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Mgr Mechanical Engineering 2

Requisition ID: R10033280

  • 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: 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 Aerospace Systems has an opening for an Engineering Manager 2 to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. This 4/10 1st shift position will be located in Palmdale, CA.

This position is for the Section Manager (SM) of Liaison Engineering for the PAICoE F-35 Program, reporting to the Vehicle Engineering (VE) Liaison Engineering Department Manager, Palmdale Aircraft Integration Center of Excellence.  The SM will lead a growing team of 10-15 Liaison Engineers. SM will be responsible for the disposition of nonconforming metallic and composite parts and assemblies as well as subsystem nonconformance.

For functional tasking, approximately 15% of the SM’s time will be focused on recruiting, staffing, retaining talent, weekly team meetings, bi-weekly 1:1 meetings, and holding performance review discussions. Supporting the VE Liaison Engineering Department Manager on the NGAS Liaison Engineering Community of Practice is expected.

SM is expected to be thoroughly versed, and preferably a Subject Matter Expert (SME), for the Liaison Engineering discipline and the MRB process.


Basic Qualifications: 
• Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering from an ABET institution. 
• Minimum of 9 years of engineering experience. 
• Experience in a technical leadership/management roles.
• Material Review Board (MRB) Authority.
• Ability to obtain and maintain DOD Secret Clearance and special program access.


Preferred Qualifications: 

• Master’s Degree or PhD in ME, AE, or Civil Eng with (Structures) Design emphasis.
• MES experience is strongly preferred.
• Experience in staffing forecasting.
• Current Active In-Scope DOD Secret Clearance with the ability to obtain and maintain special program access.


Salary Range: $130,500 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.