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Manufacturing Engineering Manager 2 – Palmdale, CA

Requisition ID: R10049067

  • Category IconCategory: Engineering
  • Location IconLocation: Palmdale, California, United States of America
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: Secret
  • Telecommute IconTelecommute: Yes-May consider hybrid teleworking for this position
  • Shift IconShift: 1st Shift (United States of America)
  • Travel IconTravel Required: Yes, 25% of the Time
  • Positions IconPositions Available: 4

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.

As a leader, you always act with integrity, and the highest ethical standards characterize everything you do. You enable your team to achieve predictable and balanced results, while satisfying the needs of internal and external partners. You treat all people with respect, and you model personal growth and continuous development. You know how to build an inclusive environment that attracts, retains, and inspires a diverse and engaged team. You develop trusted and valued customer relationships and communicate effectively, so that people throughout the organization feel engaged and connected to their work. You deliver excellence, strive for continuous improvement and respond vigorously to change. You ensure that your team has the information and tools needed to perform at their best. You demonstrate our committed pursuit of applying innovation to meet the requirements of our customer. You craft and execute strategies that result in sustainable value creation that delivers measurable results.

Northrop Grumman Aeronautics Systems has an opening for a Manufacturing Engineering Manager 2 to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. This position will be located in Palmdale, CA. The manager will provide functional and technical leadership and direction across the Digital Manufacturing Technology (ManTech) thrust across multiple sites.  This position will also involve managing project development thru production transition, providing mentorship to team members, and managing project goals, objectives, schedules and cost while adhering to company policy.

As a member of the Advanced Manufacturing Technology & Innovation development team, you will define, develop, implement, and transition new technology solutions to manufacturing to increase efficiency, reduce cost, and improve quality.  Manufacturing concept and process solutions for production applications cover advanced technologies including but not limited to composites fabrication, assembly, automation, inspection, direct part manufacturing, LO technologies, as well as digital capabilities.  The role requires incorporation of requirements into development plans and evaluation of performance of processes and tools to verify their efficiency.  In addition, you will identify and initiate corrective action of problems and deficiencies to ensure R&D contractual obligations (technical, schedule, and cost) are met and product quality is maintained.  In this role, you will provide guidance regarding design concepts, TRL/MRL maturity, and specification requirements to best utilize resources and manufacturing techniques, and ensure processes and procedures are in compliance with regulations. This role involves interfacing with internal and external customers, program offices, engineering disciplines, and executive management.  In addition, the role will require the ability to handle multiple projects concurrently in a dynamic/fast-paced work environment.  Budgeting and Project Management skills will be utilized to properly scope and execute assigned work and manage project efforts.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree with 7 years' experience in aviation, systems engineering, aerospace, and manufacturing/production; OR Master's Degree with 5 years' experience; OR a High School Diploma/equivalent with 11 years’ experience

  • 1 year of experience in leadership

  • A current and active DoD Secret level security clearance with a periodic re-investigation OR an original adjudication date completed within the last 5 years

  • Special Program Access required to start

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree in a STEM field

  • Current Special Program Access

  • Demonstrated technical leadership skills, decisiveness, and ability to make sound technical judgments with limited information

  • Well-versed, skilled, and disciplined in system engineering processes

  • Experience with using Microsoft Office Products (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, MS-Project, Visio)

  • Experience in the development, integration, and deployment of network architecture and digital infrastructure

  • Experience in generating requirements, specifically, the ability to turn vague customer needs or stakeholder inputs into requirements. 

  • Experience working with IPTs, other stakeholders, and various customers such as Air Force and Navy 

  • Proposal experience, and experience in other early phases of program lifecycle

  • Advanced Communication Systems Experience

  • Prior experience operating in a dynamic environment of increasing production schedules and high delivery rates

  • Siemens NX, TcE, CPLM, SAP, and Manufacturing Execution Systems

  • CAM Experience

  • Experience in hardware/software integration of manufacturing systems

  • Experience with production assembly/fabrication including Digital Transformation, Augmented Reality/Virtual Reality, Systems Integration, IIoT, RFID, and/or production manufacturing operations

  • Extensive experience working with Edge Devices (EUD) (HoloLens1, HoloLens2, Tablets)

  • Working knowledge of classified information systems infrastructure

  • Digital Manufacturing experience

  • Architecture, Design & Integration experience for engineering systems and software

  • Technical Writing capability

  • Project / Program Management skills (proposal creation, scheduling, budget tracking)

  • Strong Familiarity with Process Development & Controls

  • Ability to travel 20-35% of the time


Salary Range: $116,200 USD - $174,200 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.