

Join Northrop Grumman on our continued mission to push the boundaries of possible across land, sea, air, space, and cyberspace. Enjoy a culture where your voice is valued and start contributing to our team of passionate professionals providing real-life solutions to our world’s biggest challenges. We take pride in creating purposeful work and allowing our employees to grow and achieve their goals every day by Defining Possible. With our competitive pay and comprehensive benefits, we have the right opportunities to fit your life and launch your career today.

The Structural Test Team is looking for Operations / Technician Manager. This position is for a Working, hands-on Manager, whom is willing to work any shift and EWW. The candidate is expected to work side by side with Test Conductors RDEs and Technicians. The candidate must be a well-rounded individual capable executing the duties of a Functional manager as well as an Assignment / Technical Manager.

The selected candidate will co-manage and lead a multi discipline Technician team through the build-up, check-out and maintenance of multiple Test Stands / Reaction frames. Candidate is also responsible for leading the technician team during all Structural Test Execution activities. The selected candidate will also co-manage Test Facility / Infrastructure maintenance. Selected candidate will, on a regular basis interface with the STT Operations Manager Site Facilities personnel, as well as Internal and External Customers.

The position requires a confident, resourceful, highly motivated, results oriented individual with previous leadership experience. This position requires multiple shift operations and EWW.

 Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following.

Functional responsibilities include:

• Coaching and developing team members, primarily but not limited to Technicians

• Employee performance evaluations

• Time card approvals

• Team building, interviews and candidate down-select

• Executing special assignments in support of FHR as well as Program requests 

• Coordinate with STA, FTA Engineering Managers and FHR developing and maintaining POP plan

Assignment Manager Responsibilities:

• Management of discrete work package, execution and schedule

• Manage crew assignments, recurring and non-recurring task

• Prioritize and de-conflict schedule, resources and talent allocation

• Develop, document and implement processes and procedures

• Oversee risk reduction and trade study efforts

• Oversee Test Set-up build-up / integration

• Oversee and ensure test execution, objective / requirements compliance and data validity 

Liaison Responsibilities:

• Primary liaison / POC to facilities, and Equipment Suppliers for Test Facility build-up effort.

• Primary liaison / POC to Manufacturing and to Test Director / Conductor

Basic Qualifications:

• Bachelor’s Degree and 3 years of related experience in structural test or 8 years of related experience in lieu of a degree

• Active DoD, Secret clearance, in scope within the last 5 yrs. and ability to obtain and maintain a special program access

• Knowledge of manufacturing and machine shop materials, processes and methodology

• Familiarity with Mechanical Assembly, Integration and Test experience

Preferred Qualifications:

• 3 years of experience in a leadership / management position.

• Special Program Access

• Knowledge of product life cycle, Manufacturing thru Testing 

• Ability to develop relationships and operate in a collaborative team environment

• Experience in briefing managers, program leadership and customers

• Proven experience in a Technical Lead or Management role


Salary Range: $108,700 USD - $163,100 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.