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Manager Engineering Tech Support 2 – Machining

Requisition ID: R10058781

  • Category IconCategory: Technical Support
  • Location IconLocation: Redondo Beach, California, United States of America
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: None
  • 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.

Strategic Space Systems Division (SSSD) is an industry-leading provider for prime satellite and payload capabilities and directed energy and electronics solutions for national security, military, and civil customers. We are built on a heritage of providing innovative, affordable and reliable aerospace and defense products that our customers rely on to achieve mission success. Join the Space revolution and make the impossible, possible.

Northrop Grumman, Strategic Space Systems Division, is looking for you to join our team as a Manager Engineering Tech Support 2 - Machining for our M2IT&L directorate to aid across various programs in Redondo Beach, CA.

This position is responsible for managing piece part and sub-assemblies fabrication to all space programs. Position requires intimate knowledge of machining and fabrication needs, capabilities, processes, and spans. Position requires cross function collaboration to support significant emergent program request to support priority adjudication. Responsible deliveries include: Cost, schedule and quality commitments, Tool liaison support, staffing, design input, and producibility review. Hardware support from initial concepts through development, engineering models and flight product delivery.


The role consists of Machine Shop, Wind Tunnel Model and large scale Fab Shop, Space Fabrication, tooling and hermetic packaging, solder and glassing line sheet metal, proof load and Electronics plating.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Leading high profile teams that innovate new solutions and resolve fabrication issues for low volume high complexity space and air products.

  • Collaborating with program to develop effective strategies to maintain cost and schedule, mentoring, and developing mentoring relationships, assessing and developing a comprehensive staffing and training strategy to support multiple programs concurrently.

  • Managing a function within the larger organizational unit, setting & operating to objectives & providing guidance to subordinates based on goals, objectives & company policy

  • Coordinate work load in all manufacturing facilities to deliver value and ensure schedules of customer base are met.

  • Work with manufacturing and process suppliers to improve manufacturing processes and ensure successful delivery of hardware.

  • Promoting the Space Systems vision and principles in their area of responsibility

  • Building a culture that empowers and motivates team performance, establishing functional shared accountability with the programs and new business pursuits

  • Working closely with the Department Managers and fellow section managers to define and implement the department strategy

  • Staffing critical skills and developing retention strategies

  • Labor Resource And Planning (LRAP)

  • Setting goals and providing performance feedback

  • Overseeing leadership development and knowledge retention efforts

  • Managing indirect and capital budgets

  • Improving and enforcing processes and product early development engagement

  • Promoting metrics-based management across the organization and Digital Transformation

  • Leading affordability initiatives and reviewing and supporting proposals and program milestones presentations

  • Candidate should be technically diverse in multiple disciplines of manufacturing and assembly. Develop and manage process improvement in advanced manufacturing and digital transformation initiatives to improve performance, reduce cost and drive schedule accuracy.

Northrop Grumman offers a competitive and robust benefits program. As a full-time employee of Northrop Grumman, you are eligible for:

  • Medical, Dental & Vision coverage

  • 401k

  • Educational Assistance

  • Life Insurance

  • Employee Assistance Programs & Work/Life Solutions

  • Paid Time Off

  • Health & Wellness Resources

  • Employee Discounts

Flexible Schedules:  For example, some roles offer the ability to work a 9/80 work schedule, which allows an employee to work a nine-hour day Monday through Thursday and take every other Friday off of work

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree plus 5 years of experience in a technical role OR Master's Degree plus 3 years of experience in a technical role OR High School Diploma/G.E.D plus 9 years of experience in a technical role

  • Proven leadership or supervisory experience in a manufacturing, operations or assembly environment

  • Experience in the Aerospace and Defense Industry

  • Candidate must be able to obtain and maintain a DoD Top Secret clearance or SCI access

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master's Degree in STEM (Science Technology Engineering or Math) or MBA

  • Prior functional management experience in a position responsible for staffing, processes and/or products

  • Machine shop management experience for space products

  • Broad understanding of Space Systems programs

  • Proficient in MS Office tools

  • Proven strong communications and leadership skills in a team environment

  • Active Top Secret clearance or SCI security 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.