Manager Engineering Tech Support 2 – Thermal Test Operations

Requisition ID: 20021929

  • Category IconCategory: Technical Support
  • Location IconLocation: Redondo Beach
  • Citizenship IconUS Citizenship Required for this Position: Yes
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: None
  • Telecommute IconTelecommute: No –Teleworking not available for this position
  • Shift IconShift: 1st Shift
  • Travel IconTravel Required: Yes, 10 % of the Time
  • Positions IconPositions Available: 1

Embark on a career putting innovative, reliable, and agile products and ideas into orbit, and beyond. Northrop Grumman has opportunities waiting for you that play a vital role in human space exploration, national defense, and scientific discovery, supporting multiple programs across the universe. With us, you’ll discover a culture of curiosity and collaboration that will have you Defining Possible from the day you start. Our space systems connect and protect millions of people on earth every day, now and for the future. Explore your future and launch your career today.   Northrop Grumman, Strategic Space Systems Division, has an opening for a Thermal Test Operations Manager 2 - Thermal Test Operations to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. This position will be located in Redondo Beach, CA. 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. If this is YOU…keep reading!   The Thermal Test department works across all Space programs to test and qualify space-bound hardware in chambers throughout the Space Park campus.  The Thermal Test Operations Manager will manage department daily operations including technician scheduling/staffing, equipment maintenance/calibration, and ordering of consumables and small assets.  This role includes the management of people, processes, assets, and indirect budgets related to the execution of thermal test.  Typical Responsibilities Include:
  • Technician scheduling.
  • Forecasting resource utilization (people and equipment).
  • Driving process effectiveness, affordability initiatives and operational efficiency improvements.
  • Employee performance reviews.
  • Employee development and engagement.
  • Capital asset and preventative maintenance planning.
  • Indirect budget planning and management.
  • Special assignments in support of the functional home room.
The selected candidate should thrive in a fast-paced work environment with high expectations, significantly diverse assignments, collaborative/team settings across all levels.   LosAngelesSpace

Basic Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s Degree plus 5 years' of experience within a test environment OR High School Diploma or GED plus 9 years’ experience within a test environment
  • Experience in the Aerospace and Defense Industry
  • Proven leadership or supervisory experience in an operations or test environment
  • Hands-on experience and/or technical knowledge of industrial equipment (pumps, compressors, blowers, valves)
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a Top Secret and SCI Clearance.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Active Top Secret/SCI clearance
  • STEM Degree
  • Experience in thermal testing of space flight hardware with knowledge of chamber operations and maintenance
  • Strong working knowledge of thermal test equipment including pumps (rough, cryo, turbo, diffusion), valves, heaters, PLC systems, leak detectors, QCM’s, RGA’s
  • Strong problem solving skills with ability to diagnose and troubleshoot thermal test equipment
  • Experience working with large scale liquid and gaseous nitrogen storage and pumping systems
  • Experience with calibrated equipment and metrology 
  • Experience with writing, reviewing and interpreting technical documentation including test procedures and drawings
  • Experience with data acquisition systems and software applications related to thermal testing
  • Proficiency with standard Office software (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook)
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 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.


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We offer an array of benefits to give you the support you need, including matching 401K, tuition assistance, health insurance and wellness options, coaching, mentoring and more.