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Manager Tool Die Making 2 – Palmdale, CA

Requisition ID: R10046251

  • Category IconCategory: Manufacturing and Production
  • 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: 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.

Northrop Grumman Aeronautics Systems is seeking two highly qualified and mission-oriented individuals to be part of the Tooling Organization Leadership Team in Palmdale, CA with responsibilities including (but not limited to) the following:

The NGAS Tooling Team is seeking a level 2 manager for the Metrology department. Responsibilities include staffing, training, management of indirect budget and capital asset requirements. The selected candidate will ensure tooling support of build/maintenance for production transition and sustained efforts, including measurement support of validation/verification of product. In addition, the selected candidate will establish, maintain, and improve processes to support multiple site program efforts.

The NGAS Tooling Team is seeking another level 2 manager. Responsibilities includes managing AEO (Aircraft Equipment Expeditors) across multiple programs.  Develop technical automated tooling/AEO statement of work. The selected candidate will ensure that projects/designs are completed on schedule and within budget. The selected candidate will ensure tooling/automation support of build/maintenance for production transition and sustained efforts. In addition, the selected candidate will establish, maintain, and improves processes/procedures to support program efforts by collaborating with other Aeronautics Systems Sector Tooling Management.

In addition, both positions are expected to:

  • Lead a group of 10 to 15 hourly non-exempt employees and/or level 1 mangers
  • Manage and coordinate tool activities with other programs to ensure appropriate staffing/de-staffing actions are developed and executed
  • Own responsibility for program and technical performance while providing objective-oriented direction to hard lined or dotted line reporting personnel, utilizing management guidelines & general policies.
  • Monitor and manage risk items to ensure mitigating actions are effective and timely
  • Promote Lean, Knowledge Management, and other process improvement initiatives as well as sharing of lessons learned and best practices throughout the organization
  • Manage the following: personnel performance evaluation, merit planning, employee development, and utilization of EVMS to manage direct costs

Basic Qualifications:

  • Minimum of a High School Diploma /equivalent with 7 years’ experience in an aerospace, automotive, military, manufacturing, maintenance and/or related environment. Additional education may be considered in lieu of experience.
  • Minimum of 2 years of leadership experience
  • A current and active DoD Secret security clearance with a periodic re-investigation OR an original adjudication date completed within the last 5 years
  • The ability to obtain and maintain Special Program Access within a reasonable period of time, as determined by the company to meet its business need
  • Must be available to work any shift

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Special Program Access
  • Experience working with CribMaster or similar
  • 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 strong Project Management, Microsoft Office tools, Communication, and Presentation Skills


Salary Range: $118,600 USD - $178,000 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.